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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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A product called Parallax Acrylic Resin with TRACERS-Ta Bone Cement Opacifier enhances a physician's ability to track the flow of bone cement under fluoroscopy, according to manufacturer ArthroCare Corp.
Opacifiers enhance reproducibility primarily in large grains and keep radiant heat from penetrating the surface.
A recent method of silicone pigmentation involves adding opacifiers to the base material.
Paint and coatings industry sectors receiving this treatment include manufacturers of dyes and pigments; prepared pigments, opacifiers and colours, vitrifiable enamels and glazes, engobes, liquid lustres and the like; and refined petroleum products.
Other experts foresee aerogels specified for uses as diverse as food packaging, synthetic textiles including shoes and boots, acoustic panels, and as dispersants or opacifiers in polymers.
Whites 111122 and 111150 are 70% loaded with a blend of opacifiers.
The company said when compared to competitive opacifiers with similar functionality, Celocor opaque polymer offers a more balanced approach to performance attributes such as tint strength, gloss development, burnish resistance and scrub resistance.
Interactions of pigments and opacifiers on color stability of MDX4-4210/type A maxillofacial elastomers subjected to artificial aging.
Bottles can be formulated with alternative pigments, more highly loaded color masterbatches, and a variety of inexpensive opacifiers in the inner or middle layers to reduce the use of expensive colors in the outside layer.
As an example, he discussed the new technologies that affect white hiding power of paints, such as titanium dioxide coatings and treatments, polymeric opacifiers, new extenders, latex binders, dispersants, thickeners, and [TiO.