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_1338

\bis-tәr\ n [Fr bistre] (ca. 1751) Brown water color pigment which is derived from the tarry soot of burned, resinous wood and beechwood. It is similar to asphaltum, in color and composition. The color varies from saffron yellow to brown-black, depending upon the source and treatment of the raw material.

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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