Food manufacturers use CMC under the E number of E466 or E469 (when enzymatically hydrolyzed) to reduce viscosity or thicken fluids in various products, including ice cream. Gluten free and low fat food products use CMC extensively.
Calcium Carboxy Methyl Cellulose Properties:
- CAS No: 9000-11-7
- Moisture (%): 10%
- PH value: 6.5-8.0
- Heavy metals Pb%: 0.002%
- Iron: 0.03%
- Arsenic: 0.0002%
How does it work:
It is a calcium salt of Carboxy Methyl Cellulose. The insoluble Carboxymethylcellulose Calcium swells in water and Carmellose Calcium is used to disintegrate tablets in pharmaceutical manufacturing. Calcium CMC improves dissolution properties and helps disintegrate tablets quickly.
Applications Or where it is used:
CMC is also used as a thickening agent, for example, in the oil-drilling industry as an ingredient of drilling mud, where it acts as a viscosity modifier and water retention agent. Sodium CMC(Na CMC) for example, is used as a negative control agent for alopecia in rabbits.
Irritation, numbness, bleeding, bruising, swelling, pain and wrinkling of skin.
Warnings and precautions while using this product:
- Use only externally; avoid contact with the eyes and mouth
- During pregnancy and breast-feeding, women with history of liver or kidney issues should use caution.
- Animals are considered safe to consume sodium carboxymethyl cellulose. There is no need to set a maximum content for complete diets. Consumers should have no concerns about sodium carboxymethyl cellulose used in animal nutrition.