The incontestable advantage of natural pigments is to offer a lot of resistance to light, ultraviolets (sun, moon), dampress and a good performance in time.
Nowadays we can see a revival of the natural pigments use in a lot of domain like building industry, house and castel renovation, paint, plaster ... The color and the natural come back into fashion.
Ä NATURAL EARTH
Naturelle is an earth which come from a quarry site in the
Ardennes. This mixture of clay and iron oxide is dried and
La Sienne Calcinée ou Brûlée is obtained by the burning in presence of air and Sienne Naturelle.
L'Ombre Naturelle is a mixture of Sienne Naturelle and black iron oxide.
L'Ombre Calcinée is a mixture of Sienne Calcinée and black iron oxide.
L'Ardoise is done by the crushing of schist.
Les Bruns (browns) are obtained by the mixture of Sienne Naturelle, Sienne Calcinée and black.
Le Noir de vigne (black)
La Terre de Cassel which is lignite.
Ä THE OCHRES
(yellow) is known for antiquity. It is colouring clay
containing iron oxide.
L'Ocre Rouge (red) is obtained by the burning of the yellow ochre to have a steadiness of the tints.
Ä IRON OXIDE
(red) is extracted of an opencast mine of Madras in India.
Le Noir (black) is totally tough by light.
Le Brun Van Dick (brown), manganese oxide, is a purplish brown.
Le Violet (purple) is a crushed pure iron.
Ä OTHER PRODUCTS
Cassel en grains
Le Noir d'Ivoire (black) comes from the burning in isolation of animal banes, and not yet of ivory as in the past. It gives a hot and dense black, which shade into brown with white.
Le Noir Max CP (black) is a smoked black.
Le Bleu Outremer (blue) is a mixture of Silico aluminate of sodium. It is a very dense blue.
Le Bleu Charon (blue)
Le Bleu Azur (blue)
Le Blanc de Meudon (white) is made from natural lime carbonate.
Le Blanc de Titane (white) is a titanium dioxide with a gleaming quality.
Le Blanc de Zinc (white) is a zinc oxide.
Le Blanc de Lithopone (white) is a mixture of Zinc sulphide and sulphide of barium oxide.
Le Vert de France (french green) (3 tints).
Le Vert Anglais (english green) (4 tints)
Le Vert de Wagon (green)
Le Vert Z concentré (green) is a dark green
Le Jaune de Chrome (yellow ) (5 tints)
Le Jaune Clair à ciment (yellow for cement)
Le Rouge Porto (red)
Le Rouge Vermillon (red)
La Mine Orange Factice (orange)