French process zinc oxide

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Description

A high quality zinc oxide pigment prepared by the French process. This indirect technique vaporizes metallic zinc. The vapors react with air and precipitate as pure zinc oxide. Most commercial zinc oxide pigments are made by this method.

Synonyms and Related Terms

white lampblack

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)