Penetration of monomeric, oligomeric
, or polymeric
liquids into an assembly of fibres.
- The term as defined here is specific to polymer science. An alternative definition of 'impregnation' applies in some other fields of chemistry.
- Impregnation is usually carried out on a woven fabric or a yarn.
PAC, 2004, 76, 1985
(Definition of terms related to polymer blends, composites, and multiphase polymeric materials (IUPAC Recommendations 2004))
on page 1991
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