BON Red

An organic color pigment used in printing inks. BON Red comes in a variety of shades, depending on the metallic salt it contains. Shades vary from a yellow red (sodium) to scarlet (manganese). BON Red is similar in structure to Lake Red C, but possesses higher degrees of lightfastness, heat resistance, and solvent resistance. The medium red shade, containing calcium salt, is the most commonly used BON Red. BON Red is used often in the United States, primarily for its color characteristics, but its popularity in Europe is very low. (See also Organic Color Pigments.)

Also known as Lake Red C BON ('CI Pigment Red 52 No. 15860'; CI Pigment Red 52 [sodium]; CI Pigment Red 52:1 [calcium]; CI Pigment Red 52:2 [manganese]).

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