RHEOLOGY Nature Made

CP Kelco’s goal is to be the preferred partner for providing innovative products and solutions through the use of nature-based chemistry. CP Kelco is a creative and innovative leader in the production and manipulation of polysaccharides by microbial fermentation and extraction from plant, algal and cellulose based raw materials.

Our products are derived from natural, renewable raw materials, and CP Kelco strives to preserve nature’s functionality by minimizing modification. These products serve many functions, including thickening, suspension, stabilization and gelation. Each is an aspect of rheology control.

…And rheology control is vital. Yet selecting the most appropriate rheology modifier from the wide range of commercially available products is far from straightforward. Many factors must be taken into consideration, including the desired flow behavior or texture, required shelf-life, production equipment available, compatibility with other ingredients, and regulatory compliance.

Often, there is more than one way to achieve a given functionality…a lot to contend with. Our Field Sales and Technical Service Professionals are energized to work with customers to identify the optimum solution for specific and unique formulation needs. The table below is meant to provide some guidelines on the BEST CHOICES to achieve desired characteristic.

 

HYDROCOLLOID
BRAND NAME FUNCTIONALITY TYPICAL APPLICATIONS SOLUTION CHARACTERISTICS
Xanthan Gum
KELTROL® CG Line Thickening, Suspending, Stabilizing Lotions, Sunscreens, Mascara, Body Washes Pseudoplastic Fluid
KELDENT® Line Thickening, Suspending, Stabilizing Oral Care, Toothpastes Pseudoplastic Fluid
XANTURAL® Line Thickening, Suspending, Stabilizing, Controlled Release Pharmaceutical Applications Pseudoplastic Fluid
Pectin
GENU pHresh™ Line Skin Feel, pH Buffering, Thickening Lotions, After Shower Balms, After Shave Creams and Gels, Newtonian Flow - Gel
Carrageenan
GENUVISCO® Line Thickening, Stabilizing, Gelation, Film Forming Lotions, Shampoos, Lubricants, Shave Gels, Toothpaste Gel
Gellan Gum
KELCOGEL® CG Line Suspending, Stabilizing, Gelation, Film Forming Eye Drops, Sprayable Sunscreens, Bodywashes, Toothpaste Thin, Pseudoplastic Fluid
CMC
(Cellulose Gum)
CEKOL® Line Thickening, Absorbing, Binding, Film Forming Film Dosage Forms, Lotions, Shower Gels, Toothpaste Newtonian-Pseudoplastic Fluid