lower yield point

lower yield point

[′lō·ər ′yēld ‚pȯint]
(metallurgy)
In annealed carbon steels, the lowest value of stress after the initial dropoff and before the load begins to rise continuously.
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Dispers 685 is especially suitable for some organic pigments, such as yellow, red and blue and produces outstanding development of color strength, improved rheology, lower yield point and strong reduction of mill base viscosity allowing for high pigment loading.