Inorganic and organic pigments are colouring substances that unlike dyes are insoluble in the carrier medium.
These substances are colourants that may be of either natural or synthetic origin.
Examples of colourants of natural origin would be chalk, ochre and umber. Examples of colourants of synthetic
origin include titanium dioxide, ultramarine and iron oxides.
They create their colour effects due to their very fine and even distribution in the product (dispersibility).
In cosmetic applications organic pigments are used in addition to inorganic pigments as indicated above.
These pigments include carmine, chlorophyll and lake colours obtained from either synthetic or natural food
colours (aluminium lake food colours).
Our suppliers have a wide range of pigments on offer.
Please ask us for more information about them.