Chitosan

Characteristics

Chitosan is naturable biodegradable polysaccharides derived from shrimp or crab shell. It is non-toxic and has excellent anti-microbial and hemostatic properties.

From Chitin to Chitosan

Chitosan is a β-1,4-linked polymer of glucosamine (2-amino-2-deoxy-β-D-glucose) and lesser amounts of N-acetylglucosamine. It is a derivative of chitin (poly-N-acetylglucosamine).

Chitosan Market Applications

Agriculture

  • Inhibit mycete growth at seeds
  • Enhance resistance against diseases

Food Processing

  • Filler
  • Thickener
  • Stabilizer

Health Care Food

  • Reduce ingestion of fat and cholesterol
  • Improve digestion

Chemicals

  • Ultra filtration
  • Reverse Osmosis
  • Leather wrinkle free, anti-shrinkage

Medical

  • Hemostatic product
  • Wound healing
  • Surgical suture
  • Drug carrier

Environment

  • Absorb heavy metal in water and dust
  • As a material to decompose plastics

Cloth

  • The fabric with the following functions : anti-bacteria, odor removal, anti-allergy

Cosmetics

  • Humectant, antistatic agent, tackifier
  • Oral health products

Applications