Eurasian chemical market

Lead Pigments Production and Market in CIS

Lead pigments are different compounds of lead. There are various kinds of pigments in dependence on the chemical composition: lead whites, lead monoxide and red lead. All these compounds are poisonous.

Lead pigments are used mainly in the manufacture of paints and varnishes and glasses, and as a raw material for PVC stabilisers, as well as for the protection against corrosion.

In CIS only Kazakhstan produces lead pigments. Moreover, it is the second largest holder of the lead proved reserves (14.9m tonnes) in the world. Russia and Ukraine import this produce, but their import rates are reducing despite the high demand.

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