guar gum


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guar gum

[′gwär ‚gəm]
(materials)
A mucilage formed from seeds of the guar plant; light-gray powder dispersible in water; used as a thickening agent in paper, foods, pharmaceuticals, and cosmetics.
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India, Pakistan, USA, Italy, Morocco, Spain, France, Greece, Germany is the major exporter of Guar Gum.
2% of Guar gum reduces 43% of the absorbed oil content compared to the control samples, while the reduction for CMC and Xanthan gum was 31% and 23.
Guar gum is a fine powder obtained by grinding guar seeds, which has numerous commercial applications, especially in the food, oil, explosives, tobacco, ink, plastic, textile and plastic industries.
With the advent of horizontal drilling and multi-stage fracking, the primary frackers like Halliburton, Schlumberger, Baker Hughes and Calfrac Well Services gradually started buying up guar gum like there was no tomorrow.
Due to rich source of galactomannan its grains are processed for extracting gum commonly known as guar gum or guaran.
Prospects of higher guar seed availability dampened guar gum prices.
Most of the guar gum used in the United States-for hydromulching and an impressive array of other applications-is imported.
Guar gum and guar seed futures, banned after a sharp 500 per cent rally between 1 October 2011 and 27 March 2012, are due for calmer times.
The seeds, extracted from the dried pods of plant, have the following contents; the most important part of them being endosperm: Hull or seed coat 14 to 17 Percent Germ or protein 40 to 47 Percent Endosperm or gum 35 to 42 Percent Guar gum is obtained by grinding the endosperm of guar seed.
Modified forms of guar gum are available commercially including enzyme, cationic and hydropropy guar.