The pace continues for US manufacturer of hydrocolloids TIC Gums with the company this week announcing the launch of a further product - one of a series this year.
TIC Pretested Ticacel 42-BC Powder and TIC Pretested Ticacel 824 MP Powder are modified cellulose products that can be used for water binding, thickening and gelling applications.
According to TIC Gums, Ticacel 42-BC Powder is comprised of cellulose ether, with a 2 per cent gum level and a typical viscosity of 350-600 cP. The company claims that the free-flowing off-white powder, which is highly soluble in cold water, forms good films. For food manufacturers, Ticacel 42-BC Powder can be used in baked fillings to prevent boil out, in sauces for enhanced cling, and during various processing stages to regulate viscosity.
Ticacel 824 MP Powder is methylcellulose that has a typical viscosity of 14,500 to 21.500 cP at a 2 per cent gum level. Properties of the powder allow for reversible gelation, gelling at 75-85°C and re-dissolving when cooled to room temperature.