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Our Colours... Your Way! 

Due to our in house expertise, we not only provide support when sampling a material, but we are with you right from the start of your project.
From development, to sampling, to start up and scaling up for full scale production, we are with you every step of the way and our expertise will allow you to see how our colours will work in your finished product.

Our bespoke blends can deliver many time saving and cost effective benefits:
We recognise how difficult it can be to accurately gauge dosage levels, and errors can occur costing you time and money.
With this in mind we can offer a variety of solutions to help in your production, which will allow easy incorporation in production, to ensure ease of use in the finished product.

We can offer liquid blending – this will be into a pre-dispersed medium of your choice such as glycerine or sugar syrup. This solution will provide ease of use and batch to batch colour consistency.

Our bespoke blends can also be provided in powder form. We are extremely accomplished in house at blending pigments. However we do not stop at blending colours, our proven track record shows that we also have the capability to incorporate other ingredients in line with your requirements.

Our capabilities and service extend well beyond this, and where required, we can offer microtesting or irradiation of materials. We are solution orientated and have proven time and time again that we offer a variety of benefits when supplying Our Colours…Your Way!


  • Ability to colour match
  • Consistent shade
  • Reduction in processing time
  • Easy to incorporate
  • Colours can be supplied blended with other ingredients of choice
  • A partner who takes account of your regulatory & trend requirements
  • Delivered in a powder or liquid format

Trending Now

Home baking continues to be incredibly popular and consumers are increasingly looking to create show stopping celebration cakes. 

Univar Colour can offer a variety of solutions to support in this, from exciting and striking colours for sugar pastes, to offering the perfect shade for vibrant cake mixes. Contact the team direct to find out more. 



Because we are Univar, we can offer a wealth of regulatory and compliance support to ensure that your product is suitable for your end markets. 

Univar Colour has a team of dedicated technical and laboratory staff based in our UK facility, who focus solely on colour solutions for our customers. Because we are part of the Univar organisation, our in-house expertise is underpinned by a wealth of quality & regulatory knowledge from our EMEA wide team.


Sugar Pastes

Sugar pastes continue to be extremely popular, as even the inexperienced baker can create stunning effects with prepared products, rather than struggling with the incorporation of colour into icing sugar.

Univar Colour works closely with sugar paste manufacturers, creating bespoke blends of colours incorporated into glycerine. This means that the liquid can easily be incorporated into powder when manufacturing sugar pastes. Whether you are aiming to achieve a product with vibrant bold colours or a more subtle effect we have an extensive colour palette to work with. 

By allowing us to manage the challenging part of the process, we can help you to  achieve time and cost saving benefits. 

Edible Inks

We understand the importance of making your brand stand out. Univar Colour offer bespoke ready to use edible printing inks. We take account of the process involved, you may be pan coating and then adding your brand to the surface with edible ink, likewise you may have temperature, drying time constraints or additional layers of coatings to consider. Whatever the challenge, Univar Colour is ready to work with you.

A number of different applications can be supported - confectionery & cake decoration are currently the most frequent areas of interest. Whether your application method is mechanical or manual, or you are applying with airbrushing to ink pens, our expertise can offer solutions tailored for you.

Cake Mixes

The trend for home baking is continuing to grow and with this comes an ever growing demand for stand out and unique products.

Our extensive portfolio will enable you to achieve the perfect shade for your product, whether you are looking to match an existing product or for a new project. 

We can provide colours which will reinforce the flavour of the cake. There are a wide range of pigments & dyes to choose from, but we can also customise colours should you have something specific in mind. The key advantage of working with Univar Colour to create a bespoke blend, is that we will lock in your color standard and cross check each of the subsequent batches to the standard and agreed test method, whilst you turn your focus to the production and marketing of your product.