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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 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.


We understand that regulatory and compliance is important for our customers in the food and beverage industry and with this in mind, our knowledge and expertise can help to you formulate a product which is compliant for your end markets.

Univar Colour's extensive portfolio has proved successful in a variety of different applications including:

  • Sauces
  • Dressings 
  • Cereal
  • Seasonings
  • Chewing gum
  • Dairy products