In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Amber is made from aged, hardened tree sap or resin and can be found in just a few areas of the world where conditions were just right.
- Other paints use sustainably-harvested tree resin as a binder.
- Imagine windows on which particles of dirt - including tree resin, fingerprints, and bird droppings - disintegrate rapidly when exposed to sunlight.
- Acetone is important in the manufacture of artificial fibers, explosives, and polycarbonate resins.
- Hulls are constructed using fiberglass cloth, woven roving and fiberglass mat in combination with plastic resin.
- Varnishes may be based on phenolic, alkyd, epoxy or polyurethane resins.
- They consist of two components, a liquid resin and the hardener to convert the liquid resins to solid.
- As we hoped, we were able to disperse the compounds in epoxy resins.
- Defoliation induced an increase in the number of resin droplets in the fertilized saplings.
- One core was dried and impregnated with liquid epoxy resin, finally preserving the curious surface pattern of holes.
- Five classes of floral resources were considered: pollen; nectar; oil; resin; and pollen/nectar.
- When attacked by bark beetles, pine trees with a reduced capability to produce resin would be more vulnerable than pine trees with unimpaired resin production.
- Copal is a general term for very hard, insoluble resins, where the polymer is usually cross-linked to form a tough matrix.
- The group also makes synthetic fibres, resins and plastics and petroleum products.
- Polymer binder resins protect the paper from humidity damage and help to fine-tune the stiffness and acoustic properties of the paper.
- Organisms preserved in amber (hardened resin from trees) are prized by paleontologists because of the fine details they retain.
- Pine may ooze resin, so protect furniture and mantels with newspaper or plastic.
- In the warm night air there was a ‘faint sweet smell of resin and burning trees'.
- Pine resin exudes from cuts in the needles or stem of the tree.
- The specimens are quite attractive when cut in half and coated with an acrylic resin.
- Bacteria have also been found in amber - fossilized tree resin - and in mummified tissues.
- The sticky extrusive mass that comes from a cut on a pine tree is resin.
- Acrylic resins transmit higher amounts of water vapor than other polymers.
- Synthetic resins capable of ion exchange have also been used in wine-making.
- Amber is the fossilised resin of ancient pine trees, submerged under the sea in thin veins.
- Built by hand, each form consists of a fiberglass and plywood support coated with highly finished polyester resin.
- The scientists also filled the wormholes with a plastic resin to create molds of them.
- Rich red and green glaze paints, more usually the former, in both early Netherlandish and German School paintings were often found to contain a little resin, usually pine tree resin, in addition to heat-bodied oil.
- Granules of fertilizer are coated with a thermoplastic resin and a proprietary chemical release agent.
- Construction of the hull of the 31 is a solid laminate of fiberglass cloth and polyester resin.
- Wax and silicone rubber molds used with polyester resins have revolutionized the restoration of ancient glass.
- Polyester is made with synthetic resins and is known for it's strong, light and weather resistant qualities.
- Between 1910 and 1920, for example, the number of trees tapped for resin increased from 260,000 to 2,135,000.
- Look for hair removal systems made with ingredients such as sugar and pine resin.
- Epoxy resins are used in the construction of aircraft and automobiles.
- Their first step was to obtain resin from the pine trees which at that time grew in dense forests throughout Europe.
- Sit in the sun with a loaf of fresh bread, a hunk of cheese and some German sausage and soak up the medieval atmosphere and scent of flowers and pine resin.
- Polyurethanes are liquid plastic resins that dry to a durable satin or gloss finish.
- Timber from 340 oak trees was shaped with replica tools and treated with pine resin.
- The affected trees likely responded to pathogenic infection by producing traumatic resin at the sites of inoculation.
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