Vegetal Chitosan Applications
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Food Fruit Vegetable Preservatives, Flocculant
The chitosan-based coating is beneficial to the shelf life of food and postharvest fruit & vegetable. The chitosan-based coating was concerned in recent years owing to its non-toxic, biodegradable, and biocompatible properties.
In view of the deficiency of single chitosan coating, there are two main methods to improve the property of chitosan-based coating at present. One method is that the chitosan was combined with organic compounds, inorganic compounds, or biological control agents. The other method is that a single chitosan coating was applied with non-coating remedies including heat treatment, hypobaric treatment, gas fumigation, and modified atmosphere packaging. After applying the improved chitosan-based coating, the preserving effects were increased in most of the cases compared with single chitosan coating.
Chitosan as a food-grade flocculant can be applied in Harvesting Microalgae and used to precipitate caseins from bovine milk and in cheese making. Chitosan is also useful in other filtration situations, where one may need to remove suspended particles from a liquid.
Beer-Making Fining Agent
Chitosan is an old and trusted fining agent derived from chitin, a polysaccharide found in fungi(aspergillus niger). When added to wine or beer, a mild electrostatic attraction binds yeast and other particulates to the Chitosan. This accelerates the sedimentation process (flocculation), clarifying the beverage more quickly and effectively.
Chitosan is often used in conjunction with other fining agents, especially colloidal silica products such as Kieselsol. In combination with Kieselsol, bentonite clays, gelatin, silica gel, isinglass, and other fining agents, it is used to clarify wine, mead, and beer. Added late in the brewing process, chitosan improves flocculation and removes yeast cells, fruit particles, and other detritus that cause hazy wine. Chitosan combined with colloidal silica is becoming a popular fining agent for white wines because chitosan does not require acidic tannins (found primarily in red wines) with which to flocculate.
Chitosan for dogs and cats to support kidney function. It binds with the phosphorus in the body, limiting its absorption and supporting healthy renal function. Chitosan has beneficial nutritional properties.
Our Vegetarian chitosan raw material is obtained from mushrooms and Aspergillus Niger.
Chitosan from Non-animal ( Mushroom, Aspergillus Niger Chitosan) helps to support kidney loading. It has been used by some vets to chelate fat with the apparent benefit of reducing tendencies to pancreatitis.
If you are looking for chitosan for pets, you are welcome to contact us.
Fat Binder for Weight-loss Management
Fungal/Vegetal chitosan is a type of revolutionary fiber for body mass management by reducing fat absorption and inducing a satiety sensation.
This fiber, extracted from a type of fungus( mushroom/aspergillus niger ), has the ability to bind fat up to 800 times its weight.
Once in the stomach, Chitosan encompasses fat, preventing them from entering the bloodstream and eliminating them as toxic residues. In this way, Chitosan reduces fat intake with an effect on body mass and cholesterol levels.
Vegetal chitosan, unlike that obtained from crustaceans, is up to 33% more efficient, with a low dissolution time and a higher fat absorption capacity.
helps to maintain normal blood cholesterol levels
reduces fat absorption
helps to induce satiety Sensation
Chitosan and Chitin are the essential components in skin-care creams, shampoos, and hairsprays since they function like thickeners, possess antibacterial properties, and are able to prevent cosmetic dehydration.
Chitosan and its derivatives have two advantages that make it suitable for skin care; their positive electrical charge, and the fact that Chitosan can function as a moisturizer for the skin. Both Chitosan and chitin are already found in creams, pack material, lotions, nail enamel, foundation, eye shadow, lipstick, cleansing materials, and bath agents.
In many cases, cosmetics companies use the same derivatives and formulations for skin care that they apply in products for hair care. Also used for skin care are chitosan acylated with an organic diacid anhydride, and fine particles of chitin and chitosan.
are complementary because they carry opposite electrical charges – Chitosan positive and hair negative . A Clear solution that contains chitosan forms a clear, elastic film on hair, increasing its softness and mechanical strength. The material can also form a gel when added to mixtures of alcohol and water.
Chitosan acts as an antistatic thereby orotectine hair from wavine and bleaching agents. It helps to retain moisture in low humidity and to maintain hair’s style in high humidity. The material can be used in shampoos , rinses, permanent wave agents, hair colourants, styling lotions, hair sprays and hair tonics.
Oral Care & Dental
Both chitin and chitosan can be used in toothpaste, mouthwashes, and chewing gum, they freshen the breath and prevent the formulation of plaque and tooth decay.
Salts of chitosan added to toothpaste mask the unpleasant taste of silicon oxide and bind powders so that they maintain their granular shapes. Chitin can also be applied as a dental filler material. And both Chitin and Chitosan absorb candida a thicans, a fungus that sticks to teeth making them candidates to clean false teeth.
Chitin can regenerate the connective tissue that covers the teeth near the gums, it has possibilities for treating periodontal diseases such as gingivitis and periodontis.
Hemostatic Dressing for Stop Bleeding & Wound Healing
Hemostatic dressing is a highly effective blood stopper made from natural substance chitosan, intended for the arrest of different types of bleeding. The hemostatic effect is regardless of blood coagulation processes in the body and caused by the binding of positively charged elements of material with negatively charged erythrocytes. When contacting with blood, hemostatic dressing enhances the absorption of blood liquid fraction and forms a single gel-Tremeloes mass, thus facilitating the hemostasis.
A solution of Chitosan was applied directly to wounds and test results showed an inhibition of fibroblasts (scar-forming substance) which allowed for normal tissue regeneration. Chitosan also helps blood to coagulate. Surgical arterial grafts connecting major blood vessels showed more effective connection with less leakage than traditional grafting.
In addition, is used for burns, surface wounds and skin-graft donor sites.
Chitosan is used to treat obesity, high cholesterol, and Crohn’s disease. It is also used to treat complications that kidney failure patients on dialysis often face, including high cholesterol “tired blood” ( anemia), loss of strength and appetite, and trouble sleeping (insomnia).
Chitosan helps in the management of LDL cholesterol and total blood lipids.
A factor in the support for healthy cholesterol levels.
Properties in cholesterol reduction help cardiovascular health, reduce plaque buildup and improve blood flow.
Cholesterol management reduces the risk of stroke and heart attacks.
Vegetarian chitosan for Agriculture
Chitosans are biodegradable and non-toxic natural compounds that have received extensive attention due to their effective contribution to improving yield and environmental sustainability in agriculture. Compared with animal sources, plant-derived chitosan can be better used in organic agriculture and absorbed by plants faster. We have 100% natural products that are effective against many agricultural problems.
The application of chitosan in agriculture has several effects. Chitosan can be used as a coating material in seeds. It can be used as a plant growth promoter. In addition, chitosan can prolong the storage period of crops. It prevents leaching in fertilizers and improves the slow release of nutrients. Finally, it can remediate polluted soils by removing heavy metals and improving soil properties.
In addition, chitosan also has many beneficial effects such as the ability to promote plant growth, improve plant nutrition, and regulate and improve plant resistance to abiotic and biotic stresses.
In pharmaceutical manufacturing, chitosan is used as a filler in tablets; as a carrier in controlled-release drugs; to improve the way certain drugs dissolve, and to mask bitter tastes in solutions taken by mouth.
Acne: Due to Chitosan’s ability to inhibit certain bacteria which cause the inflammation associated with acne Chitosan has been used to effectively treat it.
Candida: Is a yeast that lives in the colon and it is normally harmless. However, it can overgrow and get out of control causing serious health problems. Candida overgrowth affects millions of people. A clinical test involving mice established that Chitosan exhibited the ability to kill candida.
Antacid: A patent has been issued to a Japanese company for using Chitosan as a safe and highly effective antacid.
Calcium: Calcium is important for the prevention of osteoporosis. Clinical tests show that Chitosan has been found to increase the bioavailability of calcium, which means that is more readily absorbed.
Anti-Plaque: Studies using Chitosan in chewing gum show that Chitosan raises the pH in the mouth and binds to the bacteria that cause plaque and tooth decay.
Anti-Tumour: Recent studies show that Chitosan has an immunopotentiating action. Mice that were given Chitosan showed a reduction in blood-born macrophages and tumor growth was impaired.
Chitosan is unquestionably a remarkable substance and medical studies for its potential health uses are ongoing.
Vegetarian chitosan for Textiles
Traditional textile products from fibers such as wool, cotton, silk, polyester, etc. are unable to meet the increasing demand for aesthetics, comfort, healthcare, and industrial applications.
The application of chitosan in textile antibacterial, anti-wrinkle, dyeing, and static electricity solves these problems.
Vegetarian chitosan raw material for antibacterial finishing of textiles
Vegetarian chitosan raw material for anti-wrinkle finishing of textiles
Vegetarian chitosan raw material for textile dyeing and finishing
Vegetarian chitosan raw material for antistatic finishing of textiles
Vegetarian chitosan for Paper
Chitosan, as a new green packaging and printing raw material, has many advantages that traditional packaging and printing materials do not have because it is a natural polymer material with good film-forming properties.
In the paper industry, chitosan can be used as a paper strengthening agent, retention and drainage aid, a surface treatment agent, a beating aid, a flocculant for papermaking wastewater, etc., and has a wide range of uses. Relevant studies have shown that chitosan, as a new packaging and printing material, will play an active and important role in eliminating polymeric materials, filling the shortage of paper supply, and reducing the environmental pollution.
Vegetarian chitosan for Biopackaging
Chitosan has good film-forming properties, good biocompatibility, antibacterial properties, regulating immune function, and degradability.
Therefore, it shows broad application prospects in the fields of medicine, food, functional materials, textile printing and dyeing, environmental protection, preservation of fruits and vegetables, and biological tissue technology.
As a packaging material, chitosan is made into a thin sheet material, which has many advantages such as breathability, stability, convenience, and durability.
In recent years, the fashion industry has experimented with bio-leather, starting an animal-friendly option as an option to help the planet.
The material and process required to make bio-leather are 100% free from animals, but at the same time, it needs to achieve the feel of the leather material, which looks like a kind of “artificial leather”. Bio-leather materials, such as the leather bags made by many brands of “mushrooms” are made of this fungal mycelium, and there are similar “leather mushrooms”.
Our vegetarian chitosan can use a good material of bio-leather
Vegetal chitosan for dust suppressant
For a long time, dust prevention and control during coal mining, transportation, and storage is a major technical problem that plagues people, and coal dust has a major safety hazard. In the process of coal mining and transportation, dust suppressants need to be sprayed to prevent dust. Now, carboxymethyl chitosan is prepared from naturally degradable polysaccharide polymer chitosan as biomass raw material, which can be used for the production of dust suppressants.
Vegetal Chitosan for PLA
PLA is a biodegradable polymer with high elastic modulus, high mechanical strength, and feasible processability. Chitosan applied to biological materials has the advantages of non-toxicity, easy processing of materials, good biocompatibility, and biodegradability. Moreover, there are many kinds of chitosan derivatives with different properties, which are safe and reliable in the application of biological materials, so chitosan is a good material for PLA.
The Vegetal chitosan which we provide is derived from mushrooms and Aspergillus niger, traceable, non-toxic, and environmentally friendly. Some of our customers are testing chitosan for PLA.
Other More Application Fields
Agriculture : Chitin and Chitosan have three potential uses in Agriculture ; as a seed treatment , a nematocide, and a feed ingredient. Chitinase enzymes have potential as insecticide adjuvants. They work by attacking the Chitin that exists in the exoskeletons of insects.
Textiles: Derived from chitin, chitosan is an organic, biodegradable substance which can be used as a replacement for polyvinyl alcohol (PVA), when used in an aqueous dispersion (sizing) and as a strengthening thread, allowing a reduction in water and energy consumption.
Animal Feed Ingredients: Chitin and Chitosan offer three main benefits as components of animal feeds. They permit food processors to recycle protein from food processing waste into animal feed ; they have beneficial nutritional properties; and they control the release of feed additives in ruminant animals.
Water Treatment: The ability of Chitosan to bind metals, combined with its floculating properties, provide applications in treating drinking water, pools and spas, and various waste streams.