Carrageenan CAS 11114-20-8

Carrageenan CAS 11114-20-8

Carrageenan is a product derived from certain types of red algae, a seaweed found throughout the coasts of North America and Europe. The product is most often used as a thickening agent in place of animal-based products like gelatin, which is extracted from animal bones.

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.

Functions and Applications

Usage

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.


Specification Of Carrageenan Kappa Refined:

ItemsStandards
AppearanceWhite Powder
Paticle SizeMin 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
Lead5 mg/kg Max
Arsenic3 mg/kg Max
Mercury1 mg/kg Max
Cadmium1 mg/kg Max
Total Heavy Metals (as Pb)10 mg/kg Max
Total Plate Count5000 cfu/g Max
Yeasts & Moulds300 cfu/g Max
Salmonella spp.Negative in 5 g
E. coliNegative in 10 g

Specification Of Carrageenan Kappa Refined:

ItemsStandards
AppearanceYellowish to yellow powder
Paticle SizeMin 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- 10
Lead5 mg/kg Max
Arsenic3 mg/kg Max
Mercury1 mg/kg Max
Cadmium1 mg/kg Max
Total Heavy Metals (as Pb)10 mg/kg Max
Total Plate Count5000 cfu/g Max
Yeasts & Moulds300 cfu/g Max
Salmonella spp.Negative in 5 g
E. coliNegative in 10 g


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

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