guar gum (Galactomannan) is a
high molecular weight carbohydrate polymer derived from the natural seed of guar
plant (Cyampopis tetragonolobus). Part of the seed is Hull (14-17%), Endosperm (35-42%),
and germ (43-47%). Guar gum is a polysaccharide consisting of a mannose backbone
with a galactose side chain. The galactose is randomly placed on the mannose backbone
with the average ratio 1:2 of galactose to mannose. Guar gum has a polymeric structure
containing numerous hydroxyl groups, which are treated for manufacturing various
derivatives used for special applications in various industries. The powder is off
white to yellowish in color depending on the quality of the seed.
Guar gum is obtained by an automatic mechanical process in which first the seed
is split into two halves and the hull and the germ is mechanically scraped off to
obtain endosperm. The endosperm thus obtained is further purified and grounded into
powder of required granulation and viscosity. Neelkanth Polymers' state-of-the-art
plant is capable of producing several grades of guar gum ranging from very low to
very high viscosity and from coarse to fine granulation. Guar Gum gives excellent
film forming and thickening properties when used for textile sizing, finishing and
printing. It reduces warp breakage, reduces dusting while sizing and gives better
efficiency in production.
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