Carrageenan is a product derived from certain types of red algae. The product is most often used as a thickening agent in place of animalbased products like gelatin, which is extracted from animal bones. It is a common ingredient in many foods and gel-like products, and even has applications in biochemistry. Carrageenan is nearly identical to agar, another substance derived from several different species of red algae.
Applications of carrageenan:
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, ice cream, beverage, condiment, milk, bionic food, jam, canned thick soup, beer, bread, pet food and so on;
It can be used as medicine suspending agent and dispersant, and can be used to produce capsule products etc.
Daily chemical industry
It can be used in toothpaste, detergent, cosmetics and air freshener;
Biochemistry Carrageenan can be used as carrier of microorganism and immobilized cells;
In other fields It can be used as the thickener for waterbased paint, ceramic glaze and water color, and the suspending agent for graphite, sizing material for textile products and paper, and the suspending agent for herbicide and pesticide, graphite deflocculant, deflocculant for textile and so on.
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