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Xanthan Gum

General information

Xanthan gum exhibits extraordinary and useful properties, for example high viscosity at low concentrations, little change in viscosity at varying temperatures, and excellent stability over a wide pH range. It also provides good freeze-thaw stability and shows remarkable suspension characteristics.

It is used as a stabiliser, emulsifier, thickener, suspending agent and bodying agent in foodapplications such as salad dressings, sauces, instant products, desserts, bakery dairy products, and fruit juices as well as in the formation of various low-calorie foods. Cosmetic and pharmaceutical applications of xanthan gum include the use in tooth pastes, lotions, shampoos and formulations such as tablets. Typical industrial applications of xanthan gum is the use in cleaners, paints, ceramic glazes, inks and oil drilling fluids.


Jungbunzlauer offers a wide range of xanthan gum types.

Standard grades are available as:

  • Food (F), technical grades (T) and oil (O)
  • 3 different particle sizes: F (fine), N (normal) and G (coarse) 

Our range of special grades includes:

  • CS: clear solution 
  • ST: salt tolerant 
  • DF: dust free 
  • ED: easily dispersible
  • P: reduced pseudoplasticity 
  • AS: acid stable 
  • PC: Personal Care 
  • OC: Oral Care

Standard packaging for Jungbunzlauer xanthan gum is 20 kg net polyethylene-lined, corrugated cardboard boxes for food grade and 25 kg net paper bags for technical grade.

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