- 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
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Historical Examples of lithopone
Incidentally, lithopone which turns gray or nearly black in the sunlight regains its whiteness during the night.
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.
Lead pigments are never used with lithopone, as lead sulphide results, giving a black appearance.
Almost complete failure had taken place in every case where lithopone had been used.
Zinc oxide and lithopone, the latter pigment containing 30% of zinc sulphide, both indicated action on the oil.
- a white pigment consisting of a mixture of zinc sulphide, zinc oxide, and barium sulphate