Confection soudée

English translation: welded construction

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French term or phrase:confection soudée
English translation:welded construction
Entered by: Tony M

19:59 Feb 10, 2019
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Nuclear Eng/Sci / Personal Protection Equipment
French term or phrase: Confection soudée
This is for a description of a one-piece non-woven polymer HAZMAT (hazardous materials) protection suit with attached hood. What I am struggling with is soudée. The most obvious definition is welded, but clearly a polymer cannot be welded. Within the same section it says "Taille marquée par soudure." would "joined garment" and "Size indicated by joint" work? Thanks!
Philip Trommel
United States
Local time: 21:54
welded seams
Explanation:
No, I'm afraid neither of your proposed translations would work at all here!

We do indeed talk about 'welding' polymers — perhaps more strictly speaking it is a kind of heat-sealing (as for sachets of produts, for example). 'joint' would be quite wrong, and indeed, would frnakly be nonesencial in this context.

What it means, of course, is that if all the seams are welded, there cannot be even the tiniest hole where it could leak.

As for 'taille', you seem to be mistakenly assuming this is the 'size' of the garment — but of course, it can also be (as obviously here) the 'waist'; so the waist is 'marked' with additional welding — the idea is probably thet it is gathered in a little in some way, but the exact term to use for 'marquée' will depend of course on the actual form it takes and what the garment looks like.
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Tony M
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confection soudée
welded seams


Explanation:
No, I'm afraid neither of your proposed translations would work at all here!

We do indeed talk about 'welding' polymers — perhaps more strictly speaking it is a kind of heat-sealing (as for sachets of produts, for example). 'joint' would be quite wrong, and indeed, would frnakly be nonesencial in this context.

What it means, of course, is that if all the seams are welded, there cannot be even the tiniest hole where it could leak.

As for 'taille', you seem to be mistakenly assuming this is the 'size' of the garment — but of course, it can also be (as obviously here) the 'waist'; so the waist is 'marked' with additional welding — the idea is probably thet it is gathered in a little in some way, but the exact term to use for 'marquée' will depend of course on the actual form it takes and what the garment looks like.

Tony M
France
Local time: 04:54
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This was very helpful.

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