Sensient Colors LLC, a business unit of Sensient Technologies Corp., announced the development of Microfine Natural Colors, which optimize the natural color shades used in applications such as dry mix beverages. The natural color technology allows the company to deliver plating characteristics commonly found in synthetic pigments to a natural color powder, it says. Sensient also recently made a capital investment to add aseptic packaging capabilities, which offer beverage developers preservative-free natural colors with extended shelf life and sustainability, the company says.

• Sensient Colors LLC, 2515 N. Jefferson, St. Louis, Mo. 63106; 314/889-7600;