Xanthan Gum

CAS Registry Number:

[11138-66-2]

Chemical Formula:

(C35H49O29)n

E-Number:

E415

General Information

Xanthan gum exhibits extraordinary and useful properties, for example high viscosity at low concentrations, little change in viscosity at varying temperatures, and excellent stability over a wide pH range. It also provides good freeze-thaw stability and shows remarkable suspension characteristics.

It is used as a stabiliser, emulsifier, thickener, suspending agent and bodying agent in food applications such as salad dressings, sauces, instant products, desserts, bakery dairy products, and fruit juices as well as in the formation of various low-calorie foods. Cosmetic and pharmaceutical applications of xanthan gum include the use in tooth pastes, lotions, shampoos and formulations such as tablets. Typical industrial applications of xanthan gum is the use in cleaners, paints, ceramic glazes, inks and oil drilling fluids.

Specification

Jungbunzlauer offers a wide range of xanthan gum types.

Standard grades are available as:

  • Food (F), technical grades (T) and oil (O)
  • 3 different particle sizes: F (fine), N (normal) and G (coarse)

Our range of special grades includes:

  • CS: clear solution
  • ST: salt tolerant
  • DF: dust free
  • ED: easily dispersible
  • P: reduced pseudoplasticity
  • QH: quick hydration
  • AS: acid stable
  • PC: Personal Care
  • OC: Oral Care

Standard packaging for Jungbunzlauer xanthan gum is 20 kg net polyethylene-lined, corrugated cardboard boxes for food grade and 25 kg paper bags for technical grade.

Specifications are available upon request.

Properties
  • High stabilising and suspending properties
  • High viscosity at low concentration
  • Soluble in hot and cold water
  • High pseudoplasticity (shear-thinning)
  • Excellent freeze/thaw stability
  • Very resistant to pH variations
  • Highly resistant to temperature variations
  • Highly resistant to enzymatic degradation
  • Very low caloric value
  • Compatible with all commercial thickeners and stabilisers.
Applications

Food

  • Baby Food, Infant Formula
  • Bakery
  • Confectionery
  • Dairy
  • Desserts, Ice Cream
  • Flavours
  • Fruit Preparations, Sweet Spreads
  • Fruits, Vegetables
  • Meat, Seafood
  • Ready Meals, Instant Food
  • Sauces, Dressings, Seasonings
  • Soy Products

Beverages

  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Carbonated Soft Drinks
  • Instant Drinks, Syrups
  • Juice Drinks
  • Sports and Energy Drinks
  • Waters

Personal Care

  • Colour Cosmetics
  • Deodorants
  • Hair Care
  • Oral Care
  • Skin Care
  • Soap and Bath Products

Cleaners & Detergents

  • Dish Washing
  • Industrial Cleaners
  • Laundry Care
  • Surface Care

Industrial Applications

  • Adhesives, Sealants
  • Agrochemicals, Fertilisers
  • Construction
  • Inks, Paints, Coatings
  • Metal Surface Treatment
  • Oil Drilling
  • Ore Mining and Refining
  • Paper
  • Textile, Leather

Healthcare

  • Clinical Nutrition
  • OTC, Food Supplements
  • Pharmaceutical Products

Feed & Pet Food

  • Feed
  • Pet Food
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