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English translation: block-resistant

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German term or phrase:blockfest (paint)
English translation:block-resistant
Entered by: Cilian O'Tuama
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14:15 Aug 27, 2002
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering / Paint
German term or phrase: blockfest
Die Beschichtung ist ventilierend und besonders blockfest.

I've found a definition of Blockfestigkeit on the Internet:

Blockfestigkeit
Wenn zwei lackierte Flächen mit Druck aufeinandergepreßt werden und nicht verkleben, sind sie blockfest. Dieses ist bei Fensteranstrichen wichtig, da hierbei im Bereich der Falz genau diese Verklebung vorkommen kann. Alkydharzlacke sind immer blockfest. Bei Acryllacken ist die Blockfestigkeit nicht immer gegeben, entsprechende Hinweise beachten.

Wenske Chemistry gives "caking" for "Blockfestigkeit" – which is confusing me. According to the above defn. I would have thought blockfest means non-caking.

Any ideas?

Many TIA
Cilian O'Tuama
Local time: 20:55
anti-tacking
Explanation:
Coatings that do not stick are referred to as 'anti-tack'

I thought also of 'non-stick' but this is used more for Teflon and anti-graffiti coatings, so from your definition, I might go more for anti-tack in one form or another.
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jccantrell
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Local time: 11:55
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thanks jc
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anti-tacking


Explanation:
Coatings that do not stick are referred to as 'anti-tack'

I thought also of 'non-stick' but this is used more for Teflon and anti-graffiti coatings, so from your definition, I might go more for anti-tack in one form or another.


    Reference: http://www.business.com/directory/chemicals/polymers/coating...
jccantrell
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agree  Kim Metzger: I also think Wenske Chemistry is wrong - anti-caking would also make sense.
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