Whether for safety, aesthetics or combo-packaging, shrink labeling is one of the fastest growing packaging solutions. However, shrink labeling traditionally has carried with it significant costs of energy and water usage. The OAB steam system allows users to save as much as 85 to 95 percent on power and water with a 12 kW (1.2 BPH) continuously operated shrink-label tunnel, according to the company. Comparisons are with traditional steam boilers operating in the range of 80 to 300 kW (8 to 30 BHP), according to the company.

MHI Inc.