Research & Development

Where curiosity meets the rigors of excellence.

At the heart of Sensient’s capabilities is our world-class Research and Development department. It’s where we perfect and evolve our technologies, peer into the future of consumer desires and advance taste science in all its aspects.

Staffed by experienced flavorists, color specialists and application technologists, our innovative team of experienced PhD and MS scientists continuously research, develop and employ new food technologies and novel ingredients to fuel your company’s growth and inspiration.

Creative culinary solutions

Our culinary team is made up of industry experts who identify cooking trends then create “gold standard” flavor profiles to bring those trends to life. They collaborate with all technical units to bring culinary innovation across markets.

Advanced sensory analysis

Our sensory evaluation laboratories are located throughout the world, featuring world-class tasting booths and computerized data collection services. Internal and external panels offer multi-dimensional flavor matching assessment, ingredient substitution and more.


Our ongoing research and forecasting programs predict industry food and beverage trends unavailable anywhere else to assist you in achieving your short-term and long-term product launch goals.

Consumer insights

Our consumer insights team tracks, identifies and predicts up-and-coming consumer trends, providing key insights and predictions to help food and beverage manufacturers discover opportunities to offer new taste experiences.


Applications brings together the breadth of expertise at Sensient to create the best total taste solutions for your products.

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