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Replacing Heavy-Metal Based Pigments

SpecialChem / Jul 13, 2009

Heavy-metal based pigments used today include lead chromates, lead molybdates, and cadmiums that produce bright colors with excellent light- and weather-fastness. However, concerns about the negative impact of heavy metals on environmental and human health, and subsequent legislation, have driven a trend to replace heavy-metal based pigments with either organic pigments or inorganic pigments that do not contain heavy metals.

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