The landscape for biaxially oriented polyolefin shrink film has changed in the past two years, with acquisitions reducing the number of competitors. Here are a few of the major purchases:
* October 2000. Viskase Cos. Inc. of Chicago sells its barrier and nonbarrier shrink film to Bemis Co. Inc. of Minneapolis.
* April 2001. Epsilon Opti Films Corp. of South Plainfield, N.J., is purchased by Sealed Air Corp. of Saddle Brook, N.J., and added to its Cryovac division.
* June 2002. DuPont agrees to sell its Clysar shrink film business to Bemis. The sale is to be completed by early August.