Natural vs Synthetic Pigments

"Natural vs. Synthetic...Iron Oxide Color Pigments"


Synthetic Iron Oxide: Typical 3 Color Process

Using synthetic iron oxide pigments requires the blending of yellow, red, and sometimes black to achieve a natural buff color.


Natural Iron Oxide - Two Options (Option 1)

Option 1: Single Pigment - Ochre (Natural Iron Oxide) and Umber can be used alone to create a range of buff colors just by varying the loading percentages.

Option 2: Blend with Synthetics

Use Ochre as the less expensive base, then use New Riverside to identify the optimum color match for your product to reduce the amount of synthetic pigment used.

New Riverside Ochre

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