The opening part of the book introduces chemical and physical characterization with associated terminology. The middle section describes the synthesis and applications of the various classes of pigment in detail. The final chapter discusses ecological and toxicological themes.
Standardized methods have been used to obtain the data thus facilitating comparison between pigments. Chemists, engineers, colorists and technicians are sure to find this book invaluable.
From reviews of previous editions:
'Presentation throughout is of the highest quality and the volume must now become the standard reference text in this important area of colouring matters.'
Dyes and Pigments
'This is a very wide-ranging reference work ... it would be difficult to find a topic in this field not covered by this book.' Ecochem