Formic Acid

Airedale Chemical Formic Acid has the formula HCOOH and is commonly used as a perseverative and antibacterial agent in livestock feed.

Airedale Chemical Formic Acid is a colourless liquid with a pungent odour and a boiling point of 102°C to 106°C. As a highly efficient organic chemical, formic acid has a wide variety of applications across industries from Agrochemical to Textiles.

At Airedale Chemical, we are leading formic acid suppliers from our IS09001 accredited manufacturing plant. Airedale Chemical Formic Acid is available in 25L drums 200L drums, 1000L IBCs as well as bulk transfer. Our distribution network covers the United Kingdom, Ireland and the EU.

If you would like to buy Formic Acid, click enquire now or ring our team to discuss your requirements. Alternatively, if you would like more detailed product information as well as safety precautions and handling information, request our Formic Acid MSDS.

Grade: TECH

This product is available in the following sizes

  • 25L Drum
  • 200L Drum
  • Bulk Transfer


Detergent & Cleaning

Formic acid is also used in place of mineral acids for various cleaning products, such as lime scale remover and toilet bowl cleaner

In home care, industrial and institutional cleaning, formic acid is a powerful descaler as well as a valuable biocide in many cleaning applications.


The pharmaceutical industry uses formic acid in the production of various active pharmaceutical ingredients.

Oil & Gas

It is also used to adjust pH values in flue gas desulfurization, latex coagulation and other applications.

In oil field applications it helps to dissolve calcium carbonate.

Potassium formate, a salt of formic acid, also helps with well drilling and completion in the oil field industry.

Pet Care & Feeds

A preservative and antibacterial agent in livestock feed. In Europe, applied on silage  to promote the fermentation of lactic acid and to suppress the formation of butyric acid

Plastics & Polymers

Use as a coagulant in the production of rubber


In the production of leather, including tanning and in dyeing and finishing of textile because of its acidic nature. Formic acid also acts as a neutralising agent and pH adjuster in textile processing.


In the agrochemical industry, Formic Acid is used widely as a preservation agent for silage. Formic acid is readily biodegradable and decomposes after use as an ensiling agent.

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