French Red Ocher French Red Ocher is a single pigment color made of natural iron oxide mineral from the last remaining European company operating the ocher deposits in the French quarries of Gargas and Rustrel nestled in a 12-mile long enclave in the heart of the Luberon Massif, the ocher country.
Red iron oxide or ferric oxide is the principal coloring agent in red ochers. This color is based on the natural mineral hematite associated with varying proportions of other minerals such as alumina, calcium carbonate, and silica. They differ from other ochers in that they do not contain water. In other words, the iron to which they owe their color is iron oxide not hydrated iron oxide. Natural red ochers are opaque, absolutely permanent, and have good covering power. They are strong absorbers of ultraviolet light.Composition and Permanence
|French Red Ocher|
|Color:||French Red Ocher|
|Pigment Classification:||Natural inorganic|
|Colour Index:||Pigment Red 102 (77491)|
|Chemical Name:||Natural Iron Oxide|
|CAS No.||1309-37-1 |
|Permanence:||A - Permanent|
|Safety Information:||No acute or known chronic health hazards are associated with this product's anticipated use (most chemicals are not thoroughly tested for chronic toxicity). Protect yourself against potentially unknown chronic hazards of this and other chemical products by keeping them out of your body. Do this by avoiding ingestion, excessive skin contact, and inhaling spraying mists, sanding dust, and vapors from heating. Conforms to ASTM D-4236|
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|Common Names:||English: red ochre |
French: ocre rouge
German: Ocker rot
Italian: ocra rosso
Russian: охра красная
Spanish: ocre rojo