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tough·en

 (tŭf′ən)
tr. & intr.v. tough·ened, tough·en·ing, tough·ens
To make or become tough. See Synonyms at harden.

tough′en·er n.

toughener

(ˈtʌfənə)
n
something that toughens
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You can combat the environment and maintain moisture by applying hoof toughener and through deep conditioning.
The ionomer can function as a toughener, compatibilizer, and coupling agent when blended with different polymers to tailor physical and mechanical properties.
Jim Morrison, 51, glass toughener, Leam Lane: The worry should be finding things for under-16s to do .
Kinloch's statement is generalized from nonwood adherends, but it was supported in Takatani and Sasaki's work (1980) with Fagus wood bonded with epoxies having varying amounts of polysulfide toughener.
Tuff-X is also a major manufacturer of double glazed units, and, due to demand generated as a result of its high levels of quality and service, a second toughener is to be installed early in 2002.
Tuff-X is also a major manufacturer of double glazed units, and due to demand generated as a result of its high levels of quality and service, a second toughener is to be installed early in 2002.
As the particle size of the core shell rubbers is lower, coatings or parts prepared with this toughener are more transparent than those prepared with reactive liquid polymers, which can be opaque.
It is therefore of great importance to thoroughly understand the principles and fundamentals of different toughening mechanisms to effectively apply the appropriate toughener phase in order to meet the intended toughness requirement of a polymer.
A coating is stable when a polymer modifier such as a toughener (21,22) is mixed with the epoxy.
The reason for the improved mechanical property is the fact that the MCs can enhance a value of--OCN groups and serve as toughener to blunt or pin the cracks growth inside the matrix (25).
It has been demonstrated that the spherical particles would be a more effective toughener than the elliptical ones (22).
AFM examination revealed that the carbosiloxane entity form individual domains in the matrix, and thus acted as a toughener.