Sodium Benzoate

Appearance & Form

Solid – A white or colourless crystalline powder with no distinguishing odour.

Solution – A colourless or clear liquid solution with no distinguishing odour


Airedale Chemical Sodium Benzoate holds the formula NaC7H5O2 and is widely used as a food preservative with the E number E211.


Airedale Chemical Sodium Benzoate has a variety of uses within varying industries as follows:

  • Preservative – As a food additive, Airedale Chemical Sodium Benzoate has the E number E211. It is bacteriostatic and fungi static under acidic conditions. Most widely used in acidic foods such as salad dressings, carbonated drinks, jams and fruit juices, pickles and condiments.
  • Used as a preservative in medicines and cosmetics.
  • Pharmaceutical applications – used as a treatment for urea cycle disorders
  • Sodium benzoate is also used in fireworks as a fuel in whistle mix

Technical Details

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This product is available in the following sizes

  • 25L Drum
  • 200L Drum
  • Bulk Transfer
  • 25kg Bag Solid/Powder only chemicals


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