Louisville, KY-based DDW “The Color House” has opened its second food ingredients manufacturing site in Louisville. Located next to the company’s global support center on Spring Street and near its caramel color operation and U.S. subsidiary on Payne Street, the facility will produce specialty colorings for food and beverage companies in North America.

The state-of-the-art facility will produce DDW’s new EmulsiTech color emulsions. Using cutting-edge emulsion technology, DDW converts oil-soluble sources, such as beta-carotene and paprika, into water dispersible form, making them suitable for coloring numerous foods, including baked goods and confections. In addition to manufacturing, the facility also houses a pilot plant, cold storage and offices.

“The new site enables DDW to produce an even broader portfolio of food coloring in the yellow, orange and red spectrum for customers,” says Elaine Gravatte, president and COO. “The opening of a natural color manufacturing site in Ireland back in April also speaks to our continued momentum as we celebrate our company’s 150-year anniversary.”