Gum Arabic Mechanical Powder
Gum Arabic is a complex mixture of polysaccharides and glycoprotein that is used primarily in the food industry as a stabilizer. It is also known as acacia gum. It is edible and is a key ingredient in traditional lithography, used in:
> Paint production: As a binder for water colour painting, because it dissolves easily in water
> Food industries : As an emulsifier and a thickening agent to prevent crystallization of sugar in chewing gum and other confectionary treats
> Dairy products: As a stabilizer in frozen products
> Medical industry (Capsules shells): As a binder, emulsifying agent, and a suspending or viscosity increasing agent
> Cosmetics industries: is used in lotions and protective creams to give smooth feel
> Soft drinks (Coca-Cola, Pepsi)
It is used widely in the pharmaceutical industry as a demulcent and in the cooking industry to give body and texture to processed food products. It also is used to stabilize emulsions. It is very soluble in water, but does not dissolve in alcohol.
Gum Arabic powder is produced from kibbled gum and also through spray drying process. This furnishes a high quality, free- flowing powder with even better solubility characteristics than kibbled gum. The gum is dissolved in water filtered contamination, is sprayed Gun into a stream of hot air to promote evaporation of the water. The powder is then screened to assure uniformity of particle size.