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opacifier

[ō′pas·ə‚fī·ər]
(materials)
A substance, used to treat a solid rocket propellant, that absorbs light and heat and protects the propellant from deterioration until ready for use.
A material used in ceramic glazes and vitreous enamels to render them nontransparent and to improve other properties.
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The remainder consists of brighteners, opacifiers, rheology modifiers, lubricants, dispersants, starches, and insolubilizers (crosslinking agents).
Omya is one of the world's leading producers of calcium carbonate-based functional additives and engineered opacifiers for coatings.
Sales of newer product lines, including next- generation opacifiers for paints, label and packaging adhesives and new impact modifiers for plastics reported strong double-digit growth.
This product is designed to enhance the physician's ability to track the flow of bone cement under fluoroscopy and consists of premeasured Polymethyl-methacrylate (PMMA), Barium Sulfate and proprietary tantalum disk opacifiers.
Among these ingredients are: detergents, most of which are coconut oil derivatives; foam stabilizers and boosters, also made from coconut oil to help increase the viscosity of the system; opacifiers, prevalent in "cream" type shampoos; clarifiers, added to keep shampoos clear; thickeners such as salt or gums, to increase viscosity; conditioners either solubilized oils or cationics to give wet comb, manageability, and other conditioning properties; preservatives to prevent microbial growth; and perfume to both mask odor and impart a pleasant aroma.
These products are used as opacifiers in the filling and coating processes of papermaking.
USAC's major customers are manufacturers that use antimony products for flame-retardants, hardeners for lead, TV and Computer monitor screens, opacifiers and numerous other high tech applications.
Opacifiers, rheology modifiers, and specialty solvents are enabling coatings formulators to develop cost effective, high performing formulations that meet VOC requirements.
For example, the use of organic opacifiers has many benefits including increased opacity, low binder demand, and partial Ti[O.
For the HI&I industry, ISP provides high-performance chelating agents, emulsifiers, dispersants, disintegrants, opacifiers, rheology modifiers, DTI and ASR agents, soil release agents, wetting agents, biocides and specialty surfactants.
Our product lines include hair fixatives and styling polymers, hair spray resins, conditioning agents, hair protectants, sunscreens, opacifiers, water-proofing agents, bio-functional ingredients, emulsifiers, emollients, lipid analogues, preservatives and dye transfer inhibitors for HI&I.