sizing treatment

sizing treatment

[′sīz·iŋ ‚trēt·mənt]
(engineering)
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.
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The fibers are coated with a sizing treatment which is said to make them highly compatible with epoxy and phenolic resins.