Cadmium color pigments are stable inorganic colouring agents which can be produced in a range of brilliant shades of yellow, orange, red and maroon. Their greatest use is in plastics but they also have significant application in ceramics, glasses and specialist paints.
Modern day Cadmium color pigments are carefully engineered products manufactured in regulated chemical plants with full Health and Safety and Environmental permits under responsible care management. They are calcined to a high temperature to convert to the stable hexagonal form before then undergoing a series of further processes resulting in highly stable pigment grade products with controlled particle size, surface area and surface treatment to ensure they are not only correct for colour but also meet extremely low solubility limits.
Cadmium color pigments are specific Cd compounds, with different CAS numbers and REACH registration files.
These substances are specifically excluded from the classification and labelling entries in the DSD and GHS tables covering cadmium compounds. A risk assessment of these products conducted by the EU concluded that these products offer no significant hazard to either human health or to the environment. REACH registration has confirmed that no hazard classifications apply – either for human health or to the environment.
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