Kilo Ltd - What is Sodium Benzoate


CAS Number: 532-32-1

E-Number: E211


Pack Sizes

25kg (1250kg Pallets)

25 Kilo Plastic Bag Options


Sodium Benzoate is a white, odourless powder or dust free granule. As the name may suggest it is a sodium salt of Benzoic Acid. Its main and most common application is as a preserving agent in countless industries and products. As it is not naturally occurring, its closest form is as Benzoic Acid – there are a number of chemical reactions created in order to create it. To manufacture Sodium Benzoate, it is most commonly a result of reactions between Sodium Hydroxide (Caustic Soda) and Benzoic Acid. The resulting precipitate is Sodium Benzoate.

As a product, it is commonly used as a preserving agent in a wide array of products in just as wide a range of industries. Its preservation properties occur by supplying Benzoic Acid into the final product. This causes a reduction in the pH – usually to 5 or below. This drop inhibits the growth and survivability of the microbes that can make a range of products spoil and turn.

The most common industries that use this are the food, beverage and cosmetic industries. Some of their products that use Sodium Benzoate include salad dressings, jams, carbonated drinks, fruit juices and moisturisers. There are far more that use them but countless cosmetics applications add benzoate for an additional benefit – when combined with other items and chemicals, Sodium Benzoate can provide dermal benefits. Beyond these common industries, Sodium Benzoate is used in medicines to reduce ammonia levels and aid with breathing and headache issues when combined with other products. More unconventional items include within fireworks. Benzoate can also be used as part of a “whistling mix” that provides a noise when ignited.

We work with a number of market leaders in Sodium Benzoate – providing this to our portfolio of manufacturers and traders throughout the UK and Ireland. We can supply as little as 25kg up to pallet lots and beyond. All of this direct to your site of choice.

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Disclaimer:

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.