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diluent

[′dil·yə·wənt]
(chemistry)
An inert substance added to some other substance or solution so that the volume of the latter substance is increased and its concentration per unit volume is decreased.

thinner, dilutent, solvent

A volatile liquid used to dilute and lower the viscosity of paints, adhesives, etc.
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In particular, air-drying solventborne alkyd paints need to meet increasingly stringent emission limits and often must be reformulated with suitable exempt solvents or reactive diluents to achieve volatile organic compound (VOC) reduction.
The price of epoxy curing agents will go up by USD0.05 to USD0.15 per pound and epoxy resins and diluents prices will increase by USD0.05 to USD0.30 per pound.
Experiment 4 dealt with the impact of the addition of glycerol to diluents with different sucrose concentrations and the results are summarized in Table 8.
Each Dry-Bag contains pre-weighed dehydrated culture medium or diluent and is irradiated for sterility.
Comparisons of reactive diluents are only applicable within the same chemical class.
Experience gained in Shop Light determined that drug gangs do not stockpile or keep inventories of diluents and packaging, rather they purchase those items on an as-needed basis.
Traditionally, pharmacists have compounded drugs and diluents from glass vials.
These sponge samples are then placed in bags containing a diluent that hydrates the sampling sponges.
The new systems reportedly use diluents to lower VOCs and to permit polishing without cryogenics.
The fillers & diluents segment accounted for the largest share of the pharmaceutical excipients market, by functionality, in 2015 and is expected to continue to dominate the market in 2021.
One appealing way to achieve high-solid alkyd coatings is using reactive diluents. Reactive diluents not only can serve as solvents to lower the viscosity of the formulation but also can be converted into an integral part of the film by taking part in the oxidative crosslinking curing process.