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A white pigment consisting of a mixture of zinc sulfide, zinc oxide, and barium sulfate.

[litho- + Greek ponos, toil, product; see (s)pen- in Indo-European roots.]


1. (Elements & Compounds) a white pigment consisting of a mixture of zinc sulphide, zinc oxide, and barium sulphate
2. (Colours) a white pigment consisting of a mixture of zinc sulphide, zinc oxide, and barium sulphate
[C20: from litho- + Greek ponos work]


(ˈlɪθ əˌpoʊn)

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.
[1880–85; litho- + Greek pónos a work, structure]
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Pigments include full color range of highheat, nonbleeding, no-plateout fluorescents; 6SSU Natural and GSS color series phosphorescent pigments; high brightness and extended afterglow LumiNova phosphorescent pigments; cadmium pigments for special engineering resins in a range of yellows, oranges, reds and maroons in both CP and lithopone forms; organic pigments such as Red Lake C, Red 2B, lithol rubines, diarylide yellows, and phthalocyanine blue and green.
2] replaced white lead and lithopone as the primary white pigment in coatings
Feng said one of the companies involved was Jinchengjiang Hongquan Lithopone Material in Hechi city.
58% was traded and at JSC aKutaisi Lithopone Factorya - 23.
Turner (9) cites Gardner (1939), Findlay (1940) and Dooper and Hermann (1948), who stated that paints containing zinc oxide were more resistant to fungal growth than those containing lead white, lithopone, or antimony oxide, and that the most susceptible white pigments were titanium dioxide and lead-titanium.
has been granted a patent for a heated mixture comprised of from approximately 1% to 46% by weight of lithopone having a refractive index greater than 1.
Projects for the manufacture of Titanium Dioxide and Lithopone have started pro duction already.
In order to protect their mutual interests, manufacturers and distributors of zinc oxide, lithopone, and barytes promoted their products' quality and economy, seldom alluding to the toxicity of lead; in turn, the lead industry toned down its rhetoric of adulteration.
white pigments: three kinds of white pigments are taken into account as being the most commonly used for this product category, with criteria for emissions and discharges of waste: titanium dioxide (TiO2), lithopone and zinc oxide;
Along with lithopone, it is also an extender with titanium dioxide.
Cadmolith colors are red and yellow lithopone cadmium sulfides and selenides with good hiding power, good resistance to light and heat, inertness, and insolubility in organic media.