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A cost effective guar alternative in food & beverage applications

Cappuccino Cups

Guar continues to be in short supply and prices continue to escalate as demand from the oil and gas drilling industry continues to exceed supply.  Not only are guar users concerned about the added cost in their applications, they are increasingly worried about getting enough material for their needs.  Even as guar crop yields increase, shortages are expected to continue; prompting guar users to look for ways to wholly or partially replace guar in their applications. 

Many of those concerned are turning to Akucell® cellulose gum to provide a cost effective, sustainable solution to their needs.  For over 50 years, Akucell® has been a trusted brand name that delivers the right consistency, taste and value to the food and beverage industry around the world.

Among the key functional properties of Akucell Cellulose Gum are:

  • viscosity and moisture control
  • water holding and reduction of syneresis
  • stabilization
  • mouth feel
  • high compatibility to other ingredients

The AkzoNobel Performance Additives technology group has already developed solutions for bakery products; frozen foods; dairy products; dressings, condiments and sauces; meat products and beverages.  Every application is unique, so to get started on your solution contact our technical sales representatives today.

AkzoNobel Performance Additives also provide solutions for industrial guar replacement for oil drilling; mining and paints.