fixing agent

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Noun1.fixing agent - a chemical compound that sets or fixes something (as a dye or a photographic image)
chemical compound, compound - (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
fixative - a compound (such as ethanol or formaldehyde) that fixes tissues and cells for microscopic study
hypo, sodium thiosulfate, sodium thiosulphate - a compound used as a fixing agent in photographic developing
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The sodium phosphate tribasic is used in numerous industries as it serves various functions like water softener, boiler cleaning agent, juice purification agent, reactive dye fixing agent, and many more.
Together with chemicals leader Dystar, G-Star RAW and Artistic Milliners formulated the cleanest indigo technology to date, employing an organic fixing agent to result in 70% fewer chemicals, no salts and producing no salt by-products during the reduction and dyeing process, consequently saving water and leaving clean and recyclable water effluent.
Because the carbon nanotubes formed on a substrate are not stable and do not maintain their shape when separated from the substrate, sheet-forming methods are typically used in which they are mixed with a fixing agent, such as resin or rubber.
These were a rich source of calcium, recognized as a unique fixing agent for madder-type dyes.
Supply of X - Ray films (including films for cats canning), developer, also fixing agent to subordinated hospitals and health care centers.