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    CMC

    Carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC, E466) or cellulose gum is a cellulose derivative with carboxymethyl groups bound to some of the hydroxyl groups of the glucopyranose monomers that make up the cellulose backbone. It is often used as its sodium salt, sodium carboxymethyl cellulose. CMC is used in food as a viscosity modifier or thickener, and to stabilize emulsions in various products including ice cream, bakery fillings and sauces. 

There are various types of CMC commercially available, varying in "degree of substitution" (how many of the hydroxyl groups have been substituted in the production process), chain length of the cellulose backbone structure, and the degree of clustering of the carboxymethyl substituents. The practical difference in CMC types is apparent through viscosity grade, salt and acid tolerance, moisture binding capacity and rheologic behaviour (smooth flowing or coarse).

Acatris can offer practically every grade of foodgrade CMC. Please contact our sales department to find out which grade is most suitable for your application.

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