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.
For Health supplement for dogs and cats
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 have beneficial nutritional properties.
Vegetarian chitosan for Biopackaging
Chitosan has good film-forming properties, good biocompatibility, antibacterial properties, regulating immune function, and degradability.As a packaging material, chitosan is made into a thin sheet material, which has many advantages such as breathability, stability, convenience and durability.
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.
Vegetarian chitosan for Textiles
Traditional textile products cannot meet the growing demand for aesthetics, comfort, healthcare and industrial applications.The application of chitosan in textile antibacterial, anti-wrinkle, dyeing, and static electricity solves these problems.
Carboxymethyl 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 / Fungal Chitosan
Suitable for Vegan, Vegetarians, and Those with Shellfish-Allergy
Applications Industries: Food, Wine, Beverage, Cosmetics, Health Supplement, Pharmaceuticals, etc.
Source: Oyster Mushroom/Agaricus bisporus
(Pleurotus Ostreatus/White Button Mushroom )
Degree of Deacetylation: ≥85%, Viscosity Range: 20-1000 mPa.s
Fungal Chitosan Vegetal Chitosan Sourced from Mushroom Aspergillus Niger for Health - Chibio Biotech
With the growing demands for plant-based non-animal ingredients, Fungal Chitosan, sourced from mushroom (oyster mushroom, White Button Mushroom=agaricus bisporus) and aspergillus niger, was becoming one of the most potential plant-sourced ingredient.
Thanks to its properties: antimicrobial, antioxidant, 100% biodegradable, biocompatibility, fungal chitosan was widely used in novel food preservatives, plant-based meat, winemaking fining agent, cosmetics ( skincare, haircare), fat binder, food supplement, wound dressing , pharmaceuticals, bioplastics, agriculture and other fields.
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Vegetal / Fungal Chitosan Dictionary
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Chitosan is a linear polysaccharide composed of randomly distributed β-(1→4)-linked D-glucosamine (deacetylated unit) and N-acetyl-D-glucosamine (acetylated unit).
Chitosan, sometimes known as deacetylated chitin, is a natural polycationic linear polysaccharide derived from partial deacetylation of chitin. Chitin is the structural element in the exoskeleton of insects, crustaceans (mainly shrimps and crabs) and cell walls of fungi (mushroom, aspergillus niger), and the second most abundant natural polysaccharide after cellulose.
Chitosan is recognized as versatile biomaterials and a well-known organic polymer with well-documented characterization, including extended non-toxicity, low allergenicity, biocompatibility and biodegradability, being classified by the US Food and Drug Administration as a “generally recognized as safe” (Casettari and Illum, 2014) substance.
Why do we focus on fungal/vegetal chitosan?
There have been a number of statistics around the world in recent years about the vegan and vegetarian population. According to some sources, the number of vegan in the world has increased by 350% over the past decade. 3% of the US population and 1% of the UK population were found to be vegan. In Germany this ratio is about 3%. As the enrollment and survey conditions of each country differ, it is difficult to determine how many people are vegan in the world.
In addition, there are about 5 of 100 people affected by crustacean allergy, that means about 300 million people need non-crustacean-ingredients food.
Chitosan was one kind of main ingredients used for food preservatives, winemaking fining agent, cosmetics, fat binder, health supplement, and other pharama or food fields. Usually chitosan was derived from crustacean such as crab, shrimp, lobster. It might be not suitable for vegan, vegetarinas, and those people with allergic to crustacean materials. So vegetal chitosan will solve this problem.
What's the comparison between crustacean chitosan and vegetal chitosan?
They have the same function and some biological properties, but the difference of source and the cost of manufacturing and production caused their difference in viscosity, main application, DDA, suitable people and other specifications.
And vegetal / fungal chitosan contains beta-glucan, but crustacean chitosan not.
Which application fields is vegetal chitosan used for?
The interesting characteristics of chitosan such as biocompatibility, non-toxicity, low allergenicity and biodegradability allow it to be used in various applications.
Chitosan has been widely used for different biological and biomedical applications recently due to its unique properties. For instance, it can be used in food preservatives, winemaking as fining agent, cosmetics, fertilizer, water treatment , wound-healing materials, pharmaceutical excipient or drug carrier, obesity treatment and as a scaffold for tissue engineering. There is increased interest in pharmaceutical as well as biomedical applications of chitosan and its derivatives and significant development has been achieved. It can be reflected in the increasing number of related publications throughout the years.