Spectrablend TFN

Titanium Free Natural

As France looks poised to ban titanium dioxide by the end of 2018, the government has praised “pioneering” manufacturers for voluntarily removing the coloring from food products.

“We want to ban the use of this food additive in France by the end of the year,” Secretary of State 
to the Minister for the Ecological and Solidarity Transition, Brune Poirson, told French national 
Le Parisien earlier this year.

French policymakers have already prepared 
an amendment to the draft law as part of the General States of the Food Industry that allows 
it, “if necessary,” to ban titanium dioxide and 
its use in food by the end of 2018.

Sensient Pharmaceuticals has been following this global shift away from titanium dioxide very closely over the years and innovating for nutraceutical and pharmaceutical manufacturers interested in cleaner ingredient alternatives. With this, we have developed Spectrablend TFN–Titanium Free Natural–for brands that want to remove TiO2 from their label. This premium, cost-effective coating system provides natural opacity in a mineral free coating system. By offering bright, vivid colors in tablet applications through opacifying agents, a simple, clean label can be achieved with comparable cost in use to the traditional titanium dioxide coating.


  • Applications
  • Tablets
  • Advantages
  • Clean label
  • Calcium carbonate free
  • No flavor impact
  • Heat and light stable
  • All natural
  • Kosher and Halal
  • GMO free
  • Mineral free
  • Allergen free
  • Easy cleaning – no mineral residue