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Carrageenan Production

Carrageenan Production

Carrageenan is a family of natural linear sulfated polysaccharides extracted from red edible seaweed. The most famous and essential red seaweed used to make hydrocolloids to produce carrageenan is Chondrus crispus, a dark red parsley-like plant that clings to rocks. Carrageenans are large, highly flexible molecules that form coiled helical structures. This allowed them to form a variety of different gels at room temperature. They are widely used as thickeners and stabilizers in food and other industries for their gelling, thickening, and stabilizing properties. Due to their strong binding to food proteins, their application is also in dairy and meat products. Carrageenans have emerged as promising candidates for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine applications in recent years because of their similarity to natural glycosaminoglycans. They are also used in tissue engineering, wound coverage, and drug delivery. CD BioSciences provides innovative technical and commercial solutions to raw material suppliers, processors, and users of carrageenan worldwide. In today's corporate world with high overheads, outsourcing research is more cost-effective than running projects in-house, especially when contracting with CD BioSciences to gain access to a full team of world-class experts.

Our Services

CD BioSciences' production department consists of a group of experts with many years of experience in the industry who have pooled their expertise to be able to help carrageenan end users and manufacturers. CD BioSciences provides a range of services including research, innovation, manufacturing excellence, process and product development as well as business and technical marketing support.

  • Development of carrageenan production process
  • Carrageenan production
  • Carrageenan extraction
  • Carrageenan purification
  • Carrageenan impurity assessment
  • Evaluation of carrageenan properties

Our Production Processes of Carrageenan

Carrageenan production dates back decades, and new weed sources have only recently been introduced because of any major developments in the processes involved. There are threee basic processes used to produce carrageenan. The production processes are listed as follows:

  • Alcohol precipitation
    The traditional process of carrageenan production is alcohol precipitation. Its main advantage is the ability to process any type of seaweed source. CD BioSciences can produce any type of carrageenan using this process.
  • KCl precipitation or gel compression
    CD BioSciences has a very high kappa carrageenan content, and when purified by filtration, carrageenan can be precipitated using potassium chloride. The great advantage of this process is that you produce a refined product without the additional cost of alcohol recovery.
  • Semi-refined
    CD BioSciences applies semi refined process to produce high gel strength, inexpensive carrageenan for the food industry.

Our production processes of carrageenan

CD BioSciences is a professional service provider for the marine biology industry. Our carrageenan production services can help you determine the value of your sample and its best use. We provide our customers with the most precise ingredient data and highly informed process expertise. Our team of biomass experts plays a key role in the formulation, optimization and commercial evaluation of biomass value-added processes in industry and academia. If necessary, please feel free to contact us.

Please kindly note that our services can only be used to support research purposes (Not for clinical use).

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