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The business has grown in leaps and bounds over the years, to become a company providing a service that is unmatched in the industry. Kayo Fine Chemicals, a Level 4 B-BBEEE status
company, started off supplying chemicals to only the food industry, but has
expanded over time, and now supplies industrial chemicals to a wide variety
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Ascorbic acid is commonly referred to as Vitamin C. It is needed for growth and to repair the body.
Vitamin C is used most often for preventing and treating the common cold. It can also be used to treat skin infections, bronchitis, and infections of the prostrate and bladder. Ascorbic acid is also used for depression, physical and mental stress, tiredness, dementia, and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
About one third of production is used in the pharmaceutical industry. However the rest is used in the food industry.
It can be added to food and feed products to enhance the quality and stability of the product. When added during processing and before packing it protects the colour, smell and nutrient content of the product. It acts as an antioxidant, so when added to meat it prevents oxidation and colour fading during storage. It improves wheat flours baking qualities. When added to dough it prevents the dough collapsing during fermentation and baking. Ascorbic acid increases clarity in beer and in wine and it reduces oxidation of lipids and fats.
Ascorbic acid can be added to fruits and vegetables to prevent enzymatic browning. When added to fruit juices it restores the nutritional value lost during processing and makes it look and taste better too. However, Ascorbic acid will not upgrade inferior raw materials.
Ascorbic acid can be added to your swimming pool to get rid of metal stains.
It is an organic acid.
Formula: C6H807 for anhydrous, C6H807.H2O for monohydrate
The main use of citric acid is to flavour and preserve food and juices, like cold drinks. It replaces lemon juice or vinegar when dry ingredients are necessary, because of its sour flavour. When added to ice-cream it acts as an emulsifying agent. It also provides tartness to jams and jellies. It prevents discolouration and odours in seafood by chelating trace metals.
Citric acid can de-scale and clean boilers and metals, as well as remove rust. It kills algae in reservoirs.
It is used to soften water by chelating the metals, so it is used in soaps,washing powders and cleaning products to let them produce more foam.
Citric acid can be added to shampoos to wash out hair colouring and be used in chemical peels. It is used to adjust the pH levels in gels and creams. The largest use in the pharmaceutical industry is for the effervescent effect that is created when it is combined with carbonates in antacids. It is used in bath bombs and bath salts.
The paint industry uses citric to retard the setting of pigments used in paints as well as slowing the setting time in cements.
It is added to pet food to enhance the flavours.
In the canning industry citric acid enhances the flavours and lowers the pH.
Citric acid is highly biodegradable.
Formalin is a strong smelling colourless liquid.
Formaldehyde solutions can be used as disinfectants and germicides as they kill viruses and bacteria. Formalin may be used in aquariums to kill parasites that live on fish. However it must be very diluted to avoid killing the fish.
Vaccines may have formalin in as a preservative. Organs that need to be preserved are kept in formalin solutions. Formalin is also found as a preservative in items such as paper products, cosmetics, plastics, and fertilizers.
Diluted formalin can be applied used to treat warts by applying small quantities to the skin.
Formalin is used as embalming agent to preserve human corpses. It kills bacteria by penetrating the tissue and helping the body structures keep their shape.
Potassium Permanganate is used as an oxidizing agent. It creates the aged look by making things look old for use on film sets.
It also serves as a disinfectant and it deodorizers. It can be used as a reagent for the synthesis of many different kinds of chemical compounds.
Mixing potassium permanganate and formaldehyde forms tear gas.
Potassium permanganate may be used to preserve fruit such as bananas as it absorbs the ethylene which bananas give off to encourage them to ripen, thus extending the lifespan by up to a month without refrigeration.
Potassium permanganate is often put in survival kits, to sterilize water and to start fires. It can also be used as an antiseptic.
It is used to neutralize hydrogen sulfide when treating wastewater.
Propylene glycol is an odourless, colourless clear liquid which is used as a food additive.
Propylene Glycol is used as a preservative and stabilizer in many applications.
In Food and Bererage applications it is a solvent and carrier in flavor formulations, as well as for colours, enzymes, emulsifiers and anti-oxidants. Propylene Glycol is used as a stabilizer in vegetables, fruit and baked goods. It is used as a softening agent for cork seals. It is used as a preservative to help stop food freezing. It can be found in sour cream, fat free ice-cream, and salad dressings.
In Pharmaceutical applications it’s used as an emollient for smoothing and softening, and as humectants for moisture retention in skin care ranges. It is used as a solvent and carrier in the fragrance industry for perfumes and colognes, as well as a coupling agent in sunscreens, shaving creams and shampoos. It is used in antiseptics and wetwipes, lipsticks, eyeliners and eye shadows, as well as antiperspirants and deodorants. It can also be used as a co-emulsifier for UV absorbers.
The industrial grade propylene glycol is used with water to make antifreeze. It is also used as a solvent in printing inks, and in laundry detergents, as well as a stabilizer in hydraulic fluids. It is not harmful to the environment.