Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Lake

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_6740

A type of organic pigment prepared from water-soluble acid dyes, precipitated on an inert substrate by means of a metallic salt, tannin, or other reagent. Lakes were used in plastics at one time, but have been replaced by more permanent pigments.

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA