polyvinyl alcohol

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polyvinyl alcohol

A water-soluble synthetic resin used in preparing medicines, esp. ophthalmic solutions.
See also: alcohol

wetting solution 

A solution that (1) transforms a hydrophobic surface into a hydrophilic one; (2) acts as a lubricant; (3) helps to clean the surface; (4) helps to prevent contamination of the lens while being inserted. It is spread on both surfaces of a rigid contact lens prior to insertion. However, the effect of a wetting solution only lasts a short time because it is quickly removed by the tear layer. A common wetting agent is polyvinyl alcohol, which also has viscosity building properties. See enzyme; artificial tears.

polyvinyl alcohol,

n a complex alcohol that is soluble in water and is used as an emulsifier and adhe-sive.
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Region market overview covers the following: production of polyvinyl alcohol in a region/country, consumption trends, price data, trade in the recent year and manufacturers
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The purpose of this framework agreement is the supply of stationery from the Bank of France polyvinyl alcohol for coating special paper that is: PVA.
The Worldwide Polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) Industry Report - Forecasts to 2020 is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the PVA industry.
It's made of a little borax, a little polyvinyl alcohol, and a little cornstarch, mixed together to make a bouncing ball like silly putty.
That was followed by Union Carbide's modified polyvinyl alcohol additive.
At the other end of the quality spectrum are photo-quality ink jet papers and papers coated with silica pigment using polyvinyl alcohol binder.
The tumor blush was treated with polyvinyl alcohol particles and both retrievable and nonretrievable coils.
a pneumatic radial tire comprising at least two belt reinforcing layers, at least one of which layers being a belt reinforcing layer composed of high modulus polyvinyl alcohol fiber (PVA) cords or PVA fiber cords embedded in rubber, characterized in that a cord tenacity S (kg) and a cord elongation at break U (%) of said PVA fiber cord taken out from said belt reinforcing layer and an end count T per 5 cm of said belt reinforcing layer at a crown center portion satisfy the following relationship:
Contract notice: Supply polyvinyl alcohol coating for special paper that is: pva.
Polyvinyl acetate (PVA) and polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH) were the major application segments which together accounted for over 85% of total market volume in 2013.
Table 96: French Historic Review for Sealants by Chemical Type - Anaerobic, Acrylic, Latex, Bitumen, Butyl Rubber, Epoxy, Oleoresinous, Polysulphide, Polyurethane, Polyvinyl-based, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Polyvinyl Chloride-based, Reclaimed Rubber, Silicone, Styrene Butadiene Rubber, Thermoplastic Rubber, and Miscellaneous Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Million Pounds for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-54