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Ultramarine Blue

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C.I. 77007
C.I. Pigment Blue 29
Pigment Harebell
Ultramarine (pigment)

Ultramarine Blue

About Ultramarine Blue

Ultramarine Blue is a vivid and brilliant blue pigment widely used in art, cosmetics, and various industrial applications. It is a synthetic inorganic compound, traditionally made from powdered lapis lazuli, a rare and valuable blue stone. The chemical formula of Ultramarine Blue varies depending on the specific type, but it is often represented as Na₆Al₄Si₆O₂₄S₄. This pigment has been treasured for its striking blue colour for centuries and has found diverse uses in different fields.

Pigment & Paint

It is primarily used as a pigment in various forms of art, including painting, ceramics, and textiles. Ultramarine Blue’s deep and vibrant hue has made it a favorite among artists for centuries.


Ultramarine Blue is a common ingredient in cosmetics and personal care products, such as eyeshadows, nail polishes, and lipsticks. It provides intense, non-toxic coloration.

Industrial Applications

In industry, Ultramarine Blue is used as a colorant in plastics, rubber, and coatings. It imparts a lasting blue color to these materials.

Bluing Agent

Ultramarine Blue has historically been used as a laundry bluing agent to counteract the yellowing of white fabrics during washing. Although less common today, it still finds use in this application.

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