DIC, Fermentalg develop new generation natural food colours
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DIC, Fermentalg to develop new generation of natural food colours

11:23 AM, 12th September 2017
DIC, Fermentalg to develop a new generation of natural food colours
Natural food colourings. (File photo)

TOKYO, JAPAN: DIC Corporation and Fermentalg, a French leader in microalgae for nutrition and health, signed a global, multi-year cooperation agreement to develop a new generation of natural food colourings.

This agreement targets the fast-growing market for natural alternatives to artificial food colourings. The partnership will bring together Fermentalg’s unique microalgae strain bank and its integrated biotechnology platform with DIC's significant applied research, industrial and commercial resources. 

In its medium-term management plan, DIC has identified the nutrition and health industries as key targets for the future and DIC believes that the combined capabilities of DIC and Fermentalg will enable DIC to develop natural food colouring products that meet consumer needs and expectations in a fast-growing market. 

DIC and Fermentalg have also signed a three-year joint development agreement for the development of microalgae-derived natural pigments, including an innovative phycocyanin, the main blue pigment used in natural food colouring (for confectionery, ice cream, beverages, etc.) as an alternative to artificial food colouring. DIC claims a 90 percent global market share in phycocyanin, the source of the natural food colourant, Linablue, and expects annual demand growth of 50 percent between 2016 and 2020. 

DIC believes that combining the technologies of DIC and Fermentalg will open a new way of producing natural pigments, which should position them in a strong competitive position in a fast-growing market. 

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