Technical Grade Carrageenan Usage

Carrageenan is a common food additive that is extracted from a red seaweed, Chondrus crispus, which is popularly known as Irish moss. Carrageenan, which has no nutritional value, has been used as a thickener and emulsifier to improve the texture of non food material.

Air Freshener Gel

When you need to improve the odours in your room, air freshener gels are one of the products available at supermarkets. They are made from kappa carrageenan, a potassium salt, water and perfume. When mixed, the perfumed gel forms and it is moulded to a shape to fit the holder. When purchased, the holder is sealed; to use, the holder is opened slightly and the moisture plus perfume are gradually released from the gel. Eventually the gel dries out leaving a small residue in the holder, which is then discarded. About 200 tonne/year of seaweed flour grade of carrageenan is the estimated consumption for this application.

Carrageenan Function for Air Freshener Gel

Use for: Air Freshner, Car Perfume

  • Promotes uniform release of fragrance oil shelf life of air freshener gel.
  • Improves Appearance and Texture.
  • Improves appearance by creating stable, dry, and solid textured gels.
  • Controls evaporation to ensure a stable odor release for longer period of time.
  • Controls syneresis during long shelf storage.

Pet Food

There is increasing concern over the inclusion of carrageenan, a seaweed-derived natural product that acts as a binder, thickening agent, and as a stabilizer in many processed human foods and beverages and canned cat and dog foods. There should be no doubt to any pet food manufacturer – carrageenan comes with health risks for the pets consuming this ingredient with each meal.

Carrageenan Function for Pet Food

Use for: Pet Food

  • Reduces syneresis of the food.
  • Excelent sheen to finished product.
  • Binds meat particles effectively.
  • Add riches to gravy.
  • Maintains uniform suspension.
  • Easy unmolding from the can.
  • Prevents fat seperation during processing.
  • Uniform moisture throughout the can.