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Gum Karaya

For over 50 years, AEP Colloids has been one of the leading Gum Karaya Gum suppliers for the food, pharmaceutical,  and dental industries.

Food Grade, Pharmaceutical Grade, Powdered, FCC

CAS# 9000-36-6

Gum Karaya is the dried exudate of the Sterculia urens tree found in India.   Irregular shaped tears form upon drying and are picked and sorted based on size color and amount of bark. When processed to a powder, the color can vary depending on the amount of bark and other foreign organic matter.

Gum Karaya is useful in many applications for its properties as a binding agent, adhesive and its ability to absorb large amounts of water.  Much like Gum Tragacanth, Gum Karaya does not form a solution in the usual sense but absorbs water rapidly and swells to create the acidic colloidal solution.  While its use in the food industry is limited, Gum Karaya has been utilized in the pharmaceutical as well the dental industry to form uniform smooth gels and pastes.

Gum Karaya Supplier

AEP Colloids is one of the leading Gum Karaya suppliers in the industry. For more information on purchasing gum karaya, please contact us online or call us at 1-800-848-0658.

Appearance: off white to pink to tan powder
Solubility: Cold soluble with moderate to rapid hydration
Viscosity: 200 – 2000 cps
pH: 4.2 – .8
pH Stability Range: 5.0 – 10.0

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Applications

  • Ice Crystal Inhibitor
  • Colostomy Rings
  • Meringues
  • Denture Adhesive
  • Salad Dressings
  • Specialty Papers
  • Processing Aid
  • Binder In Meat Processing
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