Enhancing quality with Akucell® cellulose gum

Akucell® products are water soluble cellulose based polymers (cellulose gums) that boost the appearance and appeal of many foods.

The wide product range perform essential functions in food such as adjusting viscosity, retaining moisture, stabilizing proteins and reducing fat uptake. We offer a complete range of cellulose gum grades for multiple food formulations. including fruit flavored and protein beverages, bakery goods, dairy, frozen desserts, sauces, noodles, gluten-free and low fat foods and more. 

Performance advantages of Akucell® products

Our high purity Akucell® cellulose gum is is an additive that is approved for use in any kind of processed food formulations and has a wide range of applications.


The key benefits in beverage applications (e.g. fruit-flavored drinks, instant powder mixes, dairy and alternative protein drinks):

  • Improves mouthfeel from light to creamy
  • Adds body and/or thickness
  • Provides texture
  • Protects protein denaturation and sedimentation
  • Stabilizes during heat treatment
  • Inhibits oil ringing
  • Prevents crystal growth in wines


The key benefits in bakery applications (e.g. tortillas, gluten-free products, donuts, dough products):

  • Prolongs freshness and shelf life of the final product
  • Improves volume
  • Provides a soft crumb structure
  • Improves dough strength and prevents tearing during processing
  • Improves freeze thaw stability in frozen dough
  • Reduces oil absorption during frying

Processed meat

The key benefits in meat and applications (e.g. sausages, hamburgers, hams):

  • Provides consistency and reduces syneresis
  • Improves texture
  • Increases bite firmness and juiciness
  • Binds water and can replace other additives e.g. phosphates
  • Reduces oil absorption during frying


Desserts, sauces and dressings

The key benefits in dessert, sauce and dressing applications (e.g. ice cream, puddings, fillings and toppings, salad dressings, condiments, soups, sauces and syrups):

  • Enhances mouthfeel
  • Adds body and/or thickness
  • Adds creaminess to dairy based sauces
  • Improves emulsion stability
  • Reduces syneresis
  • Stabilizes foam and reduces spattering
  • Slows down separation of particles
  • Inhibits ice crystal growth in ice cream

Additionally Akucell products provide performance advantages to wide range food applications such as dairy products, fruit preparations, pasta, noodles, diet foods, fish and chicken nuggets, surimi, energy drinks, sausage casings, sport drinks and gels, coconut milk and pet foods.


Akucell® cellulose gum in personal care

Akucell® cellulose gum can also be used in a variety of health and personal care  formulations like:

  • Oral care: toothpaste, denture adhesives and mouth water
  • Wound care: plasters, wound gels
  • Skin care: makeup products, sunscreens, moisturizing serums, body lotions
  • Hair care: shampoos, gels, hair conditioners

Akucell® cellulose gum applications

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