Akucell – tailor-made cellulose gum solutions for customers in food processing and industry.

Akucell is the trademark of our food-grade cellulose gum. With our Akucell products, we offer the most comprehensive range of cellulose gums in the world.

Akucell is AkzoNobel’s brand of cellulose gum, an additive that is approved for use in many types of processed food formulations, as well as other applications in industry.

In food formulations, Akucell significantly enhances quality by acting as a thickener and stabilizer and by controlling crystallization, moisture retention and fat uptake. Selecting the right ingredients is crucial to get the optimal composition for your product.

With our extensive knowledge of application technology, we are able to provide the right solution for many different food and beverage applications. We are continuously developing cellulose-based food additives with improved characteristics to meet the specific needs of our customers.

Akucell is also used in industry as an alternative to guar, a type of gum used in oil drilling, mining, and paints that is in short supply.

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

We have 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 visit our Akucell website

Key industries

Food and beverages