Microcrystalline Cellulose (MCC)

food thickener E460, CAS no.9004-34-6, HS code391290

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Microcrystalline Cellulose, MCC, E460, CAS no.9004-34-6 is partially depolymerized cellulose prepared by treating alpha-cellulose, obtained as a pulp from fibrous plant material, with mineral acids, and it appears as a fine white to off-white powder. Used as a texturizer, an anti-caking agent, a fat substitute, an emulsifier, an extender, and a bulking agent in pasteurized cream, fermented milk, cheese, processed fruit, dried vegetables, etc. It is also used in vitamin supplements or tablets. In Food use also an important functional food base dietary fiber, is an ideal health food additives. Maintain the stability of emulsions and foams, stability at high temperatures; improve the stability of the liquid; nutritional supplements and thickeners. As a professional Microcrystalline Cellulose supplier, we supply Microcrystalline Cellulose food grade.

CAS No. : 9004-34-6
Other name : MCC
H.S.code : 391290
E No. : E460

Microcrystalline Cellulose Specification

ITEM STANDARD
Appearance A fine white or almost white odorless powder
Particle size 98% pass 120 mesh
Assay (as α- cellulose, dry basis) ≥97%
Water-soluble matter ≤ 0.24%
Sulphated ash ≤ 0.5%
pH (10% solution) 5.0- 7.5
Loss on drying ≤ 7%
Starch Negative
Carboxyl groups ≤ 1%
Lead ≤ 5 mg/ kg
Arsenic ≤ 3 mg/ kg
Mercury ≤ 1 mg/ kg
Cadmium ≤ 1 mg/ kg
Heavy metals (as Pb) ≤ 10 mg/ kg
Total plate count ≤ 1000 cfu/g
Yeast and mould ≤ 100 cfu/g
E. coli/ 5g Negative
Salmonella/ 10g Negative

As a professional Microcrystalline Cellulose supplier, we supply Microcrystalline Cellulose food grade can provide HAPPC, KOSHER, HALAL Certificates for Microcrystalline Cellulose.

Price trend of Microcrystalline Cellulose

Upstream: Prices of upstream Cellulose are stable and supply is stable. Production capacity of the Microcrystalline Cellulose manufacturers didn’t change much.
Downstream: Downstream demand is pretty stable.
Forecast: Considering the current market trend, price of Microcrystalline Cellulose will be stable in the coming months.

Food Grade: Microcrystalline Cellulose is widely used as thickener and texture stabilizer in food and beverage industries.  food grade Microcrystalline Cellulose is available as white powder(>97% purity).

Microcrystalline Cellulose (MCC) gluten free

Yes. Microcrystalline Cellulose (MCC) is gluten free and widely used in gluten free food to provide a texturizer, an anti-caking agent, a fat substitute, an emulsifier, an extender, and a bulking agent to vitamin supplements or tablets.

Halal Certified Microcrystalline Cellulose (MCC)

Microcrystalline Cellulose is a purified partially hydrolyzed cellulose. As a plant derived ingredients, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Sodium Carboxymethyl Cellulose and Polyanionic Cellulose are general recognized as halal. We will still audit another 2 key points to make sure that our Microcrystalline Cellulose is 100% halal: Are there any pig products used in manufacturing process of this ingredient? Does the ingredient contain Alcohol (impure) or other haraam ingredients?

Kosher Certified Microcrystalline Cellulose (MCC)

Microcrystalline Cellulose is a purified partially hydrolyzed cellulose. As a plant derived ingredients, Microcrystalline Cellulose is general recognized as Kosher classified as Parve. Moreover, Microcrystalline Cellulose is also regulated as Kosher for Passover.

Microcrystalline Cellulose (MCC) MSDS

  • 5.1. Storage: Store in a cool and dry place and Keep away from strong light and heat
  • 5.2. Handling precaution: Keep away from heat. Keep away from sources of ignition. Empty containers pose a fire risk, evaporate the residue under a fume hood. Ground all equipment containing material. Do not ingest. Do not breathe dust.

Side Effect of Microcrystalline Cellulose

1. Microcrystalline Cellulose can cause moderate to severe bowel movement when ingusted in large amount. 2. Microcrystalline Cellulose can cause loss of energy and weight when ingusted in large amount as it can not be absorbed and reduces the absorption of other dietary nutrients. 3. Microcrystalline Cellulose can cause allergic reaction in some individuals, the typical reaction is diarrhoea or gas problems.

Generally recognized as safe(GRAS) is a FDA designation that a specific substance or ingredient is generally considered safe by experts, and so is exempted from the usual Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) food additive tolerance requirements. Calcium Alginate is considered safe by FDA according to existing data and granted GRAS status.

Application and Uses of Sodium Carboxymethyl Cellulose

Microcrystalline Cellulose is a purified partially hydrolyzed cellulose widely used as anti-caking agent, a fat substitute, an emulsifier, an extender, and a bulking agent in food and beverage. As a anti-caking agent, a fat substitute, an emulsifier, an extender, and a bulking agent, Microcrystalline Cellulose can be used in a wide variety of industries including: food production, beverage, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, and various other industries.

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