water repellent

water repellent

[′wȯd·ər ri‚pel·ənt]
(materials)
Chemicals used to treat textiles, leather, paper, or wood to make them resistant (but not proof) to wetting by water; includes various types of resins, aluminum of zirconium acetates, or latexes.

water repellent

1. Said of a surface that is resistant to, but not impervious to, water penetration.
2. A material used to treat a surface to increase its resistance to the penetration of water.
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Alexium International Group Limited (Alexium) is pleased to announce it has received the first purchase order of one-pass solution, Alexiflam Fire Retardant (FR) plus Durable Water Repellent (DWR).
9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Carhartt, America's premium work wear brand since 1889, today launched its national fall integrated marketing campaign focused on the brand's durable water repellent Rain Defender technology available in select outerwear, sweatshirts, pants and accessories.
The water repellent suede upper is soft and easy to maintain.
Windproof and water repellent, this jacket also packs small, so you can carry it in your back pocket.
Seawax Marine Coatings has obtained a patent for a formulation of an antifouling coating for application to submerged substrates comprised of at least 30 percent by weight of water, relative to the total weight of the formulation, at least 10 percent by weight of dry extract, relative to the total weight of the formulation, of a water repellent which is a mixture of a silicone resin, a polyurethane resin and an acrylic-styrene copolymer resin, and at least 5 percent by weight of dry extract, relative to the total weight of the formulation, of an anti-adhesive active agent.
Bolger & O'Hearn has developed a fluorine-free water repellent finish for performance textiles.
The "Nanofics 110" coatings are highly water repellent (water contact angle of 110 degrees according to ASTM D5964) and highly oil repellent (oil repellency level 6 according to ISO 14419) fluoropolymer type of nanocoatings deposited by low pressure plasma technology.
The treatment can be used three ways: 1) by itself for deep, rich color development and a matte finish; 2) applied over a water-based penetrating water repellent for extra protection; and, 3) prior to application of a glossy sealer for both color development and gloss.
Its Aridion technology can be applied to a wide range of products, including mobile phones, making them water repellent without changing the look or feel.
99 GARDENING GLOVES, In green or orange, the gloves have a water repellent coating on the palms and breathable material on the back.
99 GARDENING GLOVES: In green or orange, the gloves have a water repellent coating on the palms and breathable material on the back.
Engineers have been trying to create similarly water repellent surfaces, but past attempts at artificial air traps tended to lose their contents over time due to external perturbations.