Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Blanc Fixe

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_1371

\blaŋk-fiks\ n [F] (1866) A synthetic form of barium sulfate prepared by reacting aqueous solutions containing barium ions with others containing sulfate ions and precipitating the reaction product. It is used as a special-purpose filler to impart X ray opacity and high specific gravity. Precipitated barium sulphate is used as a semi-transparent extender in printing inks.

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA