We understand that the manufacturing industry has specialized needs. Whether for commodities or specialty products, Casey Ingredients sources the high-quality raw material ingredients you need for industrial production.
We source ingredients for the manufacture of plastics, polymers, synthetic rubber and other basic organics. We also supply the specialty product segment with high-performance, customized chemical solutions for application-specific consumer requirements, including:
- Construction materials
- Lubricant additives
- And others such as textile auxiliaries
Industrial Ingredients Include:
Anti-Foam & Defoamers Anti-Foam & Defoamers serve as an agent and chemical additive that reduces and hinders the formation of foam in processed liquids.
Ascorbic Acid Also known as Vitamin C, ascorbic acid is a nutrient often used as a food additive. In addition to being a necessary antioxidant, ascorbic acid can provide a citrus flavor to foods, and is widely used as a preservative and/or a stabilizer for items such as meat and bread products.
Automotive Appearance This includes a wide range of products designed to improve the look of vehicle exteriors and interiors, including tires, rims, and coatings.
Calcium Phosphates Calcium phosphate is a term encompassing compounds containing various calcium and phosphate groups. Various forms are used as additives to flour, as acidulants, and as dough conditioning, anticaking, buffering and leavening agents. They are also used as nutrients for yeast and in nutritional supplements.
Calcium Stearate Calcium Stearate finds applications not only in the food and nutrition industries as a dietary supplement and flow agent but also in the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries as a lubricant. Calcium Stearate also offers emulsification properties in both cosmetic and food applications.
Caustic Soda Caustic soda is a substance used either as an ingredient or in the process of manufacturing dozens of household products, such as body soap, detergents and drain cleaners. Often referred to by its household name of lye, which literally means wash stuff in Old English, caustic soda has probably been used since the time of the ancient Babylonians and Egyptians, who used it in saponification (the soap-making process).
Cellulose Gum Cellulose gum is derived from the cell walls of plants and used as a thickening agent. It helps preserve all kinds of foods and gives a thicker, creamier consistency to foods. It also contains fiber, which serves as a filler, making it a popular additive to reduced calorie foods.
Citric Acid Citric acid is an organic acid, common to all living things, and is produced commercially through fermentation. Citric acid is the most widely used organic acid in foods, beverages, pharmaceuticals and technical applications. It can be used as a natural flavor enhancer and preservative.
Crosslinkers These are produced through the process of using enzymes to customize the structure of foods, thereby improving their firmness and/or texture. Its used most commonly in dairy, meat, fish and cereal. The use of crosslinkers plays into trends toward all-natural additive-free products and low-fat foods.
D-Limonene This substance is sourced from the peels of oranges, limes, grapefruit and other citrus fruits. With a lemony essence, its often used to flavor food, beverages and to enhance the scent of some personal care products.
EDTA Products Also known as calcium disodium EDTA, this common food additive is used to preserve flavor, color and texture and prevent spoilage. EDTAs are often found in salad dressings, pickled vegetables, canned beans and meats, and soft drinks. Its also used to stabilize certain pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, detergents and industrial products.
Emulsions An emulsion is the process of combining two or more liquids would not naturally blend together, such as oil and water. An emulsifying agent creates a chemical bond between two or more liquids, serving to keep them together.
Erythorbic Acid Erythorbic acid is a natural substance derived from vegetables, and is a natural antioxidant that is typically used in meats, fruits, vegetables soft drinks and beer as a preservative and a color stabilizer.
Gluconic Acid Gluconic Acid acts as a chelating agent.
Glycerin Glycerin is a sugar alcohol that is slightly less sweet than sugar. Found naturally in fermented items including beer, wine, vinegars and honey, its also commercially produced and used in food products to retain moisture and keep foods from drying out. Its also a thickener and adds bulk, sweetness and texture to items such as items such as energy bars, icings on baked goods, candy and marshmallows. It is also added to wound treatments for its antimicrobial and antiviral properties.
Gum ArabicGum Arabic is sourced from various types of acacia trees. One of the most widely used ingredients in consumer goods, its found in soft drinks, candies and pharmaceuticals. As a source of dietary fiber, it can be added to foods to reduce net carb intake and enhance nutritional value.
Lactic Acid Lactic acid is an organic acid occurring naturally in the human body and in fermented foods. It is used in a wide range of food, beverages, personal care, healthcare, cleaners, feed & pet food and chemical products as a mild acidity regulator with flavour enhancing and antibacterial properties.
Mold Releases A mold release agent keeps products from bonding to other surfaces, such as the mold or die-cast surface of manufacturing equipment. They consist of any chemical that creates a barrier between the product and the mold surface to facilitate clean-up and efficient production.
Phosphates Phosphates can enhance and retain moisture in products.
Phosphoric Acid Phosphoric acid, which occurs naturally in many fruits and fruit juices, is an additive that serves to acidify food and drink products, and provides an acidic fruit-like flavoring. Its also used in many manufacturing processes, including fertilizers and cleaning products.
Potassium Carbonate Potassium carbonate is a salt compound is used in food production to enhance flavors and stabilize colors. Its lends its alkalinity to a variety of products, including alkalized (or Dutch processed) cocoa, to reduce acidity in wine, and to reduce bitterness and regulate fat content in foods.
Potassium Permanganate Potassium permanganates are widely used to treat and purify municipal drinking water and improve the quality of the water for public consumption, due to their ability to oxidize contaminants. They are also used in a variety of industrial applications, including treating metal surfaces and in producing other products.
Potassium Phosphates Potassium phosphates, including monopotassium, dipotassium and tripotassium phosphates, are inorganic salts that are multifunctional food additives. Commonly used as a preservative, they also stabilize and thicken foods and regulate the moisture and acidity of foods.
Propylene Glycol Propylene glycol is a synthetic substance that absorbs water and maintains moisture. It is used in foods, drinks, medicine, cosmetic and personal care products. It serves as an anti-caking agent, antioxidant protecting products against oxygenation and deterioration, an emulsifier, to preserve moisture and keep products from drying out, and as a stabilizer and thickener, enhancing the texture of foods.
Salt Pellets Salt pellets are typically made from sodium chloride (table salt) and primarily used in water softening applications, to remove hard water minerals from water.
Silicone Dioxide Silicates are naturally occurring substances found in plants, animals and earth that when used in food production can prevent caking and keep food from clumping. They contribute to lengthening a products shelf life and protect products from moisture. Non-food grades of silicates are used in the manufacturing of glass and cement.
Silicone Fluids Food grade silicone fluids are used to control foaming during food production, in food packaging, and as a flow agent in manufacturing. Also used in non-stick coatings and in lubrication and sealing of food manufacturing equipment.
Soda Ash Sodium carbonate is the sodium salt of carbonic acid. It is also known as soda ash, washing soda, and soda crystals. Chemically and physically, it is distinct from sodium bicarbonate, though there is some overlap in their applications, particularly in manufacturing and general industry.
Sodium Citrate Reducing acidity in foods and beverages. Also used for flavor or as a perservative.
Sodium Gluconate Sodium gluconate is widely used in textile dyeing, printing and metal surface water treatment. In food it can be used as a stabilizer and thickener.
Sodium Metasilicate Sodium Metasiliciate is a chemical component that is used in detergent and other products.
Sodium Thiosulfate Sodium thiosulfate is an inorganic compound used in food processing as a preservative. With powerful antioxidant properties, it helps prevent oxidation of food, including preventing fat oxidation, to preserve the flavor, aroma and texture of various foods. It is also used to lower chlorine levels in water for use in aquariums, swimming pools and in water treatment plants.
Stearic Acid The ingredient is made predominantly from triglycerides rendered from animal fat, often used in the creation of soaps and candles. Also used in food for its lubricity and emulsisifcation properties as well as a coating agent.
TSP Trisodium phosphate is produced by combining sodium and phosphate, two essential minerals. TSP is used as a preservative used in processed meats, such as lunch meat, bacon and sausage. TSP extends the freshness and shelf life of products such as cereals and baked goods while also serving as a leavening agent. It is used cosmetics, personal care products and pharmaceuticals, and in industrial applications, including cleansers.
Vinyl Polymers Vinyl polymers are versatile materials used in many industries. With qualities including water resistance and resistance to degradation, they are used in the production of plastics, food packaging, surface coatings and many other applications in healthcare, building and construction, electronics, automobile and other industries.
Vinyl Resins Vinyl resins are used in a wide variety of applications for their chemical resistance, adhesive strength, flexibility and waterproof qualities. Often used to prevent corrosion, vinyl resins are used in manufacturing coatings for metallic surfaces and in electronic components, plastic materials, structural adhesives, caulking, sealants and paints.
Water Repellents Water repellents prevent liquid from penetrating surfaces. They have many uses across multiple industries, including packaging, textiles, home care items and building materials.
Xanthan Gum Xanthan Gum stabilizes and suspends properties, providing high viscocity.