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The mineral Candurin® pearlescent pigments are produced in accordance with good manufacturing practice (GMP) and satisfy international safety standards for foods and medicines.     
They are very stable, ideal for combining with other dyes, and are easily processed in the medium. They lend pralines, fruit gums, liquorice, baked goods, ice cream and beverages an unmistakable, sophisticated appearance.


The team of experts in the Candurin® application laboratory at Merck KGaA in Darmstadt – and we ourselves as the distributor of the


will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding selection and application.

pearlescent pigments in the food segment in Germany and Austria

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The following Candurin® pearlescent pigments ranging from red to bronze are approved for use in foods in the EU:

  • Candurin® Red Amber

  • Candurin® Orange Amber

  • Candurin® Brown Amber

  • Candurin® Red Luster

  • Candurin® Red Sparkle

  • Candurin® NXT Ruby Red

Candurin® pearlescent pigments in silver, gold and interference colours

Our portfolio also includes Candurin® pearlescent pigments in silver, gold and interference colours. These products contain titanium dioxide (E 171) and therefore their use in food is prohibited in the EU under Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on food additives.

  • Silver tones:

    • Candurin® Silver Fine

    • Candurin® Silver Sheen

    • Candurin® Silver Lustre

    • Candurin® Silver Sparkle

  • Interference tones:

    • Candurin® Gold Shimmer

    • Candurin® Red Shimmer

    • Candurin® Blue Shimmer

    • Candurin® Green Shimmer

  • Gold tones:

    • Candurin® Gold Sheen

    • Candurin® Light Gold

    • Candurin® Gold Lustre

    • Candurin® Gold Sparkle


Please contact us! We will be happy to help you.

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