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Immersion Referring to an environment which is continuously submerged in a liquid, often water.
Impact Resistance The ability to resist deformation or cracking due to a forceful blow.
Incompatibility Unsuitable for use together because of undesirable chemical or physical effects. Often used in reference to coatings and/or stains which are not capable of being mixed with one another (e.g., shellac that contains wax and polyurethane or waterborne finishes).
Induction Time The period of time between mixing of two component products and the moment they can be used. For example, when mixing dye with a waterborne finish, you should wait an hour before using it to give the dye time to incorporate into the finish. Some catalyzed finishes have a waiting period before use once the catalyst is added.
Inert Pigment A non-reactive pigment, filler or extender.
Inhibitive Pigment A pigment which assists in the prevention of the corrosion process.
Inorganic The designation of compounds that do not contain carbon.
Inorganic pigment Natural or synthetic pigment such as metallic oxide, sulfide, and other salts. Possesses outstanding heat- and light-stability, weather resistance, and migration resistance.
Inorganic Zinc A coating based on a silicate resin and pigmented with metallic zinc which has excellent resistance to organic solvents and general weathering.
Insoluble The inability to be dissolved.
Intercoat Adhesion The adhesion between successive coats of finish.
Intercoat Contamination The presence of foreign matter such as dust or dirt between successive coats of finish.
Internal Mix A spray gun in which the fluid and air are combined before leaving the gun.
Intumescent Coating A fire retardant coating which, when heated, produces nonflammable gasses which are trapped by the film, converting it to a foam, thereby insulating the substrate.
Iron Oxide An oxide of iron. The natural occurring state of steel.
Isopropyl Alcohol A volatile, flammable liquid used as a solvent commonly known as rubbing alcohol.

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