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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
Gum Karaya is the dried exudate of the Sterculia urens tree found in India. Irregularly 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.
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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