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The bright side synthetic aesthetics.

The bright side synthetic aesthetics.

Colours- vivid, bright, beautiful, everywhere! Thanks to the introduction of synthetic colours, dyes, and pigments in the market, today, we see a boom in every industry.Food, cosmetics, personal care, fashion- colours rule everywhere. Taking a look back at the history, natural sources like plants, leaves, fruits, and invertebrates were used to impart colours in paintings […]

Colours v/s Colours

Colours v/s Colours

Limitation on use natural v/s synthetic colours Ever since its inception, the world has seen colours in all its forms. From fabrics and painting, to make-up and medicine, colours have been evidently present. The use of berries, barks, wood, lichen- literally anything that could impart colour has, for good reasons, changed with evolving times. Natural […]

Hues to Drive Away the Blues

Hues to Drive Away the Blues

Use of colouring excipients to enhance aesthetic appearance of medicines Imagine, you have a headache. The doctor prescribes you a pill. Round and white. Now, imagine being prescribed a similar pill as a painkiller, anti-biotic, anti-fungal, too, in the same shape, colour, and size! Wouldn’t you be baffled while looking at your first-aid kit, trying […]

Decoding the Colour Code

Decoding the Colour Code

Advantages of Surface Treated Pigment over normal Pigment. Today, the global beauty industry is estimated to be worth $500 billion* with an expected CAGR growth 7.14% from 2018 to 2023.1 The segment has been evolving ever since its inception – from using natural ingredients like berries and charcoals in the Egyptian era to using chemically […]

Deconstructing the colour-rush!

Deconstructing the colour-rush!

Use of non-permitted colours in food as well as cosmetic and personal care Since childhood, we’ve been guided to eat more colourful foods like vegetables, fruits, grains, etc. But, with the world moving fast, people have resorted to faster solutions, be it food or cosmetics. Gradually, the market has witnessed a rise in competition to […]

All that glitters is not gold. Here’s why

All that glitters is not gold. Here’s why

Admit it. Shimmers and pastels in vanity kits will probably never run out of steam. Excitingly enough, there are recurring sights of metallic lip gloss & pastel eyeshadowsstrutting on the rampand streets, and how they have become synonymous with fashion over the years!However, in the midst of all this glitz and glamour, have you ever […]

2020 – A Classic Move by Pantone

2020 – A Classic Move by Pantone

As humans, our association with colours is extraordinary. In our everyday lives they influence emotions, perceptions, choices, and perhaps a lot of decisions. Marketers mindfully leverage this point to instigate sentiments and trigger desired behaviors in their prospective customers. From packaging to interiors, the application and use of colours is far-ranging. For over 20 years, […]

Why use granules against powder dyes?

Why use granules against powder dyes?

There are many advantages of using granular food colours vs powder food dyes. Most dyestuffs when in powder form emit a lot of dust when being used. Non dusting property of granular colours results in improved working conditions for workers and keeps the plant environment and machinery clean. Granular color also helps to reduce powder […]

New Regulations of Sunset Yellow in India

New Regulations of Sunset Yellow in India

The new regulation laid-down by BUREAU OF INDIAN STANDARDS brings more stringent parameters in the specification of Sunset Yellow with regard to safety for consumers in Indian market. This will lead to better quality products in-accordance with major international legislations in food. The following changes are to be made: Sudan 1 impurity (Subsidiary Dyes) – […]

What are US FDA certified Colors?

What are US FDA certified Colors?

USA is probably the only country in the world to set up a system of issuing lot to lot certification for synthetic food, drug and cosmetic dyes, pigments & lakes. Typically all synthetic dyes, lakes and pigments used in food, drug and cosmetic industry need the color additive to be batch to batch certified from […]

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