CAS Number: 11138-66-2   or   98112-77-7

E-Number: E415

EC Number: 234-394-2   or   619-321-8

Mol. Formula: ---

Pack Sizes


25 Kilo Bag Option for Xanthan Gum

What is Xanthan Gum?

Xanthan Gum is a thickening and stability agent in food, cosmetics, pharmaceutical and industrial businesses. Most produced Xanthan Gum is sold as an off-white to cream powder, to either an 80 or 200 Mesh with no distinct odour or taste.

In terms of production, the fermentation of sucrose and glucose results in the production of Xanthan Gum. The fermentation occurs due to bacteria, with an aeration stage until you get a xanthan polymer (a gel-like substance). It is then purified, dried and milled to its final product form.

Xanthan Gum finds widespread applications across multiple industries in the UK, including food, beverage, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, and industrial sectors. In the food industry, it is a thickening and stability agent in several products. It also improves the texture and consistency of sauces, dressings, bakery items, and dairy products. Xanthan Gum is additionally of use in gluten-free baking, where it helps mimic the elasticity and structure typically provided by gluten. The Beverage Industry also uses it to prevent sedimentation, improving the suspension of particles in fruit juices, carbonated drinks, and protein beverages. With these features, syrups, ice creams, soups, fruit juices and more use Xanthan Gum to create a thicker and richer texture for their products.

Beyond the food and beverage industries, Xanthan Gum has applications in the cosmetic industry as a thickener, emulsifier, and Stabilizer. These products include moisturisers, shampoos, balms and toothpaste to create a thick, uniform & smooth final product. In the pharmaceutical industry, it is used as an excipient in drug formulations to provide a consistent suspension of active ingredients whilst making oral medicines more stable.

Additionally, Xanthan Gum finds application in various industrial processes, such as oil drilling, cosmetics, and personal care products, where its thickening and emulsifying properties are valuable. It's versatility and wide range of applications make Xanthan Gum a popular ingredient in many products across different sectors. Paints, adhesives, grouts & textile printing also use Xanthan Gum as a thickener and suspender.

Due to its versatile nature and valuable functional properties, Xanthan Gum has become a go-to ingredient in many UK industries, contributing to improved product quality and performance.

Xanthan Gum at Kilo Ltd.

At Kilo, we understand the importance of having a reliable source and supplier for Xanthan Gum, given its wide range of applications and value across various industries. As an experienced supplier to businesses throughout the UK and Ireland, we take pride in maintaining the highest standards on-site. With our BRC Accredited Site and SEDEX Registration, we ensure the quality and integrity of our Xanthan Gum supply. Moreover, we collaborate with manufacturers who share our commitment to excellence, ensuring the product meets rigorous standards.

We strive to provide our customers with the best product at the most competitive price. By working with top-quality manufacturers and maintaining a market-aligned pricing strategy, we offer our customers access to superior Xanthan Gum without compromising affordability. Our professional and knowledgeable team are here to help. Whether providing accurate information, we aim to ensure that our product aligns with your needs.

To learn more about our Xanthan Gum, obtain pricing details, or discuss any other requirements, we encourage you to contact us today. You can reach us by calling 01384 293 222 or using the contact buttons on our website or contact page. We are committed to delivering exceptional service and look forward to assisting you promptly.

Industry Applications

Foods | Salad Dressings, Sauces, Soups, Gravies, Confectionary, Baking, Ice Cream
Beverages | Fruit Juices, Soft Drinks, Protein Shakes
Pharmaceutical | Toothpaste, Oral Medicines
Cosmetics | Moisturisers, Balms, Shampoo, Body Wash
Industrial | Drilling Fluids, Glues, Paints, Grouts


This information is provided as a guide and is by no means legally binding. Suggestions on dosage rates, specific applications and anything else related to detailed quality information can be provided by our quality team or requested directly to our manufacturer.