Lake Indigo Carmine

Lake Indigo Carmine – Specification

Name – Lake Indigo Carmine
Revision No – 00
Classification – C.I. Food Blue # 1 / FD& C Blue #2 – Aluminum Lake (when certified) C.I. Pigment Blue #63 /C.I. NO. 73015:1

Effective Date – 01/01/2002

No. Characteristic Requirement
1 Dye content, percent by mass, 12.00-17.00
2 Loss of drying, percent by mass 12.00-17.00
3 PH of 2% slurry 04.00-05.00
4 Bulk density 00.20-00.50
5 Free dye content percent by mass, max 00.40
6 Particle size, micron, max . 50.00
7 Lead, mg/kg, Max. 10.00
8 Arsenic, mg/kg, Max. 02.00
9 Heavy metals, (as pb) mg/kg, max. 10.00

Indigo carmine Lake – Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)

Information of the substance and of the company
Commercial Product Indigo carmine Lake
Our Code L75
CAS NO. 860-22-0(parent colour)
C.I. NO. 73015(parent colour)
EINECS NO. 212-728-8(parent colour)
Company Vinayak Corporation
Telephone No 91-22-203 1435 (Mumbai)
Fax No 91-22-205 7093 (Mumbai)
Chemical Composition / Information On Ingredients
lake Indigo carmine
860-22-0 212-728-8
Physical and Chemical Properties
Physical State Solid, fine amorphous powder
Colour Bluish Dark
Odor Odorless
pH value 4-6
Boiling Point Not applicable
Melting Point No sharp melting point observed
Flash Point Not applicable
Substance does not having any oxidising property
Ignition Temperature Not applicable
Explosion Limit Not applicable
Vapour Pressure Not applicable
Density 0.20 – 0.70
Solubility in water Insoluble in water, (may be slightly soluble in water)
Stability & Reactivity
Hazardous Reactions No information available
Hazardous Decomposition Product No information available
Chemical In Compatibility Strong Reducing Agents, Decolourising Agents,
Strong Acids & Alkalies
Condition To Avoid I) Heating To High Temperature
II) Storage under damp atmosphere
Reactivity Data This material is stable under condition of normal handling and use, but sensitive to moist air.
Handling & Storage
Handling No special requirement
Storage Keep in closed container at ambient temperature & humidity
Do Not Store Together Store Colourwise
Exposure Controls / Personal Protection
a) Exposure limits (vapour, dust, etc.)

Indigo carmine Lake 5 10 20
Aluminium Oxide 5 10
b) Protective measures required
Respirator Wear appropriate respiratory protective equipment according to quantity being handled
Ventilation Local ventilation capable of minimising dust emission at the point of use
Eye Protection Protective glasses may be used to protect eyes from airborne abrassive particles
Hand Protection – Rubber gloves may be used
– Wash the hands before and at the end of work with water, soap
Skin Protection Wear vinyl/rubber general protective overall/outer
Hazards Identification
Not hazardous.
Slight risk of dust explosion
First Aid Measures
Eye Contact – Wash eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minute
– Seek medical attention if irritation persists
Skin Contact Wash off with plenty of water & soap
Injestion plenty full water to be taken inside, special medical attention may not be necessary
Inhalation Seek medical attention if excessive
Accidental Release Measures
Clean up procedure Remove split powder by vaccum cleaner or
Sweeping, for disposal of waste, -see section 10
Absorbent Material Use clean cotton cloth
Disposal Consideration
Can be sent to an incineration plant in accordance with local regulations
Fire Fighting Measures
Combustible, Incase of fire use water
Extinguishing Media Use dry chemicals or carbon dioxide CO2
Thermal Decomposition Dangerous decomposition is not anticipated
Toxicological Information (In Rats & Mice)
LD 50 (rat) 2000 mg/kg body weight
Eye Irritation Moderate irritant
Dermal Irritation Not irritating to skin
Ecological Information
No information available
Transport Information
Not classified as Hazardous
Keep separated from hazardous chemicals
Regulatory Information
Manufactured as per specification set by EEC.
Each country has its own laws on colouring of food-stuffs, colourant permitted and their purity standards.
Other Information
This product should be stored, handled and used in accordance with good industrial hygienic practices and in conformity with any legal regulation. The above information is based on the present state of our knowledge of the product at the time of publication. The user must satisfy himself that the product is entirely suitable for his purpose.


Note: All requirement shall be on dry basis.
For total dye content: requirement within tolerance limit of ±7.5% the declared of value.

Vinayak Ingredients India is a leading manufacturer and supplier of Lake Indigo Carmine, for enquiries please contact us at the details mentioned below:

Tel: +91 9167676662