In Search Of Manufacturers

New Center Adds Color To Your Business


There's more to coloring your products than adding a few drops of dye. And if you prefer to naturally color the food, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals or any other items you manufacture, the Natural Color Resource Center at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, may be able to help you.

The center is assembling a collection of research papers, newsletters and other resources on natural colors. Entrepreneurs can find free information on such colors as carmine (bright red); annatto (yellow-orange); anthocyanins (red or blue); and paprika (orange-red). The information includes a history of each color as well as the pros and cons of using particular hues in processing foods and other products.

The assistance is provided free. Call the center at (909) 869-2051 or e-mail director Dr. Gabriel J. Lauro, an adjunct professor at the university, at

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This article was originally published in the May 1998 print edition of Entrepreneur with the headline: In Search Of Manufacturers.

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