spreadable life[′spred·ə·bəl ‚līf]
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1. The period of time during which a thermosetting plastic or rubber composition remains suitable for its intended use after mixing with a reaction-initiating agent; working life.
2. The length of time a paint material is useful after its original package is opened, or after catalyst or other ingredients are added; also called usable life, spreadable life.
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