FMC Corporation began construction on its 4,800 square foot natural colors blending manufacturing facility in Newark, Delaware
. Upon completion in December 2014, building will include new equipment for customized color solutions and additional room for future expansion.
According to the firm, “This additional location is expected to help meet growing demand in North America for highly stable, natural colors used in applications from baking to beverages, an estimated $200 million market.” The company has natural colors production sites in Santiago, Chile and Burton, United Kingdom, as well as U.S. based technical expertise in Ewing, New Jersey.
"We are delighted to break ground on this blending facility that will support natural colors growth and better serve existing North American customers with on-the-ground capabilities for customization of colors applications and specialized production," says Bryan Bast, Business Director for FMC Health and Nutrition.
"The addition of the Delaware production site will also enable deeper collaboration with our customers," says Bast. "The very proximity of the operation to our technical expertise at FMC's Ewing, New Jersey, Global Innovation Center will create new opportunity for partnership as well as efficiencies for our business that will ultimately have impact for our customers."
The FMC location in Delaware is a global leader in the production of cellulosics products for a variety of industries, including pharmaceuticals
, nutraceuticals and food
. Global sourcing and manufacturing strategies ensure reliable product availability and superlative batch-to-batch product consistency for customers.