toughener


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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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The numerical values of [K.sub.Ic] were higher for single toughener nanocomposites systems than for the hybrids.
Li, "A novel all-purpose epoxy-terminated hyperbranched polyether sulphone toughener for an epoxy/amine system," Polymer, vol.
The cold bath, for instance, cautiously begun, and kept up habitually morning after morning, year after year--what a toughener and hardener to this changeable climate of ours it is!
* describe the functions of each ingredient in cookies as a tenderizer, a toughener, or an inclusion.
Jim Morrison, 51, glass toughener, Leam Lane: The worry should be finding things for under-16s to do .
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.
This material could be added to other monomers as a toughener or heat-resistant component, but because the PBD is highly aliphatic in nature and very hydrophobic, it was difficult to produce a stable single-phase system, which made it necessary to search for new chemistry.
Among these new products are a polish lock, a fortifying base, a fault fixer, a cuticle cmo-other, a nail toner and toughener, and a shine booster.
The aluminum acts as a toughener. If you heat the sample longer, you get less aluminum and hence, less toughness."
Similarly, hydroxyl-terminated PSF was a better toughener for a Diglycidyl Ether of Bisphenol A (DGEBA) epoxy resin [13] than chlorine-terminated PSF.