Carboxymethyl cellulose (E466) is a hydrocolloid derived from cotton or wood pulp. It is also known as CMC, cellulose or cellulose gum.
Like many other hydrocolloids the dispersion of CMC using conventional agitators can be difficult. In this video see how Silverson High Shear mixers provide one of the quickest and easiest means of dispersing and hydrating CMC, ensuring a consistent, agglomerate-free mixture and help improve processing times and costs.
Watch a Silverson Batch Mixer making a typical 2% CMC solution and how the Silverson Flashmix can be used for incorporating large amounts of CMC.