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breathability

(brēth″ă-bil′ĭt-ē)
The ability of a fabric or woven coating to allow moisture and gases to travel through its pores. It is an important feature in the design of clothing liners, transdermal medication patches, and wound coverings.
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Waterproof Breathable Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2012 - 2020)
Waterproof Breathable Textile Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2012 - 2020)
The cover material is breathable and the special coating significantly reduces moisture and eliminates hardware corrosion while covered.
To create a breathable barrier, Gin and his colleagues turned to a lyotropic liquid crystal, which has two different ends: one water loving, the other water repelling.
DuPont Tyvek ThermaWrap, a specially engineered housewrap with a breathable aluminum layer, also forms what DuPont calls "a quality wall defense against moisture condensation," which can lead to mold and mildew growth.
The breathable feature of the Hytrel barrier film also fights under-carpet moisture problems.
It's everything a ski garment should be: windproof, waterproof, heat resistant, and breathable.
The Work Glove combines an upper layer of breathable, flexible nylon mesh with a synthetic suede palm that's as strong as leather but won't crack or peel.
Breathable, stretch headgear secures the mask comfortably and without constriction.
The lamination process will add to the range of Respire[TM] specifications, which provide breathable, controlled atmosphere packaging products for fresh cut produce.
They are very, very waterproof, but not at all breathable - meaning if you perspire on the inside, you're still going to be wet - it's not rainwater, but you're still going to be wet.
Does deforestation--the cutting of trees for commercial use--alter the amount of breathable oxygen for humans?