Inert pigments

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A general classification of white or colorless pigments that are used as fillers and diluents. Examples of inert pigments:

- alumina trihydrate

- blanc fixe

- chalk

- clay

- gypsum

- talc

- silica

Synonyms and Related Terms

cargas inertes (Esp.); pigmentos inertes (Port.)

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • R. J. Gettens, G.L. Stout, Painting Materials, A Short Encyclopaedia, Dover Publications, New York, 1966
  • Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)