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1. infestation of dead or living material with blowfly maggots.
2. subcutaneous inflation of a carcass of meat with compressed air in an attempt to facilitate skinning with least damage. Forbidden in most countries.

Patient discussion about blowing

Q. Does sleeping with a fan blowing on your body cause arthritis? My wife believes that our children will become arthritic later in life if they sleep with a fan circulating air in their bedroom at night. I disagree. The kids are very uncomfortable in sometimes humid evenings, where we don't feel the need to run the air conditioning in the entire house. Is there any scientific basis for her beliefs? Is their a definitive link between the root cause of arthritis and fans blowing/circulating air on the body?

A. Sorry to disappoint your wife but there’s absolutely no connection…I can tell you I slept with fans most of my childhood and adult life and I don’t have arthritis. She probably wants the air condition on through the night so she finds excuses ;)

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The core blowing simulation took less than one day of computer time.
Session L on "Appliance" will cover processing, formulations and additives of foams blown with non-ozone-depleting blowing agents such as HFCs and hydrocarbons.
In addition to these exothermic products, a separate line of endothermic blowing agents is available.
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run is made in which the curing and blowing reactions are completed.
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Showing its internal air-cooling systems for blow molding, which circulate chilled air inside the part immediately after blowing.
The conversion to blowing agents with zero ozone-depletion potential (ODP) is now accomplished in nearly all the major rigid foam sectors, most of which had relied on HCFC-141b as the leading first-generation replacement for now-banned CFCs.
Hydrocerol chemical blowing agents and nucleating agent masterbatches used for foaming most all commonly used thermoplastic resins and blends.
That method vied with processes developed by Hercules and Bekum for blowing bottles from a continuously extruded tube.
The new edition covers the basics of process technology, looks at the latest developments in chemistry, and includes advances in critical regulatory areas like blowing agents, combustibility, and solid-waste disposal.
Blowing a profile against a mold reportedly thins the walls in the ridges, exactly where more material is needed.