Color Materials

Color Materials: Food & NutritionDigital

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.)

Inks and Coatings for Digital Printing

Sun Chemical and its parent company, the DIC Corporation, offer the largest range of digital inks and coatings available worldwide for virtually every inkjet application.

Backed by the formulation capabilities and application expertise to create new market opportunities for digital printing, Sun Chemical’s inkjet inks and coatings solutions for OEM printers can be used for packaging, display graphics, textiles, décor, ceramics and tiles, labels, plastic cards, industrial printing and more.

Sun Chemical also offers direct-to-consumer solvent inkjet inks that are compatible with popular wide and super-wide format printers in the graphic markets as well as water-based digital inks for the textiles market on any fabric. Our wide range of acid dye inks, pigment inks, sublimation inks and reactive inks are formulated for your specifications and needs.

Combining Sun Chemical’s ink manufacturing heritage with its decades of digital experience provides many inkjet printing advantages including:

  • Excellent open time in printheads
  • High productivity
  • Reduced print head maintenance intervals and longer life
  • Reliable jetting
  • High resistance images
  • Wide color gamut
  • Proven, tried, tested and assured ink technology

Below is a sampling of Sun Chemical inkjet inks and coatings solutions for the digital printing market:

  • 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.