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Chitin Chitosan

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Overview

Top-quality Versatile Chitin & Chitosan Powder

Chitin is one of the most abundant natural biopolymers and naturally occurring polysaccharide without amino sugars in the world. Chitosan is an off-white, fine, and odorless powder that is derived from crab and shrimp shells.

Chitin is the second most abundant natural biopolymer in the world, behind only cellulose. It is also the most abundant naturally occurring polysaccharide that contains amino sugars. Chitin occurs as a component of crustacean shells, insect exoskeletons, fungal cell walls, microfauna and plankton. Chitosan is obtained by de-acetylation of chitin.

Features:

  • Wound-healing ability
  • Permeable to oxygen
  • Regenerates connecting tissues
  • Available in powder and flakes

Packing

Bulk : 5 & 10 kg cartons & 25kg HDPE bags.

Applications

    DENTISTRY

    Non-toxic teeth impression materials that most dentists prefer.

    Agar Agar

    Dentists need precise teeth impressions to diagnose and treat oral issues. Agar can be transformed into gel at attainable temperatures. It is thermoplastic in nature, that means it gets soft or dissolves when heated and hardens or forms gel when cooled.

    The thermoplasticity of Agar makes it a popular choice among dentists for cast duplication, full mouth impression and tissue conditioner. Even in their hardened state they are soft and have gel-like structure and transparency.

    We produce industry grade Agar products that adhere to all the guidelines that ensure the oral safety of the patient. Our agar products for dentistry have been loved and accepted by doctors to create perfect molds.

    Sodium Alginate

    Alginate is also preferred by dentists to create mouth impression as it is a safe and cost-effective product. This is an irreversible hydrocolloid.

    Chitin & Chitosan

    Chitin and Chitosan can be used in producing oral care products such as toothpaste, mouthwashes and chewing gum. Their unique biochemical properties help in freshening the breath and prevent the formation of plaque and tooth decay.

    Salts of chitosan mask the unpleasant taste of silicon oxide and bind powders usually found in regular toothpastes. It also helps in maintaining their granular shapes.

    Chitin serves as a dental filler material.

    COSMETICS

    Marine Hydrocolloids- An organic ingredient that truly cares for your skin and hair.

    Agar Agar

    The cosmetic industry is always on the lookout for innovative natural skin-friendly alternatives to synthetic products. Agar-Agar is widely used in cosmetics not only to give a gel based texture to the products but also because it has amazing benefits for skin. It helps to stabilize moisturising products such as lotions and creams as well as increase thickness in order to provide a smoother, creamier texture.

    Meron’s DIY Peel off Masque-IT : It makes the mask mould to your face shape and it pretty much locks the ingredients, so it forces the goodness into your skin without letting anything evaporate or escape.

    Carrageenan

    Carrageenan is used for its emulsifying and suspending properties in cosmetics especially for skin-care products. Use of Carrageenan in skin-care products makes it organic without compromising on the overall effectiveness of the product.

    Sodium Alginate

    Sodium Alginate ensures that the products retain moisture and texture even at extreme temperature fluctuations. It is mostly used to make body lotions, creams etc.

    Chitin and Chitosan

    Chitin, Chitosan and their derivatives have multiple uses in three areas of cosmetics: haircare, skin care and oral care.

    ♦ Hair Care

    Chitosan and hair carry opposite electrical charges – Chitosan positive and hair negative. Therefore, they are extensively used to produce hair care products such as shampoos, rinses, permanent wave agents, hair colourants, styling lotions, hair sprays and hair tonics.

    • Chitosan forms a clear, elastic film on hair, increasing its softness and mechanical strength.
    • Chitosan forms a gel when added to mixtures of alcohol and water.
    • Chitosan as an antistatic protects hair from waxing and bleaching agents.
    • Chitosan helps in retaining moisture irrespective of the humidity levels.
    • Chitosan derivatives aid in creating foaming and emulsifying action.
    • Chitin powder finds direct application in shampoo.

    ♦ Skin Care

    Chitosan’s positive electrical charge, and high molecular weights of most chitosan products do not permit skin penetration. Thus, making Chitosan a good ingredient in skin moisturizer.

    Owing to its low costs, it can be an alternative to hyaluronic acid. Chitosan and chitin can be found in creams, pack material, lotions, nail enamel, foundation, eye shadow, lipstick, cleansing materials and bath agents.