Xanthan gum is widely used for its thickening and stabilizing effect on emulsions and suspensions, particularly in the food industry. It is also used in many chemical applications such as adhesives, ceramic glazes, drilling muds, foundry compounds, latex emulsions, lubricants, paints and coatings, paper, pesticides, textiles, etc.
Major applications and uses:
ØBlends of xanthan gum with guar gum, locust been gum or both, can be used as stabilizers for ice cream, sorbet and chocolate milk products ØUse of xanthum gum in savoury sauces and dressings provides stability to the emulsions for up to 1 year. ØIt is used in bakery and pastry to increase water retention during baking and thus extending shelf life of bakery products and refrigerated doughs. ØSyrups, toppings and seasonings (condiments and sauces), butter creams and chocolate coatings containing xanthan gum have excellent consistency and flow properties due to its high viscosity at rest ØIt is often used in Toothpaste as A binder to keep the product uniform Øused in large quantities to thicken drilling mud ØUsed In cosmetics application to prepare water gels ØIt has been used extensively in the oil industry as A viscosifier for different applications due to its unique rheological properties