Lactic acids for biobased polymer designs

Our portfolio of lactic acids and their derivatives are extremely versatile – their multiple benefits have been proven across a broad range of applications.

What does lactic acid do?

The biobased profile of lactic acids forms excellent building blocks in the development of polymer designs.

This can help improve formulations and processes in the development of high-performance products, with the surfactant industry being one sector where these polymer designs are attracting significant interest.

So, how does it work? Lactic acid is an ideal base catalyst killer/quencher in the ethoxylation processes. Compared to other acids typically used during surfactant production, it is highly soluble. The resultant salts also have no odor and do not cause skin irritations, while also acting as an integral humectant.


How could lactic acid benefit your application?

  • Excellent pH regulation and buffering

  • Antimicrobial efficacy

  • Humectancy

  • Chelation and descaling capability

  • Natural and non-toxic status

  • High solubility of salts

  • Biodegradability

For more information on how Corbio's biobased polymer design expertise could benefit your business, contact us today.

Lactic acids for biobased polymer designs

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