Food, Pharmaceutical and Cosmetics Ingredient Supply

Cathay Industries manufactures and supplies a complete range of food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic ingredients, additives, flavours, colours, preservatives and more.

Contact Cathay Industries for enquiries, product information and custom solutions, or learn more about our range of:

Food, Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Colours

Cathay Industries is a total colour solutions provider across all industries, including foods, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics. The colour solutions we bring to these areas include a varied selection of oxides, dyes, pigments and dispersions for all food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic manufacturing requirements.

CathayPure Synthetic high purity iron oxides
ExaCert FDA certified dyes and pigments
ExaCol Water soluble powder dyes
ExaGran Water soluble granular dyes
ExaLake Water insoluble pigments
ExaNat Natural colours
ExaSperse Dispersed dyes or pigments

If nothing in our standard range is ideal for your requirements, simply get in touch with your nearest Cathay Industries branch, and we’ll help you find the perfect answer or custom colour solution.


These synthetic high purity iron oxides have been developed specially for food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic applications, and...


Cathay’s ExaCert colours are available as water soluble dyes, granules and insoluble lakes. All ExaCert colours in all formats have...


The ExaCol colours are water soluble powder dyes for use in varied food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic applications. To assist in their application...


Water soluble granular food dyes, produced to meet the requirements of the food, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics industries...


Cathay’s ExaLake range consists of water insoluble food colours, intended to colour by dispersion rather than dissolution, in either liquid or powder form...


ExaNat is Cathay’s range of natural colours, high purity iron oxides and extracts, designed to meet the ever-developing need for...


Liquid blends produced by ExaCol or ExaGran or ExaLake dyes, these ExaSperse solutions are soluble in aqueous applications...

Food Products

Through our own manufacturing facilities and expansive range of agencies and subsidiaries, Cathay Industries has become one of Australia’s most capable suppliers of food ingredients, additives and preservatives. Our range includes a wide variety of single or multifunctional chemicals, blends and ingredients.

Contact Cathay Industries for detailed product information, and all other enquiries regarding our range of:

  • Acidulants
  • Anti-caking agents
  • Antifoaming agents
  • Antioxidants
  • Bulking agents
  • Emulsifiers
  • Flavour enhancers
  • Mineral salts
  • Preservatives
  • Stabilisers
  • Starches
  • Thickeners
  • Vitamins and minerals
  • Specialty food ingredients, additives, preservatives, flavours, colours and more

Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Products

A number of pharmaceutical and cosmetics manufacturers have come to depend on the exceptional range of products, expertise and value-added services offered by Cathay Industries.

Contact Cathay Industries for a pharmaceutical, cosmetic and food ingredient supplier, more specific product information and all enquiries regarding our range of pharmaceutical and cosmetic additives, preservatives, raw materials and specialty ingredients, including:

  • Acidulants
  • Antioxidants
  • Emulsifiers
  • Plant extracts such as unsaponifiables
  • Preservatives
  • Vitamins and minerals
  • and other high quality raw materials