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impregnate

[im′preg‚nāt]
(engineering)
To force a liquid substance into the spaces of a porous solid in order to change its properties, as the impregnation of turquoise gems with plastic to improve color and durability, the impregnation of porous tungsten with a molten barium compound to manufacture a dispenser cathode, or the impregnation of wood with creosote to preserve its integrity against water damage.
(medicine)
To fertilize or cause to become pregnant.
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The final PF content in NCF--PF composites correlated with the concentration of the impregnation solution, and the composite with the highest resin concentration contained 35 percent PF after soaking in a 30 percent PF resin solution.
The impregnation of PF resin into NCFs appears to make the composites have a higher modulus than aerogels (Fig.
Among those methods, impregnation with chemical agents, ie with impregnants, is widely applied.
Obligatory tests were introduced in many countries, also in Poland, in order to find out the effect of impregnation agents on wood strength.
Several other firms had been in the running to pick up Industrial Impregnations, but Norman Hay was delighted to win through and build on its position as UK market leader in its field.
Vic Bellanti, group managing director for Norman Hay, said: "The acquisition of Industrial Impregnations take us further towards our goal of offering customers a complete one-stop shop service in surface technology.
The system's ability to address the impregnation and cleaning needs of even very complex parts is consistently proven.