sloughing


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sloughing

[′sləf·iŋ]
(mining engineering)

sloughing

When freshly gunned shotcrete is applied to a vertical surface, the slipping down of the material from the place where it was applied, usually because of the excessive use of mixing water.
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A pair of new tri-layer coextrusions are said to eliminate problems of high cost and sloughing of carbon particles.
This structure prevents carbon from sloughing at the surface and contaminating disk drives or other clean-room products.
They offer significantly higher conductivity than traditional carbon fibers and are also less prone to sloughing and particulate contamination.