1. Textile Printing
Alginate is used for substrate of color paste when applying patterns to print fabrics, scarf, towel, etc. Use of alginate for printing of cotton, jute, rayon is mandatory. Alginate, a seaweed extract, is safer and easier to be decomposed compared with other substrate for textile printing, and gives easier waste water disposal.
Sodium Alginate is widely applied to different kinds of textile printing, such as cotton, linen, silk and synthetic fibre. It makes printing textile to attain bright colors, sharp definition and good color yield, high color fixing and soft hand feeling.Liquid mixture with Sodium Alginate has good plasticity and flexibility. Owing to its perfect effect on textile printing and low cost, Sodium Alginate is popular in application.
1. Food Sodium Alginate
Alginate has an excellent functionality as a thickening agent, gelling agent, emulsifier, stabilizer, texture-
improver (for noodles), to improve the quality of food. Nowadays, based on unique and excellent properties alginate is applied to numerous kinds of food, such as ice cream, jelly, lactic drinks, dressings, instant noodle, beer, et cetera .Safety of alginate for food applications is certified by FAO/WHO, as one of the safest food additives.
2. Animal Feed
Alginate is used as a binder and thickening agent for pet-food, fish feed, etc.
Alginate is used in cosmetics area with several applications with its functionality of thickener and moisture retainer. Alginate helps retaining the color of lipstick on lip surface by forming gel-network.
4. Welding Rods
Alginate is used for the production of welding rod, as a binder of flux