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777 East Wisconsin Avenue

Milwaukee, WI 53202-5304

United States

Phone: 414-271-6755

Fax: 414-347-4795

Sensient Technologies Corporation operates as a manufacturer and marketer of colors, flavors, and fragrances worldwide. The company develops specialty food and beverage systems, cosmetic and pharmaceutical systems, inkjet and specialty inks and colors, and other specialty and fine chemicals. The company’s customers include major international manufacturers representing various brands. Its principal products include flavors, flavor enhancers, and bionutrients; fragrances and aroma chemicals; dehydrated vegetables and other food ingredients; natural and synthetic food and beverage colors; cosmetic and pharmaceutical colors and additives; and technical colors, inkjet colors and inks, and specialty dyes and pigments. Segments The company operates through two segments, Flavors & Fragrances Group and Color Group. Its other category includes Asia Pacific Group, China Group, and Flavors Central & South America Group. Flavors & Fragrances Group This segment operates as a developer, manufacturer, and supplier of flavor and fragrance systems for the food, beverage, pharmaceutical, personal care, and household-products industries worldwide. The company’s flavor formulations are used in majority of the consumer products. Under the unified brand names of Sensient Flavors, Sensient Natural Ingredients and Sensient Fragrances, this segment is a supplier to multinational companies. This segment produces flavor and fragrance products that impart a desired taste, texture, aroma and/or other characteristics to a range of consumer and other products. This segment includes the company’s dehydrated flavors business, which produces ingredients for food processors. The main products of this segment are systems products, including flavor-delivery systems, and compounded and blended products. In addition, this segment has positions in selected ingredient products, such as essential oils, natural and synthetic flavors, and aroma chemicals. This segment serves food and non-food industries. In food industries, markets include savory, beverage, dairy, confectionery and bakery flavors. In non-food industries, this segment supplies fragrance products to the personal and home-care markets and supplies flavor products to the pharmaceuticals market. Operating through its Sensient Natural Ingredients business, the company produces dehydrated onion and garlic products in the United States. The company is also a producer and distributor of chili powder, paprika, chili pepper and dehydrated vegetables, such as parsley, celery, and spinach. Domestically, the company sells dehydrated products to food manufacturers for use as ingredients and also for repackaging under private labels for sale to the retail market and to the food service industry. In addition, Sensient Natural Ingredients is a dehydrator of specialty vegetables in Europe and it has a improving presence in China. This segment operates principally through the company’s subsidiaries, such as Sensient Flavors LLC and Sensient Natural Ingredients LLC. Color Group This segment is a developer, manufacturer, and supplier of colors for businesses worldwide. The company provides natural and synthetic color systems for use in foods, beverages and pharmaceuticals; colors and other ingredients for cosmetics and pharmaceuticals; and technical colors for industrial applications and digital imaging. The company produces synthetic and natural colors, and manufactures certified food colors. The company sells its synthetic and natural colors to domestic and international producers of beverages, bakery products, processed foods, confections, pet foods, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. The company also makes industrial colors, inkjet inks and other dyes and pigments used in various non-food applications. This segment operates principally through the company’s subsidiary, Sensient Colors LLC. This segment operates under various trade names, such as Sensient Food Colors (food and beverage colors); Sensient Pharmaceutical Coating Systems (pharmaceutical colors and coatings); Sensient Cosmetic Technologies (cosmetic colors and ingredients and systems); and Sensient Industrial Colors (including paper colors; industrial colors for plastics, leather, wood stains, antifreeze and other uses; inkjet colors and inks; specialty inks; and display imaging). Asia Pacific and China Groups The Asia Pacific Group and the China Group focus on marketing the company’s product line in the Pacific Rim under the Sensient name. Through these operations, the company offers a range of products from its Flavors & Fragrances Group and Color Group, as well as products developed by regional technical teams to appeal to local preferences. The Asia Pacific Group maintains offices for research and development, as well as sales, in India, Indonesia, Korea, Singapore and Thailand. Flavors Central & South America Group This segment develops, manufactures, and supplies flavor systems to a range of customers across the region, primarily in the food and beverage markets. This segment maintains sales in offices in multiple Central and South American countries. Research and Development The company’s expenditures for research and development related to continuing operations were $34.5 million in 2013. Regulation The production, packaging, labeling, and distribution of certain of the products of the company in the U.S. are subject to the regulations of various federal, state, and local governmental agencies, in particular the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. History Sensient Technologies Corporation was founded in 1882. The company was incorporated in 1882 in Wisconsin.


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