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  • Guar gum powder is an important product for commercial use. It is valued for its highly beneficial thickening, stabilizing, emulsifying, viscosity control, film forming and compatibility properties which make it an useful product for use in several industries including food, textile, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, paper processing, oil and gas, mining and explosives manufacturing. Guar gum powder is processed in controlled guar gum manufacturing units by a predefined procedure in which the seeds of the leguminous plant, Cyamoposis Tetragonolobus are subjected to processes like roasting, grinding, and polishing to obtain fine refined splits

    The splits are further processed and hydrated, grounded, dried and sieved to obtain fine quality guar gum powder.

    Guar gum powder has several applications as a commercial product. Guar gum for commercial applications is used as follows.

    Applications of Guar Gum in Food Industry

    Majority of applications of guar gum powder are confined to the food industry. Because of its cost effectiveness and excellent thickening and stabilizing properties, guar is preferred over other hydrocolloids for use as food additive. It is has wonderful ability to improve the texture of the products and prevent crystal formation in cool products such as ice creams. Powder of guar (so-called guarkernmehl, goma guar or gomme de guar) when added to the bakery products increases the dough yield, moisture retention and shelf life of the products. Goma guar as thickener and water binding agent is used in sauces, salads and dressings while also helps in controlling viscosity and mouth feel of the beverages. The product has invaluable application as viscosifier in processing pet food.

    Industrial Applications of Guar Gum Powder

    The industrial applications of guar gum powder lie in textile, cosmetics, pharmaceutical, oil drilling, paper, mining and explosives industries. Textile sizing, printing and finishing are a few applications where guar gum powder is used in textile industry. The product has invaluable thickening properties and is an economical hydrocolloid for commercial applications. The powder is manufactured for industrial applications and is referred as industrial grade guar gum. This industrial grade product is used in paper industry as an additive to add density, bond strength and quality of paper. The yellowish odorless powder when used in oil well drilling and fracturing processes acts as fluid loss control agent thereby increasing the efficiency of the processes. As a water binding agent it is added in explosives manufacturing process in order to improve the explosive properties of the product. Guar gum helps to maintain the properties of explosives even in wet conditions. This is an important conditioner, binder and viscosifier added in products like creams, shampoos and lotions during cosmetics manufacturing. Better concentration of ores, flocculation and better recovery can be ensured with the usage of guar gum powder in the mining processes. Last but not the least due to excellent water control properties, guar gum powder is an ultimate product for use in construction industry as a waterproofing agent.

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    This article has been written by 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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  • Guar gum (Galactomannan) is a high molecular weight carbohydrate which is derived from endosperm of legume crop, guar. Guar or Cyamopsis tetragonolobus plant is an annual crop that grows well in conditions like sandy soil, moderate and arid climate. For this reason guar is widely grown in countries like India, Pakistan and United States.  There is well-laid procedure to process guar gum powder from the seeds of guar plant in controlled production units. Guar gum is used in different forms – as guar seed, un-dehusked split, refined split, pulverized powder, guar meal and guar protein.

    Guar Gum Properties

    The guar gum (guarkernmehl, goma guar) is used for a number of applications in various commercial and food industries for its incredibly beneficial properties. Let us have a look at some of the useful properties of guar gum.

    1. Easily Soluble in Hot and Cold Water
    2. Good Thickener and Stabilizer
    3. Viscosity Control
    4. Excellent Water Binding Capacity
    5. Compatibility with Hydrocolloids
    6. Film Forming Properties
    7. Resistance to Oil, Grease

    Applications of Guar Gum with regard to its Properties

    Guar gum forms hexose sugar, mannose and galactose bi-products which rapidly dissolve in water. It is because of this ability that guar gum powder is used in several applications to attain uniform and very high viscosity at relatively low concentrations when compared with other hydrocolloids.

    Guar gum has excellent thickening and stabilizing properties and as such is used in wide range of foods, cosmetics, and pharmaceutical preparations. It is preferred over other hydrocolloids for textile sizing and finishing applications because of its thickening properties.

    Guar gum can produce full viscosity even in cold water. Therefore as a viscosity control agent, it is widely used in low calorie beverages, gel creation, glazing & moisture retention to produce the highest grade confectionary. It is used in processing and canning of pet foods and meat as it has the capability to increase the viscosity which reduces the splashing during the process and therefore speeds it up.

    The water binding properties of guar gum make it a useful additive for products like sauces and salad dressings where water content is to be reduced. Guar gum or guarkernmehl as binding agent is used in ice creams, it enhances texture, mouth feel, and controls crystal formation due to superior water-binding properties.

    It has excellent compatibility with other hydrocolloids like Xanthan Gum and therefore is used in manufacturing customized derivatives which can be used for dispersion, viscosity control, gelling and preservation applications in various industries.

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    This article has been written by 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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  • Guar gum, the popular goma guar, gomme de guar or guma guar is an important product for several industries including food, oil drilling, paper, cosmetics, pharmaceutical, explosives, mining and cattle feed. Guar gum comes from the endosperm of legume plant called Cyamopsis tetragonoloba which grows well in dry arid regions. India has a favorable climate to support guar production and therefore today successfully satisfies about 80% needs of guar across the world. Regions like Rajasthan, Guajarat, Punjab, Harayana are major contributors for guar gum in India.

    There are number of guar gum manufacturers in India who process fine quality guar gum powder from the seeds of guar plant using a customized approach. These manufacturers process guar gum depending upon the requirement of the end product and also export it to other countries. Guar gum is exported internationally to various countries like UK, USA etc from India. Thanks to the latest technologies and machinery inventions which have made the production process faster and efficient enough to satisfy the increasing needs of the guar gum. Compared to the traditional process of manufacturing guar gum, the modern production process offers much time savings and cost efficiency to the manufacturers who are able to produce bulk quantities of guar gum and its products within short span of time and also with lesser production costs thereby passing on the benefit to their clients. Today Indian guar gum manufacturers are supplying high quality guar gum powder and other guar products like guar spilts, guar meal for use in various industries across different countries.

    According to estimation nearly 6 to 8 lakh tons of guar is produced annually in India which is finely processed at the production units with latest technology machines and exported to other countries. A well-laid procedure is followed for processing of the gum which starts with separation of husk and germs from the seeds obtained from the plant. The seeds are carefully selected and are subjected to processes like roasting, grinding and polishing. The refined guar slits are further processed. Guar splits are selected for processing and are screened to remove dust and other unwanted particles. They are then prehydrated by mixing with appropriate amounts of water in a double cone mixer. These hydrated splits are then passed through flaker. The flaked splits are then grounded, dried and powdered. To obtain fine quality guar gum powder, the obtained powdered guar is sieved. The guar gum may be further clarified (purified) by dissolution in water, precipitation and recovery with ethanol or isopropanol. The husk and germ obtained from the process are high in protein and therefore ideal substances to be used as cattle feed.

    Best Guar Gum Manufacturer in India

    Agrogums is a leading guar gum manufacturer and exporter in India. With state-of-art technology and production infrastructure, the company manufactures international standard guar gum powder for use in various industries such as food, textile, paper, explosives, pharmaceutical, animal feed, mining and many other industries. The company with good distribution network across various countries exports its high quality products including the guar gum powder, guar splits and guar meal across different nations like USA, UK, Canada etc.

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    This article has been written by 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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  • Guar gum is extracted from guar plant, a seasonal plant widely grown in eastern countries like India, Pakistan etc. This is a widely used product which is referred in different ways in different languages. For example in German, this is called Guarkernmehl while in French it is popularly known as Gomme de guar, in Spanish it is goma guar and Guar guma in Croatian. The guar gum is extracted from guar seeds obtained from the beans of the plant.

    These seeds are subjected to a long process of splitting, sieving, heating, grinding & polishing to obtain fine powder which is white to yellowish white odorless powder often used in applications in food and commercial industries. Depending on the applications and where guar gum powder is used and its properties including active matter content, granulation, viscosity, pH and degree of substitution, this is widely classified into two major categories – food grade and industrial grade guar gum powder.

    Food Grade Guar Gum Powder (Edible Guar Gum)

    The best applications of guar gum can be seen in food industry where it is used for various applications like addition in frozen food products, baked food products, dairy products, sauce and salad preparations, beverages, pet food etc. In food industry this food grade gum plays an important role as thickening, emulsifying and stabilizing additive. It is added in frozen food preparation to reduce the crystal formation and enhance the shelf life of the products like ice creams, cold drinks etc. The excellent water binding capability of the substance makes it a useful additive in products like sauces and salad dressings where water content is to be reduced. Guar gum as viscosity control agent  is widely used in low calorie beverages, gel creation, glazing & moisture retention to produce the highest grade confectionary. It’s ability to form gels and retaining moisture allows it to act as a thickening, stabilizer and suspending agent for veterinary preparations. Chocolates, ice creams, cold drinks, jellies, jams, bread, biscuits, puddings, baked food items, canned food like fish and meat, ketchups or sauces, noodles and various other food preparations make use of guar gum as a primary content for needs like stabilization, emulsification, thickening, preservation, water retention, enhancement of water soluble fiber content, viscosity control etc.

    Industrial Grade Guar Gum Powder

    Guar gum powder is used in various industries like textile, paper, cosmetics, pharmaceutical, ceramics, water treatment, oil and gas, paint etc. The industrial grade gum has invaluable applications as thickening, sizing agent, wet-end strength additive, gelling agent and water barrier, flocculation aid, for waste water treatment, emulsifier and binding agent. In oilfield this is used during oil well fracturing, oil well stimulation and mud drilling processes. It is often used in drilling processes to maintain drilling mud viscosities which enable drilling fluids to remove drill waste from deep holes. Widely used as a flocculant, guar gum is used in flotation and for liquid solid separation in metallurgical mining industries. It is the addition of guar gum that improves erasive and writing properties, bonding strength and hardness of paper. The excellent film forming and thickening properties make it an important ingredient for processes like sizing, finishing and printing of textiles. It can reduce the warp breakage and thereby cuts the wastage and improves the efficiency in textile production. Last but not the least guar gum has got its contribution in cosmetics industry also. It is used as a thickener and protective colloid during processing of skin care products, creams and lotions.

    Agrogums is a leading manufacturer and exporter of guar gum products and offers both food grade as well as industrial grade guar gum products including fast hydration guar gum powder, guar splits and guar meal in finest quality.

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    This article has been written by 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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  • Guar gum is a galactomannan obtained from the endosperm of Cyamoposis tetragonolobus, leguminous plant called guar. Guar plant, also known as cluster bean plant is a leguminous crop grown mainly in India and Pakistan. Guar gum is referred by several names like Gomme de guar, Goma Guar, Guarkernmehl in various other countries. There are several guar gum manufacturers in India who depending upon the requirement of the end product, process guar gum and export it to other countries. According to estimation nearly 80% of the world’s guar production comes these countries. India stands to be the highest producer of guar and guar gum across the world.

    Guar Gum Powder Manufacturing

    In a guar gum manufacturing process, the seeds of guar are subjected to processes like roasting, grinding and polishing. The husk from the seeds is separated and the refined guar slits are further processed. Guar splits are selected for processing and are screened to remove dust and other unwanted particles. They are then prehydrated by mixing them with appropriate amounts of water in a double cone mixer. These hydrated splits are then passed through flaker. The flaked splits are then grounded, dried and powdered. To obtain fine guar gum powder, the obtained powdered guar is sieved. During the process of guar gum manufacturing the husk and germ are obtained which are high in protein and therefore ideal substances to be used as cattle feed.

    Benefits of Guar Gum

    The so called goma guar has several invaluable properties and therefore is used in various sectors especially the food industry. Guar gum works as thickener, emulsifier, stabilizer and binding agent and therefore are used in several food applications mainly those which require addition of starch or thickening agents. It is used in baked items like cakes, mixes in order to increase their softness and shelf life. It is used in processing and canning of pet foods and meat as it has the capability to increase the viscosity which reduces the splashing during the process and therefore speeds it up. Guar gum is used in sugarless dietary beverages to improve the texture and mouth feel of the products. The hydration and water binding properties of guar make it an important product for use in ice cream stabilizers, particularly for use in high temperature and short time processes.

    The derivatives of guar like hydroxypropyl and carboxymethyl gum are used as water loss control, viscosity control, suspension, friction reducing, hydraulic fracturing and mobility control agents in oil, gas and petroleum industries. Similarly guar gum serves applications in paper, textile, mining, explosives and cosmetic industries.

    Guar Gum Manufacturers

    Agro Gums is a leading guar gum manufacturer in India exporting high quality products like guar gum powder, splits of guar, guar meal, fast hydration guar gum powder of international standards in various countries in the world like USA, Australia, Germany, France, New Zealand, Russia etc.

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    This article has been written by 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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  • Guar gum is a popular product used in different industries like oil, food, textile, drilling, mining, pharmacy and animal feed largely because of its beneficial properties. It is referred by various names in different languages across the world like goma guar in Spanish, guar guma in Croatian, Guarkernmehl in German, Gomme de guar in French etc.

    Produced from guar plant’s endosperm, guar gum is a non-ionic viscous product extracted from guar beans. The seeds obtained from these beans are dehusked, milled and screened. The bi-products of this process are guar meal and guar splits. The refined splits obtained from this process are then subjected to pulverization process thereby resulting in production of guar gum powder.

    It is mainly the thickening property of this carbohydrate polymer that makes it so popular for applications across various sectors. The most important application of guar gum powder however lies in food and beverage industry. The thickening power of guar which is nearly 8 times higher than the regular corn starch makes it an ideal substitute of edible starch for use in preparations like sauces, dressings, milk products, and baking mixes. It is an efficient additive for products like puddings and ice creams. Addition of goma guar powder in ice cream will help retain its smoothness by preventing the formation of ice crystals. Serving as thickener, stabilizer and emulsifier in baking applications, guar powder is a popular product used with gluten-free recipes. Due to its capacity for binding products, guar powder can replace lack of gluten in recipes and therefore can keep up the texture and structure of the baking products even with less or without gluten. It’s water absorbing capacity will further enhance the life of the baked products.

    In oil and gas industry, guar gum derivatives like hydroxypropyl and caboxymethyl gum are used for fracturing and well drilling applications because of water loss control, viscosity control, suspensions, friction reduction or mobility control offered by these products.

    Textile printing is one of the popular applications of guar derivatives like depolymerized, carboxymethyl and cross linked guar. Addition of these products gives better color to the fabric by improving the penetration of dye into it.

    To achieve thickness, conditioning, foam stability, softening and lubricity in cosmetics like hair and skin care products, cleansing and bathing products, derivatives of guar gum are often used in cosmetics industry.  These are ideal products for use as binding agents in explosives manufacturing.

     

    Guar gum is a major product in terms of export from India. From recent statistics it has been found that India accounts for as much as 80% of the world’s guar production. The guar gum manufacturers and exporters in India supply it in different forms like powder, seeds, guar meal as well as in form of natural gum to various nations.

    One of the best guar gum suppliers in India today is Agro Gums. The company exports guar gum in forms like meal, splits, natural gum and powder to satisfy the requirements across various sectors of the nations like USA, UK, Canada etc.

    This article has been written by 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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