Refined Kappa Carrageenan
C-TECH RKC is a traditionally refined, premium food grade carrageenan extracted from the red seaweed Eucheuma cottonii abundantly found in Indonesian waters. It underwent alkali treatment to enhance its gelling capabilities in both aqueous and milk systems. It forms thermoreversible gels at sufficient concentrations. It is highly sensitive to the presence of potassium ions that greatly enhance the gelation of the product.
|Appearance||Creamy white, free flowing powder|
|Solubility||Fully soluble at 80°C|
|pH||7 – 9|
|1.5% aqueous solution at 30°C|
|Water Viscosity||30 – 200 mPa×s|
|1.5% aqueous solution at 75°C|
|Brookfield LVT Viscometer|
|Spindle no. 2, 60 rpm|
|Water Gel Strength||200 – 600 g/cm2|
|1.5% gel at 10°C|
|KCl Gel Strength||700 – 1500 g/cm2|
|1.5% gel + 0.2% KCl solution at 10°C|
Technical data are supplied for guidance only and may be different from customer’s results due to differences in testing methods and instruments.