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Products: fenugreek, systems 
Their products are sold under the tradenames: Fenulife

Products: Systems

Trading house for hydrocolloids & manufacturer of stabiliser blends

Products: cellulosics, guar, starch, cyclodextrins

Their products are sold under the tradenames: Aquacel™, Aqualon™, Blanose™, Aquasorb™, and Bondwell™ cellulose gum (CMC); Benecel™ methylcellulose (MC) and hydroxypropylmethylcellulose (HPMC); Klucel™ and AeroWhip™ hydroxypropylcellulose (HPC); Supercol™ guar gum and Polyclar™ stabilizers.

Products: starch


Products: Inulin, rice starch

BENEO is part of the Südzucker Group. The organisation was formed in 2007 by the companies Orafti, Palatinit and Remy

Biosynth Carbosynth offer an impressive collection of specialty chemicals and offer custom chemical production. They manufacture and source chemical and biochemical products and in the carbohdyrate field offer monosaccharides, oligosaccharides and polysaccharides. They also specialise in nucleosides, antimicrobials, APIs, enzyme substrates and natural products.

Products: alginate, carrageenan, guar, locust bean gum, pectin, xanthan
Their products are sold under the tradenames: satialgine, cecalgum, algogel, satiagel, satiagum, aubygel, unipectine, satiaxans, verxan

This section provides a number of articles on emulsion science written by Dr Lisa Zychowski.

Products: alginate, carrageenan, konjac, microcrystalline cellulose/cellulose gel, pectin, hyaluronic acid, systems 
Their products are sold under the tradenames: Seagel, Gelcarin, Lactarin, Viscarin for carrageenan, Nutricol for konjac and Protanal for alginates.

Products: guar, cassia tora, tamarind gum, xanthan

Products: xanthan, gellan, welan, curdlan, pullulan

Products: guar, starch, tamarind

Products are sold under the tradenames: Prokol, Nutriguar


Hindustan Gum & Chemicals Ltd

Products: starch, fibres (FOS, GOS, inulin, resistant starch)

Corn Products and National Starch are now called Ingredion

More hydrocolloid price rises National Starch news, November 2006

Products: carrageenan,systems 
Their products are sold under the tradenames: Deltagel and Betagel for carrageenan, Sherex for blends

Product: Larch gum

Their product is sold under the tradename: ResistAid

Products: cassia tora 
Their products are sold under the tradenames: Diagum

June 3, 2004: Lubrizol completes the acquisition of Noveon International, Inc., a specialty chemical company with a strong product portfolio in additives and ingredients for the personal care, performance coatings and engineered polymers markets.

Products: cassia tora, guar, tamarind
Trades: guar, sesbania, cassia, tamarind, CMC, xanthan, carrageenan and pectin.


Marine Algae and Human Health by Sarah Hotchkiss and Catherine Murphy, CyberColloids Ltd.

Products: agar,chitosan
Marine Hydrocolloids (formerly Marine Chemicals) produces agar for food, bacteriological & pharmaceutical applications. In 1997 Meron Biopolymers was established to develop Chitin and Chitosan.

Chitosan -

Agar -

Naturex manufactures and markets natural ingredients for the food, nutraceuticals, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics industries. Based in Avignon, the group employs 600 staff and over 90% of its sales are overseas. Naturex has production units in France, Morocco, the United States and Italy, as well as 8 sales offices located in Europe, the USA and Asia.

Products: Unmodified and modified hyaluronic acid.

Products: guar, locust bean gum, tara, alginate, starch, tamarind
Their products are sold under the tradenames: Polygum, Polygel

Products: guar, cassia tora, gum ghatti, karaya, tamarind kernel powder, psyllium husk

Products: systems 
Their products are sold under the tradenames: provigel, provimel

Products: starch, cyclodextrins

Furcellaria lumbricalis also known as Fucellaria fastigata from the Baltic coast (2004)

Furcellaria lumbricalis

Products: Inulin, FOS

Their products are sold under the tradenames: Inulin (Frutafit) & FOS (Frutalose)

Birefringence of corn starch under cross polarised light at 400x magnification (2004)

Corn starch birefringence

Corn starch granules at 1000 magnification (2004)

Corn starch granules

Optical microscopy at 1000 magnification plus computer enhancement (2004)

Damaged potato starch

Potato starch granules on an optical microscope at 1000 magnification (2004)

Potato starch

Rice starch at 1000 magnification (2004)

Rice starch

Products: starches, locust bean gum, poly dextrose systems

Owners of Cesalpina, GC Hahn and CCI

Tate & Lyle disposes of starch business May 2007