Food lactic acid E270

Food lactic acid E270
About product

Food grade lactic acid canister 80% - is a weak organic acid (C 3 H 6 O 3 ), which is widely used in the food, cosmetic and chemical industries. It is also used in cleaning products as a mild detergent. In the food industry, it acts as a pH regulator. Lactic acid is widely used in cosmetics as a mild exfoliant and skin moisturizer.

Lactic acid (Lactic Acid food additive E270) 80% is used in the food industry as a factor regulating the pH level. It is an ingredient that occurs naturally in fruits, vegetables and products of the fermentation process. In the chemical industry, it is used as a component of mild cleaning agents (cleaning liquids, toilet gels). It is also used in papermaking to produce biodegradable packaging. It is widely used as an active substance in biocidal and disinfecting products. A common use of lactic acid is also cosmetics, where it is used as an exfoliating ingredient and regulating the level of skin hydration. Its antibacterial and anti-aging properties are also used in cosmetics. Lactic acid is used as a chemical reagent. Also known is the versatile use of lactic acid in agriculture as an additive to fodder and the production of silage for cattle.

Additionally, lactic acid is used:

  • in cosmetics as an antibacterial ingredient
  • in beekeeping
  • in the production of non-alcoholic beverages
  • in pig nutrition

State of focus


Main ingredient content

min. 80%

Chemical formula

C3H6O3 _

molar mass

90.08 g/mol




around 2


1.19-1.21 g/ cm3

boiling point


temperature of self-ignition


Decomposition temperature

> 200ºC

Hazard statements:
H315 Causes skin irritation.
H318 Causes serious eye damage.
Precautionary statements:

P264 Wash hands thoroughly after handling.
P280 Wear protective gloves/eye protection.
P302+352 IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water.
P305+351+338 IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
P332+313 If skin irritation occurs: Get medical advice/attention.
P337+313 If eye irritation persists: Get medical advice/attention.

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