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pen·e·trant

 (pĕn′ĭ-trənt)
adj.
Penetrating; piercing: a penetrant wind.
n.
Something that penetrates or is capable of penetrating.

penetrant

(ˈpɛnɪtrənt)
adj
sharp; penetrating
n
1. (Chemistry) chem a substance that lowers the surface tension of a liquid and thus causes it to penetrate or be absorbed more easily
2. a person or thing that penetrates

pen•e•trant

(ˈpɛn ɪ trənt)

n.
1. a person or thing that penetrates.
2. a lotion, cream, etc., that penetrates the skin.
adj.
[1535–45; < Latin penetrant- (s. of penetrāns), present participle of penetrāre to penetrate; see -ant]
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Since 1957, The B'laster Corporation has manufactured penetrants, lubricants, rust inhibitors and a full line of specialty, highly concentrated formulas for the automotive, industrial and hardware industries.
Particular attention has been given to the effects of blend ratio and nature of penetrants on the permeation behavior and the correlation of the results with the morphology of the matrices.
Dylon Grade E-1626 is a combination of builders, detergents, anionic and non-ionic surfactants and penetrants that safely and completely loosen and wash away oils, waxes, silicon and sludgesk.
Specifically, the new handbook, contains information on applications of liquid penetrants such as filtered particle inspection of aerospace composites and quality control of down hole oil tubular assemblies.
Sealers and penetrants are used primarily to prevent the corrosion of reinforcing steel caused by aggressive chloride ions when concrete bridge members are exposed to deicers or marine environments.
These new agricultural adjuvants offer increased hydrolytic stability to pesticide formulators, providing the opportunity to incorporate the performance and efficacy advantages of silicone spreaders and penetrants into "in-can" products.
B'laster Corporation is a leading manufacturer of penetrants, lubricants, rust inhibitors and a full line of specialty, highly concentrated formulas for the automotive, marine and hardware industries.
Experimental results of sorption (S) and diffusion (D) along with the activation energy values are presented to achieve a better understanding of the resistivity of the PUs to the chosen penetrants.
Two types of penetrants - visible and fluorescent - are used.
Their full line includes penetrants, lubricants, rust inhibitors and other specialty, highly concentrated formulas for the automotive, industrial, marine and hardware industries.