Colour pigments are chemically divided between organic and inorganic compounds. Organic pigments are made up of hydrocarbons and the inorganic mainly of metal compounds and minerals.
Inorganic pigments are generally more stable to light and air and function best with linseed oil. Examples of inorganic pigments include all naturally occurring earth pigments, all iron oxide pigments, zinc oxide, titanium oxide and cobalt. Our endeavour is to use inorganic pigments in our paints at the same time as satisfying market demands for a wide range of paint shades in combination with being environmentally friendly. Recently, we have discovered modern inorganic pigments that can replace the old colour strong chromium, cadmium and lead pigments.
These pigments consist of other metal compounds which, from an environmental perspective, are approved. You can be sure that in our production, no naturally occurring ochre, umbra or terra has been replaced by any similar iron oxide pigments.
Therefore bensvart (bone black) still consists of incinerated animal bone and koboltblått (cobalt blue) contains genuine cobalt pigment.