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Dyes for Drugs & Cosmetics: Water Soluble and Oil Soluble
(USA only)

Chromatech is a supplier of colorants formulated specifically for drugs, cosmetics, and a variety of pharmaceutical products.

Our colorants are designed to help you manufacture your product by providing the following performance advantages:

  • Perfect color selection providing the right color for your products.

We offer strong technical support and prompt shipping.

USA and EU registered products shown with US names and EU numbers if applicable. Inquire for other country registrations.

Water Soluble Drug and Cosmetic Colorants

Color Sample Title
C71100 D&C Yellow #8
Color Sample Subtitle
D&C Yellow No. 8 Powder
Main Description of Color Sample
D&C Yellow No. 8 Powder is a water-soluble fluorescent yellow powdered dye also known as acid yellow 73. D&C Yellow No. 8 Powder is used in externally applied drugs and cosmetics, soaps, and water-based formulations. Features:
• Approved by the FDA and meets the specifications outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21 Part 74.1708, and 74.2708.
Color Sample Features
Color Sample Properties
• pH Stability: 2 to 13

• Light Stability: Poor

• Water Soluble

• Physical Appearance: Dark yellow powder
Color Sample Packaging
• 20 kg (44.09 lbs.), 5 kg (11.02 lbs.) and 1 kg (2.2 lbs.) boxes.
Color Sample More Info
• Protect from moisture.

• Testing in your particular formulation is recommended.

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Not available in Europe.

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Color Sample Title
C71025 D&C Yellow #10
Color Sample Subtitle
D&C Yellow No. 10 Powder
Main Description of Color Sample
Available in North America only. D&C Yellow No. 10 Powder is a water-soluble powdered dye also known as Acid Yellow 3. D&C Yellow No. 10 Powder is used in drug and cosmetic applications and environments. May be used for coloring contact lenses in amounts not to exceed the minimum reasonable required to accomplish the intended color.
Color Sample Features
• Approved by the FDA and meets the specifications outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21 Part 74.1710, 74.2710, and 74.3710.
Color Sample Properties
• pH Stability: 2 to 12

• Light Stability: good

• Water Soluble

• Physical Appearance: Dark yellow powder
Color Sample Packaging
• 20 kg (44.09 lbs.), 5 kg (11.02 lbs.) and 1 kg (2.2 lbs.) boxes.
Color Sample More Info
• Protect from moisture.

• Testing in your particular formulation is recommended.

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Not available in Europe.

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Color Sample Title
C72000 D&C Orange #4
Color Sample Subtitle
D&C Orange No. 4 Powder
Main Description of Color Sample
Available in North America only. D&C Orange No. 4 Powder is a water-soluble powdered dye also known as acid orange 7. D&C Orange No. 4 Powder is used in drug and cosmetic applications and environments.
Color Sample Features
• Kosher certified.

• Approved by the FDA and meets the specifications outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21 Part 74.1254 and 74.2254.
Color Sample Properties
• Light Stability: Good

• Water Soluble

• Physical Appearance: Dark orange powder
Color Sample Packaging
• 20 kg (44.09 lbs.), 5 kg (11.02 lbs.) and 1 kg (2.2 lbs.) boxes.
Color Sample More Info
• Protect from moisture.

• Testing in your particular formulation is recommended.

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Not available in Europe.

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Color Sample Title
C73019 D&C Red #33
Color Sample Subtitle
C73019D&C Red No. 33
Main Description of Color Sample
Available in North America only. D&C Red No. 33 Powder is a water-soluble powdered dye also known as Acid Red 33 which yields a bluish-red color. D&C Red No. 33 Powder is used in drug and cosmetic applications. May be safely used in:

• Ingested drugs (other than mouthwashes and dentifrices) in amounts not to exceed 0.75 mg per daily dose.

• Cosmetic lip products, in amounts not to exceed 3.0% by weight of the finished product.

• Mouthwashes (including breath fresheners), dentifrices, and externally applied cosmetics, in amounts consistent with good manufacturing practice.
Color Sample Features
• Kosher certified.

• Approved by the FDA and meets the specifications outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21 Part 74.2333 and 74.1333.

• This dye can be used in pre-harvest seed coatings and seed treatments as defined and regulated under 40 CFR 180.920.

• For FOOD seeds and NON-FOOD seeds.
Color Sample Properties
• Light Stability: poor

• Water Soluble

• Physical Appearance: Dark red powder
Color Sample Packaging
• 20 kg (44.09 lbs.), 5 kg (11.02 lbs.) and 1 kg (2.2 lbs.) boxes.
Color Sample More Info
• Protect from moisture.

• Testing in your particular formulation is recommended.

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Not available in Europe.

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Color Sample Title
C73017 D&C Red #28
Color Sample Subtitle
D&C Red No. 28 Powder
Main Description of Color Sample
Available in North America only. D&C Red No. 28 Powder is a water-soluble powdered dye also known as Acid Red 92. D&C Red No. 28 Powder is used in drug and cosmetic applications and environments, and soaps and detergents.
Color Sample Features
• Kosher certified.

• Approved by the FDA and meets the specifications outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21 Part 74.1328, and 74.2328.
Color Sample Properties
• Light Stability: poor

• Water Soluble

• Physical Appearance: Dark fuchsia powder
Color Sample Packaging
• 20 kg (44.09 lbs.), 5 kg (11.02 lbs.) and 1 kg (2.2 lbs.) boxes.
Color Sample More Info
• Available in North America only.

• Protect from moisture.

• Testing in your particular formulation is recommended.

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Not available in Europe.

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Color Sample Title
C73015 D&C Red #22
Color Sample Subtitle
D&C Red No. 22 Powder
Main Description of Color Sample
Available in North America only. D&C Red No. 22 Powder is a water-soluble powdered dye. D&C Red No. 22 Powder is used in drugs and cosmetics in amounts consistent with food manufacturing practice.
Color Sample Features
• Kosher certified.

• Approved by the FDA and meets the specifications outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21 Parts 73 to 82.
Color Sample Properties
• Light Stability: Poor

• Water Soluble

• Physical Appearance: Red powder
Color Sample Packaging
• 20 kg (44.09 lbs.), 5 kg (11.02 lbs.) and 1 kg (2.2 lbs.) boxes.
Color Sample More Info
• Protect from moisture.

• Testing in your particular formulation is recommended.

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Not available in Europe.

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Color Sample Title
C73005 D&C Red #6
Color Sample Subtitle
C73005D&C Red No. 6 Powder
Main Description of Color Sample
Available in North America only. D&C Red No. 6 Powder is a water-soluble powder dye also known as Pigment Red 57. It is used in drugs, aromatics, bath products, creams, lotions, and cosmetics in amounts consistent with food manufacturing practice.
Color Sample Features
• Approved by the FDA and meets the specifications outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21 Part 74.1306 and 74.2306.
Color Sample Properties
• Light Stability: Good

• Water Soluble

• Physical Appearance: Red powder
Color Sample Packaging
• 20 kg (44.09 lbs.), 5 kg (11.02 lbs.) and 1 kg (2.2 lbs.) boxes.
Color Sample More Info
• Protect from moisture.

• Testing in your particular formulation is recommended.

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Not available in Europe.

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Color Sample Title
C76004 D&C Green #5
Color Sample Subtitle
D&C Green No. 5 Powder
Main Description of Color Sample
Available in North America only. D&C Green No. 5 Powder is a water-soluble powdered dye also known as Acid Green 25. D&C Green No. 5 Powder can be used for coloring in many applications that including those for drugs or cosmetics.
Color Sample Features
• Kosher certified.

• Approved by the FDA and meets the specifications outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21 Part 74.1205, and 74.2205.
Color Sample Properties
• Light Stability: Very good

• Water Soluble

• Physical Appearance: Dark green powder
Color Sample Packaging
• 20 kg (44.09 lbs.), 5 kg (11.02 lbs.) and 1 kg (2.2 lbs.) boxes.

• Sample size is 50g.
Color Sample More Info
Protect from moisture.

• Testing in your particular formulation is recommended.

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Not available in Europe.

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Color Sample Title
C76000 D&C Green #8
Color Sample Subtitle
D&C Green No. 8 Powder
Main Description of Color Sample
Available in North America only. D&C Green No. 8 Powder is a water-soluble powdered fluorescent green dye also known as Solvent Green 7 (or pyranine). D&C Green No. 8 Powder is used to color externally applied soaps, drugs, and cosmetics in amounts not to exceed 0.01% by weight of the finished product.
Color Sample Features
• Kosher certified.

• Approved by the FDA and meets the specifications outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21 Part 74.1208, and 74.2208.
Color Sample Properties
• pH Stability: 2 to 12

• Light Stability: Poor

• Water Soluble

• Physical Appearance: Yellow-green powder
Color Sample Packaging
• 20 kg (44.09 lbs.), 5 kg (11.02 lbs.) and 1 kg (2.2 lbs.) boxes.
Color Sample More Info
• Protect from moisture.

• Testing in your particular formulation is recommended.

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Not available in Europe.

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Color Sample Title
C74000 External D&C Violet #2
Color Sample Subtitle
D&C External Violet No. 2 Powder
Main Description of Color Sample
Available in North America only. D&C External Violet No. 2 Powder is a water-soluble violet dye also known as Acid Violet 43. D&C External Violet No. 2 Powder is used to color externally applied cosmetics in amounts consistent with food manufacturing practice.
Color Sample Features
• Kosher certified.

• Approved by the FDA and meets the specifications outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21 Part 74.2602A.
Color Sample Properties
• Light Stability: Very good

• Water Soluble

• Physical Appearance: Dark violet powder
Color Sample Packaging
• 20 kg (44.09 lbs.), 5 kg (11.02 lbs.) and 1 kg (2.2 lbs.) boxes.
Color Sample More Info
• Protect from moisture.

• Testing in your particular formulation is recommended.

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Not available in Europe.

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Oil Soluble Drug and Cosmetic Certified Colorants

Color Sample Title
C71055 D&C Yellow #11
Color Sample Subtitle
D&C Yellow No. 11 Powder
Main Description of Color Sample
Available in North America only. D&C Yellow No. 11 Powder is an oil-soluble powdered dye also known as Solvent Yellow 33. D&C Yellow No. 11 Powder is used in drug and cosmetic applications and environments. May be used for coloring contact lenses in amounts not to exceed the minimum reasonable required to accomplish the intended color.
Color Sample Features
• Approved by the FDA and meets the specifications outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21 Part 74.1711 and 74.2711.
Color Sample Properties
• Light Stability: Good

• Oil Soluble

• Physical Appearance: Dark yellow powder
Color Sample Packaging
• 20 kg (44.09 lbs.), 5 kg (11.02 lbs.) and 1 kg (2.2 lbs.) boxes.
Color Sample More Info
• Protect from moisture.

• Testing in your particular formulation is recommended.

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Not available in Europe.

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Color Sample Title
C73004 D&C Red #17
Color Sample Subtitle
D&C Red No. 17 Powder
Main Description of Color Sample
Available in North America only. D&C Red No. 17 Powder is an oil-soluble powdered dye also known as Solvent Red 23. D&C Red No. 17 Powder is used in externally applied drug and cosmetics such as soaps, oil-based formulations, nail lacquer remover, and fragrances.
Color Sample Features
• Approved by the FDA and meets the specifications outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21 Part 74.1317 and 74.2317.

• This dye can be used in pre-harvest seed coatings and seed treatments as defined and regulated under 40 CFR 180.920.

• For FOOD seeds and NON-FOOD seeds.
Color Sample Properties
• Light Stability: Fair

• Oil Soluble

• Physical Appearance: Dark red powder
Color Sample Packaging
• 20 kg (44.09 lbs.), 5 kg (11.02 lbs.) and 1 kg (2.2 lbs.) boxes.
Color Sample More Info
• Protect from moisture.

• Testing in your particular formulation is recommended.

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Not available in Europe.

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Color Sample Title
C76002 D&C Green #6
Color Sample Subtitle
D&C Green No. 6 Powder
Main Description of Color Sample
Available in North America only. D&C Green No. 6 Powder is an oil-soluble powdered dye also known as Solvent Green 3. D&C Green No. 6 Powder is used in externally applied drug and cosmetics, soaps, oil-based formulations, nail lacquer remover, and fragrances. May also be safely used for coloring contact lenses and surgical sutures.
Color Sample Features
• Approved by the FDA and meets the specifications outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21 Part 74.1206, 74.2206, and 74.3206.

• This dye can be used in pre-harvest seed coatings and seed treatments as defined and regulated under 40 CFR 180.920.

• For FOOD seeds and NON-FOOD seeds.
Color Sample Properties
• Light Stability: Very good

• Oil Soluble

• Physical Appearance: Dark green powder
Color Sample Packaging
• 20 kg (44.09 lbs.), 5 kg (11.02 lbs.) and 1 kg (2.2 lbs.) boxes
Color Sample More Info
• Testing in your particular formulation is recommended.

Contact Us for a sample.

• Protect from moisture.
Not available in Europe.

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Color Sample Title
C74015 D&C Violet #2
Color Sample Subtitle
D&C Violet No. 2 Powder
Main Description of Color Sample
Available in North America only. D&C Violet No. 2 Powder is an oil-soluble powdered dye also known as Solvent Violet 13. D&C Violet No. 2 Powder is used in externally applied drug and cosmetics, soaps, oil-based formulations, nail lacquer remover, and fragrances.
Color Sample Features
• Approved by the FDA and meets the specifications outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21 Part 74.1206, 74.2602, and 74.3602.

• This dye can be used in pre-harvest seed coatings and seed treatments as defined and regulated under 40 CFR 180.920.

• For FOOD seeds and NON-FOOD seeds.

• When used in seed treatment, not to exceed 0.005% by weight of the pesticide formulation.
Color Sample Properties
• Light Stability: Very good

• Oil Soluble

• Physical Appearance: Dark violet powder
Color Sample Packaging
• 20 kg (44.09 lbs.), 5 kg (11.02 lbs.) and 1 kg (2.2 lbs.) boxes.
Color Sample More Info
• Protect from moisture.

• Testing in your particular formulation is recommended.

Contact Us for a sample.
Not available in Europe.

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