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Aluminum varnishes are pseudo-pigments formed by precipitating a synthetic or natural, water-soluble food coloring with aluminum hydroxide in the form of aluminum salt.

Food colour lakes are almost insoluble in water and can be processed like pigments, meaning they are easily dispersible in greasy media or dry mixtures.

They offer                                                                                                  and are stable at pH 4 to 6. In general,

lake colours are more resistant to light and heat than the dyes from which they are obtained.

Their shelf-life ranges from 24 to 36 months.

brilliant shades of colour

The lake colours also comply with Commission Regulation (EU) No 231/2012 laying down specifications for food additives listed in Annexes II and III to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council.

Their applications include pharmaceutical dragées, food supplements / effervescent tablets, printing inks for food contact materials, cosmetics including decorative products and care products, medical products and confectionery. 

Image by Amit Lahav

Regulation (EU) No 380/2012 for aluminium-containing additives defines conditions of use and restrictions on the categories and quantities of use in food production.

If you are interested in our lake colours we will be happy to supply you with information about the various concentrations available.

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

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