Flatting agent

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Description

A substance added to paints and varnishes to reduce Gloss in the dried film. A flatting agent typically has small, irregular shaped particles that disperse incident light rays in many different directions, thus producing a Matte appearance. Examples of flatting agents are Beeswax, Fumed silica, Diatomaceous earth, and heavy metal soaps.

Synonyms and Related Terms

flattening agent (incorrect)

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