Secondary Products of Brown Algae

Brown algae (Phaeophyta) includes Kelps (Macrocystis, Laminaria) and Ascophyllum, Fucus, and Sargassum.

Alginic Acid (Alginate) is a colloidal product used for thickening, suspending, stabilizing, emulsifying, gel-forming, or film-forming, as required.

Applications using Alginates

FOOD (Nondairy):Frozen foods, Pastry fillings, Syrups, Bakery icings, Relishes, Cooked/ instant puddings, Meringues, Chiffons, Dessert gels, Candies, Fruit juices, Jams & Jellies, Sauces and gravies, Pimiento strips, Salad dressings

FOOD (Dairy):Whipped toppings, Milk shakes, Cheeses, Flans and custards, Instant breakfasts, Ice Cream

INDUSTRIAL:Paper sizing / coatings, Adhesives, Textile printing / dyeing Air freshener gels, Explosives, Boiler compounds, Polishes Antifoaming agents, Ceramics, Welding rods, Cleaners, Castings and impressions, Enzyme immobilization

MEDICAL & PHARMACEUTICAL:Baulking agents, Capsules and tablets, Lotions and creams, Ulcer products