Whether you want a very particular red for your food or are looking for the most promising colour for your new beverage idea, we will work with you to find the perfect solution. Döhler offers you a broad portfolio of brilliant, natural colours and the reassurance of knowing that they will remain permanently stable in your product application.
Our spectrum of natural colour solutions for food and beverage applications extends from colouring concentrates to natural colourings and a range of cloud emulsions. In addition to our existing colour portfolio, we can develop totally individual colour solutions for you – solutions that are perfectly tailored to your applications and trigger exactly the right emotions and associations in your consumers.
The colour of a food is crucial to the purchasing decisions of 84.7% of consumers.
Thanks to our comprehensive competence in ingredients and our expertise in the development of food and beverage applications, we understand exactly how colours behave in combination with other components of a recipe – in a wide range of products, packaging types and production processes. You can be absolutely certain that we will formulate your colour precisely so that your beverage or food can perform in the best possible way – for a unique multi-sensory experience.
We extract our colouring concentrates gently from fruits, vegetables and plants with naturally colouring properties. As food ingredients, they allow you a clean label declaration without E-numbers. Vertical integration from contract cultivation to our own processing facilities for the raw materials has won the trust of our cooperation partners and customers and guarantees Döhler exclusive access to the best colouring concentrates in every case.
Natural colours come from natural raw materials and are the result of a selective colour enrichment process. This means that they deliver intensive colouring even at low doses. By sourcing worldwide and processing in-house, we secure the best raw materials for Döhler’s natural colours in every case. Pronounced expertise in emulsion technology ensures top quality and stability in our cloudy and crystal-clear colour emulsions.
Some natural colours can be used directly in a food or beverage, while others need a certain formulation. It all depends on the specific properties of the colour. For use in aqueous applications, oil-soluble colours such as carotenoids, for example, first need to be added to an oily phase and then made water-soluble using suitable emulsifiers. Our colour experts always select the perfect colour solution for you, tailored to your application.
Many consumers perceive cloudy beverages as particularly natural, fruity and high quality. Use these positive associations for your beverages. Thanks to decades of experience in emulsion technology, Döhler is able to offer you stable, standardised cloud emulsions for a wide range of different beverage applications. In addition, combining cloud emulsions with colouring concentrates or natural colours allows the creation of cloudy colours that therefore appear even more natural.
Cloud emulsions give originally colourless beverages a whitish, cloudy appearance, or clear coloured beverages a naturally cloudy look. This effect is produced by tiny oil droplets that are added to an aqueous solution and refract the light. Our emulsion experts have the specific expertise to combine the best possible cloudiness with the greatest stability.