A French timber importer was looking for natural, non toxic and non “chemical” dye. The objective was to dye the wood to give it a nice and beautiful aspect for selling knowing that, with time the colour will be whitened by sun, weather conditions. We proposed our Annatto Norbixin for this application which was tested and approved.
The dyed wood is used to make wood roof tiles for houses or churches. The wood is said to be as resistant as clay roof tiles which suffer from sun or frost.
The Pharmaceutical industry generally prefers to keep its products white to convey the sensation of purity. It prevents any misconception that the products are for anything other than its intended purpose. However, sometimes it is essential to colour tablets for identification purposes.
Colouring within a Pharmaceutical product is a complex issue. Very definite regulations and guidelines need to be obeyed. Univar Colour understand the requirements and many of our blends have been developed in collaboration with some of the major Pharmaceutical names.
A company in Germany recently requested an orange blend for their tablets. Univar formulated a blend to meet their criteria and after six months stringent testing has received the first order.
We have relaunched Univar Colour in the USA with three new distributors:
TCR industries on the West coast, based in California, who have long held a strong position in the Personal care market in that area, and understand the technical nature of colour and are great partners for us.
TH Hilson in the Midwest, based in Illinois who are branching out into more specialist areas of the Personal care markets and are using Univar colour to enhance and develop their range.
SEP Marketing, who are taking on the task of promoting Univar colours into the food market concentrating mainly on the South and Midwest areas, they is based in Cincinnati and making great inroads on behalf of Univar Colour.
Details for these distributors is on our contacts page.
When you are thinking about how to decorate this year's Christmas cake, you may be interested to know…the colour of this season is…Green.
Well, to be honest it can be one of many… Did you know the Univar Colour Product Development Laboratory has created the new range of decorative food colours for a leading brand? These are currently selling throughout the UK in supermarkets. Green and Blue seem to be selling the fastest; however, we also make a Pink, Red, Yellow and Black. We have sold approximately 28 tonnes of these colours to date.
So we can exclude guilty feelings about indulging ourselves in cakes as long as we decorate using our colours!
Okay, our waistlines may not strictly appreciate it but I am sure our stomachs will.