Color Materials

Color Materials: Food & Nutrition

Colorants and Edible Inks for Baked Goods, Dietary Supplements and Nutritional Enhancements

Sun Chemical and its parent company, the DIC Corporation, offer a broad portfolio of colorants to the food and beverage, dietary supplements, pharmaceutical, pet food, feed, and other industries.

Recognizing the pressing concerns of consumers for a healthy lifestyle and longevity, Sun Chemical carries a variety of natural and synthetic colorants, including spirulina extract, iron oxides and FD&C colors, to help meet the demand for vegan, vitamin/mineral fortified, plant protein and dietary fiber, which helps provide various health benefits (e.g. immune support*).

Available for a range of printheads with synthetic and natural colors, Sun Chemical also offers a range of edible inks for printing direct to baked goods, icing sheets, confectionary and other food items.

Below are a variety of colorants that Sun Chemical offers for the food and nutrition market:

(*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.)

  • California-Grown Spirulina

    Spirulina is a blue-green algae that is an ideal supplement for a balanced diet. Known as "The King of Superfoods," spirulina contains over 50 healthy nutrients, such as dietary fiber, polysaccharides and more.

  • Edible Inks for Direct Food Printing

    Sun Chemical has optimized a range of edible inks for direct food printing which offer outstanding print performance across a range of printing systems. Focusing on color and print quality over a range of substrates means our range of edible inks are versatile and reliable in all production environments. All colorants used in the production of Sun Chemical edible inks are carefully selected to be safe and compliant for use in food printing.

  • LINABLUE® Spirulina Extract

    LINABLUE® is a natural-blue, phycocyanin food colorant made from spirulina for the food and beverage industry.