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C.I. Pigment Blue 29
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.
In industry, Ultramarine Blue is used as a colorant in plastics, rubber, and coatings. It imparts a lasting blue color to these materials.
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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