Overview: What is Mono Calcium Phosphate?
Mono Calcium Phosphate (MCP) is an inorganic product sold as a white powder. It is a common leavening agent with other names such as Calcium Acid Phosphate.
The manufacture of MCP occurs most commonly by treating Calcium Hydroxide (or a range of other calcium compounds) with Phosphoric Acid. The result is a material of relatively high purity, as required by some applications that commonly use Mono Calcium Phosphate. From this, the product is sieved, milled and further tested to ensure quality in both the physical and purity levels.
Monocalcium Phosphate is a common leavening agent, as previously mentioned, and also an addition to fertilizers primarily. These main applications make it a powerful and key addition to countless manufacturers.
There are two application groups for Mono Calcium Phosphate, its application in fertilizers and as a leavening agent in food applications also. In terms of leavening agents, most baking powders, self-raising flours and many more. It is usually combined with Sodium Bicarbonate to create carbon dioxide. This creates pockets of air and results in the raising of bread, cakes, pancakes and other products (sometimes used with SAPP). The other application is within the production of fertilizer. MCP is used within superphosphate fertilizers as a mean to provide both the calcium and phosphorous that are both key requirements within many soils.
Mono Calcium Phosphate at Kilo Ltd.
As a result of this information, Mono Calcium Phosphate is a powerful tool for many businesses throughout the UK and Ireland. As a trusted, accredited and experienced supplier, we can provide Mono Calcium Phosphate to your door with competitive prices, quality stock and a focus to assist our customers.
We back this up with a BRC accreditation and SEDEX Certification, all to ensure we don't compromise on the quality of the product we supply to you. We supply MCP in 25 kg packs and can provide from a single bag up to pallet lots and more, all to meet your requirements easily.
Hopefully, our information is of use in providing an overview of Mono Calcium Phosphate and how businesses may be able to utilize it. If you require pricing, further details or anything in between Kilo is always happy to help where possible. Feel free to get in touch today using the buttons on the website, via email or by telephone on 01384 293 222.
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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.