CAS Number: 9000-11-7 / 9004-32-4

E-Number: E466

EC Number: ---

Mol. Formula: CH2CO2H

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25 Kilo Bag Options for CMC

What is CMC?

Carboxymethyl Cellulose (CMC) is an off-white powder known as a "sodium salt". A mildly salty and virtually odourless product, it has alternative names such as CMC, Carmellose or trademarked as Tylose (in some cases). Due to its flexible form and nature, CMC is a powerful thickening agent in food, pharmaceutical and industrial products.

The manufacture of CMC occurs through the catalytic reaction of cellulose and chloroacetic acid. Once they have reacted, approximately 60% of the blend is CMC. The remaining 40% of this blend is a variety of salts. Afterwards, it is dried, filtered, separated and packed for sale.

Some of the applications of Carboxymethyl Cellulose mainly start as a thickening agent and viscosity modifier. Products that use this include ice creams, bread, jams, confectionery, toothpaste, laxatives, detergents, heat packs and much more. Its uses include thickening, smoothing, texturing, stability and beyond.

CMC at Kilo Ltd.

Businesses throughout the UK use many ingredients, many of which Kilo supplies. As a BRC-accredited supplier, Kilo works with high-quality sources and manufacturers across the globe. Whether you need one bag, one pallet, or more, we are here to help.

Hopefully, this document is of interest to you. Should you require additional details, pricing, or anything in between, please feel free to get in touch. We are available using the links on the website, by email or by calling our experienced sales team on 01384 293 222.

Industry Applications

Foods | Jams, Sauces, Marmalade, Snacks, Baked Goods, Ice Creams
Industrial | Detergents
Cosmetics | Toothpaste, Laxatives, Moisturisers, Heat Packs

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