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Subject: Cadmium in artists' paint

Cadmium in artists' paint

From: Kristin Fyrand <kristin<-at->
Date: Monday, July 8, 2013
The following is posted on behalf of The Swedish Chemicals Agency:

Questions on Cadmium in artist paint - Proposal for an EU-wide
restriction

Sweden (The Swedish Chemicals Agency) is doing preparatory work on a
proposal for an EU wide restriction under REACH for Cadmium and
cadmium compounds in artist paint and pigments for enamel, ceramics
and glasses. Thus it is important for us to collect as much relevant
information as possible from stakeholders.

    Do you use alternative pigments for substitution of cadmium
    pigments in artist paints (and for cadmium pigments used in
    enamels, ceramic and glasses)?

        If not, why?

        If there are areas where use of cadmium based artist paints
        are required, what is the reason for the need?

        If you use alternative pigments, to what extent?

    Which alternative chemical substances are available and most
    common for substitution of cadmium pigments in artist paints
    (and for cadmium pigments used in enamels, ceramic and glasses)?

    Are there any technical differences between the uses of cadmium
    pigment based paint compared to alternative pigments?

        If so, what are the differences?

Kristin Fyrand
Stockholms Malerikonservering AB


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