VIVAPHARM® Alginates


A Natural Hydrocolloid Extracted from Brown Seaweed

VIVAPHARM® Alginates - Sodium Alginate

Sodium Alginate can be used as a thickening agent, suspending agent, disintegrating agent and for controlled release applications.

VIVAPHARM® Alginates - Calcium Alginate

Calcium Alginate is used mainly as a disintegrant and dispersing agent with an emulsifying character.

VIVAPHARM® Alginates - Alginic Alginate

Alginic Alginate is designed for wound-care applications due to its favorable properties, such as biocompatibility and non-toxicity.

JRS Alginates – Key Benefits and Applications

Alginate is one of the most versatile hydrocolloids due to its viscosifying, gelling and film-forming properties under a variety of different conditions. The ability to dissolve and built up gels without heating, as well to control gel setting time very precisely by adjusting the calcium release with sequestrants is a key benefit. This versatility is reflected in the many applications making use of alginates, from technical applications to food and pharmaceuticals.

Food (E 400-E404)

Ideal as stabilizing, thickening or gelling agent, VIVAPUR Alginates can help you achieve desired bake stability in food products, consistency in cream fillings and custards, dairy products, ice cream and spreads, and texture in restructured meat, fish, and vegan products. In 2018, the US FDA included Alginates in the list of non-digestible carbohydrates that meet the definition of dietary fiber.

Cosmetics (INCI: Algin)

As a natural and biodegradable thickener, VIVASTAR Alginates are very useful for adding viscosity or gel strength to toothpaste, body lotion, sun care, hair conditioner, shampoos or face cosmetics. VIVASTAR Alginates provide moisture and film-forming combined with homogeneous and smooth spreadability.

Technical Applications

JRS Alginate is a natural biodegradable polymer for various technical application fields such as textile printing, welding rods, ceramics, and paper industry.

Pharmaceuticals (Ph. Eur.; USP/NF)

With VIVAPHARM Alginates, JRS Pharma offers an extensive portfolio for the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and medical device market. VIVAPHARM Alginates provide disintegration and controlled release function in tablets, absorption in wound care products, protective coatings, tailored gelling in dental impressions, instant gelling during microencapsulation and film-forming properties.

Animal Nutrition and Pet Food

JRS Alginates are a superior binder for pelletized or reconstituted fish feed, resulting in outstanding pellet stability and lower pollution in culture ponds. In pet food alginates act as a heat-stable binder for restructured products.

Product Overview

JRS Alginates are available in a wide range of viscosities and particle sizes, for optimized handling, process capability, tailormade functionality and finally high consumer acceptance. The JRS “Alginate” range comprises alginic acid, from which the alginate salts and functional systems are made, especially designed to meet application needs:

Name Solubility in cold water Solubility in hot water Gel forming with Calcium wells in cold water
Alginic Acid - - - +
Sodium Alginate + + + -
Potassium Alginate + + + -
Calcium Alginate - - - +

A Natural Hydrocolloid Extracted from Brown Seaweed