CAS Number: 50-21-5 or 79-33-4

E-Number: E270

EC Number: 200-018-0

Mol. Formula: C3H6O3

Pack Sizes

25kg bag, 1200kg IBC

25 Kilo Bag Option for Lactic Acid 1200 Kilo IBC Option for Lactic Acid

What is Lactic Acid?

Lactic Acid is a staple in various products within food, pharmaceutical, beverage and even some industrial cleaning applications. More "natural" sources include most lactose-based items such as cheeses, kefir and many more, but also manufactured artificially.

Lactic Acid is a staple within countless businesses in food, drink, pharmaceuticals and beyond. Whether this is within alcohol in the production of "Belgian-Style" beers or to reduce sharpness in wines, you can find this as a common addition. Typical food applications include as a preservative, flavouring and curing agent, controlling bacteria and preserving flavours while reducing sodium content.

These are just some of the many applications available for this product. Lactic Acid is available in two primary forms - an 80% solution or a 60% powder. It is a colourless solution or a white powder.

There are two primary routes to create Lactic Acid: Bacterial Fermentation and Chemical Synthesis. Manufacturing data in 2009 shows that bacterial fermentation produced between 70-90% of all Lactic Acid. However, it is less efficient on an industrial scale. The Chemical Production Method is created by causing a reaction between several chemicals, forming a base for purification, drying and packaging where required.

Lactic Acid at Kilo Ltd.

Through all of the applications within the vast industry applications, Lactic Acid has become a fulcrum of many products. Here at Kilo, we work alongside market leaders in the manufacturing of Lactic Acid to provide us with all of the attributes to lead the pack in supplying to the UK with ease.

Our partners match our values here at Kilo to supply our customers with the best product at the best price. These benefits are passed down the supply chain for the best possible end product and service viable.

With all of this information, Kilo focuses on providing products that match our values of quality and integrity. Being a leading supplier, we provide the best ingredients available. As a result, we are a critical source to providing the nation with its needs; our highly accredited supply assures our customers that they will receive the right product.

So if the information helps and you would like further details or perhaps pricing on your next order, Kilo is happy to oblige. Contact us today and discover how we can help you supply the nation with critical ingredients. Feel free to call 01384 293 222 or email using one of the buttons to the right of the text for further assistance.

Industry Applications

Foods | Cereals, Confectionery, Dairy, Baked Goods, Ice Creams, Fruits
Beverages | Fruit Juices, Alcoholic Beverages, Carbonated Drinks, Flavoured Water
Pharmaceutical | Food Supplements, Medicines
Industrial | Industrial Cleaners, Surface Care


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.