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Fruit and vegetable ingredient supplier SVZ sees an increasing number of brands turning to fruit and veg as a way of replacing less healthy ingredients (think sugar in beverages or flour in bakery goods) with a nutritious punch.
ADM has developed a new natural colorant, PearlEdge.
After nearly two decades of research an international team claims to have found a naturally derived cyan blue colour extracted from red cabbage that could replace synthetic blue dye often used in the food industry.
WaveGrip has launched multi-colored carriers in Noir (Black), Tangerine (Orange), Envy (Green) and Fury (Red) to create further on-shelf impact and brand differentiation.
Consumers are willing to pay a premium of nearly 50% for food and drink formulated with natural ingredients, according to a new survey commissioned by Lycored.
Sensient Colors has developed new purification technologies that it says eliminate undesirable flavours and odours in a range of natural colours.
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Lycored claims its new Lyc-O-Beta Intense coloring system will bring significant cost savings for producers of beverages such as orange juice, and says US interest in such natural colors is growing.
Amid increased environmental concerns over palm oil production, Sensient Colors has developed palm-free natural colors to expand on its existing natural colors portfolio.
Recent research shows that the color of beverage containers influences consumer enjoyment, with results indicating that orange and dark-cream colored cups enhanced the flavor, sweetness and aroma of hot chocolate.
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Chr. Hansen says it has high hopes in Asia and elsewhere for its new natural coloring ingredient for beverages, Ultra Stable Red, and claims investing in natural colors strips out costs elsewhere in the supply chain.
Booming demand for natural colours has prompted Chr Hansen to upgrade its colour labs for the beverage and dairy industries in France.
DD Williamson introduces student food coloring competition
DD Williamson has introduced a food coloring competition aiming to develop student awareness of natural colorants for beverage applications.
Project to quantify stability of natural food colours
Food research group Leatherhead is in the final stages of a testing project on natural food colours, which it expects will provide clear guidance on the stability and shelf-life of the ingredients.
DSM launches new natural beta-carotene coloring
A new, natural-source beta-carotene formulation for coloring and fortifying food and beverages has been launched by DSM Nutritional Products.
Nano beta-carotene entrapment offers natural colour options
Nanoparticles containing beta-carotene could be used to naturally colour water-based foods, and offer an array of advantages, according to an innovation from the US.
Lightweight foamed PET process boosts performance of bottles and jars
Enhanced performance capabilities and a broader range of container aesthetics are two benefits claimed for outputs from a new lightweight foamed polyethylene terephthalate (PET) blow molding process.
Chr Hansen unveils new colouring foodstuffs
Chr Hansen is extending its range of natural colouring foodstuffs with eight new additions, following two years of experimentation with fruit, vegetable and plant sources.
Cost of caramel colors rises
DD Williamson is warning its customers that the price of its caramel colors could increase by up to 30 percent next year due to economic conditions.
Natural colours catching up with synthetic
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Colours derived from natural sources look set to overtake synthetic alternatives in market value as manufacturers continue to meet the rising demand for clean label ingredients.
New colour shades put the gloss on PET
Ampacet has added seven shades to its colour line, which give
polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle packaging the look of
highly reflective metal.
Absorbent pads help retain packaged meat colour
A new absorbent pad prevents meat discolouration while retaining
moisture in packaging, its manufacturer claims.
Glossy polyethylene offers alternative to PET
Moulded packaging made from a combination of new high density
polyethylene (HDPE) and a colour masterbatch boosts glossiness by
200 per cent compared to competing products, the manufacturer
British Sugar launches cost-cutting, process-friendly paste
Sugar supplier British Sugar has launched a new variety of sugar
paste promising a whiter, smoother appearance and better taste.
Wild targets natural colours market with kiwi green
Wild has developed a revolutionary new technique to capture a
natural brilliant green kiwi colour for the food and drink
Teknor builds single source for PET colour concentrates
A blow moulding pilot plant to offer manufacturers of polypropylene
(PP), polyethylene (PE), and polyester (PET) bottles a
one-stop-shop has been established in the US.
Feminine touch for Diageo's latest re-launch
Rockware Glass has produced single 275ml bottles for Diageo UK's
successful Archers Aqua ready-to-drink leading schnapps brand.