Product Information - Xanthan gum

Information

Xanthan gum is a polysaccharide secreted by the bacterium Xanthomonas campestris, product of the fermentation of glucose, sucrose, or lactose. It is composed of pentasaccharide repeat units, comprising glucose, mannose, and glucuronic acid in the molar ratio 2:2:1.
Storage conditions: Store in dry, cool and ventilated area. Avoid direct sunlight.
Shelf life: 2 years
Appearance: White or light yellow powder
Packing: 25 Kg kraft paper bags

Specification

Viscosity Ratio 75ºF 150ºF: 1.02 - 1.45
Pyruvic acid: ≥ 1.5%
Isopropilic Alcohol: ≤ 750 ppm
Viscosity: ≥ 1200 cp
Total Ash content: 6.5% - 16%
Arsenic: ≤ 3 ppm
Lead: ≤ 5 ppm
Haevy Metals (as Pb): ≤ 30 ppm
Loss on drying: ≤ 15%
Assay: 91% - 108%
Particle size: 200 mesh

Applications

Xanthan Gum is used as a food additive and rheology modifier,commonly used as a food thickening agent (in salad dressings, for example) and a stabilizer (in cosmetic products, for example, to prevent ingredients from separating).

Contact

Possehl Erzkontor GmbH & Co. KG
Beckergrube 38-52
23552 Lübeck

Phone:  +49 - (0) 451 - 148 0
Fax:  +49 - (0) 451 - 148 355