Sodium carboxymethyl cellulose

Sodium carboxymethyl cellulose

MIKEM Sodium carboxymethyl cellulose is a water-dispersible sodium salt of carboxy-methyl cellulose ether. It is an anionic cellulose ether and is a white or milky white fibrous powder or granule that is odorless, tasteless, and hygroscopic.

Our products have the following properties:

  1. leavening food agent

Due to its excellent rheology and gel stability, our CMC can prevent food dehydration and shrinkage, while increasing the expansion rate of food.

  1. Thickening and taste improving agent

Our CMC has a higher viscosity at low concentrations and can be used to control viscosity while making food more lubricious.

  1. Water retention agents

Our CMC is a high molecular weight cellulose derivative that contains a large number of hydrophilic groups (carboxyl and hydroxyl) in its molecular chain. Therefore, CMC has adequate hydrophilicity water replenishment, which can reduce the syneresis and extend the shelf-life of food.

  1. Suspension agents

Our CMC acts as a suspension agent in many foods. It has good suspension supporting capacity. If combined with agar, it can obtain good compatibility and synergy.

  1. Adhesion

Our CMC can control the viscosity of the paste and improve the performance of starch foods.  It has a better effect if used in combination with an emulsifier, konjac gum, phosphate. It is widely used in foods such as noodles, bread, and quick-frozen snacks.

  1. Peptization

Our CMC can stabilize proteins and prevent precipitation under acidic conditions.   Therefore, it is widely used in yogurt and soy milk products.

       7. Crosslinked action

In the presence of a chelating agent, a high concentration of CMC solution is mixed with the polyvalent cation AL” solution to form an irreversible spongy solidification structure, which can be used to make certain specialty foods.

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