Sodium hexametaphosphate (SHMP) is a hexamer of composition with a formula (NaPO3)6 . Sodium hexametaphosphate of commerce is typically a mixture of polymeric metaphosphates, of which the hexamer is one, and is usually the compound referred to by this name. It is more correctly termed sodium polymetaphosphate. It is prepared by melting monosodium orthophosphate, followed by rapid cooling.
Sodium hexametaphosphate (SHMP) is used as a sequestrant and has applications in a wide variety of industries, including as a food additive.Sodium carbonate is sometimes added to SHMP to raise the pH to 8.0-8.6, which produces a number of SHMP products used for water softening and detergents. Also used as a dispersing agent to break down clay and other soil types.
Applications of Sodium hexametaphosphate
Sodium Hexametaphosphate is a inactivate metallic ion used to prevent the deterioration of cosmetics and personal care products, prohibiting the corrosion (rust) of metallic materials used in packaging.
Sodium Hexametaphosphate used in Food, Beverage, Pharmaceutical, Health & Personal care products, Agriculture/ Animal Feed/Poultry. Sodium Hexametaphosphate (SHMP) is used as a chelating agent, leavening agent, and as a acidity regulating agent. The use of Sodium Hexametaphosphate (SHMP) such as in meat products, fruits drinks, soft drinks, dairy products, chesees, and canned fruits and vegetables.
In Food Production:
Sodium Hexametaphosphate is used in food such as in Artificial maple syrup, canned milk, cheese powders and dips, imitation cheese, whipped topping, packaged egg whites, roast beef, fish fillets, fruit jelly, frozen desserts, salad dressing, herring, breakfast cereal, ice cream.
Sodium Hexametaphosphate is used as cleansing agent in beverage such as beer and bottled beverages.
In Health and Personal care:
Sodium Hexametaphosphate are used in the formulation of makeup foundations, mascara, bath products, and moisturizing and skin care products. Sodium Hexametaphosphate can also be used in toothpaste.
Sodium Hexametaphosphate can be used in pet foods.
In Other Industries
Sodium Hexametaphosphate is used as a deflocculant in the production of clay-based ceramic particles. Sodium Hexametaphosphate is used as a dispersing agent to break down clay and other soil types for soil texture assessment.