As brands continue to search for cost-effective natural solutions across the rainbow, blue has historically posed a challenge. With a deficit of blues, green and purple also become scarcer.

With the introduction of Spirulina as a widespread color source in nutraceuticals and pharmaceuticals, elusive sky blues became much more approachable, and with them a vibrant array of cool tones like mint green or lavender.

The Microfine™ technology enables spirulina to be used in both water- and oil-based applications as well as in plating-grade applications like effervescent tablets.

Recent advancements in color technology make spirulina more cost-effective and high-performing than ever

Sensient launched Marine Blue™, an enhanced spirulina extract with improved stability, to help confectioners working with applications like hard candies or gummy confections. Standard spirulina is extremely heat- and pH-sensitive, so the elevated stability of Marine Blue™ ensures improved performance in several key applications.

Dispersions can be another valuable asset in a developer’s toolbox. In many production processes, a liquid color product is preferred over a powder product for faster and more consistent incorporation into the base, or to reduce dust in the air. Sensient’s dispersions leverage advanced proprietary technologies to perform better than market alternatives.

Plant production processes are also improved thanks to Sensient’s higher performance spirulina solutions, which demonstrate lower foaming in commercial production than others on the market.

Lastly, as a leading global color supplier, Sensient’s continued cost optimization efforts and supply chain efficiencies can provide savings to our customers alongside improved performance over standard market solutions.

Sensient’s global commitment to safety through Certasure™ provides robust testing and inspection of every raw material lot that enters our doors. Our customers can trust the science of certainty when they select Spirulina or any botanical color from Sensient.

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