gelatinizing agent

gelatinizing agent

[jə′lat·ən‚iz·iŋ ‚ā·jənt]
(materials)
In manufacture of propellants, a material which softens the nitrocellulose, permitting the mixture to be processed and formed. Also known as gelling agent.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Large quantities of acetone are used in the production of rayon and explosives (as a gelatinizing agent).