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re·tract

(rē-trakt'),
To shrink, draw back, or pull apart.
[L. re-traho, pp. -tractus, a drawing back]

retract

[ritrakt′]
Etymology: L, retractare, to draw back
to shrink, make shorter, or pull back.

retract

(ri-trakt′) [L. retractus, drawn back]
To draw back.
retractable (′ă-bĕl), adjective
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However, these materials are still less than desirable for some diaper applications, in terms of elongation, retractive force and permanent set.
The new material is capable of achieving retractive force values comparable to nylon 6,6, with the added benefit of lower overall shrinkage levels for better tire uniformity.
Retractive force - values were taken as the maximum of the retractive force vs.
The crossed fibers encircle the strand creating intermittent bond points, which lock the strand in place for better creep resistance and maximized retractive force.
The chains are then more constrained and less susceptible to retractive "forces" until the crystals have melted.
Swelling will continue until the retractive forces in the extended chains balance the forces tending to swell the network.
The latest developments for new elastic nonwoven hook tabs provide improved physical properties and unique retractive forces to make sure that the diaper stays on the baby's body, where it belongs, and does not slide down when getting wet and heavy," Mr.
Curing - load corresponding to the cord retractive force generated at 177 [degrees] C (typical curing temperature) is applied for 20 min.
Higher retractive forces per weight of elastic are necessary for these added elastic features as diapers get thinner and become more garment-like.
The combination of physical crosslinks and entanglements among the chains results in a rubbery network somewhat like a chemically crosslinked rubber and the retractive force is entropic in nature.
This allows manufacturers to process Lycra XA at stretch levels from 200350% with essentially constant retractive force on the leg of the wearer.