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Color Cosmetic Ingredient: Pigments, Dyes and Lakes.

Color Cosmetic Ingredient: Pigments, Dyes and Lakes.

For generations, cosmetic colors have been a part of human culture, from crimson lips to malachite green eyeshadow. Ancient Egyptians and Sumerians were developing makeup methods as early as 4000 B.C. They employed clay, seaweed extract, semi-precious stones, turmeric, paprika, and various other natural elements to create an assortment of brilliant colors and tints that […]

Animate your bakery products by using Neelikon’s vibrant range of food colours!

Animate your bakery products by using Neelikon’s vibrant range of food colours!

Colour psychology has always remained an important factor in food marketing. When you pass by a bakery, what attracts your attention is the vibrant colour coordination and diverse hues of cakes, cookies and doughnuts. In addition to the visual appeal, consumers place great importance on the safety standards of the food colours and pigments employed. […]

Unravelling the colour chemistries

Unravelling the colour chemistries

The chemistries of dyes are just as varied as the spectrum of colours. From dispersibility to absorption and lightfastness…the properties vary as per the nature of the dye molecule. The dye molecules are largely categorized as Oil-based dye molecules and water-based dye molecules.  Both dye molecules differ in features, properties, and application. Here’s how- Oil-based […]

Expand the Mind: Exploring the Colourful World of Pharma Colours.

Expand the Mind: Exploring the Colourful World of Pharma Colours.

Colours play an incredibly crucial role in pharmaceuticals. Companies that manufacture medicines, ranging from syrups, hard gelatine capsules, soft gelatine capsules and even ointments, spend a lot of time and effort in colour coding their products. For starters, the colours of medications begin their impact even before a person has consumed them; colours aid people […]

Importance of EU REACH compliance

Importance of EU REACH compliance

It would not come as a surprise to know that every product on the shelf contains chemicals in one form or the other. Be it cosmetics or cleaners, everything is a result of specific chemistries that combine multiple elements together. But, with the rampant use of chemicals in all products, how can one assess the […]

MULTI-APPLICATION DYES – ONE IS ALL YOU NEED.

MULTI-APPLICATION DYES – ONE IS ALL YOU NEED.

Dyes and pigments have been colouring our life for ages. From cosmetics to pharmaceuticals and food to plastics… dyes remain a constant in every product. Today, their application is not limited to any particular category and has extended into various applications. For obvious reasons now, the demand for these multi applications dyes is increasing. Let’s […]

The Link With Ink

The Link With Ink

Isn’t it surprising to learn that the earliest forms of written communication were done using black ink that was produced by mixing soot and vegetable gums in water while the pen was a reed with a small brush mounted on the end of it. It is today, only five thousand years later, that the manufacturing […]

COLOUR POTENTIAL: MAX

COLOUR POTENTIAL: MAX

Did you know?Today, around 9,000 colourants with more than 50,000 trade names are used in manufacturing commercial products.Throughout history, dyes and pigments have been major articles of commerce. Fascinating humankind, for both aesthetic and social reasons. There’s solid evidence that dyeing methods are more than 4,000 years old. The proof is the dyed fabrics found […]

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