Capabilities and Support
Switching natural color suppliers or converting from synthetics to naturals without impacting the color of your final product requires a combination of scientific and artistic expertise. Fortunately, our applications scientists have extensive custom blending experience and the latest color measurement instrumentation, to support you with the best color matches possible while avoiding any major changes to your manufacturing process or final product.
Creating unique shades that creatively match the flavor profile of a product often requires blending. Take advantage of a customized look for your product without the long development time by utilizing our library of successful, ready-made color solutions for commonly used flavors. Each has been subjected to rigorous stability testing and is fully commercialized, which means your blend is ready to ship quickly when you need it.
Can’t find the exact shade you’re looking for? That’s ok, too. You can work directly with our applications scientist to create a custom natural color solution specific to your brand.
Contact us for more information on our vast library of blends or to develop your own.
New Product Development
Our innovation scientists are constantly working to optimize our current offerings or bring new ideas to the market. From improving stability and enhancing physical properties to optimizing delivery systems for ease of use or cost-reduction, we are continuously focused on providing support and delivering value to our customers. Whether working within our own product portfolio or partnering up to expand into brave new areas, our goal is to offer you the most stable, cost-effective, market-relevant colors.
All of our colors are rigorously tested for stability prior to commercialization. But colors in finished formulations can behave quite differently than in a model system. That’s why we encourage testing the stability of the natural color in your specific product formulation, under the intended storage and distribution conditions. While real time shelf life testing is ideal, accelerated heat and light testing can give us an idea of real-time performance. In-house support and stability testing in your product base can be arranged when appropriate. We value the close confidential relationship this requires and are here to help you confidently bring your project to market. Contact us to find out more.
Our ECO portal gives you easy on-line access to all relevant documentation for the products you purchase from us whenever you need it, wherever you are.
Have a more in-depth project you’re working on or require additional documentation or special statements? Our quality and regulatory departments can help answer relevant questions or provide additional documentation or statements for the colors you purchase from us to help make sure you remain compliant within your sector.
Navigating global regulatory standards is complex. With different regulations around the world on permitted colors in food and beverage applications, it can be difficult to determine where you can use a color or how it should be labeled. Members of our regulatory team are represented on every major color association for caramel and natural colors – IACM, ITCA, EUTECA, NATCOL – to support you with the most reliable and up-to-date information on the color you purchase from us and the regions in which you are launching your products.