Sodium Alignates

Sodium alginate or sodium polymannuronate, is a food additive, used in drinks, consisting of alginate and sodium.


Sodium Alginates:

Sodium alginates, or simply alginates, are sodium salts derived from alginic acid, which is extracted from the cell walls of brown algae. These substances are in the form of a white or pale yellow powder. Sodium alginates are widely used in various industrial applications due to their gelling, thickening, and stabilizing properties.


Food Industry:

  • Gelling Agent: Used to form gels in products such as gelled desserts.
  • Thickening: Added to provide consistency to sauces, creams, and other food products.
  • Stabilizing: Contributes to the stability of emulsions in various preparations.

Pharmaceutical Industry:

  • Gel Formation: Used in certain pharmaceutical formulations for its gelling properties.
  • Cosmetic Industry:
  • Texturizing Properties: Employed to impart a specific texture to certain cosmetic products.
  • Stabilizing: Contributes to maintaining formulation stability.


  • Adhere to the recommended dosages by the manufacturer.
  • Store in a dry place away from moisture.
  • Follow local regulations regarding labeling and usage.
  • Avoid direct contact with eyes and skin.
  • In case of accidental ingestion, seek advice from a healthcare professional.


Food products containing sodium alginates must indicate their presence on the labeling in accordance with applicable food regulations.

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HS Code
Chemical Formula
Fine powder
white to pale yellow
25kg bag
Name / Reference
Sodium Alignates