intermediate material

intermediate material

[‚in·tər′mēd·ē·ət mə′tir·ē·əl]
(industrial engineering)
A manufactured product that requires additional processing before it becomes finished goods.
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This proposed acquisition of intermediate material business base allows Toray to establish its own integrated supply chain.
Priority Name of material Quantity Lead time (relative to materials of last process) 1 Product 1 1 0 2 Intermediate material 1 2 1 3 Raw material 1 2 0 3 Raw material 2 2 1 2 Intermediate material 2 3 1 3 Raw material 3 1 0 1 Product 2 1 0 2 Raw material 3 1 2 2 Raw material 4 2 1 Table II: Information on materials.
In order to meet the surging demand from various customers for highly valued intermediate material including prepregs, many companies have increased their focus on Indian market recently.
The alloy was designed as an intermediate material to fit a cost/performance gap between reinforced nylon and PP.
But most of the cross-linking, or curing, takes place when this intermediate material gets blasted with a powerful electron beam.
Kyowa Hakko Kogyo will import an intermediate material from a US manufacturer and refine it as an end product.
In one approach, his team dissolves polymer precursor molecules in a solvent, heats the mixture until the molecules link into long, randomly arranged polymer chains, and then draws a fiber of the viscous intermediate material through a furnace.
Evergreen began production in early 2000, recycling waste nylon to produce caprolactam, the intermediate material used to make nylon 6.
Under the agreement, Kobe Steel will build a caustic soda production plant and a plant for producing epichlorohydrin, an intermediate material used in making epoxy resin.
The DCM plasmas can be produced as catalysts, as abrasive wear-resistant grinding materials of high strength, and as intermediate material for soldering or welding of various ceramic and other nonmetal items with metals such a solder for the junction of high temperature superconductors and electric current leads.
Even if all of this intermediate material is available from the West, China will still need to import 296,000 tons of refined copper to meet its estimated consumption of 1,778,000 tons in 1998.
Alpart, owned 65% by Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corporation (KACC) and 35% by Hydro Aluminium of Norway, mines bauxite on the south coast of Jamaica and refines it into alumina (the intermediate material in the aluminum-making process).

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