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Hydrophilic

Describing any substance that absorbs or attracts water. This is important in the petroleum industry.
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Less inflammatory cell deposition occurs on hydrophilic IOLs compared to hydrophobic ones.
Results from the current study suggest that if a hydrophilic catheter choice can be secured, money can be saved for the healthcare system, and complications could be avoided for the patient.
In terms of value, the polymers segment of the global hydrophilic coating market is projected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period.
Hydrophilic coating: the effectiveness of a hydrophilic coating is normally determined by measuring contact angle.
Most articles only investigated one hydrophilic coating at one time, or two with very similar wetting characteristics.
LMK also has patents pending for the Insignia Hydrophilic End Seal Sleeve, a seamlessly molded tubular end seal that provides a large sealing surface guaranteeing a long-term flexible watertight seal while keeping the sleeve secured in-place during liner insertion.
We managed to improve the hydrophilic properties of titanium dioxide at dark and ultra-violet-free places which find applications in optical devices.
According to Soeren Hildebrandt, Vice President Global Strategic Management and New Business Development in BASF's Performance Chemicals Division, the hydrophilic melt additives do not belong to the "strategic scope" of the company.
The aluminum fins are usually coated with hydrophilic materials in order to promote the hydrophilicity of fins and the air-side performance of the finned-tube evaporators under dehumidifying conditions (Hong 1996; Wang and Chang 1997; Ma et al.
For hydrophilic cosolvents, the faster the evaporation rate the better both the hardness development and early water resistance.
Therefore, a--irradiation, in this study, was also tried to perform simultaneous graft copolymerization of the three aforementioned later hydrophilic monomers in combination with the hydrophobic monomer diethyleneglycol dimethacrylate in order to obtain the corresponding graft copolymers that acquire amphiphilic properties for the Teflon membrane surface, particularly, and study influence of these modified microenvironment on the catalytic activity of the immobilized enzyme under non-isothermal conditions.
These molecules contain both hydrophobic and hydrophilic components and are thus semi-soluble in both organic and aqueous solvents.