Overview: What is Xanthan Gum?
Xanthan Gum is a thickening agent used in a range of 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. It is then precipitated, dried and milled to its final product.
The most common application for Xanthan Gum is as a thickener in the food industry. You can find this in applications ranging from salad dressings and sauces to confectionary and Gluten-Free Baking. As with most thickeners, bakeries use this to simulate the thickness and mouthfeel of traditional baked goods. Some other products such as ice cream, soups, fruit Juices, gravies and syrups also use Xanthan Gum to create a thicker, richer texture to the final product.
Beyond the food and beverage industries, cosmetics use it in moisturisers, shampoos, balms and toothpaste to create a thick, uniform final product. Finally, Industrial Drilling businesses have been using Xanthan Gum to thicken drilling mud and increase their work's speed and performance. Additionally, you can also find it within paints, grouts, and adhesives.
Xanthan Gum at Kilo Ltd.
With a wide range of product uses, industry value and more, Xanthan Gum is a significant addition to countless businesses. As such, by having a reliable source and supplier is truly valuable. Here at Kilo, we are an experienced supplier to the UK and Ireland to countless businesses up and down the country.
As we are a quality supplier of countless products, including Xanthan Gum, we aim to have the highest standards on-site. As well as our own BRC Accredited Site and SEDEX Registration, we work with Xanthan Gum manufacturers who also adhere to similarly high standards. We aim for this whilst maintaining a price in line with the market to give you the best product at the best possible price.
When you combine our top-quality manufacturers with our professional, open and experienced team, we aim to assist our customers with most questions quickly. However, we will achieve this while ensuring its accurate and accessible NPD to your regular stock needs.
Should you need further information, pricing, or anything in between, please get in touch with us today by telephone on 01384 293 222, or using any of the buttons on the website or contact page. We will assist promptly.
|Foods|||||Salad Dressings, Sauces, Soups, Gravies, Confectionary, Baking, Ice Cream|
|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.