flatting agent

flatting agent

[′flat·ən·iŋ ‚ā·jənt]
(materials)
Additive substance for paints or varnishes to disperse incident light rays to give the dried surface a nonglossy matte finish.

flatting agent

A substance which lowers gloss of paints or varnishes to which it is added.
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In paint, diatomite is the most cost-effective flatting agent, while in polyethylene, diatomite acts as an anti-blocking agent.
Silcron amorphous, fine-particle silica gel in a variety of grades performs as a thixotrope and flatting agent, in addition to preserving clarity and smoothness of finish.
The company's commercially available flatting agent is said to offer a low gloss-to-sheen ratio and minimal viscosity build.
These results were not surprising because a flatting agent helps keep a surface open, and a thin film is more likely to allow volatiles to escape.
Silcron amorphous, fine-particle silica gel in a variety of grades performs as a thixo trope and flatting agent, in addition to preserving clarity and smoothness of finish, Improves pigment dispersion and moisture control; eliminates blocking and plate-out; improves mar resistance or pencil and ink receptivity; and ensures smoother, uninterrupted flow of dry powders.
Silcron amorphous, fine-particled silica gel comes in a variety of grades and performs as a thixotropic and flatting agent, in addition to preserving clarity and smoothness of finish.
Silcron performs as a thixotropic and flatting agent, in addition to preserving clarity and smoothness of finish.
Silcron performs as a thixotropic agent, and a flatting agent, in addition to preserving clarity and smoothness of finish.
Anti-Sagging Agents, Anti-Settling Agents, Bodying Agents, Extender Pigments, Fillers-Natural, Cellulosic, Polymeric, Flatting Agents, Ink Additives, Suspension Agents, Thickening Agents
New Generation of Flatting Agents for Soft Feel Coatings Applications"--Daniel Goldbert, Degussa Corp.
Cellulosic, Polymeric, Flatting Agents, Ink Additives, Misc.
Lo-Vel and Hi-Sil precipitated silicas are used as flatting agents and thickeners.