- a white pigment consisting of zinc sulfide, barium sulfate, and some zinc oxide, used as a pigment and filler in the manufacture of paints, inks, leather, paper, linoleum, and face powders.
Origin of lithopone
1880–85; litho- + Greek pónos a work, structure
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Examples from the Web for lithopone
An amusing incident is told of a young man who painted his boat one night with a white paint in which lithopone was the pigment.
Incidentally, lithopone which turns gray or nearly black in the sunlight regains its whiteness during the night.
Lead pigments are never used with lithopone, as lead sulphide results, giving a black appearance.
A rough, sandy surface, however, was shown where lithopone was used in any great quantity.
These lithopone tests were later on replaced by new tests which are described later in this book.
- a white pigment consisting of a mixture of zinc sulphide, zinc oxide, and barium sulphate
C20: from litho- + Greek ponos work
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