Saccharin is a high intensity, artificial sweetener that has been used for over one hundred years as a sugar substitute. Saccharin tastes over 500 times sweeter than sugar which means that it can be used in small amounts to reduce sugar consumption. 

Saccharin has no calories and a Glycemic Index (GI) of zero. Saccharin is not absorbed or broken down by the body and has no effect on blood sugar levels. It is therefore considered as an important sugar substitute to help combat diabetes and obesity. Saccharin is also heat stable. Under conditions of increasing heat, saccharin remains stable at temperatures up to at least 250°C. Therefore, saccharin is commonly used in candies, cookies, some formulations of soft drinks as well as in mouth washes, toothpastes and as part of the tablet coating in medicines. We also produce the saccharin that is used to make table top sweeteners.

Manufacturing Process

R&F Process, the optimal method for producing high quality Saccharin

Saccharin has been extensively studied and both the US FDA and EPA have conclusively declared it safe for consumption.  Current global health standards only regulate saccharin for impurities based on the Remsen-Fahlberg synthesis route, first developed over 100 years ago. However, many other manufacturers use an alternative synthesis route that can give rise to other impurities and by-products. Saccharin made by the alternative route can therefore comply with the standards but still contain significant impurities. JMC manufactures saccharin in a completely vertically integrated process, via the Remsen-Fahlberg route, using mainly water-based processes and we manufacture all starting materials ourselves. We have on-site analysis facilities that test for all possible contaminants.

In summary, JMC has over 65 years of production experience which enables us to deliver the world’s highest quality saccharin.

ProductStructural FormulaUseDocuments
Sodium saccharin 15% watersaccharin15water– Food additives (confectionery, baked goods, cereals, chewing gum, jams, ketchup, coffee sweetener, nutrient supplement foods)
– Personal care (toothpaste, mouth wash)
– Low-calorie sweetener
– Beverages
– Pharmaceuticals
– Cosmetics
– Electoplating solutions
– Animal feed
Sodium saccharin 6% watersaccharin 6 waterLink
Insoluble saccharininsoluble saccharinLink