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What is Carboxymethyl Cellulose (CMC)

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What is Carboxymethyl Cellulose (CMC)

UnionChem is located in Qingdao, China, we are a chemical thickener, improve viscosity, and stabilizer manufacturer. Providing food grade, commercial grade, etc. CMC, Welan Gum, Gellan Gum, PAM, and others.  

CMC is a sodium salt derivative of cellulose. Unlike other cellulose, it is water soluble and can suspend an agent, stabilizer, film former, or thickening agent. CMC is popularly used in gluten-free baking, as a bakery without gluten will not be able to hold itself in shape.

Thus, using CMC in gluten-free bakeries was a smart choice. To increase the viscosity of the bakery paste.


Carboxymethyl cellulose can provide different functionality depending on the degree and uniformity of substitution by sodium ions, chain length, and cellulose backbone. For example, CMC with uniform substitution is known for smooth flow properties and works well in frostings. CMC with non-uniform substitution is known to be thixotropic, forms a stable gel that becomes more fluid when agitated, and reforms to a gel over time. Non-uniform substituted CMC works well in fillings or sauces.

In conclusion, UnionChem was a reliable company, we have a lot of long-term partnership companies. They have positive reviews of our products, these customers range from different industries, including food and beverages industries to industrial. Contact us now~