KELDENT® Xanthan Gum
KELDENT® xanthan gum is the most versatile and easy-to-use of the available toothpaste binders. A complete range of toothpastes, including clear gels and products for sensitive teeth, can be formulated with KELDENT as the sole binder. To fine-tune the rheological properties of a formula, KELDENT can be combined with other types of binders, such as CMC or carrageenan. KELDENT is tested for cellulase enzyme activity to ensure compatibility with CMC-based toothpastes.
KELDENT is completely soluble in water, even in the presence of salts. The solutions are highly shear-thinning (highly pseudoplastic), with practically no thixotropy. These characteristics are maintained in the presence of salts and surfactants.
KELDENT complies with the purity criteria for xanthan gum defined in the United States Pharmacopeia / National Formulary, European Pharmacopoeia, and Japanese Pharmaceutical Excipients.
CP Kelco is a leading manufacturer of cellulose gum (CMC), xanthan gum, and carrageenan, the most commonly used binders in toothpaste. By utilizing the strengths of these three binders, toothpastes can be developed with the stability, appearance, rheology and economics required for success in the competitive and growing oral care market.