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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The water repellent devices are treated with a nano-film coating on the inside, outside, or both, making it real hard for the water to penetrate.
Tenders are invited for Dickies tb839 duck insulated bib overall brown duck (non-contract item) size sm - 2x regular, water repellent dickies scuffgard; double knees zip-to-waist for easy on/off shoulder strap elastic and elastic at waist stay dry during your hunting trips with our duck bib overall.
Blackwell P (1993) Improving sustainable production from water repellent sands.
The water repellent suede upper is soft and easy to maintain.
Beside material dosage and active-ingredient concentration in the water repellent, there are a number of other factors that determine the silanes' penetration depth, including weather conditions and the porosity and moisture content of the concrete to be treated.
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 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.
Then mask off any painted chimney flashings before applying the water repellent.
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.