Ferric Oxide, also known in some industries as iron oxide is a material that is coloring agent for food, tablets, and cosmetics. It can be manufactured in various colors, such as red, yellow, and green. It is a substance that is regulated by the FDA as a coloring agent.
Apart from being used as a coloring agent for food and cosmetics, the substance is also often utilized by the paints, glass, ceramics industries. Some varieties of iron oxide are also used for fertilizing products and paving block manufacturing. It is one of the most commonly used pigment that can mix with most chemicals really well, without engaging in dangerous reaction.
The substance is relatively commonly found in nature, and can be chemically created as well in a cost-effective way. There are different ways of storing and buying this substance, such as powder or crystal format, depending on the use.