Sodium L(+)-Lactate

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General Information

Sodium lactate is the sodium salt of L(+)-lactic acid, obtained by neutralisation of the acid of natural origin with a high purity sodium source. It is produced naturally by living organisms as a by-product of the glycolysis. Sodium lactate is a safe preservative with a high water holding capacity and buffering properties for food and personal care uses.

Jungbunzlauer sodium L(+)-lactate is a colourless to yellowish, nearly odourless aqueous solution with a mild salty taste. This solution is stable under normal storage conditions. Sodium lactate is non-toxic to humans and the environment and is readily biodegradable.


Jungbunzlauer sodium lactate food grade is supplied in accordance with the requirements of Commission Regulation (EU) No 231/2012 and of the latest edition of the Food Chemicals Codex (FCC). Jungbunzlauer also proposes a high quality personal care grade of sodium lactate.

Jungbunzlauer sodium L(+)-lactate is available as a 60 % solution for both food and personal care grades. It is supplied in bulk, in intermediate bulk containers (IBCs) with 1300 kg net weight, in drums with 270 kg net weight and in small drums with 25 kg net content.

  • Liquid
  • Colourless to yellowish
  • Nearly odourless
  • Mild salty taste
  • Bacteriostatic
  • Buffering
  • High water holding capacity
  • Sodium source
  • Chemically, physically and microbiologically stable
  • Non-toxic
  • Readily biodegradable


  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Carbonated Soft Drinks
  • Instant Drinks, Syrups
  • Juice Drinks
  • RTD Tea and Coffee
  • Sports and Energy Drinks
  • Waters
  • Fire protection


  • Baby Food, Infant Formula
  • Bakery
  • Cereals, Snacks
  • Confectionery
  • Dairy
  • Dairy Alternatives
  • Flavours
  • Fruit Preparations, Sweet Spreads
  • Meat Alternatives
  • Meat, Seafood
  • Plant-based Products
  • Ready Meals, Instant Food
  • Sauces, Dressings, Seasonings
  • Fire protection


Personal Care

  • Colour Cosmetics
  • Deodorants
  • Fragrances
  • Hair Care
  • Oral Care
  • Skin Care
  • Soap and Bath Products
  • Fire protection
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