Blending


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blending

[′blen·diŋ]
(materials)
The process of mixing two or more substances having different properties to obtain a final product having characteristics different from those of the starting materials.
(textiles)
Producing uniform yarn and fabric by bringing together two or more distinctive types of fibers of different lengths.

Blending

A gradual merging of one element into another.

blending

In hot-water systems, the mixing of hot water with cold water in order to raise the cold-water temperature. Blending usually takes place at the point of use.
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In the previous five years, stocks of blending components increased by an average of between 6.7 and 8.0 million barrels in the week straddling the old year and the new, with increases ranging from 3.2 million to 10.0 million barrels.
Caption: Once guests identify their favorite wine lots, they begin blending.
If you choose to outsource your blending you are free to continue to work on R & D yourself or to move all of your product development to the new company.
Semi-continuous Porta-Hopper combines speed of continuous blending with versatility of batch operations.
Nancy Stoner, director of the Clean Water Project at the Natural Resources Defense Council, says that current blending policy as outlined in the CSO Control Policy is chaotic and poorly regulated: "A lot of treatment plants do blending [almost anytime it rains], and some are given the leeway by states to do blending, while other treatment plants are not given the leeway but do it anyway." In recent years, sewerage operators have sought guidance from the federal government on the blending issue.
Blending (for the moment, I will restrict myself to non-speech-error blends) has been investigated in a variety of studies, most of which are classificatory in nature and focus on the questions (2) and (3) from above (examples include Pound 1914; Algeo 1977; Cannon 1986; Stekauer 1991).
While we are nowhere near a melting pot, just as globalization has not yet wiped out all ethnicity, still the trend is toward blending in the populations we serve in Protestant parishes.
Why consider blending? In short, because it holds great potential to enhance call center productivity and service levels.
Over-the-belt blending or other blending methods are optional in this case as sufficient mixing and cooling is usually achieved in this unit.
Accurate measurement of flow is the heart of any blending system, and a flow ratio-based system with manual or automatic inputs of specific gravity or alcohol values is ideal for determining a calculated blend ratio for the desired final product.
Before blending, the materials were dried for 12 hrs, the PET in a vacuum oven at 140 [degrees] C and the HDPE and elastomers in a circulation oven at 70 [degrees] C.
Among all the approaches taken to improve the toughness of PLA, melt blending PLA with flexible rubbery polymers seems to be a promising direction towards achieving the required level of performance.