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Xanthan Gum

Industrial Applications
Regular price
$5.00 USD
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Xanthan gum is a polysaccharide secreted by the bacterium Xanthomonas campestris, used as a versatile additive in various industries due to its unique properties. As a high molecular weight biopolymer, it exhibits exceptional rheological characteristics, functioning as an efficient thickening, suspending, and stabilizing agent. Xanthan gum solutions are known for their pseudoplastic or shear-thinning behavior, maintaining high viscosity under static conditions while fluidizing under shear stress. This makes it particularly useful in applications requiring excellent suspension and emulsion stability. Furthermore, xanthan gum displays remarkable stability across a wide range of temperatures and pH levels, and it is compatible with many salts and other additives. Its applications span across food and beverage, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and industrial sectors, where it contributes to enhancing the texture, viscosity, and overall performance of products. In summary, xanthan gum is a scientifically fascinating and industrially invaluable biopolymer with a wide array of uses.


Product Code



API standard


Dispersible API standard


Extra high transmittance 


High Transmittance


Extra High Transmittance



Applications Functions
Oil and Gas Field Xanthan gum acts as a powerful rheology modifier in water-based drilling, workover, and completion fluids. It generates low shear rate viscosity, enhancing the suspension capacity of these fluids.
Even at low concentrations, its aqueous solutions exhibit high viscosity and superior rheological properties.
In relatively stationary drilling areas, xanthan gum maintains high viscosity, thereby preventing well-wall collapse and ensuring the structural integrity of the drilling operation.
Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) Xanthan gum effectively increases the viscosity of drilling fluids without significantly augmenting fluid density. This property is crucial for maintaining the efficiency and safety of HDD operations.
It also reduces the total amount of bentonite needed to achieve similar rheological properties in drilling fluids, offering a cost-effective and efficient alternative.
Mining In mining operations, xanthan gum helps prevent ore deposition during production, ensuring a smooth and efficient extraction process.
It also enhances foam stability, which is critical in certain mining processes where foam is used for mineral separation or dust suppression.



Technical Data Sheet _ GA1010

Technical Data Sheet _ GA1030

Technical Data Sheet _ GA1519

Technical Data Sheet _ GA1580

Technical Data Sheet _ GA1590

Safety Data Sheet

GA Series Polysaccharides Brochure


Xanthan Gum
  • Grade: GA1010
  • Size: 250 G

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