KELCOGEL® CG Gellan Gum

KELCOGEL® CG gellan gum is a polysaccharide produced by fermentation of a pure culture of Sphingomonas elodea. The composition and structure of native gellan gum produced by commercial fermentation is identical to the naturally occurring polysaccharide formed by Sphingomonas elodea on plants of Lily pad varieties.

This multi-functional hydrocolloid can be used at low levels in a wide variety of products that require gelling, texturizing, stabilizing, suspending, film-forming and structuring.

KELCOGEL gellan gum is extremely effective at low use levels in forming “fluid gels” with monovalent and divalent cations.

The uniqueness of KELCOGEL is the ability to function while contributing minimal viscosity via the formation of a uniquely functioning “fluid gel” network. This network, consisting of a low concentration of weakly associated molecules, is extremely pseudoplastic. At rest, the fluid gel has a very high apparent viscosity resulting in
excellent suspension of insoluble ingredients. Because of the
weak molecular associations, the network is easily disrupted
upon agitation, resulting in good pourability and pumpability.

Varying the ratio of the two forms produces a wide range of textures, allowing formulation flexibility for use in personal care, sprayable sunscreens, even eye drops and washes. For the toothpaste and oral care products industry, designed specifically for clear gel toothpastes, KELCOGEL® CG-LA gellan gum offers benefits in low-water, clear gel formulations, where other binders cause stringiness.

Another advantage of KELCOGEL CG-LA is that is ability to create low-viscosity suspension in products like mouthwash. Whether it’s suspending actives or flavor beads, the product's robustness offers formulation flexibility without impacting consumer use experience. Please Contact CP Kelco to find out more about using the unique "fluid-gel" concept.