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cyanoacrylate

May 14, 2013  | Encyclopedia

An adhesive or coating that hardens quickly in the presence of moisture (the curing agent) and may be hardened faster by using a catalyst or accelerator.

Keywords: adhesives   chemicals   DeEnterprises   glue  

ethyl methacrylate (EMA)

May 14, 2013  | Encyclopedia

Ethyl methacrylate (EMA) is a type of acrylic monomer (liquid) that is used in most acrylic systems.

Keywords: acrylics   chemicals   DeEnterprises   EMA   monomer  

primer

May 14, 2013  | Encyclopedia

A substance used to improve adhesion between the artificial nail and natural nail.

Keywords: chemicals   DeEnterprises   enhancements   primers  

co-polymer

May 14, 2013  | Encyclopedia

A polymer made from two or more different types or monomers; ABS plastic is a co-polymer, for example.

Keywords: acrylics   chemicals   DeEnterprises   monomer   polymer  

crystallization

May 14, 2013  | Encyclopedia

An undesirable but preventable formation of tiny crystals in the uncured nail coating, often resulting from unusually cold temperatures or drafts while a nail technician is working with wet acrylic product.

Keywords: acrylics   chemicals   DeEnterprises   effect of weather on nails  

ventilation systems

February 1, 2013  | Encyclopedia

Ventilation systems come in various types, sizes, and efficacies.

Keywords: chemicals   ventilation  

volatile organic compounds (VOC)

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Compounds that contain carbon, oxygen, hydrogen, chlorine, and other atoms that can evaporate easily into the atmosphere; found in nature as well as in some glues, solvents, and paints.

Keywords: chemicals  

volatile

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A measure of how quickly or easily a liquid will form vapors at room temperature; the more volatile (higher volatility), the faster the substance will evaporate.

Keywords: chemicals  

viscosity

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

The measure of a liquid’s ability to flow; the apparent thickness or thinness of the liquid; measured in units called Cps.

Keywords: chemicals  

vapor

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

The gas formed by the evaporation of liquids, i.e. solvents; this term is often confused with “fumes.”

Keywords: chemicals   ventilation  

UL listed

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A product adhering to standards of Underwriters Laboratories, an independent, non-profit testing laboratory organized for the purpose of investigating products and materials with respect to hazards affecting life and property.

Keywords: chemicals   ergonomics   pedicure equipment   pedicure spas  

toxicity

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

The quality or degree of being poisonous or harmful to plant or animal life.

Keywords: chemicals  

toxic

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Poisonous; ability (or property) of a substance to produce a harmful or lethal effect on humans or the environment.

Keywords: chemicals  

toluene

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A colorless flammable liquid used as a solvent in nail polish.

Keywords: chemicals   ingredients   polish   toluene  

TAF resin

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A special co-polymer used to improve adhesion and toughen nail polish and treatments.

Keywords: chemicals   nail treatments   polish  
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