CAS Number: 4075-81-4

E-Number: E282

EC Number: 223-795-8

Mol. Formula: C6H10CaO4

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25 Kilo Bag Options for Calcium Propionate

What is Calcium Propionate?

Calcium Propionate (sometimes known as Calcium Propanoate) is a white solid and a calcium salt of propionic acid (propanoic acid). It is a common preservative used in a range of products throughout many industries.

Manufacturers combine calcium hydroxide and propionic acid to create Calcium Propionate. This reaction creates a white solid, which is milled traditionally into a powder or granular item for sale.

The central aspect of Calcium Propionate is that it is a highly safe and efficient shelf-life extender and mould inhibitor. Propionates are well known as a product that prevents microbes from producing the energy they need to survive and thrive. Calcium Propionate isn't toxic as it is a means of inhibition rather than killing microbes.

As Calcium Propionate is an additive and shelf-life extender, you can find it in countless food, beverage, and industrial businesses. Applications include a range of baked goods (bread, pastry, muffins), cheeses, powdered milk, yoghurt, carbonated drinks, fruit juices, beers, wine and a large variety of processed meats, to name a few.

Calcium Propionate at Kilo Ltd.

Kilo Ltd is a quality supplier of Calcium Propionate from vetted sources. We deliver this to customers throughout the UK and Ireland direct to your door. With as small as 25 kg available, we aim to suit your needs.

We traditionally stock the granular type on-site (as it is the most common) but also work with sources on a powder type - all to provide you with a flexible route to suit your manufacturing needs.

As such, if you would like information, pricing, specifications or anything else, Kilo are here to help. We are available via email, using the buttons on our website or by calling 01384 293 222 - we are happy to help where possible.

Industry Applications

Foods | Baby Food, Bakery, Cereals, Snacks, Confectionery, Dairy, Ready Meals, Instant Food, Sauces/Dressings
Beverage | Alcohol, Juices, Sports Drinks, Flavoured Water, Carbonated Drinks
Pharmaceutical | Medicine, Mineral Source, pH Agent
Personal Care | Deodorants, Hair Care, Skin Care, Soaps, Oral Care
Industrial | Fertilizers, Paper Manufacture, Fire Protection, Cleaning Chemicals

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This information is provided as a guide and is by no means legally binding. Suggestions on dosage rates, specific applications and anything else related to detailed quality information can be provided by our quality team or requested directly to our manufacturer.