There are also practical benefits from chip usage, these are significant and are responsible for a growing interest in this technique.
Reduction of capital investment for the production of finished goods. The only requirements are simple inexpensive stirrers. There is absolutely no requirement for expensive and sophisticated plant as is required for powder milling
Elimination of dispersion problems
Easy plant cleaning
Elimination of safety and environmental problems caused by powder handling (these are inevitable if pigments are not handled in “chip” form)
Reduction of in-process losses;
Clean working environment
Production process quality is maximised and the process becomes more flexible