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Guar Gum

CAS #9000-30-0

Guar gum has excellent properties such as gelling, thickening, emulsification and stable dispersion


Guar gum, also called guaran, is a substance made from guar beans which has thickening and stabilizing properties useful in various industries, traditionally the food industry and, increasingly, the hydraulic fracturing industry. The guar seeds are dehusked, milled and screened to obtain the guar gum. It is typically produced as a free-flowing, off-white powder. It is classed as a galactomannan.

Items Standards
Appearance A white to yellowish-white,nearly odourless powder
Viscosity(1% 2h,brookfield DVII, #4 spindle, 20rpm) 5500mPa.s Min
Particle Size 90% pass 200mesh
Moisture 12% Max
Protein 5% Max
PH 5.5-7.0
Starch Pass test
Acid-insoluble residue 2.5% Max
Ash 1% Max
Total plate count 10000cfu/g Max
Mould  & yeast 200cfu/g Max
Salmonella spp./10g Negative
E.coli/5g Negative

Functions and Applications

1. Viscosity fresh water and brine- based fluids used for drilling, milling, underreaming.
2.Gravel packing operations.Suspend bridging agents 
3.Weighting materials in fresh water and brine system

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