Could lactic acid help improve your application?

Lactic acid and its derivatives give you one thing above all else – versatility. This equates to multiple benefits across a broad range of applications - including the surfanctant industry.

Specifically, lactic acid is an ideal base catalyst killer/quencher in the ethoxylation processes. It’s highly soluble in surfactants compared to other acids used in this process; while the resultant salts have no odor, or skin irritation, while also acting as an integral humectant.

Multipurpose lactic acid applications

The versatility and biobased profile of our lactic acids make them excellent building blocks for the development of improved formulations and processes. Why not see for yourself?

How could lactic acid benefit your application?

  • Excellent pH regulation and buffering
  • Antimicrobial efficacy
  • Humectancy
  • Chelation and descaling
  • Natural and non-toxic
  • High solubility of salts
  • Biodegradability.