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(one's) word is (one's) bond

One always keeps one's promises. I promise that I'll be there in time with the money for the deposit: my word is my bond.
See also: bond, word

junk bond

A corporate bond that has a high yield but also carries a low rating and high risk of default. They were making huge profits trading junk bonds, but then the market collapsed and they were stuck with worthless securities they couldn't get rid of.
See also: bond, junk

one's word is one's bond

Fig. one's statement of agreement is as sound as a posting of a performance bond. Of course, you can trust anything I agree to verbally. My word is my bond. There's no need to get it in writing.
See also: bond, word

someone's word is their bond

someone keeps their promises.
A variant of this expression, now rather dated, is an Englishman's word is his bond .
See also: bond, word

your, his, etc. ˌword is (as ˌgood as) your, his, etc. ˈbond

used to say that somebody always does what they promise to do: Don’t worry, you can trust my brother. His word’s as good as his bond.
See also: bond, word

junk bond

n. a low-rated corporate bond that pays higher interest because of greater risk. (Parallel to junk food.) Don’t put all your money into junk bonds.
See also: bond, junk
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In order to evaluate the relative reactivity and bondability of plywood PF substituted by FPInnovations' KL at different ratios, ABES was used to determine the bonding strengths of the formulations of commercial plywood PF with KL at 25 to 50 percent substitution ratios at 110[degrees]C to 150[degrees]C pressing temperatures (Fig.
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The strong wood fibers due to higher cellulose content and their good bondability with resin adhesive in view of more hydroxyl groups may be considered for such behavior compared with the pine needles.
Polar functional groups that can form and enhance bondability include carbonyl (C=O), carboxyl (HOOC), hydroperoxide (HOO-), and hydroxyl (HO-) groups.
In thermal bonding, 100% bicomponent fiber nonwovens are mixed with polypropylene fibers because 100% bicomponent fiber nonwovens have better bondability between fibers and nonwovens.
Overmold bondability is a key property in many applications.
The unique combination of strength, esthetics and bondability allows Ribbond to be used for many different applications.
Specifications of the Deerfield film include excellent low temperature flexibility, outstanding abrasion resistance, colorability, bondability to many substrates, weldability (RF, heat seal, and ultrasonic), availability in a variety of widths up to 110" wide rolls and gauges 1 to 20 mil, and softness ranges from 75 to 95 Shore A.
Key statement: A low permeability rubber laminate having an excellent bondability, air pressure retaining property and durability and containing at least one low permeability resin layer having an average thickness d of 0.05 [micro]m < d < 5 [micro]m containing an ethylene vinyl alcohol copolymer having an ethylene composition ratio of 20 to 50 mol % and a degree of saponification of 90% or more and at least one diene-based rubber composition layer containing 1 to 25 parts by weight of a silane-based coupling agent having a functional group reactive with rubber and having an aikoxysilyl group, based upon 100 parts by weight of the diene-based rubber and a pneumatic tire using the same as an inner liner.
Polyethylene exhibits many valuable bulk properties, but it has low surface energy (1, 2) which causes its poor dyeability and bondability. The modification and/or activation is necessary for improving the low-density polyethylene (LDPE) surface properties (3-6) in order to be further technologically processed.
Along with this production increase, the company starts producing a new CLA-1A copper wire product, which could lower the running costs against current products, and has improved bondability.