niet-samenklittend zwelpoeder

13:56 Oct 12, 2016
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Dutch to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Electronics / Elect Eng
Dutch term or phrase: niet-samenklittend zwelpoeder
MV cable specifications:

Een langswaterdichtheid op het niveau van het scherm is samengesteld uit minstens een zwelband.
Het gebruik van niet-samenklittend zwelpoeder is niet toegelaten.

Non-amalgamating swelling powder? I'm lost here!
Richard Purdom
Local time: 00:44

Summary of answers provided
3non-co-adhering intumescent powder
Barend van Zadelhoff
3Not sticking together
Eleonora Timmons Militano

Discussion entries: 2



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Not sticking together


Eleonora Timmons Militano
United States
Local time: 16:44
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian, Native in EnglishEnglish
Notes to answerer
Asker: thx, just heard from the client that it's non-coagulate swelling powder

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neutral  writeaway: and zwelpoeder?? the whole thing has to go together
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non-co-adhering intumescent powder


It is noted that it is desirable that the formulations of the invention form in intumescence a solid char structure wherein the glassy bubbles caused by the intumescence adhere to each other so that the resulting solid char forms a unitary structure. If the bubbles do not co-adhere, what was desired to be a ‘solid structure’ crumbles and falls apart. This could occur with high SiO2 formula such as 3.62/0.26:0.22:0.52, in the absence of corrective measures. To ensure fusing (i.e. co-adhering) of the bubbles, a low melting temperature frit such as borax is included with the formulant, the effect of the frit being to ensure fusing of the glass bubbles during intumescence. The frit does not otherwise affect the character of the formulant.

Note added at 5 days (2016-10-17 14:26:04 GMT)

Don't you think this is an incorrect literal translation?

I do think 'intumescent' is the right word.

Note added at 5 days (2016-10-17 14:46:04 GMT)

I can't know about your client.
They may be right or they may not be right.
They are no translators, this is what I know.

Remember, however, we departed from 'knelband'--> intumescent strip -->

See google: 'intumescent strip"


An intumescent is a substance that swells as a result of heat exposure, thus increasing in volume and decreasing in density. Intumescents are typically used in passive fire protection and require listing, approval and compliance in their installed configurations in order to comply with the national building codes and laws

Apparently 'intumescent' is a current concept.

Of course, the fact that you never heard about something does not mean anything whatsoever.

I guess there is much and much more terminology I don't know about then I do know about.

As a translator I see this on an almost daily basis.
Even if am highly educated.

'intumescent' was new to me as well.
Which simply proves what I just said.

Good luck,


Barend van Zadelhoff
Local time: 01:44
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch
PRO pts in category: 8
Notes to answerer
Asker: thx, just heard from the client that it's non-coagulate swelling powder

Asker: TBH I understand it better than 'intumescent' which I had to look up! The client is specialist in this area, and probably knows best.

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