What is Xanthan Gum?How to Use Xanthan Gum?

2017-01-18 15:38:03


Xanthan Gum Description

Xanthan Gum, which is mainly made from starch, is a high molecular weight polysaccharide produced by fermentation with Xanthomonas Campestris under the conditions of special nutrient medium, pH, O2-supply and temperature, then purified, dried and milled into white-like or light-yellow free-flowing powder. The main compositions of Xanthan Gum are D-glucopyranose glucan,D-mannose and D-Glucuronic acid. X-ray determining indicates that Xanthan Gum has a antiparallel double helices conformation, on which its special properties of water solution base.

Xanthan Gum can be widely used in more than twenty industrial fields, such as food, pharmaceutical, fine chemical, agriculture, oil drilling and exploitation and so on. Comparing with other kinds of gums,


Xanthan Gum has many advantages are as follows:

1. High viscosity and solubility in water

2. Pseudoplastic rheology characteristics

3. Good stability of temperature, PH value

4. With acid, alkali, salt, enzyme, surfactants, preservatives, antioxidants and other thickener coexist, has the stable compatibility

5. With guar gum, locust bean gum and other glues, has obvious effect.


Food Grade Xanthan Gum

Food Grade Xanthan Gum can be widely used as salt/acid resistant thickener, high efficient suspension agent and emulsifier, high viscosity filling agent in various food, beverage, feedstuff and pet-food. It can not only enhance the performance of water-keeping and shape-keeping, but also improve the freeze/thaw stability and taste of the products. Meanwhile, it can extend the shelf life of products.

Medicine, fine chemical industry level of xanthan gum

Medicine, fine chemical industry grade xanthan gum can be used in liquid and cream pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, oral care products, detergents and lotion, can improve paste state, easy to filling and extrusion, improve product taste, inhibit product hierarchy, conducive to the spread of the product and absorbed.

Industrial grade xanthan gum

Industrial-grade xanthan gum can be widely used in oil drilling, pesticide, feed, ceramics, printing and dyeing, ore dressing, paints and coatings, paper making industry, thickening and stable effect is obvious.

Xanthan gum as a highly efficient, environmentally friendly oil drilling mud additives, broad scope, of temperature, PH, salt city with a strong tolerance, can obviously improve the ability of suspended solid matter and permeability of the slurry, reduce the pressure loss in the process of drilling, and can be stable wall, reduce the damage to the reservoir, and significantly improve the efficiency of drilling, workover, well completion work.