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2013-06-03 23:14:11

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on the Calcium Carbonate markets. Global market for Calcium Carbonate is projected to reach 94 million tons by 2018, driven by the rising consumption in paper and plastic industries and the growing demand for PCC and GCC in Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East. San Jose, California (PRWEB) June 03, 2013 Follow us on LinkedIn - Calcium Carbonate (CaCO3) is an inorganic mineral that finds extensive use as functional and...

2013-05-31 23:27:44

Walker Metalsmiths Celtic Jewelers are using research and networking to seek heirs to airliner crash victims. The recent discovery of a similar gold cross pendant may offer ethnic and religious clues to the owner. Miami, FL (PRWEB) May 31, 2013 Walker Metalsmiths, a western New York State jewelry firm, is using their resources and expertise to try to solve a mystery. The story of Mark Rubenstein´s remarkable discovery of a partially melted gold cross medallion in the Everglades brings...

New Type Of Paper Created That Repels Wide Variety Of Liquids
2013-05-29 10:37:21

Georgia Institute of Technology Paper is known for its ability to absorb liquids, making it ideal for products such as paper towels. But by modifying the underlying network of cellulose fibers, etching off surface "fluff" and applying a thin chemical coating, researchers have created a new type of paper that repels a wide variety of liquids — including water and oil. The paper takes advantage of the so-called "lotus effect" — used by leaves of the lotus plant — to...

2013-05-11 23:02:06

[206 Pages Report] Ceramic Fibers Market report is segmented by products including refractory ceramic fiber, bio low persistent ceramic fiber and polycrystalline ceramic fiber and geography. (PRWEB) May 11, 2013 The ℠Ceramic Fiber Market by Type & Applications (Global Forecast to 2016)´ analyzes ceramic fiber market with respect to market drivers, opportunities, and trends in the diverse geographical regions including North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and ROW. Browse...


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2010-12-03 22:35:03

Kevlar, a trademark of para-aramid synthetic fiber, is related to other aramids such as Nomex and Technora. DuPont developed Kevlar in 1965 and was first commercially used in the 1970s as a replacement for steel in racing tires. Its normal form is as a rope or a sheet of fabric that can be used as an ingredient in composite material components. Kevlar is used in bicycle tires, racing sails, and body armor due to its high tensile strength-to-weight ratio. Twaron, produced in 1978, is a...

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2010-11-19 17:31:54

Kevlar, a trademark of para-aramid synthetic fiber, is related to other aramids such as Nomex and Technora. DuPont developed Kevlar in 1965 and was first commercially used in the 1970s as a replacement for steel in racing tires. Its normal form is as a rope or a sheet of fabric that can be used as an ingredient in composite material components. Kevlar is used in bicycle tires, racing sails, and body armor due to its high tensile strength-to-weight ratio. Twaron, produced in 1978, is a...

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2005-05-25 17:09:09

Slate is a fine-grained, homogeneous, sedimentary rock composed of clay or volcanic ash which has been metamorphosed (foliated) in layers (bedded deposits). Slate can be made into roofing shingles ('roofing slates' in the United Kingdom), because it has two lines of breakability: cleavage and grain. This makes it possible to split slate into thin sheets. Slate is mainly composed of quartz and muscovite (a mica), often along with biotite, chlorite, and hematite, or, less frequently,...

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sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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