A highly functional and popular ingredient, xanthan gum is the go-to agent across food, personal care and industrial sectors to meet specific thickening, stabilization and suspension formula goals.

Xanthan gum is a soluble fiber created by fermenting sugar using the bacteria Xanthomonas campestris. When added to liquid, it quickly disperses and creates a viscous and stable solution. This unique combination of properties allows xanthan gum products to perform beyond the limits of many other commercially available thickeners and stabilizers.

We’ve been working with xanthan gum since the 1960s, so we know our stuff. We have developed specialty xanthan gum products to meet customers’ requests for specific product application attributes so not only do we know xanthan gum – we know it well.

Our experts offer extensive experience in xanthan gum food applications, such as salad dressings, bakery goods and gluten-free products – a growing category.

Because it enables thickness with good flow, we also have earned high industry regard in personal care applications, including toothpaste, creams, shampoos and lotions. Last, due to xanthan gum’s ability to withstand different temperatures and pH levels with good flow, our extensive industrial application experience encompasses paints, adhesives, and drilling fluids.

Xanthan Gum on Purpose

Who would have thought that microorganisms found on cabbage could become a powerful, nature-based ingredient for so many different applications? Now we use fermentation, a traditional yet sustainable production alternative to industrial agriculture, to replicate nature’s handiwork and provide us with precision quality at every step. Learn more…