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Sizing Agent

Last updated: August 4, 2017

What Does Sizing Agent Mean?

Sizing agents are various substances that are used to facilitate the water-resistant protection of a paper's surface. These substances are typically used to prevent ink from seeping into the paper and to prevent ink from blurring due to contact with water.

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Corrosionpedia Explains Sizing Agent

Sizing agents are applied to a variety of paper types including newspapers, fine writing paper, ink-jet printer paper and others. Three main types of sizing agents are widely used: emulsion, solution and alkyl ketene dimers.

Sizing is used for oil-based paper surface preparation to reduce the paper's absorbency. It is also used by painters and artists to prepare textile surfaces for some art techniques.

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