Milwaukee-based Sensient Technologies Corp. plans to add to its natural color capabilities by investing $16 million at its Color Group headquarters site in St. Louis, Mo.
Sensient will build an additional 25,000-square-foot facility dedicated to natural colors production. The plant will be the largest and most advanced natural colors plant in North America.
The building will include major new equipment for natural color emulsions, dispersions and liquid colors.
Kenneth Manning, chairman and chief executive officer of Sensient, said, "This major new investment emphasizes the growing importance of natural colors for food and beverages. The trend towards natural colors is accelerating, and this new manufacturing plant will further promote the conversion to natural colors by large food and beverage manufacturers. Our natural color investments ensure that we will remain in the forefront of the industry with state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge technologies."