Tannic Acid, Tannins

Abbey Color is a leading supplier of tannic acid, which is a commercial form of tannin. Tannic acid in its many forms is one of the most versatile natural products in the world. Abbey Color supplies the following types of tannic acid:

  • Tannic Acid, technical grade
  • Tannic Acid USP* grade with “Kosher” certification
  • Sumac
  • Mimosa
  • Quebracho

Tannin-based wood stain.*USP = United States Pharmacopeia. The manufacturing process follows the protocol of USP directives and subsequent testing.

Applications for Tannic Acid

Tannic acid is the general term used as the material extracted from various plants. It is used in a myriad of applications such as:

  • Textile mordant
  • Wood staining
  • Leather tanning
  • Food purification and stabilization
  • Electronics
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Many other applications

Leather tanned with tannic acid.

Tannic Acid from Abbey Color – Benefits

As a major supplier of Tannic Acids, Abbey Color offers the following benefits:

  • Guaranteed consistent quality material
  • Supply of single lots up to 5,000 pounds
  • Tannic acid is in stock and can ship immediately, with overnight shipping available upon request
  • Competitive pricing

What is Tannic Acid?

Tannic Acid is white or yellowish astringent powder (molecular formula: C14H10O9) derived from nutgalls, or a lustrous yellowish to light brown amorphous, powdered, flaked, or spongy mass (molecular formula: C76H52O46) made from the bark and fruit of many plants. (Source: The Free Dictionary – Tannic Acid). Further,

Tannic acid, a specific commercial form of tannin, is a polyphenol. Its weak acidity (pKa around 6) is due to these phenol groups in the structure. … Tannic acid is a basic ingredient in the chemical staining of wood. The tannic acid or tannin is already present in woods like oak, walnut, and mahogany. Tannic acid can be applied to woods low in tannin so chemical stains that require tannin content will react.

Tannic acid is the most common mordant for cellulose fibers such as cotton. Tannin is often combined with alum and/or iron. The tannin mordant should be done first as metal mordants combine well with the fiber-tannin complex.
(Source: Wikipedia, Tannic acid, 2010).

Abbey Color – Your Tannic Acid manufacturer and supplier.

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