Lactic Acid (Food & BPR Grades)

Airedale Chemical Lactic Acid is available in both Food and BPR grade materials.

Originally refined by the Swedish chemical Carl Wilhelm Scheele in 1780 from sour milk. It is widely used as an acidulant within foods and beverages that require an edible non-volatile acid and also as a descaler within the manufacturing and formulating of detergents.

An aqueous colourless solution of slightly yellow colouring. Airedale Chemical are Lactic Acid suppliers, we distribute BPR grade lactic acid at 80% concentration and can supply food grade lactic acid through our sister company Rigest.

If you are looking to buy lactic acid, we are able to facilitate orders in 25L, 200L drums and 1000L IBCs up to bulk transfer. Discuss your requirements with our expert team. Alternatively, if you would like more detailed information product and safety handling information, request our lactic acid MSDS.


Grade: Food,BPR

Strength: 80%

This product is available in the following sizes

  • 25L Drum
  • 200L Drum
  • Bulk Transfer


Detergent & Cleaning

Good descaler, soap-scum remover, and a registered anti-bacterial agent

Economically beneficial as well as part of a trend toward environmentally safer and natural ingredients

Food & Beverage

Primarily found in sour milk, yoghurts, sourdough and koumiss. Lactic acid is used as an ingredient in processed foods and is also used as a decontaminant during meat processing. The application of lactic acid in the meat, poultry, and fish industries is mainly to enhance flavours and to increase shelf life through controlling the growth of pathogenic microorganisms in food
Acidity regulator in beer brewing operations.

The widespread usage of Lactic Acid in the food industry is due to its classification as GRAS (Generally Regarded as Safe).

Dairy & Farming

Lactic Acid plays a large role in the preparation of fermented dairy products.


The primary functions for the pharmaceutical applications are pH-regulation, chiral intermediate and metal sequestration and as a natural body constituent in pharmaceutical products.

Lactic acid is also applied in metal preparation for surgical sutures, tablets, and controlled systems of drug deliver. Lactic acid is a valuable component in biomaterials such as resorbs able screws, sutures and medical devices.

Personal Care

Lactic Acid has a variety of applications within the cosmetics industry. Its uses include pH regulation, use as a skin-lightening and skin-rejuvenating agent, moisturiser, anti-acne and anti-tartar agent as well as a humectant.

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