About lactic acid in non-food products


Primary functions for the pharmaceutical applications are: pH-regulation, metal sequestration, chiral intermediate and as a natural body constituent in pharmaceutical products.


Lactic acid is a valuable component in biomaterials such as resorbable screws, sutures and medical devices.


Lactic acid well known for its descaling properties and is widely applied in household cleaning products. Also, lactic acid is used as a natural anti-bacterial agent in disinfecting products.


Lactic acid is used in a wide variety of industrial processes where acidity is required and where its properties offer specific benefits. Examples are the manufacture of leather and textile products and computer disks, as well as car coating.

Animal feed

Lactic acid is a commonly used additive in animal nutrition. It has health promoting properties, thus enhancing the performance of farm animals. Lactic acid can be used as an additive in food and/or drinking water.

Lactic acid in biodegradable plastics

Lactic acid is the principal building block for poly lactic acid (PLA). PLA is a biobased and biodegradable polymer that can be used for producing renewable and compostable plastics.