Firming Agents

Give your product consistency in texture, shelf life and strength by improved binding ability.

Our Firming Agent Categories

Firming agents are the food additives used in a variety of foods and beverages to give the product consistency to improve its binding ability. These agents are the most used ingredients in various types of processed foods, canned vegetables and fruits, cheese and even in fish products. United Foods Corporation is the biggest supplier and manufacturer of different kinds of firming agents not only in the USA but also in the entire globe. Perfect texture, increasing shelf-life and high binding ability is what the food and beverages industries can expect from our firming agents. We are in the industry and our customers know what we are capable of contributing to the world and food industries.

Sodium Chloride

An ionic compound, also known as common salt with chemical formula NaCl is responsible for the salinity of seawater and of extracellular fluid of multicellular organism.

Potassium Alum

The double sulfate chemical compound represented as KAl(SO4)2 is the most critical member of a generic class compound called as alums.

Calcium Chloride

A white colored crystalline inorganic compound chemically represented as CaCl2 is solid at room temperature and highly soluble in water.

Aluminum Sulfate

A coagulating agent with chemical formula Al2(SO4)3 is entirely soluble in water and used as a purifier in drinking water and wastewater treatment plants.

Scientific Description

As the name describes “Firming Agents” are the compounds that bring firming action in various food and beverage products thus giving a firm structure to its molecules. These agents are referred to as food additives to precipitate residual pectin. The precipitation of residual pectin plays an essential role in strengthening the food structure and preventing it from collapsing during processing. Below is a list of some of the crucial firming agents including aluminum sulfate, calcium chloride, gums and more which act as a preservative for food microstructure, improving rehydration ability and using of osmotic dehydration prior freeze-drying. The scientific application of firming agents is helping many industries to strong-arm the binding capacity in various food products.


Firming Agents product list

  • Aluminum Sulfate
  • Calcium Chloride
  • Calcium Citrate
  • Calcium Sulfate (Terra Alba)
  • Gums
  • Potassium Alum
  • Sodium Chloride