PROPIONIC ACID (PROPANIC ACID, METHYLACETIC ACID, E280 PRESERVATIVE)
- Preservative intended for prolonging the shelf life of drugs
Methyluxic, propane or propionic acid known as food additive E280. Its main property is related to application as a preservative, since it can inhibit development of mold microorganisms and bacteria.
The main direction of production consuming a significant amount of preservative is production of bread, baking, dough preparation, processing of grain.
In case of human food production it can be used only in the form of sodium or calcium salts in concentrations not exceeding 0.3%. However, its strong sour taste still does not allow increasing the concentration of acid without losing the original taste.
In case of the pharmaceutical industry, the substance is used as a preservative to extend the shelf life of some drugs.
It is a caustic, colorless liquid with a pungent odor. Acid has the concentration of 99.5%. It possesses properties, due to which it can be used in agriculture, food, pharmaceutical industry. The acid does not allow bacteria and mold to develop. In case of industries it is often used as propionic acid in production of cheese, bakery products, in fermented milk products. Being used by herbicide and solvent production plants, the acid is a very important ingredient of some preparations.
|Decrease in pH (decrease in pH values of feed, stabilization of pH levels in the digestive tract)|
|Antimicrobial action (hygiene and disinfection of feed and water)|
|Stimulating digestion (ensuring proper feed intake)|
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