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Viscarin, Gelcarin, and SeaSpen

Carrageenan, NF

Carrageenans are a family of naturally occurring polysaccharides extracted from red seaweed used by the pharmaceutical industry for specific gelling, thickening, and stabilizing applications.

Product Selection Table

Product
Name
Carra-
geenan
Type
Visco-
sity
Gel
Type
Water
Solubility
Use
Level
Use
Examples
Gelcarin GP-
379 NF
Iota High
Thixo-
tropic
Elastic
Medium Strength
Hot 0.3-1.0% Creams,
Suspensions Polyol
Reactive Protein
Reactive Promotes
Freeze Thaw
Gelcarin GP-
812 NF
Kappa Low Brittle
Strong
Hot 0.3-1.0% Stronger Gels
than GP-911
Note:
Syneresis higher
than GP-911
Gelcarin GP-
911 NF
Kappa Low Brittle
Firm
"Hot
Partial
Cold"
0.25-2.0% Encapsulation/
Delivery Systems
Polyol Reactive
Protein Reactive
Viscarin GP-
109NF
Lambda Medium Non-
Gelling
"Partial
Cold
Full
Hot"
0.1-1.0% Creams, Lotions
Protein Reactive
Polyol Reactive
Viscarin GP-
209NF
Lambda High Non-
Gelling
"Partial
Cold
Full
Hot"
0.1-1.0% Creams, Lotions
Protein Reactive
Polyol Reactive
SeaSpen PF Iota Medium Elastic
Weak
"Cold Delayed
Gel Formation"
0.5-1.0% Suspensions
Topical Lotions,
Creams
Reconstitutable
Suspensions

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