deflocculate


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deflocculate

[dē′fläk·yə‚lāt]
(chemical engineering)
To break up and disperse agglomerates and form a stable colloid.
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It works to deflocculate, disperse and stabilize titanium dioxide and inorganic pigments and improves pigment wetting and reduces significantly the mill base viscosity, leading to higher pigment loading with excellent rheology.
Soft water with sodium mineral deposits can deflocculate the clay, causing a soft, easily deformed plastic mass when subjected to forming methods.
Na is one of the most critical elements in soil permeability (Puri 1949) that deflocculates the soil (Senthilnathan and Azeez 1999) and makes the crust impermeable (UNESCO/WHO 1978).
It deflocculates pigments via the Phone: (203) 265-2086 steric hindrance mechanism, resulting in stable, Fax: (203) 284-9158 highly-filled pigment concentrates.