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fast·ness

(fast'nes),
The state of tolerance exhibited by bacteria to a drug or other agent. See: fast.

fastness

[AS. faest, fixed]
The ability of cells to resist stains or destructive agents.
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Treatment with UV absorber generally improves the light fastness of all fabrics (Figure 7).
The results of this study indicated that the contribution of the coating composition to light fastness is very complex within many coating's categories where many possible stabilization or destabilization mechanisms of the colourants can be pinpointed.
discussed preliminary (12-month) test results from an ongoing weatherability study comparing the effects of natural and accelerated aging on the color fastness of its EverGrain compression molded decking (50% wood flour in polyolefin).
Sunsperse ECO aqueous dispersions offer high color strength, excellent light and weather fastness, broad compatibility with waterborne systems, outstanding stability to sedimentation and drying out, good wet-rub resistance and viscosity, and narrow specifications.
The Blue 5601 is a blue, water insoluble powder that has good fastness to alkalis but poor fastness to acids.
Another example is that they level up the color fastness of lace to Level 4 of their Lace Bikini Series.
ISLAMABAD -- US Ambassador to Pakistan, Cameron Munter has termed the practice of diplomacy in Pakistan as the most demanding job stating that he was tired of the fastness of Pakistani media.
There are some researches where fastness properties and colour values [6] of the plant dyes, effects of the anionic agents on dyeing [7], effects of the process parameters on dyeing, mordant enzyme complex applications [8] reducing the usage amounts of the mordants that may have a environmental burden, UV protection and antimicrobial properties of the natural dye are examined [9].
In combination with its full range of Diresul RDT sulphur dyes, including Clariant's non-indigo-based Diresul Indicolors RDT dyes, Advanced Denim offers unique effects, improved fastness, better reproduction of tones and shades, and easy application for more precise results," the company said.
Colron recommend applying with a cloth for added penetration and fastness.
The bluish red pigments are highly transparent and are said to offer excellent fastness and exceptional color strength.
In some respects, the Portuguese experience parallels that of Ireland, another Catholic Rationalist fastness on the western fringe of Europe, in which poverty and diaspora are an indelible part of national consciousness, and whose traditional economic and social structures were quietly revolutionized by massive EC investment and engagement with the wider world.