Marine Hydrocolloids – the largest producer of Agar Agar in India was established in 1982 to manufacture food grade Agar Agar. As a result of constant R & D work, Bacteriological & Pharmaceutical grade were developed. We have also added Agarose & ‘Wondergel – Spreadable type Agar Agar to our product line. We are now proud to introduce Carrageenan to our product list.
What is CARRAGEENAN?
Carrageenan is a hydrocolloid that belongs to a family of water soluble polysaccharides extracted from certain species of red seaweed.
Types of CARRAGEENAN
There are three Carrageenan types which are of commercial interest because of the various applications of hydrocolloids in food arid other industrial uses. They are called the Iota, Kappa and Lambda
Iota, Kappa and Lambda are co-polymers which differ in their chemical structure, properties and therefore in their applications in food.
Gels most strongly with calcium salts
Elastic gel with no syneresis (weeping out of water)
Gel is freeze-thraw stable completely soluble in hot water
Gels most strongly with potassium salts
Brittle gel with some syneresis
Synergistic with locust bean gum
Soluble in hot water
No gel formation, forms high viscosity solutions
Fully soluble in cold water
What We Offer
We offer a multitude of Carrageenan products formulated to meet various customer specifications.
Our products include pure Refined & Semi Refined Carrageenan of both Iota & Kappa types. Commercial
Carrageenan is usually standardized by blending different latches of Carrageenan and/or adding other gums & salt to obtain the desired gelling or thickening properties.
Our products are widely classified under following categories.
WATERGET Best for application requiring gelling & water-holding capacities
WATERVIS Used in applications requiring viscosity
LACTOGEL Suited for stabilization of dairy desserts
LACTOVIS Provides stability to liquid milk products & frozen dairy desserts
We are pleased to offer various types of pure refined/semi-refined as well as blended Carrageenan specially made for various applications as given below
|Different grades of Carrageenah||Carrageenan type||Application|
|WatergelGU 8932||Pure refined Carrageenan||For meat & sausage|
|Watergel MP 1250||Pure semi-refined Carrageenan||For meat & sausage|
|Watergel PF 6215||Pure semi-refined (Tech grade)||For pet food|
|Watergel WD 3955||Refined blended Carrageenan||For water based jelly|
|Watersel CD 7069||Refined blended Carraseenan||For candy|
|Watergel TP 9218||Semi Refined blended
|For tooth paste|
|Watergel AFG 9098||Refined blended Carraseenan||For air freshener gel|
|Lactovis lC2194||Semi Refined blended
|For frozen dessert|
The Carrageenan is used in applications such as water dessert jellies, pet food, meat, chocolate milk, beer, Chocolate milk, Diaries.