Appearance: off-white to pale yellow powder.
Solubility: soluble in water.
Risk: irritation, irritation to skin, eye.
Ecology: May be hazardous to environment. Water body should be given special attention.
Characteristics: excellent slow-release, thickening, dispersing, emulsifying, film-forming, water retaining, water absorbing abilities. microbial gum. resistant to temperature. non-gelling polysaccharide.
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Widely use as slow-release agent, thickening agent, emulsifying agent, dispersing agent, suspending agent.
Film-forming agent, thickening agent, emulsion stabilizer, water retaining agent in personal care products.
Sizing agent in textile, silk, paper.
Use as adhesives. eg: powder molding, ceramics.
Use as flocculants.
Suspending agent, dispersing agent in oil fields.
Thickening agent in cement, plaster, paints.