guar gum

What is Guar Gum

Guar Gum Powder is extracted from the Guar Seed after a multistage industrial process. The most important property of Guar Gum is its ability to hydrate rapidly in cold water to attain uniform and very high viscosity at relatively low concentrations. Its colloidal nature gives excellent thickening to the solution.

Guar Gum, either modified or unmodified is a very versatile and efficient natural polymer covering a number of applications in various industries like food, beverages, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, paper, textile, construction, oil & gas well drilling, mining etc, due to its cost effective emulsifying and thickening properties.

Neelkanth Polymers produces High Viscosity Guar Refined Splits, Guar Gum Powder, Guar Gum Derivatives, Fast Hydrating Guar Gum, H.P. Guar and High Protein Guar Meal.

Applications of Guar Gum

Guar gum being a Natural Polymer is used everywhere and in almost everything.

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Frozen Foods

Used in: Ice creams, soft serves, frozen cakes etc.

Functions: Guar Gum works as crystal growth controller, moisture loss controller, freezer burn reducer. syneresis controller, freezing point and thaw separation controller.


Used in: Breads, cakes, pastries, biscuits, chocolate, jellies etc.

Functions: As moisture retaining agent, dough controller, binding agent, film forming agent, jelling agent, bloom controller, agar and gelatin replacer, glazing agent etc.


Used in: Cocoa drinks, fruit juices, sugarless and alcoholic beverages.

Functions: Guar Gum acts as a suspending agent in fruit beverages, maintains viscosity, Improves mouth feel.

Dairy Products

Used in: Yogurt, desserts, mousse, cheese etc.

Functions: It prevents syneresis in cheese formation, improves texture and tenderness, maintains color and viscosity uniformly. It adds mouth feel to the dairy products.

Ketchup and Pickles

Used in: Sausage, pickles, barbecue, salad dressing etc.

Functions: It improves free flowing properties of sauce and reduces separation between water and oil phases. It is unique cold water dispersible, acid resistant, free water binder in salad dressings, sauce, pickles and relishes.

Pet Food

Used in: Veterinary preparations, calf milk replacer etc.

Functions: It is a good thickener, stabilizing and suspending agent for veterinary preparations, It forms gels and retains moisture.

Oil & Gas Well Drilling

Functions: It is widely used in oil and gas well drilling due to its multi function such as fluid and water loss control, lubrication and cooling of drill bits, shale inhibitor and solids carrier. It has excellent solution rheology, stability, solubility and compatibility with other auxiliaries used in oil well drilling.

Mining & Construction

Used in: Concentration of ore, filtration etc.

Functions: Floating agent, flocculating or setting agent, foam stabilizer, back water generator.


Used in: Laxatives, sustained release drug, vitamins, syrups.

Functions: Used as a binder & disintegrating agent in tablet perpetration. Used in laxatives to increase intestinal transit time and to increase stool. Suitable suspending agent in anti-inflammatory drugs, etc.

Paper Industry

Used in: Wrapping papers, crafts, photographic paper, filter etc.

Functions: Guar’s cost effectiveness and properties make it a useful polymer for paper industry. It increases fold, tensile, strength, pick and pulp hydration. Simultaneously it decreases the porosity and improves finish.

Textile Industry

Used in: Cotton, rayon, silk, wool sizing, carpet printing etc.

Functions: In sizing it increases the strength of the wrap thereby reduces its breakages and also reduces the dusting of sizing machine. It is used as a dispersant and thickening agent for dyes in textile printing.

Tobacco Industry

Used in: Cigar, Cigarette, Kreteks, Gutka etc.

Functions: Guar Gum is used as a binder for fragmented tobacco fins of reconstituted tobacco. It is used as a binding and strengthening agent.


Used in: Toothpaste, ointments, conditioners etc.

Functions: Its high viscosity & lubrication property, imparts slip for extruding the paste from the tube without any excessive function. Its used as detergent compatible thickener, lubricator, suspender & film forming agent etc.

Cream & Cosmetics

Used in: Lipstick, Shaving cream, hair shampoos etc.

Functions: Used as thickening agent, lubricating agent, suspending agent, detergent compatible thickener, protective colloids, film forming agent.


Used in: Water based paints, Explosives, Photography, Water treatment, Fire fighting, Incense sticks, Mosquito coils & mats, Soups, Snacks, Puddings, Noodles, Gem, Ceramics, Synthetic resin, Wallpapers, Polishes, Battery electrolytes, Printing inks etc.

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