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Xanthan Gum - 80mesh

Description

Xanthan Gum is a hydrophilic biological polysaccharide, which is made from corn starch after the processes of fermentation with Xanthomonas Campestris, extraction, drying and grinding. Benefited by its superior thickening and stabilising effect, shear resistance and unique pseudo-plasticity rheological property. Xanthan Gum is widely used in food pharmaceutical, fine chemical, oil drilling and other fields.


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Uses
Xanthan is also a very versatile product similar used to replace Guar in some applications.

It is used in food such as Bakery, Beverages, Confectionery, Dairy, Meats, Petfood, Sauces, Syrups, Toppings and Fillings.

Industrial uses: Printing, Textile, Paper, Tobacco and Oil (Fracking) industries.

Cosmetic and Pharmaceutical: Lotions, creams, tablets, etc

Typical Analysis

Appearance
White-like or light yellow free flowing powder
Viscosity (cps)
1% gum in 1% KCl (60rpm) 1200-1700cps
Ash
≤16%
pH
Value (1% solution) 6.0-8.0
Loss of drying
≤15%
Particle Size
Particle Size 80mesh (180 μm) Not less than 95% through
Ethanol and Propane
≤500ppm
Total Nitrogen
≤1.5%
Pyruvic Acid
≥1.5%
Lead
≤2ppm

Microbiological Analysis

E. Coli
Negative in 5g
Salmonella
Absent
Coliforms
≤0.3
Total plate count
≤2000 cfu/g
Mould and yeast
≤100 cfu/g

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Packaging
In 25 kilos bags 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.