sizing treatment[′sīz·iŋ ‚trēt·mənt]
Also known as sizing; surface sizing.
Application of material to a surface to fill pores and thus reduce the absorption of subsequently applied adhesive or coating; used for textiles, paper, and other porous materials.
Surface-treatment applied to glass fibers used in reinforced plastics.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.