Acidulants

Understanding Acidulants

We work in partnership with you to develop the right formulation for your products and start by getting to know your product range and unique processes. We then bring together our chemists and engineers to formulate and develop the right solution for your needs.

Applying ingredients

Whether you need to reformulate an existing recipe or want to create a new product to meet consumers’ ever-changing demands, we work in close collaboration with your team to understand your unique challenges and the product characteristics you want to achieve.

Research & Development

Whether you need to reformulate an existing recipe or want to create a new product to meet consumers’ ever-changing demands, we work in close collaboration with your team to understand your unique challenges and the product characteristics you want to achieve.

We understand your challenges:

1. How can we improve taste and increase tart flavours in your product range?

2. How can we offer low-cost, high-quality acidulant solutions?

3. How can we reduce your pH levels across your product range?

Get in touch if you need help with your acidulant applications.



Explore our acidulant know-how

Citric acid is the most widely used organic acid in foods, beverages, pharmaceuticals and technical applications. It can be used to add a ‘sour’ taste to products in your food and beverage portfolio.

Fumaric acid has an intense, acidic sour taste. A synthetically formulated acidulant, fumaric acid provides pH reduction across your product range.

Malic acid has a clean, smooth taste, and persistent sourness, allowing it to be blended with multiple food acids, sugars, high intensity sweeteners and flavours to create unique taste experiences.

Potassium citrate is used in foods, beverages, and technical applications as a buffering, sequestering or emulsifying agent. It usually replaces sodium citrate when low sodium content is desired.

Sodium citrate enhances the quality and stability of foods and beverages in most product portfolios. It has a broad buffer range, and is versatile enough to use in a range of applications.

Acidulants can be used in your beverage product portfolio to improve taste and acidity levels. We can help you to enhance fruit flavours and mask the aftertaste of some salts and low-calorie sweeteners in your beverage formulations.

Ideal for use in confectionery, acidulants can add a prolonged tartness to hard, soft and sugar-free candies, as well as chewing gum.

Acidulants can be used as an emulsifying salt in processed cheese.

Acidulants can be used in a range of cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and personal care products.

Acidulants can be used in a variety of industrial applications including unsaturated polyester resins, alkyd resins, printing inks, and paper manufacture.

Acidulants’ blending and fixative abilities make them ideal for use as a bulking and buffering ingredient across a range of animal feed products.

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