Emulsifiers: what are they and how are they used?
You may remember the term emulsifiers from chemistry class back in the day, but what can you actually do with them and how do you use them? An emulsifier is a substance that helps mix two substances that are normally not mixable or difficult to mix. An emulsifier is a natural or chemically prepared substance that, for example, allows the mixing of fat and water.
Emulsifiers are found in food, cosmetics, feed, detergents, pharma, in fact just about everything! Emulsifiers are used, for example, to keep products beautiful and to make them look tastier. This is done in pastries, bread and other forms of food.
Emulsifiers that Chempri often sells are esters. An ester consists of an alcohol and an acid. In this article we will introduce you to different types of esters. We have divided them according to their chemical structure.