Glacial Acetic Acid

Although most consumers are unfamiliar with acetic acid, they are extremely aware if its diluted form, vinegar, which is 4-8% acetic acid by volume. The term “glacial” is indicative of acetic acid in its anhydrous form. The word “acetic” is derived from the Latin word acetum, which means “vinegar.” Bell Chem, a nutritional ingredient supplier, shares the following uses for glacial acetic acid. 

  • Synthetic fibers, such as cellulose acetate and rayon, are made possible with glacial acetic acid.

  • Personal care products, including perfumes, acetone, and esters, are manufactured with acetic acid.

  • Industrial uses of glacial acetic acid include its use as a solvent in photographic film, in the preparation of dyes and inks, in transforming rubber from latex,, in the fabrication of polyvinyl acetate for wood glue, in the manufacture of substrates, in the manufacture of pesticides, in the production of white lead, and during the creation of soft drinking bottles.

  • Schools, colleges, and universities rely on glacial acetic acid as a chemical reagent and students marvel at its ability to absorb water from its environment, and to prove its acidic properties by transforming blue litmus paper into red. When mixed with sodium bicarbonate, the reaction causes a sensational amount of carbon dioxide and salt.

  • Clinical laboratories use glacial acetic acid to test blood.

  • Diluted, glacial acetic acid is used in preservation and canning of pickles and other vegetables. It is also used as a descaling agent for cleaning. Along with cleaning and canning, diluted glacial acetic acid can treat or prevent bacterial or fungal outer ear infections.

  • The distinctly sour flavor of glacial acetic acid accounts for the tang of pickles and brings the “sour” to both sourdough bread and sweet and sour chips. 

Bell Chem is a nutritional ingredient supplier based in Longwood, FL (just north of Orlando) with hundreds of products stocked in their 50,000+ square-foot warehouse, including glacial acetic acid. You can expect the highest quality products, expedited shipping options for maximum efficiency, and unrivaled personalized customer service. Let our knowledgeable and friendly customer service representatives and accounting staff handle all your needs by calling 407-339-BELL (2355) or send us an online message.

The Magic of Sipernat® 22

Many industries rely on silica as an ingredient in sealants and adhesives. Variations of specialty silica, such as Sipernat® 22, are ideal for flow (rheology) control, stabilization, and reinforcement of materials. Bell Chem, the Jacksonville ingredient supplier, stocks this versatile additive for its customers.

Industrywide, it has been noted that sticky and/or thick liquids are difficult to manipulate. Given a choice, many consumers would consider an easily flowing powder. This is a distinct possibility when Sipernat 22 is combined with the officious liquid. By absorbing liquids to create a “dry liquid”, the product that was once nearly impossible to work with is now much simpler to manipulate. Sipernat 22 is considered a porous precipitated silica ideal for many applications.

  • Since the 1930s, precipitated silica has been added to automobile tires to reinforce and improve performance. Likewise, Sipernat 22 is added to a wide array of rubber and plastic products as a filler and softener and, as a bonus, gives these products longevity.

  • The pharmaceutical industry adds Sipernat 22 as a thickener and anti-caking agent to aid in the even flow of medication and to transform liquids into powders.

  • In personal care products, Sipernat 22 is added to toothpaste to thicken the product as well as polish teeth. It also works well in detergents.

  • In adhesives and sealants, Sipernat 22 reduces caking and gives users an easy-to-use, pourable powder rather than a heavy, sticky solid to manipulate. It is often added to body repair adhesives and polyacrylate sealants. Its basic pH of 10.5 neutralizes acids and stabilizes polychloroprene adhesives.

  • Because Sipernat 22 is highly absorptive, traces of surface liquid are removed from powders when it is an ingredient. Furthermore, Sipernat 22 is hydrophobic, maintaining a distance between particles as it reduces cohesive forces.

  • Sipernat 22 works as an anti-caking agent in inorganic salts, construction chemicals, plaster, rubber, and cellulose derivatives.

  • As a carrier silica, Sipernat 22 is ideal in melamine resins, powder coatings and defoamers, and rubber and plastic additives. 

Small or large businesses can benefit from the addition of Sipernat 22 to your chemical lineup. Bell Chem is a Jacksonville ingredient supplier based in Longwood, FL (just north of Orlando) with hundreds of products stocked in their 50,000+ square-foot warehouse. You can expect the highest quality products, expedited shipping options for maximum efficiency, and unrivaled personalized customer service. Let our knowledgeable and friendly customer service representatives and accounting staff handle all your needs by calling 407-339-BELL (2355) or send us an online message.

Tricalcium Phosphate in Food Manufacturing

Many foods contain multiple ingredients to help regulate acidity, increase nutritional value, emulsify, and stabilize them. Tricalcium phosphate is one of those rare ingredients that can meet all these expectations — and more! The Orlando food ingredient supplier, Bell Chem, recommends tricalcium phosphate to its customers as a great product that benefits the human body as well.

  • Tricalcium phosphate contains the calcium salt of phosphoric acid, which gives the body both the calcium it craves for strong bones and cellular activity, and the phosphate to create the energy source ATP. Tricalcium phosphate’s most popular role is that of a nutritional supplement, and it is often added to cereals, dairy products, juices, and soy-based beverages.

  • Soy milk also takes advantage of tricalcium phosphate’s ability to add smoothness and opacity, giving soy milk a more traditional, milk-like mouthfeel and appearance. Other low-fat and reduced-fat foods and beverages take advantage of this as well.

  • The breakdown of tricalcium phosphate creates positive and negative ions, which act to regulate pH. This buffering action keeps foods such as dairy products, condiments, candy, and meat products from becoming too basic or acidic.

  • Because it is nearly insoluble in water, tricalcium phosphate works well as an anticaking agent. Powdered spices and solid drink mixes contain tricalcium phosphate for this reason.

  • As a thickener and firming agent, tricalcium phosphate adds bulk by interacting with gelling agents to stabilize foods.

  • Many condiments, such as baking powder, sugar, and table salt, find the addition of tricalcium phosphate helpful as a humectant.

  • Cheeses require a mineral salt during processing, and tricalcium phosphate can add flavor as well as nutritional value.

Bell Chem is an Orlando food ingredient supplier based in Longwood, FL (just north of Orlando) with hundreds of products, such as tricalcium phosphate, stocked in their 50,000+ square-foot warehouse. You can expect the highest quality products, expedited shipping options for maximum efficiency, and unrivaled personalized customer service. Let our knowledgeable and friendly customer service representatives and accounting staff handle all your needs by calling 407-339-BELL (2355) or send us an online message.

The Applications of Crystalline Fructose

Fructose is a monosaccharide, which is the simplest form of a carbohydrate; it is easily taken in by cells since it does not need to be broken down any further to be metabolized. A pure form of fructose,crystalline fructose is somewhat sweeter than high fructose corn syrup and significantly sweeter than table sugar. This makes crystalline fructose a good choice for use as a replacement in lower-calorie and health-conscious bakery items and snacks. Crystalline fructose and high fructose corn syrup have much in common chemically, but crystalline fructose undergoes several processing steps that purify it to at least 98% fructose compared to high fructose corn syrup’s 55% fructose to 45% glucose ratio. Bell Chem, the Central Florida Chemical supplier, stocks crystalline fructose along with many other natural sweeteners to answer the growing needs of many industries.

The most renowned areas partaking in crystalline fructose’s talents are, by far, the food and beverage industries. As the name implies, crystalline fructose has a sweet flavor and is added to foods to improve and/or maintain flavor. It also stimulates fermentation of bakery products, such as sourdough and alcoholic beverages, and retains water in breads and bakery products to prolong shelf life. Because of its crystalline structure, this sweetener is added to ice cream to improve texture as well as enhance the flavor. Within beverages, crystalline fructose has a cooling flavor and is often added to sports beverages to provide much-needed calories for athletes.

As a sweetener, crystalline fructose is a nutritional supplement in animal feed, pharmaceuticals, and personal care products because of its purity and ability to retain a high level of water without harming animals, including humans. Find this food additive at Bell Chem, the Florida chemical supplier based in Longwood, FL, just north of Orlando, with hundreds of products stocked in their 50,000+ square-foot warehouse. You can expect the highest quality products, expedited shipping options for maximum efficiency, and unrivaled personalized customer service. Let our knowledgeable and friendly customer service representatives and accounting staff handle all your needs by calling 407-339-BELL (2355) or send us an online message.

 

3 Different Uses for Phosphoric Acid

Some chemicals are versatile enough to cross industrial lines. The personal care raw materials supplier, Bell Chem, finds phosphoric acid fits this description as it can be used in the food and beverage industry, in pharmaceuticals, and in personal care manufacturing. With its simple chemical formula — H3PO4 — it has far-reaching implications. Read below for many uses of this important chemical.

  • Food production: Carbonated beverages find phosphoric acid a boon since it acidifies products with a tangy, slightly sour flavor. Cereal and breakfast bars, processed meats, cottage cheese, jams, and wines use phosphoric acid as a pH stabilizer. Because it is an acid, phosphoric acid creates and maintains an environment not conducive for the growth of bacteria and fungi.

  • Medical and pharmaceutical: The dental industry binds phosphoric acid with zinc powder to formulate a temporary dental cement for dental work such as caps and crowns. Orthodontic applications include an etching solution containing phosphoric acid to roughen teeth surfaces before brackets are adhered.

  • Personal care: Home teeth whiteners often contain phosphoric acid since it whitens teeth as it dissolves plaque. The cosmetology industry finds phosphoric acid is a fantastic pH adjuster in bath products, cleansers, hair care products including dyes and hair colorings, mouthwashes, and nail products.

Your business can undoubtedly find many uses for phosphoric acid and dozens of other chemicals from Florida’s Bell Chem. Bell Chem is a personal care raw materials supplier based in Longwood, FL with hundreds of products stocked in their 50,000+ square-foot warehouse. You can expect the highest quality products, expedited shipping options for maximum efficiency, and unrivaled personalized customer service. Let our knowledgeable and friendly customer service representatives and accounting staff handle all your needs by calling 407-339-BELL (2355) or send us an online message.

Dicalcium Phosphate in the Food Industry

Dicalcium Phosphate is a white, tasteless, microcrystalline powder that is frequently utilized in foods and beverages as a buffering agent, a dough modifier, an emulsifier, a leavening agent, a nutritional supplement, or a stabilizer. Because calcium and phosphate are important, healthful chemicals, many manufacturers add dicalcium phosphate to their list of ingredients for an impressive punch in their foods and beverages. With all these uses, the nutritional ingredient supplier, Bell Chem, finds dicalcium phosphate an important ingredient to stock for its customers.

  • The human body requires calcium and phosphorous to function properly. These chemicals play many roles in the body, including the synthesis of DNA and the building and maintenance of bones. For this reason, many food manufacturers use dicalcium phosphate as an additive to meet the public’s dietary needs.

  • Both calcium and phosphate are charged ions. This means dicalcium phosphate acts as a buffer in foods containing excess acid or base.

  • Dicalcium phosphate improves the texture of many baked foods and noodles.

  • Dicalcium phosphate sufficiently removes water from foods, keeping items fresher longer. By extending the shelf life of foods containing dicalcium phosphate, companies can save money.

  • As a leavening agent, dicalcium phosphate causes bread and bakery products to rise to a fluffier, more porous texture.

  • When added to solutes, dicalcium phosphate emulsifies and stabilizes the solvents, giving a similar amount of flavor and texture to every bite.

Purchase dicalcium phosphate and many other food additives from Bell Chem, the nutritional ingredient supplier based in Longwood, FL. You can expect the highest quality products, expedited shipping options for maximum efficiency, and unrivaled, personalized customer service. Let our knowledgeable and friendly customer service representatives and accounting staff handle all your needs by calling 407-339-BELL (2355) or send us an online message.

Utilizing Dextrose in Multiple Industries

Want a nutritional supplement with a pleasant, cooling taste that will work in dozens of food products, as well as in other industries? Dextrose is dexterous enough to fit that bill. The nutritional chemical supplier Bell Chem stocks this important supplement for use in the food and beverage, pharmaceutical, personal care, and agriculture industries.

  • Food: By far the largest user of dextrose is the food industry.

    • Bakery uses for dextrose include being used as an additive in batters, cakes, cookies, and icings.

    • Confectionary uses include candy and candy filling, caramels, chewing gum, chocolate, fudge, marshmallows, and toffees.

    • Packaged foods, such as breakfast cereals, condiments, dressings, dried fruits, fermented meats, instant tea, marinades, pickled foods, powdered foods, and seasonings all benefit from dextrose.

    • Dairy products enhanced by dextrose include both traditional and frozen desserts, creams, and milk drinks.

    • Hydrocolloid mixes that add viscosity to food products use dextrose as a flavoring.

  • Beverages: Beverage powders, beers, ciders, energy drinks, light beers, specialty beers, and wines contain dextrose.

  • Medical: Patients with high blood alcohol levels are often given 5% dextrose intravenously to correct fluid levels and counter ketoacidosis. Dextrose increases blood sugar levels for patients with low blood sugar (below 70 mg/dL). Given with amino acids and fats, dextrose is part of total parenteral nutrition for patients unable to take in these necessary nutrients normally.

  • Nutritional: Dextrose is a simple sugar, meaning it is a great energy source that the body’s cells can metabolize quickly without having to break down chemical bonds. For this reason, it is a very quick energy boost.

  • Veterinary care: Dextrose acts as a carrier agent in the injection of animal drugs and infusions.

  • Personal care: Bath and cleansing products, cosmetics, and skin care products are formulated with dextrose as an ingredient.

With a taste approximately 65% as sweet as table sugar, dextrose adds just enough flavor to foods for a satisfyingly sweet taste that extends the shelf life of packaged foods.

Contact Bell Chem, your nutritional chemical supplier, to order dextrose for your growing industry. Bell Chem’s headquarters is in Longwood, FL — just north of Orlando — with hundreds of products stocked in our 50,000+ square-foot warehouse. You can expect the highest quality products, expedited shipping options for maximum efficiency, and unrivaled personalized customer service. Let our knowledgeable and friendly customer service representatives and accounting staff handle all your needs by calling 407-339-BELL (2355) or send us an online message.

Food Grade Coolants: Jeffcool (Inhibited Propylene Glycol)

JEFFCOOL® is the widely recognized brand name for propylene glycol, which has varied chemical formulas, depending on your needs. The water treatment chemical supplier Bell Chem carries both JEFFCOOL E100 and P200. Below are the differences between these two forms of JEFFCOOL and their many uses.

JEFFCOOL E100 is the inhibited form of propylene glycol used as both a heat transfer agent and an industrial coolant. “Inhibited” indicates that a corrosion inhibitor has been added to the product. This inhibited form has many practical applications in the protection of aluminum, brass, copper, steel, and many other forms of metal utilized in industrial cooling and heating systems. Because it protects against corrosion, JEFFCOOL E100 prevents production downtime by lowering maintenance costs. JEFFCOOL E100 also improves the system’s ability to transfer heat, which saves consumers money.

JEFFCOOL E100 is excellent for use in line heaters, snow-melting systems for highways and walkways, thermal energy storage in large buildings,  solar energy collection systems, and for automotive and aircraft manufacture, It is also used in the manufacturing of chemicals, dye production, for paint manufacturing, in paper and pulp manufacturing, and in plastic and textile manufacturing.

JEFFCOOL P200 is a USP-grade version of propylene glycol with applications in the food industry where contact with food or potable water is likely. Found in breweries for cooling batches of beer, in wineries for cooling wine, in dairy processing to quickly cool milk, and in the frozen food industry for spray and immersion freezing of packaged food, JEFFCOOL P200 works to maintain proper temperatures for every application. It is also widely used as a heat transfer fluid in snow melting systems and as a coolant in air conditioning systems and ice skating rinks. Other manufacturing uses include the production of polyurethanes, as a preservative in tobacco and food, as a solvent in medicines, as a de-icer in aircraft, and as an additive in dog food.

Order this chemical and many more from Bell Chem, your water treatment chemical supplier. Bell Chem’s headquarters is in Longwood, FL — just north of Orlando — with hundreds of products stocked in our 50,000+ square-foot warehouse. You can expect the highest quality products, expedited shipping options for maximum efficiency, and unrivaled personalized customer service. Let our knowledgeable and friendly customer service representatives and accounting staff handle all your needs by calling 407-339-BELL (2355) or send us an online message.