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Maimeri Italian Natural Earth Oil Color - White Earth from Carrara, 60 ml tube

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White Earth from Carrara
White Earth from Carrara

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AP Non-Toxic.

Products bearing the AP seal of the Art & Creative Materials Institute, Inc. (ACMI) are certified non-toxic. A product can be certified non-toxic only if it contains no materials in sufficient quantities to be toxic or injurious to humans, or to cause acute or chronic health problems.

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White Earth from Carrara
Mfg #:
60 ml

Pigment Information

This color contains the following pigments:

PW18-Calcium Carbonate

Pigment Name

PW18-Calcium Carbonate

Pigment Type


Chemical Name

calcium carbonate

Chemical Formula



Calcium carbonate, the mineral constituent of chalk, is a low tinting strength, inexpensive white pigment that is often used is a buffer and filler. Because of its low tinting strength, it is overwhelmed by other colors. It is used in gesso and other coatings to give the surface more tooth, a desirable characteristic for some painting techniques.


Calcium carbonate is lightfast. Like all carbonates, it reacts with strong acids


Calcium carbonate is completely non-toxic, and is used in many food, cosmetic, and pharmaceutical products. However, excessive consumption is not recommended. 


Naturally occuring chalk deposits have been mined since prehistoric times. Rocks and minerals that contain calcium carbonate include aragonite, calcite, vaterite, chalk, limestone. marble, and travertine. Calcium carbonate is the principle component of lime, used in many agricultural and industrial applications.

Safety Data Sheet

UPC Code: 8032810114228