Industrial & Specialty

We bring the benefits of value-added, consistent color options to a variety of specialty and industrial applications, including automotive products, arts & crafts, food packaging, paper, water tracing, and plastics.

Product categories

  • Arts & Writing Instruments

    Arts & Writing Instruments

    Children's Crafts

    For children’s crafts applications, Sensient® Industrial Colors offers concentrated food-grade FDA-certified colorants that are safe for kids and pets. For children’s washable colors, we use advanced technology to create high-color strength dyes that are also non-staining to skin and fabric. To meet consumers' expectations for natural products, we offer an industry-leading selection of naturally-derived dyes with brilliance previously only possible with synthetics.

    SensiRinse Plus

    Markers & Highlighters

    For felt tip marker and highlighter applications, our high-strength, experience-enhancing colorants deliver superior color consistency. We also offer options that rinse easily from skin, common fabrics, hard surfaces and other substrates.

    SensiRinse Plus

    Glue & Adhesives

    For glue and adhesive applications, we create high-strength colorants for a variety of priorities, including colors that rinse easily from skin and common fabrics, as well as options with superior lightfastness.

    Permanent Markers

    For permanent marker applications we offers high-quality colorants with excellent clarity and lightfastness, as well as resistance to heat, chemicals, color bleeding, and migration.

  • Automotive & Industrial

    Automotive & Industrial

    Cleaning Wipes

    For cleaning and disinfecting wipes, Sensient® Industrial Colors offers high-performance dyes as well as fragrances.

    Antifreeze

    For antifreeze applications, Sensient® Industrial Colors offers high strength, high-performance dyes compatible with automotive fluid formulations.

    Car, Oil Rig & Industrial Cleaners

    For liquid cleaners, we create bright, vibrant options with superior consistency for long shelf life, as well as quality fragrances to enhance customer experience. We offer pre-screened color and fragrance combinations to help speed your time to launch. 

    SensiRinse Plus

    De-icers

    Sensient® manufactures a wide variety of visual enhancers for liquid and solid deicer products to help reduce application overlaps and missed passes. Our products are developed with the highest dye concentrations to help reduce your storage footprint and shipping costs.

  • De-Icers

    De-Icers

    Snow and Ice Management

    Sensient® manufactures a wide variety of visual enhancers for liquid and solid deicer products to help reduce application overlaps and missed passes. Our products are developed with the highest dye concentrations to help reduce your storage footprint and shipping costs.

  • Food Packaging & Marking

    Food Packaging & Marking

    Food Packaging & Marking

    For food packaging, coding, and marking applications, our FDA-certified colorants, including a full selection of FD&C dyes and lakes, deliver brilliant color that is safe for consumption by people and pets.

  • Paper & Nonwovens

    Paper & Nonwovens

    Food Contact Packaging

    For food packaging, coding, and marking applications, our FDA-certified  colorants, including a full selection of FD&C dyes and lakes, deliver brilliant color that is safe for consumption by people and pets.

    Paper, Cardboard & Nonwovens

    For paper and nonwoven applications, Sensient® Industrial Colors offers specialized colorants and brighteners, as well as technical support with years of experience in the paper industry.

  • Plastics

    Plastics

    Adhesives

    For adhesives, Sensient® Industrial Colors offers dyes with exceptionally high tinctorial strength, as well as high lightfastness, for both water- and solvent-based applications.

    Caulk and Sealant

    For caulks and sealants, Sensient® Industrial Colors offers dyes with exceptionally high tinctorial strength, as well as high lightfastness, for both water- and solvent-based applications.

    Plastics & Polymer Resins

    For plastics and polymer resin applications, our concentrated colorants deliver brilliant color, and include high lightfast and FDA-certified options.

  • Water Tracing

    Water Tracing

    Water Tracing

    For water tracing applications, Sensient® Industrial Colors offers NSF-certified Rhodamine WT with fluorescing properties, that is stable for use in a variety of conditions and detectable at extremely low concentrations. Why is NSF certification important? Read more here.