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Carrageenan

CAS #11114-20-8

Carrageenan is a high-molecular-weight polysaccharide extracted mainly from Kappaphycus Alvarezii and Eucheuma Cottonii.
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Introduction

Carrageenan is a high-molecular-weight polysaccharide extracted mainly from Kappaphycus Alvarezii and Eucheuma Cottonii. Due to its unique characteristic of gelling ability, moderate viscosity, stability and high transparency, it is widely used as gelling and suspending agent, thickener, and emulsifier in food industry to produce fine jelly, gummy candy, ice cream and processed meat etc.

Conclusion: The product conforms to the standard of E407a.
Packaging: 25 KG/BAG
Storage: Kept in dry, cool, and shaded place with original packaging, avoid moisture, store at room temperature.
Shelf life: 2 years

Specification Of Carrageenan Kappa Refined:

Items Standards
Appearance White Powder
Paticle Size Min 95% Pass 120 Mesh
Total Sulfate (%) 15- 40
Loss on drying (%) 12 Max
Viscosity (1.5%, 75°C, mPa.s ) 5 Min
Gel Strength (1.5% w/w, 0.2% KCl, 25°C, g/cm2)  1400 Min
Transparency (%) 75 Min
pH (1% solution) 8-11
Lead 5 mg/kg Max
Arsenic 3 mg/kg Max
Mercury 1 mg/kg Max
Cadmium 1 mg/kg Max
Total Heavy Metals (as Pb) 10 mg/kg Max
Total Plate Count 5000 cfu/g Max
Yeasts & Moulds 300 cfu/g Max
Salmonella spp. Negative in 5 g
E. coli Negative in 10 g

Specification Of Carrageenan Kappa Refined:

Items Standards
Appearance Yellowish to yellow powder
Paticle Size Min 95% Pass 120 Mesh
Total Sulfate (%) 15- 40
Loss on drying (%) 12 Max
Viscosity (1.5%, 75°C, mPa.s ) 5 Min
Gel Strength (1.5% w/w, 0.2% KCl, 25°C, g/cm2) 500 Min
pH (1% solution) 8-11
Lead 5 mg/kg Max
Arsenic 3 mg/kg Max
Mercury 1 mg/kg Max
Cadmium 1 mg/kg Max
Total Heavy Metals (as Pb) 10 mg/kg Max
Total Plate Count 5000 cfu/g Max
Yeasts & Moulds 300 cfu/g Max
Salmonella spp. Negative in 5 g
E. coli Negative in 10 g

Functions and Applications

1. In food industry,carrageenan can be used as gelling agent, thickener, stabilizer, suspending agent and clarifier, and can be used in products such as soft candy, jelly, sausage, canned meat, and so on.
2. In pharmaceutical industry, it can be used as medicine suspending agent and dispersant, and can be used to produce capsule products etc.
3.In daily chemical industry, it can be used in toothpaste, detergent, cosmetics and air freshener.

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