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 Sodium Alginate
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Sodium Alginate

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Sodium Alginate, CAS# 9005-38-3, is the Sodium salt of Alginic acid manufactured through chemical synthesis, available as white or yellowish granular or powder. Sodium Alginate, along with Calcium Alginate and Propylene Glycol Alginate, is widely used as food thickener. It is widely accepted as safe food additive in many countries with E number E401. As a professional supplier and manufacturer of food additives, Foodchem International Corporation has been supplying quality Sodium Alginate to customers all over the world for over 10 years. If you have any questions or wish to receive a quote, please feel free to reach us by email: or by phone: +86 21 2206 3075. Our sales person will get back to you in 1 working day.

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Appearancewhite or yellowish granular or powder
Viscosity (1% solution)300 -  500 mpa.s
Assay(on dry basis)98.0% min
Loss on drying(105o­C, 2hr)15% max
PH6.0 - 7.5
Heavy metals(as Pb)0.004% max
Lead(Pb)0.001% max
Arsenic(As)0.0003% max
Ash18 - 24%
Particle size40 mesh: 100% pass
Total plate count2000/g max
Yeasts and moulds100/g max
Pathogens germsabsence
S. aureusNegative
Pseudomonas aeruginosaNegative
Salmonella sp.Negative
C. perfringensNegative

Available Grade of Sodium Alginate

  • Food Grade: Sodium Alginate is widely used as thickener and texture stabilizer in food and beverage industries. Foodchem's food grade Sodium Alginate is available as fine powder(>98% purity).
  • Quality Control

    At Foodchem International Corporation, we apply strict quality control process to all our products. All Sodium Alginate we provide has been strictly tested under HACCP and ISO standards and proved to be safe for using as food additive.

    Storage&Handling Precaution

    Storage: Sodium Alginate should be Kept in dry, cool, and shaded place with original packaging, avoid moisture, store at room temperature.
    Handling Precaution: Handling of Sodium Alginate should only be performed by personnel trained and familiar with handling of organic chemicals. Avoid skin and eye contact and breathing in dust. Avoid handling which leads to dust formation.

    Application and Uses of Sodium Alginate

    Sodium Alginate is a calcium salt of Alginic acid widely used as thickener in food and beverage industries. As a thickener, Sodium Alginate can be used in a wide variety of industries including: food production, beverage, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, agriculture/animal feed, and various other industries.
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