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A stable material that does not react with other chemicals. Inert minerals and pigments are used as fillers and extenders in paints and as substrates for organic dyes. Examples of inert white pigments and extenders include gypsum, sulfate barium sulfate, trihydrate alumina trihydrate, silica fumed silica, and oxide zinc oxide.

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inert materials (AAT)


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