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Ultramarine Blue

Ultramarine Blue

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Product Name: Ultramarine Blue Powder

Purity Grade: Technical Grade

CAS Number: 57455-37-5

Size: 5 micrometre in average

Appearance: Blue colour fine powder

Other Features: Used as blue pigment

Introducing our Ultramarine Blue pigment, the perfect choice for all your artistic endeavors! With its vibrant and intense hue, this pigment adds a touch of brilliance to your artwork, whether it's painting, coloring, or crafting. Our Ultramarine Blue is made using the finest quality ingredients, ensuring long-lasting color and excellent lightfastness. So, whether you're a professional artist or a beginner just starting out, let our Ultramarine Blue elevate your creations to a whole new level of beauty and sophistication.


Ultramarine blue derives its name from the Latin term "ultramarinus," which means "beyond the sea." This name perfectly captures the essence of this exceptional pigment's origin. It was historically obtained by grinding the precious semiprecious stone called lapis lazuli, which was mainly sourced from mines in Afghanistan.
The process of extracting the blue pigment from lapis lazuli was labor-intensive and time-consuming, making ultramarine blue one of the most expensive pigments available during the Renaissance. Its scarcity and high cost only added to its allure, and it became a symbol of prestige and luxury in the art world.

Characteristics and Properties

Ultramarine blue possesses several remarkable characteristics that set it apart from other pigments. Its deep, vivid blue hue is often described as both intense and calming, making it a versatile choice for a wide range of applications.
One of the most notable features of ultramarine blue is its exceptional lightfastness, meaning it resists fading even when exposed to prolonged periods of sunlight. This makes it highly desirable for outdoor applications such as murals, stained glass, and exterior paint.
Additionally, ultramarine blue has a remarkably fine particle size, allowing it to disperse evenly in various mediums. Whether mixed with oil, acrylics, or watercolor, this pigment effortlessly produces vivid and consistent results.

Applications in Art

Since its discovery, ultramarine blue has been a beloved choice among artists of different eras and styles. From medieval illuminated manuscripts to Renaissance masterpieces, this pigment has adorned some of the most iconic artworks in history.
In oil painting, ultramarine blue's ability to create various tones and shades makes it a go-to choice for depicting skies, oceans, and other natural elements. It can be used both as a standalone color or as a mixer to create a wide range of hues.
When it comes to watercolor, ultramarine blue's transparency and granulating effect bring a unique depth to landscapes and seascapes. It captures the ethereal qualities of water and sky, elevating the overall mood and atmosphere of the painting.

Industrial and Commercial Uses

Beyond the realm of art, ultramarine blue finds its place in numerous industrial and commercial applications. Its vibrant blue shade can be found in textiles, cosmetics, plastics, and even food products.
In the textile industry, ultramarine blue is commonly used as a dye for fabrics. Its colorfastness ensures that the hues remain vibrant even after repeated washing, making it an enduring choice for clothing and textiles.
Cosmetic manufacturers also use ultramarine blue for its attractive color properties. From eye shadows to nail polishes, this pigment adds a touch of elegance and sophistication to various personal care products.

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