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absorb

[əb′sȯrb]
(chemistry)
To take up a substance in bulk.
(electromagnetism)
To take up energy from radiation.
(physics)
To take up matter or radiation.
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In contrast to the lightweight, porous materials that comprise most absorbing materials, effective barriers are typically heavy, dense materials.
This product was the result of continual market demand to develop better odor absorbing effect in materials," says Shaun O'Heam, president, Bolger & O'Hearn.
The absorbing material converts NIR to heat and melts at the part interface, while heat is also conducted back into the mating surface of the light-transmitting part to create a welding zone.