Calcium Salts - calcium propionate

Preserving with lime

KFN’s high grade calcium oxide CaO and calcium hydroxide Ca(OH)2 are used in the production of a preserving agent called calcium propionate.

Calcium propionate is used as a preservative in a multitude of products like bakery products, meat products, whey and other dairy products. Moulds that can create poisonous mycotoxins find almost ideal conditions for growth in bakeries. These mycotoxins pose a threat both for bakeries and the health of consumers. For this reason, calcium propionate is used in the baking industry as a mould inhibitor.

 Calcium propionate is made from propionic acid and calcium oxide (nekafin 2) and/or calcium hydroxide (nekablanc 0 / nekapur 2). As the final product is meant for use in the food and feed industries, KFN has applied for and was granted certification according to ISO 22000 / FSSC 22000, as the only lime producer in Europe.

 Moreover KFN supplies calcium oxide and calcium hydroxide to companies in numerous fields with high demands for purity, such as the production of foods, feed and pharmaceuticals. To name just a few examples: they are used in the production of calcium stearate, calcium citrate and other calcium salts.