Comes in a 500gram Tub.
Calcium chloride is a calcium salt that is soluble in water. This additive is supplied in an aggregated form [pastille] that ensures stability in storage. Calcium chloride is very hygroscopic and should be kept in a well sealed container.
Solubilisation of pastilles of Calcium chloride involves an exothermic reaction (heat is produced) that can cause scalding as temperatures exceed 60°C Never ingest calcium chloride pastilles. Ingesting or swallowing this product in its dry form can lead to severe burns.
Calcium chloride is an ideal source of calcium ions. These ions will react with sodium alginate and gellan solutions to form gels. Calcium chloride salts sold by Kalys are solely for this purpose and Kalys endorses no responsibility for any other usage.
Calcium chloride is strictly for use with alginates and gellan solutions.
How to use
For direct gelation use Calcium chloride at levels of 10- 40 g per litre. For setting baths, the concentration can be raised to 80-120g per litre depending on the speed of reaction sought. Calcium chloride is perfectly cold soluble. You will find more detailed advice on usage in the documents referring to alginate.
EINECS N°: 233 140-8
CAS N°: 10043 52-4
This substance is classified “dangerous” following European directive 67/548/CEE
In case of contact with the eyes flood the eye with running water. Consult with an eye specialist in case of prolonged discomfort or pain.
In the case of contact with skin: wash with water and soap, seek medical advice if painful or sore.
In case of ingestion: seek immediate medical advice. Rinse mouth and drink plenty of fresh water. Do not encourage vomiting.
Calcium chloride is a permitted food additive in EU and is assigned number E509. Use of this product is not recommended for babies and young infants. For all commercial use, please follow our disclaimer and advice and refer to regulatory texts for limitations to use.
Store in a dry, cool place, away from direct sunlight in its original packaging.
Best before: refer to date indicated on packaging.
After opening: keeps for 6 months.
Calcium chloride, firming agent - E509
Packed in a work area also handling: wheat, soy, sulphited, gluten.
R36 - Can cause eye irritation
S22 - Do not inhale dust
S24 - Avoid contact with skin