lithopone

[ lith-uh-pohn ]

noun
  1. 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

1
1880–85; litho- + Greek pónos a work, structure

Words Nearby lithopone

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How to use lithopone in a sentence

  • Lead pigments are never used with lithopone, as lead sulphide results, giving a black appearance.

    Paint Technology and Tests | Henry A. Gardner
  • A rough, sandy surface, however, was shown where lithopone was used in any great quantity.

    Paint Technology and Tests | Henry A. Gardner
  • These lithopone tests were later on replaced by new tests which are described later in this book.

    Paint Technology and Tests | Henry A. Gardner
  • Zinc oxide and lithopone, the latter pigment containing 30% of zinc sulphide, both indicated action on the oil.

    Paint Technology and Tests | Henry A. Gardner
  • Almost complete failure had taken place in every case where lithopone had been used.

    Paint Technology and Tests | Henry A. Gardner

British Dictionary definitions for lithopone

lithopone

/ (ˈlɪθəˌpəʊn) /


noun
  1. a white pigment consisting of a mixture of zinc sulphide, zinc oxide, and barium sulphate

Origin of lithopone

1
C20: from litho- + Greek ponos work

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