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Agar Agar - Bacteriological Grade

Description

A dried hydrophilic colloid extracted from seaweeds Gelidium Sesquipedale species. It is dissolved in boiling hot water and sets below 40 degrees C.


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Uses
Gelling, thickening, and stabilising agent used in Dentistry and Laboratories.

Typical Analysis

Moisture
#10%
Gel Strength
900 +/- 50 g/cm2
Ash
#3.5%
pH gel
7 +/- 1
Presentation
Powder
Colour
White - Light yellow
Melting Point
88 +/- 5 °C
Gellifying Point
35 +/- 3 °C

Microbiological Analysis

Total Bacterial Count
Less than 1,000 per gram
Salmonella
Absent.
Mycotoxins
Absent.
Additives
None
Odour
None

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Packaging
In 20 kilos boxes with inner polythene liner.
Storage
Goods must be stored in a dry, odour free environment.
Shelf Life: 2 years from date of manufacturing if kept in optimum storage conditions and original packaging.
Other Health Hazards
It is advisable to wear face masks or to handle the powder in an airy room.