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Potassium Lactate

Potassium Lactate in Tradeasia

IUPAC Name

potassium; 2-hydroxypropanoate

Cas Number

996-31-6

HS Code

2918.11.00

Formula

C3H5KO3

Basic Info

Appearance

Clear, Colorless Liquid

Common Names

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Packaging

600 @ 25 kg Drum, 15 MT / 20'FCL

Brief Overview
Potassium lactate is a liquid product that has an E number of “E326". It is the potassium salt of lactic acid, and usually consists of 60% solids. Potassium Lactate blends are commonly used in the food industry, especially in meat and poultry products to extend shelf life and increase food safety. 

Manufacturing Process
It is produced by neutralizing lactic acid which is fermented from a sugar source.

Food Industry
Potassium lactate is used in meat and poultry products to retain the freshness of meat products. It also serves as an antioxidant synergistic agent which restrains pathogens in food production and extend the shelf life of food. Used as a food flavoring agent, emulsifier, pH regulator, flavoring.

Others
It is used as an extinguishing media in the First Alert Tundra fire extinguishers.

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