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Chr. Hansen brings four new premium natural colors to FI Europe

Press release   •   Nov 13, 2009 08:30 UTC

A brand new white shade as well as improved versions of the yellow, green and black shades make up the 2nd generation of Chr. Hansen’s CapColors® range of natural colors which is launched at the Food Ingredients Europe trade show in Frankfurt, Germany, Nov. 17-19, 2009.

Emphasizing its position as a global frontrunner within natural color innovations, Chr. Hansen now introduces another three new CapColors® after very recently having released the truly unique natural white color CapColors® White 100 WSS-P. The three new shades are:

• CapColors® Yellow 100 WSS
• CapColors® Green 100 WSS
• CapColors® Black 100 WSS

These new patent pending CapColors® are based on turmeric, chlorophyllin (derived from spinach and other natural chlorophyllin sources) and carbo vegetabilis (vegetable charcoal), respectively. CapColors® are applicable in various foods but the applications in focus for the three new colors are confectionery products.

A quality leap

“Natural color suppliers have been offering yellow, green and black natural colors for a number of years but the new CapColors® outshine its predecessors in several ways,” explains Chr. Hansen Color Division’s Ji Hoong Too, Business Development Manager, Confectionery & Ice Cream.

“Due to technological improvements these new colors offers confectionery manufacturers superior color brightness and stability in their products — all naturally. CapColors® use encapsulation technology for increased resistance to light, acid and oxidation, making them perfect for applications where bright color is essential. Their increased intensity and brightness ensures that the standardized natural colors withstand the demanding food production processes.” continues Too.

Multiple advantages

In more detail, confectionery producers using the 2nd generation CapColors® shades will reap a number of benefits:

• Increased strength leading to lower dosages and decreased cost-in-use
• Higher color intensity and less sedimentation
• No migration/bleeding issues
• Better stability towards light, oxidation and pH
• Better dispersibility

Furthermore, the new CapColors® are certified for Kosher and Halal (excl. CapColors® Black 100 WSS) and Vegetarian consumers.

CapColors® Black 100 WSS and CapColors® Green 100 WSS are not legally permitted in the US.

Chr. Hansen is a global bioscience company that develops natural ingredient solutions for the food, nutritional, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries. The products include cultures, enzymes, probiotics and natural colors, and all solutions are based on strong research and development competencies coupled with significant technology investments. Revenue in the 2013/14 financial year was EUR 756 million. The company holds a leading market position in all its divisions: Cultures & Enzymes, Health & Nutrition and Natural Colors. It has more than 2,500 dedicated employees in over 30 countries and main production facilities in Denmark, France, USA and Germany. Chr. Hansen was founded in 1874 and is listed on NASDAQ OMX Copenhagen.

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