E236 Formic acid




Formic acid , Hydrogen carboxylic acid, Methanoic acid, Amenic acid



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Naturally found in the defence mechanism of ants bees and wasps - the sting!

Formic acid is used in the manufacturing of fumigants, animal feed additives, and commercial paint strippers. It is also used as a solvent for perfumes, and in the manufacturing of lacquers, glass, vinyl resin plasticizers and in the synthesis of aspartame.

The largest single use of formic acid is as a silage additive in Europe, but this market hardly exists in the United States .

Not permitted in France and Australia.

Suppliers of serrano ham and Spanish foods.