Roquette serves as a major player in the global gluconate market. Our commercial product is available in powder or liquid forms, at varying degrees of purity. The Roquette team offers global technical support and is actively engaged in developing new applications for the product range in plant care.
Gluconic acid is obtained by the oxidation of D-glucose via a fermentation process. Subsequent dehydration steps generate crystallized glucono-delta-lactone. Glucono-delta-lactone is a cyclic ester of gluconic acid. Sodium Gluconate is the sodium salt of gluconic acid having D-gluconate as the counterion.
Gluconic acid, Glucono delta lactone and sodium gluconate are used as chelating or solubilizing agents, contributing to the availability and absorption of critical mineral nutrients while improving the efficacy of slow-release formulations
Main advantages of our gluconate in the plant care industry
- Health and Ecology: Biodegradable and environmentally friendly compared to traditional solutions (EDTA), Non GMO, Non toxic bioproduct.
- Physical properties: Stabilizing properties, Stable under alkaline and high temperature conditions, 100% soluble in water, Non volatile, Non corrosive.
- Efficiency improvement: Chelating agent permitting a controlled release of minerals into the soil, Limit the loss of minerals through water drainage.