Guar Gum in pure form when used in the ice creams acts as a superior stabiliser and gives the right texture by preventing the formation of coarse ice crystals. Guar Gum is used as a thickener and stabiliser in food & pharmaceutical
Guar Gum is used in the Bakery Industry, in Pastry, Cakes and Cookies. On dry mixing prior to dough making in Bread, it helps to retain moisture and hence the weight of Bread. It keeps the Bread smooth, pliable and fresh for longer time and imparts milky white bleached appearance to Bread.
Guar Gum is soluble in cold and hot water and this solution is not attacked by Bacteria. Guar Gum Protective colloid forming capacity results in emulsion stabilisation. It is also a good thickener and suspending agent in Cosmetics.
OIL WELL DRILLING
Guar Gum when used in oil well drilling muds, gives a better colloid thereby reducing water losses. It regulates the viscosity of mud solution, stabilises and regulates the flow properties of the drilling muds.
Guar Gum is used in paper manufacture as a better additive. It gives denser surface to the paper used for printing. Guar Gum imparts improved evasive and writing properties, better bonding strength and increased hardness. Due to improved adhesion, it gives better breaking, Mullen and folding strengths.
Guar gum is used in the pharmaceutical industry as a gelling, viscosifying, thickening, stabilizing, emulsifying and binding agent. In tablet manufacturing, it is used as a binding agent and in micro-encapsulation of drugs.
TEXTILE PRINTING & SIZING
In sizing it increases the strength of warp thereby reducing its breakages and also reduces the dusting of sizing machine. It has a good film forming properly. It is used as a dispersant thickening agent for dyes in textile printing for Cotton Rayan, Silk, Wool sizing, Carpets Printing, etc.