bulking value

bulking value

[′bəl·kiŋ ‚val·yü]
(chemical engineering)
The relative ability of a pigment or other substance to increase the volume of paint.

bulking value

A measure of the specific gravity of a pigment, usually expressed as gallons per 100 lb or liters per kilogram.
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Lithium, magnesium, calcium and zinc stearates are fine white powders of low specific gravity and high bulking value.