Calcium Phosphates are incredibly diverse products used in food, pharma, dietary supplements, feed, and dentifrice applications. Innophos manufacturers Monocalcium Phosphate (MCP), Dicalcium Phosphate (DCP), and Tricalcium Phosphate (TCP).
In the food industry, Monocalcium Phosphate serves as a raising agent for chemically leavened baked goods, baking powders, prepared cake mixes, self-rising flour, pancake mixes and more. It can also be used as an acidulant and buffer in dry beverage mixes.
Dicalcium Phosphate serves as a nutritional source of calcium and phosphorus in foods, beverages and dietary supplement products. It may be used as a source of heat-triggered acidity for leavening, and as a whitening agent to replace titanium dioxide. This ingredient also fortifies nutritional drinks, vitamin premixes, and triturations. In addition, Innophos offers an extensive portfolio of Dicalcium Phosphate excipients and co-processed excipients for supplement and pharmaceutical tableting applications.
Similar to other ingredients in this category, Tricalcium Phosphate is used as a calcium and phosphorus mineral supplement in foods and beverages, as well as an anticaking agent. This ingredient is effective for products where higher calcium content is desired. In addition, Tricalcium Phosphate is used as a direct compression excipient in pharmaceutical and nutraceutical tablets.