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PRODUCT INFORMATION regarding Cadmium Colors

By June 21, 2012No Comments

Dear Artists – I just received this bulletin from ColArt America, which is the conglomerate which owns manufacturers Winsor & Newton & Liquitex.  Take a look…

As a leading manufacturer of top fine art brands we have had to make choices concerning the production of some of our products which contain raw materials that are not environmentally friendly. With a vision to being more environmentally responsible, we have decided to reduce our production of colors which contain these specific raw materials; heavy metal pigments.

There are obvious benefits of Cadmium Colors to fine artist and for that reason we are being very selective on where these reductions will be taken, i.e. not across every brand and every range we manufacture. Therefore, we will continue to make Cadmium Colors for the most important fine art ranges in our portfolio on a daily basis. By reducing the number of cadmium containing colors across our product ranges, it will allow us to more safely and ecologically manufacture these items.

The following ranges represent the artist grade ranges/sizes that will continue to carry their existing color range of Cadmiums:

Artist Oil Color 37 ml

Winton Oil Color 37 ml & 200 ml

Artisan 37 ml

Artist Acrylic 60 ml

Artist Watercolor 5ml, 14 ml and Half Pans

Designers Gouache 14ml

Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic 59 ml

We will cease production of all Cadmium colors in the following ranges:

Artist Oil Color 200 ml

Artisan 200 ml

Griffin 37 ml

Artist Acrylic  200 ml

Artist Watercolor 37 ml & Large Pans

Cotman Watercolors – All Sizes

Galeria – All Sizes

Liquitex Soft Body 59 ml & 237 ml

Liquitex Heavy Body 138 ml & 946 ml

Thank you in advance for your support and understanding in this matter, and your continued patience as we work through this significant undertaking.