Rueping process

Rue·​ping process | \ ˈrü|piŋ-, ˈrē| \

Definition of Rueping process

: a treatment for preserving wood with the use of a minimum amount of coal-tar creosote by alternating pressure and vacuum so that only the walls of the wood cells are coated and the cells themselves are not filled

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First Known Use of Rueping process

1904, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Rueping process

after Max Rüping 20th century German timber engineer, its originator

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“Rueping process.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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