layer parlante

09:20 Feb 3, 2019
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Construction / Civil Engineering / website for a construction company
Italian term or phrase: layer parlante
Here we are talking about a waterproofing membrane to be applied to roofing systems.

-individuazione immediata, grazie al layer parlante, di anomalie e danneggiamenti della superficie, evidenziati dall’affiorare del colore più scuro dello strato inferiore.

What does the "parlante" mean here? Communicating? Can't seem to find any references to this term in English...
Thanks in advance
Therese Marshall
Local time: 23:33

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4 +1warning/alert layer
Alison Kennedy
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evident layer
José Patrício



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warning/alert layer

From what I have read, this is a composite membrane layer the lower layer of which, in the event of water infiltration, changes colour (becoming darker). It's a kind of warning/alert/trouble shooting layer. You choose.Hope this helps.

Alison Kennedy
Local time: 23:33
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Asker: Thank you Alison! Very helpful!

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Reference: evident layer

Reference information:
Layer and parlant are foreign expressions: layer english and
parlant français qui peu signifier convaincant, manifeste, because the word is french (foreign expression). Then, you guess the translation : obvious, clear, plain, evident, patent, palpable, distinct, definite, blatant, overt, glaring, barefaced, explicit, transparent, , unmistakable, unquestionable, undeniable, noticeable, perceptible, visible, recognizable

José Patrício
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
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