This is a product of fermentation of Xanthomonas Campestris under special conditions of nutrient medium, pH, O2 – supply, and temperature. It is precipitated, dried, and milled into white-like or light-yellow fine powder.
Properties of Xanthan Gum
Unique pseudo-plasticity rheological property.
High suspending effect on insoluble solids and oil droplets.
Low concentration and high viscosity.
Molecular structure remains unchanged under circumstance of high shear.
It is also used as an emulsifier in the cosmetic industry and for suspensions in the pharmaceutical industries.
Advantages of Xanthan Gum
High viscosity-enhancing property and solubility in water.
High-efficient emulsifier and stabilizer.
Excellent stability to large range of temperature and pH change.
Satisfying compatibility with acid, alkaline, brine, enzyme, surface active agent, antiseptic, oxidant and other thickeners.
Perfect synergistic action when blended with guar gum, locust been gum and other colloids.