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The MUNDITECH glossary

Understanding what it is all about

Enveloped viruses

Viruses that have a lipid membrane. Examples are the SARS coronavirus, the influenza virus (flu virus), the Ebola virus and the West Nile Virus.


Chemicals to combat pests, rodenticides or wood preservatives. Some of the active ingredients in biocides are also used as active ingredients in plant protection products.


Polymers (chemical substances consisting of macromolecules) composed of two or more monomer units of different types.


Escherichia coli (abbreviated E. coli) – also called coliform bacteria – is a gram negative bacterium.

Entaromat. Hydrocarbons

Hydrocarbons without aromatic content.


Chemical compounds formed by the reaction of an acid and an alcohol with the elimination of water (a condensation reaction).


Full-bath impregnation for the wet treatment of textiles (woven, knitted and non-woven fabrics) on a padding machine.

Hydrophobic interactions

hydrophobic interactions (Van der Waals forces) are based on the fact that non-polar (hydrophobic) molecules prefer close proximity to each other.


Ketones are chemical compounds, that contain a non-terminal carbonyl group (>C=O) as a functional group.

Plastic primer

Adhesion promoter to improve the adhesion of Mundex to plastics.


Coating technique in in the textile industry using a squeegee tool (similar to a spatula).

Staphylococcus aureus

The bacterium Staphylococcus aureus is one of the most common pathogens and can lead to sepsis (blood poisoning).

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