About Euteca

The European Technical Caramel Association (EUTECA) has represented the caramel colour industry in the EU since 1985.

Over the years, EUTECA’s mission is to improve general knowledge about caramel colour and its benefits, and to deliver factual information about caramel colour to European authorities and the general public.

Our activities

Since its onset, EUTECA has closely followed legislative developments affecting Caramel Colour at the EU level and in other international bodies such as the Codex Alimentarius.

Moreover, EUTECA provides a forum for its members to discuss and exchange information about technical and scientific matters of common interest which affect or might affect the production or use of Caramel Colour.

EUTECA is a member of EU Specialty Food Ingredients and maintains a liaison with other trade associations such as the International Technical Caramel Association (ITCA) and FoodDrinkEurope.

Our members

Coca Cola Services

Coca‐Cola Services NV/SA covers marketing and brand activation activities for the Benelux and host a number of departments providing services across Europe. Our office includes a plant where our technical associates work on product ‐, equipment ‐ and packaging development and quality control for many countries beyond Europe.



The Colour House: Mother Nature supplies the raw materials while DDW adds over 150 years of colouring expertise. It’s a partnership that offers a complete range of natural colours, colouring foods, caramel colours, and burnt sugars. Our innovation and applications teams are constantly evaluating new technologies and sources as well as testing ways to improve colour stability. Founded in 1865, DDW now operates ten natural colour manufacturing facilities on five continents. We leverage our colour expertise and strategic global locations to deliver innovative solutions to leading food and beverage companies around the world.


Nigay company

Producer of potato starch and glucose syrups in its early stages, NIGAY moved into the caramel industry in 1973. The family‐run business is specialized in the production of caramels used in many forms by artisans and food industries: aromatic caramels, caramel colours, burnt sugars and caramel specialties. Focused on human values and driven by their profession, Henri and Yves Nigay lead a team of more than 250 people on 2 sites. They are dedicated to building on Nigay's caramel expertise, creating a legacy for generations to come. Within this context, the company has been committed for many years to a continuous improvement process in quality, safety, environment, energy and wellbeing at work.



Oterra is the largest provider of naturally sourced colors worldwide. Since our first color launch in 1876, we’ve utilized the power of nature’s true colors and championed that natural is best. We continue to share our unrivalled expertise in colors for food, beverage, dietary supplements and pet food to help manufacturers bring appealing products to consumers around the world. And we continue to empower our partners to meet demand for safe, sustainable and natural food on our journey together towards natural.



PepsiCo products are enjoyed by consumers more than one billion times a day across 200+ global markets. PepsiCo generated more than $64 billion in net revenue in 2018, driven by a food and beverage portfolio that includes Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Quaker and Tropicana. Guiding PepsiCo is our vision to Be the Global Leader in Convenient Foods and Beverages by Winning with Purpose.


Royal Buisman

Royal Buisman is market leader in the field of (naturally) caramelised sugars and caramels, which the food industry uses in bread, coffees, brownies, soups and sauces. Our ingredients strengthen the colour and flavour of your product. We will help you develop your own signature, allowing your product to distinguish itself and become more attractive.



For more than 140 years, Sethness Roquette is devoted to nurturing excellence in the Caramels production. With a large selection of Caramel Colors, Burnt Sugars, Aromatic Caramels, and Caramelized Sugar Syrups, we strive to support our customers in today and tomorrow’s challenges (Innovative tastes and textures, certified organic, clean & clear labelling…). With manufacturing capabilities across the globe and a highly trained international sales network, Sethness Roquette is able to support you anywhere, anytime.



The “ Spezialzucker-Raffinerie Lage GmbH & Co. Betriebs-KG” is a production plant of the shareholder Pfeifer & Langen GmbH & Co. KG, Cologne and the Zuckerhandelsunion GmbH, Berlin. In 1975, the plant was built to produce about 80,000 t of liquid sugars. That means the production of dissolved sucrose, invert sugar syrup and mixed syrup.In 1985, the production of burnt sugar and caramel color went into operation. The dissolved sucrose, the invert sugar syrup and the burnt sugar are available in organic quality. 20 employees work throughout the year.



Südzucker is one of the most significant food industry companies. In the traditional sugar business, the group is Europe’s number one supplier of sugar products. The special products segment conducts business in highgrowth dynamic markets. The CropEnergies segment is responsible for the bioethanol activities in Germany, Belgium, France and Great Britain. The group’s fruit segment operates globally.



The SYFIC is the French Caramel Ingredients association. Formely called « the French caramel colours association “SFFCC” », the association becomes in 2018 “SYFIC” to include all the ingredients caramels : caramel colours, aromatic caramels, burnt sugars, and caramel specialities. Its membership comprises the manufacturers of caramel ingredients located in France : METAROM NIGAY PECNER SETHNESS‐ROQUETTE. Caramel ingredients users can also become SYFIC members. SYFIC is a member of USIPA, the French starch producers association.