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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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The trend for slight permeance decreases with increased operating pressures indicated the absence of PSU plasticization [28, 29].
These results indicate that the reduction of [T.sub.g] in all conditions is due to the plasticization effect [41] resulting in disturbance of interchain bonding in the PU resin.
The penetration of water molecules to resin cause plasticization and deterioration of the resin, which causes the degradation of the tensile strength [2].
Muller, "Plasticization and anti-plasticization effects caused by poly(lactide-ran-caprolactone) addition to double crystalline poly(l-lactide)/poly([epsilon]-caprolactone) blends," CrystEngComm, vol.
RTIL was used as the conducting media for EIS experiments to isolate the impacts of water plasticization (29-31) that might complicate the interpretation of the data.
[8,14,17] Thermoplastic Resilon was found superior to conventional gutta-percha for plasticization. [17,18]
Colloidal and chemical aspects of plasticization of mineral suspensions by oxyphenol and furfurol oligomer/A.A.
Although failure occurred in brittle manner, effect of plasticization was found in SEM images, which showed shear yielding for both neat epoxy and nanocomposite samples after being exposed to moisture [37].
The reason of the influence of this parameter can be tracked back mainly to two effects: the plasticization that occurs near to the hole due to both the stress concentration generated by the drilled hole and by the drilling operation itself and also the possible presence near the edges of the hole of small metallic particles that alter the surface and that can, as a consequence, introduce errors in the phase calculation from the speckle pattern.
For additional and comparative plasticization we used DIDP as the less extractable monomeric phthalate, as well as DINA (diisononyl adipate).
The thing is a plasticization of a negative space, that of debt, and no longer solely of alienation.