Sodium Carboxymethyl Cellulose, Xanthan Gum and Guar Gum all can be used in food, oil drilling, ceramic and tehnical industries, etc. And do you know what’s their difference of characteristics and function? Let’s introduce seperately here.
Sodium Carboxymethyl Cellulose (CMC): Sodium CMC is a white powder that is used as a thickener, stabilizer, and emulsifier in food and personal care products. It is commonly used in salad dressings, ice cream, cream cheese, and other dairy products, as well as in pharmaceuticals, detergents, ceramic and cosmetics industries. Sodium CMC is derived from natural cellulose-refine cotton and wooden pulp.
Xanthan Gum: Xanthan Gum is a white powder derived from the fermentation of glucose, sucrose, or lactose. It is used as a thickening and stabilizing agent in many food products, and has numerous medical and industrial applications. It has a wide range of pH stability, and is used in many gluten-free products as a replacement for gluten-containing ingredients.
Guar Gum: Guar gum is a white powder derived from the endosperm of a legume called guar. It is used as a thickener, stabilizer, and emulsifier in food, pharmaceuticals, and personal care products. It is widely used in ice cream and as a stabilizing agent in gluten-free baking. Guar gum has been used medically as a laxative, and has been studied for its potential to reduce blood cholesterol and lower blood sugar levels.
How to choose different types of Sodium CMC, Guar Gum and Xanthan Gum?
When choosing Sodium CMC, you should consider factors such as the intended use of the product, the viscosity, solubility, and pH of the finished product, and the cost. You should also consider the purity of the product, as impurities can affect the properties of the CMC. The type of CMC you chose should also depend on the desired shelf life of the product. Different CMCs can have different shelf lives, so select the one that best meets your needs.
When choosing Xanthan Gum and Gum Gum, you should consider factors such as the intended use of the product, the desired viscosity(Xanthan Gum viscosity 1200-1800mPa.s, Guar Gum viscosity 10-100000mPa.s) and particle size, and the dissolving rate according to your production requests.
Various types of Sodium CMC(granular CMC, powder CMC, dispersing grade CMC, ultra low viscosity CMC) can be provided by us. If you have any question about our products, please contact SINOCMC freely.