CMC Gum

What is CMC Gum?

Carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) is a commonly used gum that serves as a thickening agent, stabilizer, and emulsifier.

In some cases, CMC is used in reduced-sugar or sugar-free products to help maintain the desired texture.


CMC Gum Distributor & Supplier Information

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Information About CMC Gum

Application
In the food industry, CMC gum (carboxymethyl cellulose gum) is used as a food additive with various functions and applications. It is used as a thickening and stabilizing agent, emulsifier, suspension agent, film-forming agent, texture modifier, and gluten substitute. It is often found in breads, cakes, pastries, dairy and frozen desserts, sauces, dressings, condiments, and beverages.

Formulation
CMC gum is formulated from cellulose, a naturally occurring polysaccharide found in plant cell walls. Cellulose is commonly sourced from plant materials such as wood pulp, cotton fibers, or other plant fibers. The carboxymethylation process involves treating cellulose with sodium hydroxide and chloroacetic acid to achieve the desired modification.

Specification
Appearance: White or yellow powder, generally odorless.

Particle size: Variable for necessary application – generally a very fine powder.

Solubility: Soluble in both hot and cold water.

Viscosity: High viscosity.


About AIFI - A CMC Gum Supplier & Distributor

American International Foods, Inc. is a leading CMC gum supplier with an additional full service portfolio of over 2500 food and beverage ingredients. We offer one of the most extensive lines of gums and hydrocolloids distributed to manufacturers and processors in the food, beverage, pet food, health and nutrition sectors. With a strategic nationwide warehouse network and our reliable just-in-time deliveries, we can supply your business with high quality gums and hydrocolloids at competitive prices.