CAS Number: 87-59-4 or 526-83-0

E-Number: E334

EC Number: ---

Mol. Formula: C4H6O6

Pack Sizes


25 Kilo Bag Option for Tartaric Acid

What is Tartaric Acid?

Tartaric Acid is a naturally occurring organic acid found in many fruits, such as grapes. It is a white, crystalline substance with a sour taste. This product is in food, beverage, pharmaceutical and industrial applications. Tartaric Acid is commonly used as an acidulant in the food and beverage industry, particularly in the production of wine, where it helps to stabilize both the colour and flavour of the wine. It is also used as an ingredient in baking powders to help with leavening and as a flavour enhancer in soft drinks, fruit juices, and confectionery products.

Manufacturing Tartaric Acid occurs by the oxidation of wine or grape juice, resulting in the formation of crude Tartaric Acid. This form of Tartaric Acid is then purified through a series of processes that involve filtration, precipitation, and recrystallization, resulting in pure Tartaric Acid. Tartaric Acid can also be produced synthetically by reacting maleic anhydride with water, followed by hydrolysis, resulting in the formation of Tartaric Acid.

Food and Beverage manufacturers use it as an acidulant, flavouring agent, and preservative. Tartaric Acid is often used in wine production and other fermented beverages to adjust the acidity levels and enhance flavour. It is also used in baking powder to help the dough rise and create a fluffy texture. Additionally, Tartaric Acid can be found in some candies and fruit-flavoured soft drinks to cause a sour taste.

Tartaric Acid is also within the pharmaceutical industry as an agent for separate compounds and in effervescent tablets to release carbon dioxide gas when dissolved in water. In the cosmetic industry, Tartaric Acid is an ingredient in skincare products to help exfoliate the skin and improve texture. Industrial applications of Tartaric Acid include the production of tanning agents, mordants for dyeing, and some detergents.

Tartaric Acid at Kilo Ltd.

Tartaric Acid has a wide range of applications and varying quality levels that can affect its effectiveness in the market. At Kilo, we're dedicated to supplying high-quality Tartaric Acid that can meet the needs of most industries and provide you with a solid foundation for production and more.

We're BRC accredited and SEDEX registered. We also strive to vet our manufacturing partners to the same strict standards we hold ourselves to. This commitment lets us provide peace of mind knowing you're getting the best quality product.

We understand that our customers have varying needs. As such, we offer flexible options from 25kg to pallet lots and beyond. Whether you're in the NPD phase or have already started production, we can help you maintain the same standard as you grow your business, regardless of your location in the UK and Ireland. If you need more information, pricing, or anything else, please don't hesitate to contact us. You can call us at 01384 293 222 or use the buttons on this page or our contact page to reach us, and we'll be happy to assist you.

Industry Applications

Foods | Baking Powders, Confectionary
Beverage | Soft Drinks, Fruit Juices
Pharmaceutical | Cough Syrups, Medicines
Industrial | Metal Cleaning, Fertilizers

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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.