The preferred bio-based and biodegradable hydrocolloid

Today, when sustainability and green values are the key drivers in product innovations, CEKOL® cellulose gum is a preferred choice as a bio-based and biodegradable hydrocolloid. The raw material selection and adjustment of the production process steps makes it possible to tailor specific CEKOL grade’s functionality to different applications.

CEKOL Cellulose Gum is a water-soluble polymer derived from wood or cotton cellulose and produced to minimum 99.5% purity. Products manufactured from wood cellulose are fulfilling the GMO-free requirements. The product hydrates and dissolves readily in hot and cold water.

By choosing the right CEKOL type, the formulator can achieve the desired rheology for any aqueous system, including suspensions and emulsions. Besides controlling the rheology, CEKOL cellulose gum is known for its excellent water retaining and film forming capacity.

A Wide Array of Applications

CEKOL products are multifunctional and their easy-to-tailor ability combined with cost efficient performance makes them an attractive choice for many food applications.

In beverages CEKOL grades protect proteins in low pH environment, provides body and mouthfeel and reduces oil ringing. For bakery products CEKOL grades improve dough strength and extend freshness and shelf-life through moisture retention. The ability to control ice crystal growth is key functionality in frozen products.

Most of the CEKOL sodium carboxymethyl cellulose grades are classified as standard pharmaceutical grades. These CEKOL grades meet the requirements of carboxymethyl cellulose sodium for pharmaceutical use by USP/NF, Ph. Eur. and most other pharmacopoeias.

For toothpaste and oral care products manufacturers, special grades of CEKOL have been designed to address the individual needs of certain manufacturing conditions and specifications.