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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


Because we are Univar, we can offer a wealth of regulatory and compliance support to ensure that your product is compliant for your end markets. We can provide you with the corresponding E numbers for our colours, and can cross check current legislation in the geographic region you operate in to assess compliance before embarking on a new colour project.



Sugar Coated Confectionery 

Whether you are looking to match an existing product or looking for a solution for a new project, we can offer bespoke blends perfectly suited for sugar coated confectionery. Our blends can be tailored to suit both your regulatory and end market requirements and can be provided in a infinite number of shades.

Our pigments can be incorporated into a medium of your choice to allow for ease of use, giving both time and money saving benefits.

Univar Colour's experience in formulation will ensure that your product delivers the visual appeal that both you and your customers expect. 

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.