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Plating

Bright nickel, nickel-chrome, brass or zinc finishes for displays. Usually relates to displays made from wire.

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Platesetter

Platesetters are used to produce printing plates directly from print data using the Computer-to-Plate process. The devices generally use offset printing plates with a thin, heat- or light-sensitive polymer layer. …

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Plates

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Plate-Out

An objectionable coating gradually formed on metal surfaces of molds during processing of plastics due to extraction and deposition of some ingredient such as pigment, lubricant, stabilizer or plasticizer.

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Platens

The mounting plates of a press on which the mold halves are attached.

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Plate Making

See Separation.

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Plate Cylinder

The cylinder on a printing press on which the printing plate is mounted.

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Plate

A metal or plastic sheet engraved with the reverse image of material to be printed.

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Plastisol

A mixture of resins, plasticizers, and other additives, which produce a finish when subjected to heat. The finish produced can be thicker than power or other more conventional coatings.

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Plastic-Strain Ratio (Revalue)

The ratio of the true width strain to the true thickness strain in a sheet tensile test. A formability parameter that relates to drawing, it is also known as the …

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Plastics Recovery Facility (PRF)

A facility that receives recyclable plastics and then separates, removes contamination, sorts by resin type and color, condenses, and stores the segregated plastic types. Sorted plastic bottles and containers are …

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Plasticizer

A substance or material incorporated in a material (usually a plastic or an elastomer) to increase its flexibility, workability or extensibility.

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Plasticize

To render a material softer, more flexible and/or more moldable by the addition of a plasticizer.

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Plasticity

The ability of a material to withstand continuous and permanent deformation by stresses exceeding the yield value of the material without rupture.

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Plastic Vacuum Forming

Automatic draping of a heat-softened plastic sheet over a female or male mold.

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