boil-off assistant

boil-off assistant

[′bȯil‚ȯf ə′sis·tənt]
(materials)
A material used to facilitate the removal of natural glue from silk during boiling in soap solution (degumming); examples are sulfonated oils, pine oils, and solvents and other wetting agents.
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