It seems that cereals is the most commonly listed food in breakfast, but do you know what ingredients are used in cereals? You may have read the ingredients label and noticed some ingredients that do not look like they belong in the cereal we eat, and one of them is the trisodium phosphate. Then you may have the questions about this doubtful stuff in your food. First, what is trisodium phosphate? Trisodium Phosphate is the inorganic compound Na3PO4, also known as TSP, trisodium orthophosphate or simply sodium phosphate. It is a white, granular or crystalline solid and mostly come in form of white powder. Trisodium phosphate can serve as a food additive (E339) and can also be found in daily consumer products such as toothpastes, dental cleansers, shampoos, cosmetics, and bleaching agents. As a nutritional supplement, TSP can also improve performance in sports players. Why is trisodium phosphate used in cereal? Trisodium phosphate can act as the acidity regulator and reduce the acid nature of the food and can always be found in in dry and extruded cereals. It can also modify the cereal color and aid in the cereal’s flow through the extruder. When used with other phosphates, it can help provide phosphorus fortification. And TSP can also be used as an emulsifier in cheese. Is trisodium phosphate in cereal safe? Since trisodium phosphate is widely used in food industry such as fruit drinks, dairy product, canned foods, meat, kids cereals and cheese, the safety issue and side effects of STP are concerned by more and more people. The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) lists sodium phosphates as "generally recognized as safe." The FDA allows TSP in our food and personal care products and it is not a risk in certain amounts. The use of TSP in food is also clearly defined according to the Chinese hygienic standard. For the canned foods, juice drinks, dairy products and vegetable protein beverages, the maximum use is 0.5 grams per kilogram; for meat, the maximum quantity is 3.0 grams per kilogram; for cheese, the maximum amount is 5.0 grams per kilogram; for drinks, the maximum use is 1.5 grams per kilogram. TSP will become alkaline when it is dissolved in water, therefore, excessive dosage in food will not only destroy the nutrients in the food but also endanger health. TSP as a food additive has not been proven to be toxic to humans, and the reasonable use of TSP in cereal is safe.
Phosphoric acid is produced by two general route - the thermal process and the wet process. Thermal process is more expensive but it produces a purer product; Wet-process phosphoric acid dominates in the commercial sector. The recent increase in the price of phosphoric acid, in addition to the rise in transport prices led to product prices, will there be other factors? What is the difference between the thermal process and the wet process phosphoric acid? The production cost of thermal process phosphoric acid is high, but very purity and high quality. According to its purity, it is divided into industrial grade, food grade, reagent grade and electron grade. Most of the industrial grade is used for the production of phosphates; the food grade is mainly used in pharmaceutical industry, sugar industry and the food industry. In addition to direct consumption in the food industry, most of them are used for the production of various food-grade phosphate; reagent grade is often used in analytical reagents; electronic grade is mainly used for semiconductor separation devices and plays a role of cleaning agents, etching agents as well as cleaning materials of LCD screen glass. The traditional wet-process phosphoric acid production process is the reaction of phosphate ores and inorganic acids. Due to its impurities and poor quality, it generally used more in fertilizer industry. At present, the thermal process dominates high-end market of phosphorus chemical industry, and the wet process ones occupies the middle and low-end market of phosphorus chemical industry. With the development trends of Chinese phosphorus chemical, the demand for thermal process phosphoric acid will become larger. But if the production technology of wet-process phosphoric acid is improved and make it is suitable for the application of high-end products, that means the profit of wet-process ones will be greater. Of course, the position of thermal process phosphoric acid in the high-end product market is still very solid. The FOB price of Phosphoric acid 85% food grade has increased gradually since February 2017. Now the price rose to USD850/MT in April. However, the price increase of raw material will inevitably lead to the price of downstream products. But when the price of downstream products increase, it also has to refer to the stock of raw materials of enterprises. If enterprises without sufficient inventory, it needs to consider whether the customer needs to be stocked. Latter OKCHEM still need to pay close attention to the trend of raw material prices and market supply and demand.
The top 10 Xanthan Gum world export countries in 2016 Global Potassium Sorbate market Import and Export Report Phosphoric acid is the most important basic product in phosphorous chemical egineering industry. In 2015, the import volume of global phosphoric acid and polyphosphoric acids (HS280920) reached 6.2 billion kilograms in 137 countries and regions; India, Turkey and Netherlands became the top 3 importers. In the same year, the export volume of global phosphoric acid and polyphosphoric acids(HS280920) reached 5.5 billion kilograms in 78 countries and regions; Morocco, the USA and China were the top 3 exporters, counting for 61.77% of global total export. Table 1: Top 20 export countries Table 2: Top 20 import countries HS: 280920 - Phosphoric acid and polyphosphoric acids Source: UN Comtrade (2015) Exports Profile From the above figures, we can find that Morocco is the top 1 exporter of phosphoric acid and polyphosphoric acids, taking 38.57% of global export, followed by the USA with 12.22% and China with 10.98%. However, China had higher export trade value than the USA. The picture also indicated the global phosphorus ore resource distribution and potential. World phosphate ore reserves The basic reserves of phosphate ore in the world, according to United States Geological Survey(USGS), are 50 billion metric tonne and the global economic reserves are 18 billion metric tonne, primarily in 60 countries and regions of Asia, Africa, Middle East, North America, South America. Morocco, the phosphate kingdom of the world, is the the world’s top 1 holder of phosphate ore with 42% of the world reserves and approximately 40% of world export volume, followed by top 2 China with 17% of global phosphate ore reserves and the top 3 the USA with 7%. Source: National Bureau of Statistics of China OKCHEM is an innovative, professional, and reliable chemical B2B platform, dedicated to providing convenient and safe chemical trade and one-stop solution to chemical suppliers and buyers globally, and increasing the value of international chemical trade.
Food grade phosphoric acid is a kind of cheap sour agent. It can replace citric acid for the production of a variety of drinks. According to the introduction, some beverages like cola is a dilute phosphoric acid as the main body, and supplemented by a variety of flavoring agents. Food grade phosphoric acid is the basic raw material for the production of food grade phosphate. According to the food grade phosphoric acid, it can produce multi series, multi variety of food grade phosphate. Phosphate in food performs well, such as it can adjust, improve the structure, color, aroma and taste of food, as well as to improve the performance of food in baking. As phosphorus is an essential element of the human body, so food grade phosphate and food grade phosphate have been widely used as food additives in the developed countries. In the production process of meat products, in order to make the products form integrity, good color, quality and tender, gloss, it often mixed with some phosphate as quality improvement agent. This can increase water retention performance of meat, improve the meat's tenderness and cohesiveness. The other name are rthophosphoric acid; Phosphoric Acid, Sonac; white phosphoric acid; Phosphoric acid, food grade; PA; Phosphoric acid food grade. The product is a colorless, transparent or slightly lighter liquid with a relative density of 1.70. The melting point of 42.35℃. Phosphoric acid as the necessary components to constitute human bone, tooth and a variety of enzymes. Edible phosphoric acid has many uses. It can be used for flavoring agent; it is sour agent applied to liquid, solid beverage, can and soft drinks to replace the citric acid and malic acid; it can replace lactic acid to adjust the pH value in the beer saccharification process; it functions as clarifying agent for sugar industry sugar; it uses for yeast nutritional agent in wine to prevent bacteria breeding; it is also flour improver. At the same time, it also widely used in high precision electronic industry, pharmaceutical industry, etc. The packaging of edible phosphoric acid should have words of food additive. It packaged by polyethylene plastic bucket with inner and outer sealing cover. There should be marked product name, specification, net weight, "corrosive goods" signs on the package. It should be stored in a cool, ventilated warehouse. High concentration of phosphoric acid in the winter cold areas should pay attention to heat preservation, prevent icing, to prevent leakage of the container rupture. It can not mix with alkali, toxic substances and other corrosive substances storage and transportation. More information about chemicals, please visit okchem.com homepage or follow us linkedin page right now!
Phosphoric acid is produced industrially by two general routes - the thermal process and the wet process. Thermal process is purer and more expensive. The wet process dominates in the commercial sector, and the thermal process is used in the food industry. Burn elemental phosphorus to produce phosphorus pentoxide and dissolved in dilute phosphoric acid can produce a very pure phosphoric acid. The thermal process is used as food-grade as most impurities present in the rock have been removed. It has a wide range of use, such as a rust converter, food additive, dental and orthopedic etchant, electrolyte, fertilizer feedstock, soldering flux, industrial etchant, component of home cleaning products, and dispersing agent. What's more, it is used in dentistry and orthodontics in medicine. Phosphoric acid E338 is food grade additives, which is used to acidify foods and beverages. It provides a tangy or sour taste like colas. Food grade E338 uses in a variety of food products, such as cheese, bakery products, yeast, jams, jellies and refined sugar. 85% aqueous solution is the most common source of phosphoric acid. Its solutions are colourless, odourless, and non-volatile. Besides, it is a syrupy liquid but still pourable. Is it safe for use? Phosphoric acid, 85 wt.% is considered a corrosive chemical solution. People should fully aware of its hazards and safe handling measures. It is recommended that serious precautions should be took to prevent the generation of mists so that to avoide potentially hazardous exposure to eyes, skin, and nasal passageways. Proper storage and avoid leaks, make sure any solid material is kept dry and avoid reuse containers.
Global Phosphoric Acid market Import and Export Report I China Phosphoric Acid Export Analysis Report II Overview: Yellow phosphorus, the main ingredient in phosphoric acid manufacturing, is mostly found and produced in Yunnan, Guizhou, Hubei and Sichuan provinces, where are also the main origins of phosphoric acid. Phosphoric Acid (85% Content, food grade) Price Analysis 85 Phosphoric acid (85% Content, food grade) FOB price was mostly at USD 740 per metric tonne in 2016 and slightly lower in Q4. Since February 2017, the phosphoric acid price is climbing and reached USD 850 per metric tonne in April. After the peak price, the price of Phosphoric acid starts going donw. It reaches the bottom in June, and start increasing in July. According to statistics from UN Comtrade, China was the third biggest export country of phosphoric acid and polyphosphoric acids (HS Code 280920) in 2015 sorting by export volume, after the Morocco and USA. China exported to 118 countries and regions in 2015, at total amount of 600.3 million kilograms, or 455.3 million U.S. dollars. Manufacturer Process Yellow phosphorus is the main ingredient in phosphoric acid manufacturing. Electric costs counts almost 50% of total cost in yellow phosphorus manufacturing, therefore, electricity supply and cost play an important role in yellow phosphorus processing, besides the costs of ore itself. As China greatly relies on hydroelectric power, the cost increases and the factoring running rate decreases in drought seasons. Yellow phosphorus is mostly found in Yunnan, Guizhou, Hubei and Sichuan provinces. In China, the consumption of yellow phosphorus is just after phosphoric acid, phosphorus trichloride, red phosphorus, phosphorus pentasulfide, hypophosphite, hexametaphosphate and phosphorus pentoxide. OKCHEM is an innovative, specialized, and reliable chemical B2B platform, dedicated to providing convenient and safe chemical trade and one-stop solution to chemical suppliers and buyers globally, and increasing the value of international chemical trade.