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water-resistant

(esp of fabrics) designed to resist but not entirely prevent the penetration of water
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The pieces, which sport a comely sheen, are still water-repellent but are lighter and more suited to our tropical weather.
Still, studying the interaction of water with various materials could lead to better water-repellent and deicing surfaces.
The review begins with a brief account of the nature and behaviour of water-repellent soils, followed by a comprehensive evaluation of management strategies: how they work, benefits and disadvantages, interactions in combination, barriers to adoption, integration with other important soil management strategies, and future research needs.
The big difference-maker here is SmartDry, a water-repellent and stain-resistant finish.
Among other things, this test area is used to determine the amount of water-repellent agent needed.
The one-component emulsion called Powersil 570 Plus is applied by spraying and then cures to form a water-repellent silicone coating.
Most impressive of all, the film itself is water repellent, and you can seal the seams with a water-repellent tape for wet applications like countertops, tub surrounds and bathroom walls.
Existing water-repellent and oil-repellent materials present problems, such as loss of breathability and texture, because the coating is applied only to the top surface of the fabric, rather than each individual fiber.
Most boardshorts are polyester, but the Quatros are made from a 4-way stretch fabric that's lightweight, quick-drying and water-repellent.
The glove combines what the company says are high-tech fabrics, including polyester knit and a windproof, water-repellent micro-fleece liner.
For example, the river otter has a dense, water-repellent layer under a longer top layer, which keeps it warm.