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Humic Substances Based Products
Humintech GmbH
Am Pösenberg 9-13
D-41517 Grevenbroich

Telefon: +49 2181 70 676 - 0
Fax: +49 2181 70 676 - 22
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Cassel Earth

Cassel earth or Cologne brown is an organic brown pigment made of lignite. As a color, it is also called Van Dyck or juicy brown; it has a dark, coffee-brown shade. Cassel earth consists of humus and humic acids with bitumen and manganese content. Therefore it is also known as the earth of Kassel. Cassel earth is considered a mixed form of pigment and dye. It is one of the vegetable colorants. Cassel earth is not to be confused with the colorant Cologne umber or Cologne earth. The latter differs from the true mineral umber by a much lower specific weight, it also smells peaty when heated and cannot be burnt, because it would burn to ashes. Real umbra, on the other hand, remains stable.


Humintech is a biotech company based in Grevenbroich, Germany. We are primarily focused on the research, development and industrial production of humic matter and humic acids for the agricultural sector.  Our products find further use in the feed, pharmaceutical and construction industry, in veterinary medicine and for ecological purposes such as water purification and soil decontamination.


Humintech GmbH

Am Pösenberg 9-13
41517 Grevenbroich / Deutschland 

Phone: +49 2181 70 676 - 0
Fax: +49 2181 70 676 - 22