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plasticize

[′plas·tə‚sīz]
(engineering)
To soften a material to make it plastic or moldable by adding a plasticizer or by using heat.
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Through the soaking experiment we found that there was a decrease in volume-mean diameter ([D.sub.4,3]) of COBs with an increase in presoaking time suggesting that the plasticisation during soaking in water reduces oil bodies damage following grinding.
This means that the braking energy of one drive can be passed on to another via the inverter, rather than being togs For example, while the clamping unit is braking, the energy generated can be used for the energy-intensive step of plasticisation.
MO EXPLAINS: SEPARATELY DOSED MATERIALS NEED TO BE CORRECTLY MIXED TO ENSURE THAT PLASTICISATION RESULTSIN A HOMOGENOUS OUTPUT MATERIAL.