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_6880

\le-vә-gā-shәn\ n [L levigatus, pp of levigare to make smooth, fr. levis smooth (akin to Gk leios smooth and perhaps to L linere to smear) + -igare (akin to agere to drive)] (1612) Process of mixing a pigment with water and washing. The percentage of salts and heavy particles is reduced or eliminated by controlled sedimentation. (Paint/coatings dictionary. Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology, Philadelphia, Blue Bell, PA, 1978)

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA