Food Grade Carboxymethyl Cellulose
Product Name: Sodium Carboxy Methyl Cellulose
Synonyms: carmellose, E466, cellulose gum
Grade: Food grade
CAS No.: 9004-32-4
Fortune Biotech CMC has the capability of high water absorption and
retention, mainly used as food additives, like frozen desserts,
protein food, beverages, icings, dressings, instant noodles, etc.
It can produce high viscosity at low concentration, acting as
binder, emulsifier and stabilizer to control ice crystal in icings
and produce a film on the surface of fried food, eg. instant
noodle. It will help increase the shelf life of food.
Product Model & Specifications (In accordance with GB1886.232-2016)
|1% Soln. brookfield viscosity (mPa.s)||200-500||500-2000||2000-3000||3000-4000||≥4000|
2% Soln. Viscosity
|Degree of substitution||≥0.92||≥0.92||≥0.92||≥0.90||≥1.0|
|Sodium glycolate (%)||≤0.4|
|Loss on drying (%)||≤8|
|Total plate count (cfu/g)||≤500|
|Mould & yeast (cfu/g)||≤100|
|E.coli (cfu/g)||Not detected|
|Salmonella (cfu/g)||Not detected|
Remarks: 1. The latest national standard for food additives CMC is
GB1886.232-2016. It requires the purity must be more than 99.5%.
2. Can customize the viscosity and purity of products as per your
1.Structure Loosen Effect
CMC good rheological and gel stable characteristics can prevent
dehydration and shrinkage of food, can improve the expansivity rate
of food. Reversibility between CMC viscosity and temperature is
good to the increase of food expansivity rate. Meanwhile,
pseudo-plasticity of CMC creates good conditions for homogenization
processing, enhancing the homogenization efficiency. High viscosity
of CMC reduces 3%-5% oil content of fried food during the process
2.Thickening and Taste Improvement Effect
CMC can get higher viscosity at low temperature to further control
the viscosity of food during processing, and endow smooth taste to
food. Rapid hydration property of CMC makes it be used in instant
soup, chocolate milk and fruit cold drinks as thickening agent.
Pseudo-plasticity effect of CMC brings refresh and strong taste.
Its good suspension stabilizing characters can make food keep the
uniformity on odor, concentration and taste.
3.Water Retention Effect
CMC is kind of high molecular weight cellulose derivative. There is
many hydrophile groups (carboxyl and hydroxyl) in its molecular
chains. So CMC has good hydrophile and rehydration properties. Can
reduce dehydration and shrinkage of food, prolong shelf life. Water
retention function of CMC is applied to prevent water evaporation
or non-crystallization of sugar. CMC can suffer from high
temperature when making bakery food. Can retain certain of bakery
food, prevent such food from aging or seasoning crack, and make
food with appearance configuration.
4. Suspending Effect
CMC can be used as suspending agent in different food. Have good
suspension bearing capacity. Have good compatibleness and
efficiency strengthening effect.
5. Binding Effect
CMC can improve performances of starch food (prevent starch aging,
dehydration), control mash viscosity. Better effects if mixing with
emulsifier, konjak gum, spermine diphosphate hexahydrate, so widely
used in noodles, bread and frozen dessert, etc.
6. Peptization Effect
CMC has function of protein stabilization and sediment prevention
under acid conditions. Through reactions with soybean protein,
gelatin and casein, can avoid sediment of protein in the system.
CMC effect on protein can increase the protein solubility to
certain pH range, so CMC is widely used in lactic acidand soymilk.
CMC is also compatible with most water soluble non-ionic gum and
many types of anionic gum. But when compounding with xanthan gum,
must pay attention to deactivate the possible existing cellulase in
xanthan gum. Otherwise will result in enzymatic degradation. There
is synergism when compounding with guar gum and carboxyethyl
Under condition that higher concentration CMC with existence of
chelating agent (citric acid or polyphosphate, etc), mixing with
multi-valent cations AL3+ solutions can form irreversible spongy
gel structure, can make some special food.
Expansibility of CMC is strong after absorption of water, not easy
to digest. Can be processed into diet food after applying in
biscuit. CMC is helpful to intestine cleaning as cellulose,
suitable to make low calorie food for patients with hypertension,
arteriosclerosis, coronary heart diseases.
25kg/kraft bag ,or 1000kg/jumbo bag