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Guar gum and its derivatives are widely used in various industries as per its needs. It is used in industries such as food, textile, pharmaceuticals, personal care, health care, nutrition, cosmetics, paper, explosives, mining and oil well drilling. Guar gum mainly functions as a thickener, emulsifier, stabilizer, binding agent, gelling agent, natural fibre, flocculent, fracturing agent etc. in the above-mentioned industries

Applications of Food Grade Guar Gum Powder/ Derivatives

Food Industry

In food Industry guar gum / derivatives is used as gelling, viscosifying, thickening, Clouding and binding agent as well as used for stabilization, emulsification, Preservation, water retention, enhancement of water soluble fibre content etc. Some food products in which guar gum powder is used are:

  • Ice cream, soft drinks & concentrates, puddings
  • Chocolate milk, flavoured milk
  • Pet Foods
  • Bread, biscuit and other baked foods
  • Ham and sausages
  • Soft cheese and cheese spreads
  • Canned or retorted food of fish and meat
  • Mayonnaise, ketchup, sauce and dressings
  • Noodles and pasta
  • In frozen food products- guar gum reduces crystal formation; act as a binder & stabilizer to extend shelf life of ice cream.
  • In baked food products- guar gum provides unparallel moisture preservation to the dough and retards fat penetration in baked foods.
  • In dairy products- guar gum improves texture, maintains uniform viscosity and colour.
  • In sauces & salad preparations- guar gum acts as a water binder in sauces and salad dressings and reduces water and oil separation.
  • In confectionary- guar gum controls viscosity, bloom, gel creation, glazing and moisture retention to produce the highest-grade confectionary.
  • In beverages- guar gum provides outstanding viscosity control and reduces calories value in low calories beverages.
  • In pet food- guar gum forms gels and retains moisture, acts as a thickening, stabilizer and suspending agent for veterinary preparations.

Pharmaceutical Industry

image Guar gum or its derivatives are used in pharmaceutical industries as gelling / viscosifying / thickening, suspension, stabilization, emulsification, preservation, water retention / water phase control, binding, clouding/bodying, process aid, pour control for suspensions, anti-acid formulations, tablet binding & disintegration agent, controlled drug delivery systems, slimming aids, nutritional foods etc.

Guar gum is an important non-caloric source of soluble dietary fibre. Guar gum powder is widely used in capsules as dietary fibre. Fibre is a very important element of any healthy diet. It is useful in clear the intestinal system since fibre cannot be digested. This keeps the intestines functioning properly and also improves certain disorders and ailments. All natural fibre diet works with body to achieve a feeling of fullness and to reduce hunger. Its synergistic mix of guar gum and fibre mixture when taken with water expands in stomach to produce a feeling of fullness.

Cosmetic Industry

Guar gum or its derivatives being used as a thickener, protective colloid and conditioner in hair/skin care products, creams, shampoos and lotions. Beside this, these are also used in toothpaste and shaving cream for easy extruding from the container tube.

Applications of Industrial Grade Guar Gum Powder/ Derivatives

In industrial applications, guar gum powder/derivatives utilized as thickening agent, sizing agent, wet-end strength additive, gelling agent and water barrier, flocculation aid for waste water treatment, as emulsifier, binder. Also used for mud formulations, enhanced oil recovery, polymer flooding, well treatment, lost circulation plugging etc.

Guar gum industrial grade powder is used in industries such as textile printing & sizing, fire fighting, ceramics, pharmaceuticals, printing inks, mosquito mats, synthetic resins, paper industry, battery electrolytes, water treatment, floatation agent, water paint, carpet printing, oil well drilling, explosives, mining etc.

Paper Industry

  • Guar gum provides better properties compared to substitutes.
  • It gives denser surface to the paper used for printing.
  • Guar gum imparts improved erosive and writing properties, better bonding strength and increased hardness.
  • Due to improved adhesion, it gives better breaking, Mullen and folding strengths.

Textile Industry

Guar gum gives excellent film forming and thickening properties when used for textile sizing, finishing and printing. It reduces warp breakage, reduces dusting while sizing and gives better efficiency in production.

Oil Field Industry

Industrial grade guar gum powder/derivatives are use in oil well fracturing, oil well stimulation, mud drilling and industrial applications and preparations as a stabilizer, thickener and suspending agent.  It is a natural, fast hydrating dispersible guar gum and is diesel slurriable.

Explosive Industry

In the explosive industry, Guar Gum is used due to it's better swelling, water blocking and gelling properties.

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