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  • adj. Alternative form of waterbased.


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  • Water or ethanol is added, depending on what kind of surface is to be coated: the water-based versions are good for absorbent surfaces such as stone, wood and fabrics, while the ethanol-based versions are suitable for metal, glass, plastic and painted surfaces.

    Spray-on liquid glass

  • Adoption of water-based polish by more consumers will drive demand for facilities that offer non-toxic nail treatments.

    Marcia G. Yerman: Sunscreen Protection and Nail Polish: A Green Approach

  • This antioxidant rich, water-based gel, also delivers anti-aging and skin-restorative benefits.

    Anna De Souza: Pantone's 2011 Color: Honeysuckle, Beauty Trend to Try?

  • Take, as a prime example, Valmont Industries Inc., a business with deep roots in water management and, like many companies of its kind, held by each of the four water-based ETFs.

    Betting on a Water Boom

  • It also has damaged an economy reliant on fishing, tourism and other water-based industries and left coastal communities vulnerable to storms that are no longer slowed down by barrier islands.

    Texas wetland restoration could be model for Gulf

  • And the onesies adorned with quirky images of chameleons, acorns, cacti and more are made with organic cotton and water-based inks, so that children don't wear potentially harmful chemicals on their skin.

    Toddler Chic, Environmentally Sound

  • I would also guess that you could safely rinse of non-toxic water-based paints after rolling the print and still cook the catch.

    Art Projects for Anglers

  • Finally there is the late Patrick Heron, who used gouache to paint his bold colour abstracts because, he insisted, water-based paint gave him a fluidity and hence a subject: the materiality of his own art that oils could simply never manage.

    Watercolour at Tate Britain - review

  • Modern roof coating materials use either solvents or water-based (non-flammable) mixtures that are not heated and, therefore, are easier to apply.

    Waterproofing the roof in your Mexican home

  • More water-based products came out, claiming to offer different benefits.

    Have we had our fill of water?

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