Emerald Kalama Chemical

Emerald Kalama Chemical

Kalama® Sodium Benzoate – Liquid

Kalama® Sodium Benzoate has a long history of use as a globally trusted, nature identical preservative. It is used to safely and effectively inhibit microbial growth in FDA applications, including foods, beverages, cosmetics, toiletries, and pharmaceuticals up to pH 7.

In personal care and cosmetics, Kalama Sodium Benzoate is a green-label alternative to preservatives under scrutiny, including sensitizers such as isothiazolinones (BIT, MIT, MCIT), irritants, parabens, and formaldehyde releasers.

Kalama® Sodium Benzoate Liquid is produced using our high quality Kalama Sodium Benzoate NF/FCC grade. Solid forms of Kalama® Sodium Benzoate NF/FCC are available globally and produced at our food-grade operations using the highest standards for quality and safety, including FSSC 22000, ISO 9001:2015, and ISO 14001:2015. Solid forms include Dense GrainsExtruded Dust-Free (EDF), and Powder. Emerald also offers Purox® S Grains, the highest purity sodium benzoate available worldwide, as well as Kalaguard® SB for EPA applications.


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Typical Properties
FormClear Liquid
OdorCharacteristic, odorless or nearly odorless
Assay 32-34%, calculated on specific gravity @ 25°C (99% min. made to 32-34% solution)
Alkalinity0.04 max. (as NaOH)
pH7.6 – 8.6
Color50 max. APHA
Application GroupApplicationDescription
BeveragePreservationAsk Emerald for the best grade of sodium benzoate for use as a preservative in your beverage product, such as carbonated and still beverages and juices.
FoodPreservationAsk Emerald for the best grade of sodium benzoate for use as a preservative in your food product, such as margarine, syrup, jelly, dressing, pickles, non-standardized sauces, and condiments.
Personal CarePreservationPreservative for applications such as lotions, moisturizers, topical ointments, soaps, shampoo, conditioner, wipes, oral care products, and feminine hygiene products.

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