This color contains the following pigments:
Benzimidazolone Yellow 180 is a transparent greenish yellow pigment with high tinting strength. It is very similar in hue to PY74, a Hansa Yellow pigment with even higher tinting strength that was the traditional yellow used in CMYK (four color) process printing.
Pure tones of Benzimidazolone Yellow 180 have excellent lightfastness. Tints with white are considered less lightfast. Benzimidazolone Yellow 180 is considered to have greater lightfastness than PY74, which it often replaces in printing technology.
Benzimidazolone Yellow 180 is not considered toxic.
Benzimidazolone pigments were developed by Hoechst in the 1950s and 1960s. Benzimidazolone Yellow 180 is used in printing and plastics. Although it is more expensive than PY74, a Hansa Yellow, and has lower tinting strength, its lightfastness often makes it the yellow of choice in four color process printing.