Sodium Tyipolyphosphate(STPP) import and export report in 2016
2017-07-23

Sodium Tyipolyphosphate(STPP) is one of the most important phosphates. STPP has a wide use in detergent. When used as food additive, it will raise the pH of meats and seafood, to increase their water-holding capacity. Import & Export Profile In 2016, the export volume of Sodium Tyipolyphosphate(STPP)(HS 283531) reached 525.7 million kilograms in 58 countries and regions; China, Belgium, Russia became the top 3 exporter countries, counting for 81.1% of global total export. In the same year, the import volume of Sodium Tyipolyphosphate(STPP)(HS 283531) reached 469.65 million kilograms in 97 countries and regions; India, USA, Indonesia were the top 3 import countries. Sodium Tyipolyphosphate(STPP) world exports: Top 10 in 2016 HS: 283531-Sodium triphosphate (sodium tripolyphosphate) Source: UN Comtrade (2016) From the above figures, we can find that China is the top 1 export country of Sodium Tyipolyphosphate(STPP), taking up for 51.7% of global export volume. The following countries are Belgium with 14.9% and Russia with 14.5%. China has huge advantage in phosphates market, as one of the top holders of global phosphate ore reserves. China Sodium Tyipolyphosphate(STPP) export HS: 283531-Sodium triphosphate (sodium tripolyphosphate) Source: UN Comtrade (2016)   China is the biggest export country of Sodium Tyipolyphosphate(STPP). According to statistics from UN Comtrade (2016), China exported STPP mainly to Indonesia, Peru, Nigeria, India, ect, in 2016. When it comes to Indonesia and Peru, there import volume of STPP from China, take up 92.4% and 75.4% of there world import respectively. China’s STPP export volume increased 6.8%, reaching 272.1 thousand tonnes in 2016. When comparing to 2015, the import volume of STPP from China to Indonesia increased 81.9% to 32.4 thousand tonnes, making Indonesia ranked first. India, used to be the top 1 import country of STPP from China in 2015, fell to the 4th in 2016. Egypt came to the China’s STPP export countries  top 10 for the first time, in 5 years.   Other reports: Ascorbic acid(Vitamin C) import and export report in 2016 The top 10 Xanthan Gum world export countries in 2016

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Ascorbic acid(Vitamin C) import and export report in 2016
2017-07-23

Vitamin C is very important to human’s health, as it plays a vital role as an antioxidant. Ascorbic acid is the chemical name for vitamin C. Ascorbic acid is mainly used in pharmaceuticals, food & beverages, personal care and other industries. The most important segment of ascorbic acid’s end use industry, is pharmaceutical industry. About one-third of the total production of ascorbic acid is used for vitamin preparations in the pharmaceutical industry. In food & beverages industry, ascorbic acid is applied as an additive to enhance product quality and stability. China is the largest consumer and producer of ascorbic acid. Import & Exports Profile In 2016, the import volume of ascorbic acid(HS391390) reached 152.7 million kilograms in 99 countries and regions; USA, Germany, Japan became the top 3 import countries. In the same year, the export volume of ascorbic acid(HS391390) reached 158.2 million kilograms in 66 countries and regions; China, as the biggest export country, accounting for 82.9% of global total export. The following countries are Germany with 4.8% and USA with 3.4%. China has been the top 1 export countries for over 15 years. Ascorbic acid(Vitamin C) world export share in 2016 HS: 293627-Vitamin C and its derivatives Source: UN Comtrade (2016) China Ascorbic acid(Vitamin C) export China was the biggest export country of ascorbic acid(Vitamin C) (HS Code 293627) in 2016, followed by Germany and USA. Germany and USA are also the top 2 importers of ascorbic acid(Vitamin C) from China.   The export volume of ascorbic acid(Vitamin C) (HS Code 293627) from China, increased 6% in 2016. USA, Germany, Japan, Netherlands and Brazil, are still the top 5 importers of ascorbic acid(Vitamin C) from China. Poland newly ranked in top 10 in 2016. China is the largest producer and exporter of ascorbic acid. The market demand of ascorbic acid is around 150 thousand tonnes, and nearly 85% coming from China. The price of ascorbic acid has increased steadily, since the second half of 2016. The environment protection policy in China played a vital role in this price change. As two major manufacturers are requested to stop production in the end of 2016, reducing 40% of ascorbic acid supply. The shortage in ascorbic acid supply, reduction of inventory and growing cost lead to the increase of ascorbic acid price. Other reports: 2016 Chinese Food Additives Industry Overview-1 The top 10 Xanthan Gum world export countries in 2016

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Potassium Metaphosphate Food Additive- OKCHEM
2017-07-14

What is Potassium Metaphosphate Potassium metaphosphate, also called potassium polymetaphosphate or potassium polyphosphate, is a compound of several phosphates and appears as colorless and odorless crystals or powder. It is derived from monopotassium phosphate and could slowly dissolve in water. In food industry, it often used as fatter emulsifier, humectant, sequestrant, texturizer, thickener and texture modifier mainly in seafood flavors.   Food Application of Potassium Metaphosphate It is a gluten free additive that adds sour taste to processed food. It could stabilize, thicken and regulate the acidity and moisture in foods, therefore it often used in soft and alcoholic drinks, fresh and canned meats, process meats like sausages and ham, dried vegetables, chewing gum, chocolate products, cereals, candies, dairy products and baked goods. Basically, potassium could be find in almost all food, especially in meat products.   Side Effect of Potassium Metaphosphate In general, potassium metaphosphate is safe for most people within approriate amount. However, it could be absorbed by the body quicker than those naturally found in foods, therefore, people with kidney disease who need to control the phosphate level might want to be more careful and get doctor’s suggestion before choosing the food or supplements containing potassium metaphosphate. What worth people’s attention is that too much phosphorus intake could increase the probabilities of heart disease and morality, even in people who have normal kidney function.   Please follow okchem.com for more information and supplies of food industry.   Related Articles: E412: Guar Gum Food Additive- OKCHEM E418: Gellan Gum Food Additive- OKCHEM

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Laughing Gas In My Coffee Cream?!
2017-07-13

Last week,  an article caught peoples’ attention - a Chinese girl in Seattle had to return to China in a wheelchair because of side effects of laughing gas. Laughing gas, also called hippy crack or sweet air, could get you euphoric high, which made it the second most popular drug after weeds among party lovers. Laughing gas, in a technical term, is called nitrous oxide (N2O). It is colorless and odorless gas often used in dental surgery as inhalable anesthesia and painkiller for decades. Although sounds weird, it could be used as a propellant and foaming agent of aerosol type whipped cream, cooking sprays and so on. The index is E942 as a food additive. Side Effects of Nitrous Oxide Although nitrous oxide has low level of toxicity, direct, heavy and long-term use can be really dangerous and even fatal. Heavy does causes vitamin deficiency and anaemia as a result of vitamin B12 deficiency. Lacking vitamin B12 may cause dangerous and irreversible damage to nerve and spinal cord, which control the flexibility and sensibility of limbs. Safety and Advantage of Nitrous Oxide As Food Additive Nitrous oxide could dissolve in fatty compounds easily, which made it an excellent ingredient in whipped cream that contains a lot of fat. As a foaming agent, it gives four times volume of the liquid while squeezed from the cream triggers. It also has higher foaming stability than CO2. It is inert displacement of any oxygen and could inhibit the growth of bacteria, therefore it could provide a good shelf life to cream and puffed food. In addition, whipped cream with added N2O tastes similar to air whipped cream, while the CO2 added whipped cream tastes slightly sour and firm, stimulus to tongue. However, N2O containing whipped cream is not the best fit for food which cannot be served within 30 to 60 minutes, as the N2O is not stable after the contact with oxygen. Nitrous oxide is safe to used in cream products and approved and used widely in Europe, USA and many Asian countries.   Please follow okchem.com for more information and supplies of food industry.   Related Articles: The top 10 Xanthan Gum world export countries in 2016 Global Potassium Sorbate market Import and Export Report

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Overview of Citric Acid In China
2017-07-11

China is the one of the biggest origin for citric acid in the world. 70-80% of its gross production is for export.   Chinese Citric Acid Production and Supply It is the most important product in medical chemicals in terms of production and sales volume. At present, China has over 1.5 million metric tons production capacity, which counts 75% of the world’s total capacity; annual production amount is about 1 million metric tons, or 70% of the world’s total volume; export amount is around 0.8 million metric tons and sales value is about 0.7 billion USD. China’s export is weak recent years because the recession slows down the global economy and demanding. However, export of citric acid is stable with small growth in volume. Chinese citric acid can be found in over 100 countries and regions worldwide, while India is the biggest buyer. Although the export volume is rising recent years, the price is descending. The primary reason is the oversupply due to the radical growth of production capacity. In the beginning of 21st century, Chinese production capacity was 0.4 million metric tons, 0.6 million tons in 2003, 0.8 million in 2005, 1 million in 2007, 1.2 million in 2012 and around 1.5 million at present, with average growth of 0.1 million metric tons per year. China oversupply rate is 30-40% of the capacity, factory operation rate is only 60%. The world total production capacity is 2 million metric tons, actual production amount 1.5 million metric tons and 1.3 millions metric tons for import and export. China’s citric acid sales greatly relies on export and the export rate is climbing each year. The prices are often 20% lower than other brands from its global competitors. In recent years, Chinese prices are dropping because of severe competition, while the labor and environmental costs are rising in China. Export of Chinese citric acid is in a dilemma. Export could expand the global market shares. However, the margin is squeezed therefore some producers have difficulties in cash flow; in a long run, manufacturers have to put more and more investment in environmental compliance.   Chinese Citric Acid and and Dumping As Chinese export of citric acid counts 60% of the global trading volume, the U.S., Thailand, Ukraine, South Africa and EU claimed that China is dumping to their countries and requested for investigation. The U.S. used to be the bigger buyer of Chinese citric acid, with average annual import 0.3 million metric tons. China exported to the U.S. about 0.1 million metric tons, which counts 15% of Chinese total export. After the dumping investigation, Chinese trade amount with the U.S. suddenly dropped to 20,000 metric tons per year and only 18,500 tons in 2013. Chinese manufacturers had to shift their orders to EU, Canada, Thailand, Israel and so on. In 2009, India replaced the U.S. and became the biggest Chinese citric acid buyer, with export volume 58,000 metric tons. The volume jumped to 65,000 metric tons in 2013, which counts 8.53% of total China’s citric acid export.   Outlook of Chinese Citric Acid As the trade barriers and shrinking margin, more and more Chinese manufacturers will put more attention on the domestic market by stimulate the internal demand. The applications of citric acid are expanding, such as in chemical, medical, feed, electrical, textile, plastics industries, besides the traditional food and beverage additive. China suppliers are also experiencing product structural reform. One sign is that more players are eager to invest in technology renovation and develop high end products. Citric acid anhydrous is a popular grade in global market, where the Chinese suppliers are heading forward. Another leading trend is deep processed citric acid.   Please follow okchem.com for more news and supplies about citric acid.   Related Articles: 2016 Chinese Food Additives Industry Overview-1 2016 Chinese Food Additives Industry Overview-2

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Anhui Jinhe Industrial Co., Ltd.
Anhui Jinhe Industrial Co., Ltd.
Register Time: 2006-12-24
Main Product: The fine chemical products of the company are mainly applied in the field as below: high intense sweeteners, including Acesulfame-K and Sucralose; Pharmaceutical intermediates, including Methyl Maltol, Pyridine Hydrochloride, Methyl/Ethyl Aetoacetate, and Flavorants including Ethyl Maltol and Methyl Cyclopentenolone. Basic chemical products mainly used in industrial field include Hydrogen Peroxide, Ammonia, Nitric acid, Sulfur acid, Melamine, Diketene and products used as fertiliser includes Carbamide and Ammonium Bicarbonde.
Zhejiang Shengxiao Chemicals Co., Ltd.
Zhejiang Shengxiao Chemicals Co., Ltd.
Register Time: 1998-04-23
Main Product: Sodium Butyl p-Hydroxybenzoate, Enhanced Nipagin Sodium, Methyl p-Hydroxybenzoate, Butyl p-Hydroxybenzoate, isopropyl p-hydroxybenzoate
Shandong Hualu-Hengsheng Chemical Co., Ltd.
Shandong Hualu-Hengsheng Chemical Co., Ltd.
Register Time: 2000-04-25
Main Product: ammonia-alcohol, urea, water soluble fertilizer, monomethyl amine, acetic acid, etc.
Chongqing Chuandong Chemical (Group) Co., Ltd.
Chongqing Chuandong Chemical (Group) Co., Ltd.
Register Time: 1979-05-03
Main Product: Formic acid and formate, Phosphoric acid and phosphate , Yellow phosphorus and phosphide, Chemical reagents, Fine chemicals , Electronic chemicals, Food & feed additive