Pigment typ: Inorganic
A mixture from Tiatnium dioxode and zinc white
Colour Index Name: PW6 (75%) Colour Index Number: 77891
Colour Index Name: PW4 (25%)
Colour Index Number: 77947
Additional product information
4 days - with drier
The drying time depends on temperature, humidity, aeration, and the thickness of the paint coat.
The Titanium-zinc white mixture behaves similarly to pure Titanium White, however, is less opaque.
Titanium White is the most brilliant of white pigments. It is less prone to cracking and yellowing as Zinc white, and still slightly yellowing. Titanium white dries slowly, but faster than zinc white. It is superior to zinc white in its stability and color strength, but has a tendency to reduce these in mixtures with other colors in the saturation to make it appear 'gray'.
The mixture of Titanium and Zinc white strenghtens the consistancy of the paint. Pure Titanium white is very difficult to produce in terms of its consistancy. The mixture also reduces the opacity.
Titanium is the ninth most abundant element on earth, however, the economic recovery is not very common.
Titanium dioxide was discovered in 1821, but could be won only in 1920 to a greater extent.
The wider dissemination and use of color only began in 1940. Since that time, it was the white pigment most commonly used. The name comes from the Latin word titanium, the name of the elder brother of Kronos and ancestor of the Titans, and the Greek word tito, which means as much as a day or sun.