×
Contact Us
Lake Colours

Lake Colours

28 November, 2023

Ajanta Food Colours is a leading company that manufactures high-quality Aluminum Lake Colours, also known as Lake Pigments from the last 75+ years. These Lake Colours are prepared through a process called 'lake formation,' in which FD&C Dyes (a water-soluble colorant) are precipitated onto an aluminum hydroxide substrate. This process results in the formation of insoluble lake pigments, which are subsequently dried and milled. Aluminium Lake Pigments provides more bright and vibrant colours to the products and are easily mixed with products that contain oils, sugars, and fats or products that lack sufficient moisture to dissolve colours. Aluminum Lake Colors are used in many applications such as food, pharmaceuticals, and cosmetics.

Ajanta’s lake colours are not only beautiful but also provide true and clear shades of colours. The company is committed to delivering high colour value through precise control over particle size and consistency. This means you can achieve the same results with smaller quantities of Ajanta Food Colours compared to larger amounts of other well-known brands. This efficiency can lead to significant cost savings for product manufacturers. Ajanta Food Colours provides a wide range of premium Aluminium Lake Pigments such as Tartrazine Lake, Quinoline Yellow Lake, Sunset Yellow Lake, Ponceau 4R Lake, Carmoisine Lake, Amaranth Lake, Allura Red Lake, Erythrosine Lake, Indigo Carmine Lake, Brilliant Blue FCF Lake, Patent Blue V Lake, Brown HT Lake, Black PN Lake, and more.

Ajanta Food Colours receives various awards and certificates from Indian governmental authorities and from countries where Ajanta exports its colours. Some of the awards and certificates received by Ajanta Food Colours for their quality of colours include The Arch of Europe Award, the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) Award, certifications from The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), the US Food and Drug Administration (US FDA), as well as Halal, Alcumus ISOQAR, Star-K Kosher, Food Safety System 22000 (FSSC 22000), and ISOQAR certifications, among others.

Why Are Ajanta’s Lake Colours Beneficial?


Ajanta’s lake colours, also known as food lakes or water-insoluble colours, offer a range of advantages in various applications. Here are some of the benefits of using Ajanta’s lake colours:

Vibrant and Stable Colours: Ajanta’s lake colours are known for their vibrancy and stability in products. They can withstand exposure to heat, light, and acidic conditions without significant colour degradation, ensuring the colours remain consistent and appealing in products.

Wide Range of Applications: Ajanta’s aluminum lake colours are versatile and can be used in various applications such as food and beverages, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, etc.

High Colour Strength: Ajanta’s lake colors have a high colour strength, meaning the colour provides intense and vibrant hues with a smaller quantity of colour use, which makes it a cost-effective solution for manufacturers.

Customization: For the convenience of its clients, Ajanta provides the option of colour customization in bulk orders, allowing manufacturers to create unique and visually appealing products.

Regulatory Compliance: Ajanta’s lake colours fulfill all regulatory standards and safety guidelines imposed by government bodies worldwide, such as the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), and more.

Consistency: Ajanta’s lake colours provide consistent and exact colours in every batch, which helps manufacturers establish their product brand in the market.

Extended Shelf Life: Ajanta's lake colours are stable, meaning they do not fade or change their colours over time and extend the products' shelf life. This is especially important for products with longer storage or shelf life requirements.

Reduced Interactions: Ajanta’s lake colours have minimal interactions with other ingredients in food formulations, leading to better color retention and overall product quality.

Global Acceptance: Ajanta’s lake colours are globally accepted, allowing manufacturers to export their products to international markets such as Asia, the Americas, Europe and more without concern about the quality of colors in their products.

Cost-Effective: Ajanta’s lake colours are of high quality and require low usage in products compared to other alternatives, making it a cost-effective solution for manufacturers and allowing them to sell their products at competitive prices in the market, ultimately boosting product sales.