This site uses cookies to store information on your computer. Learn more x

DSM in Food, Beverages & Dietary Supplements


Cost-in-use effective colors to meet your product needs  

Consumer demand for products without artificial additives is an ever-increasing trend. When it comes to coloration solutions, it makes sense to choose carotenoids, the colors naturally present in food. 

DSM color solutions provide a vast assortment of choices: from pale lemon yellow to vibrant orange and red. Our colors can be formulated into your applications singly or mixed to produce a virtually unlimited number of color tones and shades, formulated to match your exact product specifications and marketing strategies.

As the global leader in production of carotenoid based colors, DSM has the experience and capabilities to help make your products healthier, more attractive and more profitable.

DSM color solutions help you:

  • Address the growing need for natural ingredients. Carotenoids are the colors naturally present in foods and can be added to your product line without the need for a warning label. DSM offers a wide range of highly functional natural and nature-identical carotenoids to give you, and the consumer, peace of mind.
  • Optimize costs of your colors. Cost-in-use effectiveness of colors is mainly driven by their intensity and concentration. DSM is the leader in production of highly concentrated colors that provide high color intensity at the same time.
  • Maintain uniform color consistency throughout your product line. Whereas certain food dyes and extracts tend to vary in their quality and become unstable over time, our colors are stable and produced under strictly controlled and closed conditions to reach the highest quality standards.
  • Find the right color. Replacing artificial colors with more natural alternatives is a complex task. Our application expertise and infrastructure is at your service to support you to overcome the related challenges. 
  • Give your products additional healthy benefits. Carotene is the body’s main source of vitamin A, which plays an important role in vision, cellular and immune health. The carotenoids lutein, zeaxanthin and lycopene are well-known for their antioxidant properties.