drying agent


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drying agent

[′drī·iŋ ‚ā·jənt]
(chemistry)
Soluble or insoluble chemical substance that has such a great affinity for water that it will abstract water from a great many fluid materials; soluble chemicals are calcium chloride and glycerol, and insoluble chemicals are bauxite and silica gel. Also known as desiccant.

soluble drier, liquid drier

A liquid that is soluble in oil or in solvent-based paints and acts as a drier.
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of the series of drying experiments it was confirmed that allyl hydrazine formed an extremely stable hydrate, which could not be decomposed with the traditional drying agents.
Following treatment with drying agents, samples were allowed to reach equilibrium moisture under laboratory conditions.
Takata has wrestled with the makeup of the compound over the years, eventually adding a drying agent to make it more stable.
Those contain petroleum distillates, thinners, solvents or drying agents (which makes them a lot less green).
Behaviors like kill bacteria in the can so the paint lasts longer on the shelf; anti-skinning agents so the paint doesn't get a film in the can; drying agents so we don't have to wait too long for it to do; antifungal agents so it doesn't mildew; solvents; coalescents; resins and numerous additives all designed to meet a particular need.
Alcohol and in extreme cases, acetone, are sometimes used as drying agents to eliminate water quicker.
Autopoon 4012, a recently developed readily biodegradable raw material from Zschimmer & Schwarz, allows easy manufacturing of high-performance water-repellents, drying agents and car shampoos with a rinse-off effect.
Products to be exhibited include: resins, emulsions, pigments, emulsifiers, solvents, drying agents, additives, vegetable oils, packaging, machines, and laboratory equipment.
An additional benefit of this neutralized internal mold release formulation is that it will not interact with the molecular sieves that are frequently incorporated in polyols as drying agents.
Another benefit of this neutralized internal mold release formulation is said to be that it will not interact with the molecular sieves that are frequently incorporated in polyols as drying agents.
Sample gas leaves the dryer at a low dew point temperature (-25 C) and never comes in contact with any chemical drying agents.
And for men and women with less serious cases of acne, there also are over-the-counter topical drying agents such as benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid that help decrease the amount of oil on the skin's surface.