Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch


  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_10165

\rä-tәn-stōn\ n (1677) Brown, amorphous, siliceous limestone, similar in nature to pumice stone, but softer in texture. Principal uses are as an abrasive and filter medium. Also known as Tripoli and Terra Cariosa.

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA