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                                        DSM Hydrocolloids

                                        DSM Hydrocolloids is a leading global supplier of specialty hydrocolloid solutions.
                                        DSM Hydrocolloids is a leading global supplier of specialty hydrocolloid solutions

                                        Our highly experienced technical team is ideally placed in helping you develop innovative solutions for all your food and beverage, personal care, home care and other specialty industrial applications. We supply gellan gum, xanthan gum, welan gum and pectin from 3 production facilities to customers around the world. We are FSSC 22000, ISO 9001, Non-GMO, Kosher and Halal certified.

                                        Our close collaboration with customers, assisted by an open and agile organizational structure, enables DSM Hydrocolloids to develop new solutions with speed and forward-looking insight. Our focus on customer service excellence means that when science meets the demand of our customers the results are:

                                        • New process and product innovation
                                        • New application innovation

                                        With our new Innovation Center, this focus on customer intimacy and innovation will be strengthened further.

                                        Gellan gum

                                        Gellan gum is a natural fermentation-derived polysaccharide widely used in many food, beverage, personal care, home care and industrial applications. This highly versatile, multi-functional hydrocolloid delivers superior functionalities as a suspension, stabilization, structuring, texturizing and encapsulation agent. Compared to other hydrocolloids, gellan gum is best at suspending insoluble particles such as fruit pulp, fortifying minerals, grains, nuts and plant proteins without imparting a heavy mouthfeel. Typical usage levels are low, offering competitive cost-in-use advantages.

                                        We offer a comprehensive gellan gum product portfolio, including both the high acyl (HA) and low acyl (LA) types.

                                        Xanthan gum

                                        A natural fermentation-derived biogum, xanthan gum is used to thicken and stabilize emulsions, foams and suspensions. Xanthan gum imparts excellent stability in oil-in-water emulsions. It has high viscosity at low shear rates, stabilizing suspensions yet providing excellent flow properties.

                                        We offer a complete portfolio of xanthan gum products, including clarified xanthan, for food and beverages, cosmetics, personal care and industrial applications.


                                        Like gellan and xanthan, welan is also a natural polysaccharide produced by a sustainable fermentation process. Welan is a highly efficient thickening agent. It provides high viscosity at low use levels and demonstrates excellent stability under high temperature, extreme pH and high salt conditions. Application experts are increasingly experimenting with welan as a superior substitute to xanthan gum in many food & beverage applications (e.g. dysphagia foods).


                                        Pectin exists naturally in most fruits and vegetables. Apple pomace and citrus peels are the most widely used source of raw material.

                                        DSM Hydrocolloids offers a complete pectin portfolio, including high methoxyl (HM), low methoxyl (LM), and low methoxyl amidated (LMA).

                                        Blend solutions

                                        DSM Hydrocolloids also offers blend solutions for food and beverage applications.

                                        Want to enhance your product’s mouthfeel, stabilization & suspension performance?

                                        We have the solutions for you! DSM Hydrocolloids primarily serves the needs of the global food & beverage industry. Our products can be used in a broad range of food & beverage applications.  We also offer products that serve the personal care, home care, construction and oil drilling industries.



                                        We offer solutions for beverages across a wide pH spectrum, such as 100% juices, nectars, flavored juice drinks, carbonated soft drinks, RTD coffee and tea, and sport drinks. If you have suspension, thickening, stabilization and sensory requirements, our gellan gum, xanthan and pectin offerings and deep application knowledge will help you achieve the desired effect.



                                        Our gellan gum and xanthan gum products can be used in a wide variety of sauces and dressings to provide emulsion stability, suspension and improved cling while imparting excellent mouthfeel and flavor release.



                                        Our gellan gum and pectin products can be used in a broad range of confectioneries, such as pastilles, sugar gummies and chews. Both gellan gum and pectin can be used as gelatin replacer in confectionery products.



                                        DSM Hydrocolloids is your perfect partner for dairy applications. Our gellan gum, xanthan and pectin offerings can be applied across a wide variety of dairy applications, such as dairy drinks, yogurts and cheeses. Our application team is dedicated to provide solutions that fulfil your desired suspension, syneresis control, texture and sensory requirements.

                                        Fruit & Spread

                                        Fruit & Spread

                                        Bake stability, texture and mouthfeel under a reduced sugar or fat environment are some of the key challenges faced by the bakery manufacturers. We provide proprietary solutions based on gellan gum, xanthan and pectin to a wide range of applications, including jams & jellies, yogurt fruit preparations, bake-stable fillings and spread.

                                        Plant protein drinks

                                        Plant Protein Drinks

                                        DSM Hydrocolloids’ gellan gum products are highly functional in plant-based protein drinks, providing superior suspension to fortifying minerals and fiber while imparting desirable body and mouthfeel.

                                        Water Jellies & Desserts

                                        Water Jellies & Desserts

                                        Our low acyl gellan gum is an efficient gelling agent for drinkable jellies, providing a unique broken gel texture with excellent flavor release. Low acyl gellan gum can be used in multi-layered water jellies to provide excellent heat stability. We also offer solutions for gelatin and carrageenan replacement in various desserts.

                                        Other applications

                                        Other applications

                                        We also offer gellan gum, xanthan gum and welan gum solutions that serve the home care, personal care, construction and oil drilling industries where a specific viscosity, rheology and/or gelling profile is required.