Former General Electric trademark for a group of alkyd resins patented in 1914 and first used as a paint in the 1930s. Glyptal paints are made by heating phthalic anhydride and glycerin together. Still available today, glyptal is used in shellac, varnishes, and paints.
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- Thomas Gregory, The Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Reinhold Publishing, New York, 3rd ed., 1942