Colourants > for food, dietary supplements and beverages

BTC’s range of water soluble dyes provides attractive solutions for the colouration of food. These dyes are manufactured as powders, granules, liquids or other special purpose forms and can be used in dietary supplements and pharma applications, as well as in beverages, dry mixes, baked goods, confectionary, dairy products, pet foods and in a variety of other products.

Brands

Amaranth, FD&C, Patentblau, Cochenillerot, Erythrosin, Indigotin, Chinolingelb, Gelborange, Tatrazin

Properties

The products are stable for at least six years if dry stored in the unopened original container at room temperature (20–25 °C). The containers must be carefully resealed after use.

Applications

FD&C blue No 1 E 133 (C.I. 42090) provides a greenish blue colour. FD&C BLUE NO.1 is a water soluble synthetic dye.

Amaranth 85 E 123 (C.I. 16185) is a water soluble synthetic dye and used to provide a deep bluish red shade typical of red berry foods. Amaranth is classified as a monoazo dye. Within the EU, amaranth is only permitted in Regulation 1129/2011 in fish roe, spirit drinks and wine product cocktails.
Azorubin 85 E 122 (C.I. 14720) provides a bluish red colour appropriate for raspberry or blackcurrant flavored food.

Patentblau 85 E 131 (C.I. 42051) is a water soluble synthetic dye and classified as a triarylmethane dye. Patentblau is highly stable to heat and light, but less stable to food ingredients such as fruit acids and benzoic acid. It provides a bright blue color and is mainly used in baked goods and confectionary.

Cochenillerot 80 E 124 (C.I. 16255) provides a bright red shade typically for strawberry, cherry or redcurrant flavoured foods. It is a water soluble dye and classified as a monoazo dye. When Cochenillerot 80 E 124 is used in foodstuff in the EU, the labelling must include the following phrase as required by article 24 and Annex V of Regulation 1333/2008 “Cochenillerot 80 (or E124) may have an adverse effect on activity and attention in children.”

Erythrosin 88 E 127 (C.I. 45430) is a water soluble dye and classified as a xanthene dye. This synthetic dye is used to impart a light red colour to foods. Erythrosin is particularly suitable for coloring maraschino and canned cherries, where no bleeding is essential. In the EU Erythrosin is permitted in Regulation 1129/2011 for use only in cocktail cherries, candied cherries and bigareaux cherries in syrup.

Indigotin 85 E 132 (C.I. 73015) is use to provide a dark bluish red colour to foodstuff like confectionary, baked goods and edible ices. This product is a water soluble synthetic dye and classified as an indigoid dye. Indigotin has a wide acceptability and is often used in combination with other dyes. It is approved for use in food in the EU under the Regulation 1129/2011 Part C Group III (food colours with combined maximum limit).

Chinolingelb 70 E 104 (C.I. 47005) is a synthetic color that is used to provide a greenish yellow color, simulating the shade of pineapple and lemon. It is a water soluble dye with a good stability to heat and light and is generally stable in the presence of fruit acids and sulfur dioxide. When Chinolingelb is used in a foodstuff in the EU, the labelling must include the following phrase as required by article 24 and Annex V of Regulation 1333/2008 “Chinolingelb (or E 104) may have an adverse effect on activity and attention in children.”

Gelborange 85 E 110 (C.I. 15985) is a water soluble dye and classified as a monoazo dye. It is a synthetic color,that is used to provide an orange shade, which is characteristic for orange peel. Gelborange has a good stability to heat and light. Typically it is used in soft drinks. When Gelborange is used in a foodstuff in the EU, the labelling must include the following phrase as required by article 24 and Annex V of Regulation 1333/2008 “Gelborange (or E 110) may have an adverse effect on activity and attention in children.”

Tatrazin 85 E 102 (C.I 19140) is a synthetic colour that is used to provide bright, typical lemon yellow colours to food. This dye is water soluble and classified as a monoazo dye. Tartazin has a good stability to heat and light and is permitted in many countries. When Tatrazin is used in a foodstuff in the EU, the labelling must include the following phrase as required by article 24 and Annex V of Regulation 1333/2008 “Tatrazin (or E 102) may have an adverse effect on activity and attention in children.”