Lactic Acid

Lactic acid, CH3CH(OH)COOH, is a syrupy liquid consisting of a mixture of lactic acid and lactic acid lactate.

CAS number

  • 79-33-4

Typical Uses

  • Used in food and drink, pharmaceuticals, personal care products, in the manufacture of cleaning agents and detergents. 
  • Used widely for its de-scaling properties it is a key ingredient in industrial and household descaling cleaners. A popular choice due to being more economical and environmentally friendly than its alternatives.


  • 80% Food grade

Other names

2-Hydroxypropanoic acid; E270


  • Syrupy liquid
  • A mixture of lactic acid and lactic acid lactate.

Packaging Types

  • IBC

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