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filler

Nutrition
Any of a number of agents that add bulk to the gastric content, which increases the sensation of fullness in dieters ingesting large quantities of food. Fillers include various water-insoluble fibres—e.g., methylcellulose, or glucamannan (which is derived from the Japanese Konjac root).

filler

(fil'er)
1. In plastic surgery, any substance inserted into another to give it a plumper shape or contour.
2. In dentistry and orthopedics, a porous material used in bone cements, resins, or other bonding materials to improve their performance, e.g., bonding strength, elution rates, or resistance to wear in the body.
3. Inert ingredient.
Synonym: filling agent

fill·er

(filĕr)
In dentistry, glass or silicate particles used to occupy space in any resin composite restorative material.
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At 40% filler loading in nylon or polypropylene parts, the new filler will reduce molded part weights by 4-7%, the company reports.
As fillers can be used in manifold applications in various industrial sectors, the development of the market for fillers largely follows the macroeconomic development of a country.
3) investigated the reinforcement of polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) networks by mica flake, and compared the reinforcing effect of the fillers with different shape and size, the result is shown in Fig.
These functional fillers are available in different particle sizes and can be used in a wide variety of cosmetic applications.
Results 44 females and 3 males, ranging in age from 23 years to 62 years were managed for complications of dermal fillers affecting face, hands, buttocks and external genitalia.
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I would not have patients rush into having this done yet since we already have fillers that work very well and that we know are safe," he said.
But for windowsills and door jambs that are hard to remove and molding that would be tough to duplicate, patching with wood filler makes sense.
The new research from Artis augments research undertaken last year, which showed that in a silica passenger tyre compound, RockTron fillers demonstrated increased tan[increment] at 0 degC (which predicts improved tyre wet grip) and reduced tan[increment] at 70 degC (which predicts reduced tyre rolling resistance).