Viscarin, Gelcarin, and SeaSpen
Carrageenan, NF

Carrageenans are a family of naturally occurring polysaccharides extracted from red seaweed used by the pharmaceutical industry for specific gelling, thickening, and stabilizing applications. FMC BioPolymer’s advanced manufacturing capabilities provide high quality and consistent NF-grades of Gelcarin, Viscarin, and SeaSpen PF carrageenans.
Product Selection Table
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Product
Name
Carrageenan
Type
Viscosity Gel Type Water Solubility Use Level Use Examples

Gelcarin GP-
379 NF

Iota High
Thixotropic
Elastic Medium
Strength
Hot 0.3-1.0% Creams,
Suspensions Polyol
Reactive Protein
Reactive Promotes
Freeze Thaw
Gelcarin GP-
812 NF
Kappa Low Brittle
Strong
Hot 0.3-1.0% Stronger Gels than
GP-911 Note:
Syneresis higher
than GP-911
Gelcarin GP-
911 NF
Kappa Low Brittle
Firm
"Hot Partial
Cold"
0.25-2.0% Encapsulation/
Delivery Systems
Polyol Reactive
Protein Reactive
Viscarin GP-
109NF
Lambda Medium Non-Gelling "Partial Cold,
Full Hot"
0.1-1.0% Creams, Lotions
Protein Reactive
Polyol Reactive
Viscarin GP-
209NF
Lambda High Non-Gelling "Partial Cold,
Full Hot"
0.1-1.0% Creams, Lotions
Protein Reactive
Polyol Reactive
SeaSpen PF Iota Medium Elastic
Weak
"Cold Delayed,
Gel Formation"
0.5-1.0% Suspensions
Topical Lotions,
Creams
Reconstitutable
Suspensions

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