Links for the Seaplant Biopolymer Community

Commercial Links

A. Manufacturers of marine biopolymers:

A-1 major manufacturers of several biopolymer products
CP Kelco (USA/Denmark/Philippines)
Copenhagen Pectin (GENU) and Kelco have joined together to combine their strengths in pectins, xanthan, carrageenan, alginates, etc.
Degussa (Germany)
Degussa-Hüls merges with SKW during the first quarter of 2001 and the new company is being called Degussa. The major marine biopolymer concern that we used to know as Sanofi has been part of SKW in recent years.
FMC BioPolymer
(USA/Denmark/Ireland)/Norway/Philippines)
FMC is apparently separating its chemical and machinery parts later in 2001 so there may be more name changes.
International Specialty Products
[
ISP Alginates]

A-2 Primarily agar or agarose manufacturers
BD Biosciences [Difco] (USA)
Still a leader in the bacteriological agar segment.
BioWhittaker Agarose (USA)
FMC's former agarose capacity has been acquired by BioWhittaker.
B&V Agar Producers (Italy)

B & V srl is a private company specialized in the production of agar agar and of a complete system of stabilizers based on hydrocolloids and functional ingredients.
CEAMSA & Hispanagar (Spain)
A Wachters' organic sea vitamins and supplements distributor and manufacturer of agar and carrageenan.
Marine BioProducts Inc. (Canada)

Producer of agar and agarose from cultured Gelidium
Marokagar (Morocco) Website under construction
Agar manufacturer.
P.T.Electrindodaya Agar (Indonesia)
PT. Indoking Aneka Agar (Indonesia)
Producer of high-quality agar-agar powder for food.
SoBiGel (France)
Manufacturer of agar and agarose derived from seaweed harvested on the Atlantic coast of France.
A-3 Primarily alginate manufacturers
Pronova Biomedical (Norway)
Forland Inc. Seaweed Product from China
Produce seaweed products such as sodium alginate, iodine, animal feed, &  mannito.
Gamorai Group Alginates (India)
Hainan Kaiyang Trade Co Ltd Carrageenan
(China)
Kimitsu Chemical Industries (Japan... site in English)
Algin, alginate, chitosan & chitin

Qingdao Jiaonan Bright Moon Seaweed Industrial Co.
(China)

Manufacturer of sodium alginate, alginic acid, mannitol, lodine, seaweed powder, carrageenan, textile chemicals, food additives, sweeteners & pharmaceuticals
Qingdao Yellow Sea Seaweed Industry Group (China) lost link
Old URL: http://www.chinapages.com/shandong/qingdao/huanghai/
SNAP Natural & Alginate Prod. Ltd. (India)
Manufacturers of Quality Alginates
Yantai Seaweed Industry Co. (China)
A-4 Primarily carrageenan maufacturers
P.T. Gumindo Perkasa Industri - Indogum Carrageenans (Indonesia)
manufacturer of carrageenan for food applications.
Danisco Cultor Textural Ingredients (Chile)
Gelymar Extractos Natureles (Chile)
Carragenina es un polisacárido natural obtenido de algas rojas y utilizado principalmente en alimentos, a los que otorga textura. Existe una carragenina para cada necesidad y los procesadores de alimentos pueden sacar gran provecho de su utilización. Gelymar es una empresa chilena, especialista en la producción y aplicación de carrageninas.
Marcel Carrageenan (Philippines)
a significant manufacturer and exporter of carrageenan and of cottonii and spinosum raw material
Shemberg Corporation (Philippines)
A major player in the Philippine cottonii, spinosum and carrageenan markets but beset with financial and other difficulties in recent years.

TBK Manufacturing Corporation (Philippines)
TBK has a monthly production capacity of 150 metric tons of semi-refined carrageenan, which is manufactured using state-of-the-art technology and sophisticated machinery that is handled by highly trained engineers and staff. The entire production process is under strict HACCP accredited standards and is continuously handled and monitored by highly trained supervisors who ensure that every stage is strictly carried out in accordance with standard procedures of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP).

B. Blenders &/or resellers of marine biopolymers

Biocorp (Poland) Gum Distributor for FMC
Chemcolloids Ltd. (UK)
Blenders, traders and stockists of hydrocolloids, food ingredients and gelling agents including carrageenan
Colloides Naturels International
(France)
Colloides Naturels International (CNI) is a leading supplier of natural colloids. including marine biopolymers, gum arabic and gum acacia
Fu Chun Food (Philippines)
Carrageenan specialists mainly dealing with SRC kappa
Ingredients Solutions, Inc. (Formerly Shemberg USA) (Site under construction)
Dr. Pete Bixler's company specialising in carrageenan.

Natural Colloids Food Gums (Singapore)

PL Thomas Distributors of Hydrocolloids
(UK)
Quest International
(UK)
Rhodia Food Gum (France... site in French)

Starlight Products Div of CNI Food Gums
Raw materials, trading, soluble gums, natural ingredients and agro-based commodities
TIC Gums Blenders
(USA)

C. Marine biopolymer expertise for sale

BCC Business Communications Company, Inc. (USA)
Produce industry analyses including C-184A Marine Biopolymers by John Dullea Published August 1994 and selling for $2,650.00 for full the  report
CPL Scientific Business Consultants (UK) CPL provides consultancy on markets and technology and on strategies for business development. They have two goals. One is to identify and maximise opportunities for clients through strategic and tactical analysis leading to action plans. The second is to build lasting relationships with clients by delivering high quality work and prudent advice. They achieve this by integration of our thorough, scientific approach and our extensive commercial experience. they specialise in food, agriculture and biotechnology.
Cybercolloids (UK) The hydrocolloids venture catalysts. CyberColloids offers a range of services covering research, innovation, manufacturing excellence, outsourcing strategies, process and product development as well as sales and technical marketing support.
IMR International (USA)

Dennis Seisun's hydrocolloid site. A "must" if you want to follow trends in the marine biopolymer market.
 

D. Non-commercial Links
Marinalg
Worldwide association to promote image and use of seaweed-derived hydrocolloids in food, pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries
Seaweed Industry Association of the Philippines (SIAP)

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