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Newsletter 06-2019

Kremer Pigmente

Acrylic Paint

Research on polymerization and their use in the 1920ies and later the invention of acrylic resin lead to the development of acrylic polymer emulsions. One of the first acrylic dispersions was Primal AC 33 invented by Otto Röhm who had already invented acrylic Plexiglas in 1928.

Pigments can be suspended in a wide range of acrylic dispersions. Still there are some pigments which are not compatible with the binders, for example Green Earths.

All polymeric dispersions are emulsions or dispersions of monomers and polymer chains in water. Several agents help preserve the mostly white liquid and protect them against frost and heat. Monomers and polymers in a dispersion will only help form a film at a minimum film forming temperature which will release enough energy. It is also possible to add film-forming agents like Texanol or Mono Ethylene Glycol. Acrylic paint dries gradually:

1. Once the water is fully evaporated you cannot spread the color anymore.
2. The color dries and does not stick anymore on the surface.
3. Each millimeter of paint layer needs another 14 days in order to dry thoroughly. Almost all acrylic dispersion will build a clear, transparent film if the drying environment is sufficiently warm.

Frost can cause damages as long as the paint has not dried thoroughly yet.


Selenite Marienglas

Ordinary gypsum can be found almost everywhere. Two particular crystal forms turn plaster into something special. Alabaster is a particularly fine crystalline form of gypsum in which no crystal structure is visible.

Marienglas stands out with its evenly structured crystal layers. It is transparent and the plates can be easily split into thinner plates. The name Marienglas comes from the use of the panes for small windows or relic containers. Plinius described the use of Marienglas for windows as Lapis Specularis and as a scattering crystal using the high refraction of light of the crystalline surfaces for special effects on surfaces. Even in the Middle Ages Marienglas was used as an additive in paints or plasters to increase the reflection.

We offer different types of Marienglas:
#11800 Marienglas from Cyprus, 0 - 120 μ, very pure white a little coarser powder, use as pigment or as a supplement for water-dilutable exterior and interior paint.
#11810 Marienglas from Cyprus, 0 - 80 μ, extra fine, pigment or supplement for fine paintings.

New to the range are our low-priced varieties from Sicily (available in large quantities). They can also be used for larger spreading projects like the ones created in the Renaissance and Baroque era.

#11815 Marienglas from Sicily, 0 - 100 μ, natural white
#11816 Marienglas from Sicily, 100 - 200 μ, natural white
#11817 Marienglas from Sicily, 200 - 500 μ, natural white
#11818 Marienglas from Sicily, 500 - 1000 μ, natural white
Coarser sieving on request.


NEW: Gamblin Classical 24-Color HP Set

Retouching Colors in Laropal A81
Cadmium Yellow Light, Indian Yellow Permanent, Alizarin Permanent, Cadmium Red Medium, Ultramarine Blue, Chromium Oxide Green, Sap Green Permanent, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Greenish Umber, Indian Red, Raw Sienna, Raw Umber, Transparent Earth Brown, Transparent Earth Orange, Transparent Earth Red, Transparent Earth Yellow, Venetian Red, Yellow Ochre, Ivory Black, Lamp Black, Van Dyke Brown Permanent, Titanium Buff und Titanium White.

- Sorry, not available at Kremer Pigments Inc. -


NEW: Sculpting knife

- length 16,5 cm
- bent forged, stiff blade made of hardened steel
- honed and polished
- fine wood handle with brass ferrule
- especially suitable for oil painting

Available with order number #885728


NEW: Varnish an Gesso Brush Master Class

The spalter Master Class is characterized by its extremely high absorbency and great shape retention dimensional stability. The synthetic hair selection perfectly imitates Kolinsky hair with its elasticity and color absorption. Suitable for: Watercolor, silk painting, gouache and tempera, especially suitable for glazing.

#8506410 size 25: hair length 25 mm, Ø 25 mm
#8506415 size 35: hair length 28 mm, Ø 35 mm
#8506420 size 50: hair length 32 mm, Ø 50 mm
#8506425 size 75: hair length 36 mm, Ø 75 mm
#8506430 size 100: hair length 39 mm, Ø 100 mm
#8506435 size 150: hair length 40 mm, Ø 150 mm
#8506440 size 200: hair length 40 mm, Ø 200 mm


Film about Iceland Earth Colors (in German)

David Kremer searches for stones in Iceland which form the raw material for the color pigments Snaefellsjoekull Red (#11550), Heydalsvegur Yellow (#11551) and Brimisvellir Green (#11552). At the same time, the Bavarian painter Peter Lang works in Iceland with these colorful pigments. A film by Axel Mölkner-Kappl © BR Abendschau 2019.

Here's the movie: https://www.br.de/mediathek/video/naturschoenheiten-die-farben-islands-avBR Mediathek, 25.06.2019


Kremer Pigmente at internation fairs

Urban Sketchers Symposium

24. - 27. July 2019, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Annual educational event organized by Urban Sketchers (USk).

Urban Sketchers Symposium

30. August 2019, Augsburg, Germany

Annual educational event organized by Urban Sketchers (USk).

Salone dell'Arte del Restauro

18. - 20. September 2019, Ferrara, Italy

Restoration, Museums and Cultural Business Trade Show.


27. - 29. September 2019, Cremona, Italy

International fair for handmade musical instruments.


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Kremer Pigmente GmbH & Co. KG is a family-run, medium-sized company specialized in the production and sale of rare and historic pigments. Today we are world market leader in the field of pigments for preservation, restoration and fine arts. Through the development of specialty products, we serve further niche markets in different areas.

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