Niacet propionates are used in different application areas in the Feed, Food and Pharmaceutical industries, mainly to control the growth of molds. In the feed industry propionates are added to animal feed (as preservative), but also serve as an energy source. In food, the main application is in baked goods, to control the mold growth after baking and further processing.
In pharmaceutical applications, propionates are used in topical treatments of molds in humans and animals.