10 Most Important Industrial Aspects of Using Guar Gum & Its Derivatives

Guar Crop (Cluster Plant) and its Byproducts

The guar bean is a leguminous plant mainly grown in parts of India, Pakistan and Australia. It grows in sandy soils that receive plenty of sunshine and medium rainfall. After harvesting the guar bean is separated from its hull and various derivatives are gotten from the endosperm. These by products are used in variety of industrial applications.

  • · Guar Gum – Is a multi-purpose fiber derived from the guar seed and is used for many industrial applications. From paper manufacture, beverages pharmaceuticals, textile, construction, etc.
  • Guar Gum Powder – It is obtained after the endosperm of the guar gum/split is milled and further refined. It is also soluble in hot and cold water but insoluble in other organic solvents.
  • · Guar Gum Splits – This is the refined product that is obtained from harvested guar beans which have been mechanically separated from their pods, the casing (hull) and the seed.
  • · Guar Meal – During the guar gum spit separating process the remnants which are high in protein nutrients are used as cattle feed.
  • · Cassia powder – derived from the Cassia Tora plant seeds.Cassia powder is mostly used in the pet-food industry.

10 Most Important Industrial Aspects of Using Guar Gum & Its Derivatives

Guar gum derivatives are widely in many industrial applications.

Guar gum in Pharmaceuticals – During production of Laxatives vitamins and syrups it acts as a co-joiner and also as a disintegrating agent in tablet making.

· In Textile Industry – Primarily used in most fabrics e.g. cotton, nylon carpet printing etc. It helps reduce breakage of the fabrics when printing during manufacturing. It also used as a dispersant and thickening agent for dyes when printing fabrics.

· Oil & Gas Well Drilling – During oil drilling it has numerous purposes but it is preferred during oil and gas well drilling due to its fluid and water loss control. Guar gum is also aids in cooling the drilling bits and has excellent solubility capacity with solvents used in oil drilling.

· Cream & Cosmetics – Here it is mainly used as a thickening agent, lubricating agent among other uses. It is applied in shaving cream and lipstick to give that density and lubricating feel. Visit Agro Gums to know more about Industrial aspects of guar gum and its derivatives.

· Frozen Foods – Guar gum functions as moisture loss controller and thus helps preserve frozen foods e.g. Ice creams, cakes etc.

· Beverages – It works as a suspending agent in fruit beverages thus greatly improves the mouth feel of the fruit juices.

· Tobacco Industry – Actingas a strengthening agent for tobacco fins in cigars and cigarettes.

· Dairy Products –It improves texture and tenderness during cheese formation.

· Pet Food – Guar gum is a good thickener used as a stabilizing agent when manufacturing pet foods to retain moisture.

· Toothpaste – Used inToothpaste Due to its high viscosity property, it is used as a lubricator and film forming agent.


India is the pre-dominant grower and producer of guar. The plant is mainly used as a vegetable in many parts of India and Pakistan. It is also serves as a highly nutritious fodder crop for animals.

Guar gum, which is derived from the endosperm of the guar seed, has many derivatives that used for numerous industrial applications. Depending on the need and requirement of the industry, guar gum has different industrial grades suitable for entirely every single manufacturing and production scope.


This article has been written by Biren Patel working at Agro Gums. Agro Gums is a guar and cassia gum manufacturing company offering high quality guar gum powder, fast hydration guar gum powder, cassia powder, guar splits and guar meal to satisfy the production requirements of various industries across the world.

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