Pigment type: Inorganic
Chemical name: Inorganic sulfate
Colour Index Name: PR 108
Colour Index Number: 77208,77196
Additional product information
5 days - no drier
The drying time depends on temperature, humidity, aeration, and the thickness of the paint coat.
Cadmium red is in shades of orange-red to red-brown and in light, medium, dark and bluish purple available.
It is very opaque and has an excellent color strength. In mixes with white, the color gets a light greyish tone.
Cadmium can be very good mixed with blue to obtain a series of shades of brown.
Furthermore cadmium red medium and phtalo green can be mixed to a nice shadow color.
The opposite in the color wheel color to a warm red as cadmium is Turquoise. Together with cadmium it produces an excellent neutral black. By further adding white it gives a series of cool grays.
Cadmium Reds are offered as a cadmium-barium mixture. Our cadmium is without admixture barium.
1817 Friedrich Stromeyer and Carl Samuel Hermann independently discovered cadmium in contaminated zinc carbonate. Oil colors have been produced in the form of yellow pigments for the first time in 1819, which should replace the toxic Chrom (Lead) Yellow.
Because of the low availability of cadmium, the production could not be started until 1840.
Cadmium derives its name from the Latin word cadmi, which means means zinc ore, and the Greek word Kadmeia, or the earth of Kadmeia. Kadmeia was the former Thebes, which was allegedly founded by the legend of the Phoenician prince Cadmus.