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At Pro-biokem we are taking the waste we generate and repurposing it to serve a social purpose.
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Cellulose powder

Cellulose is a natural polymer (polysaccharide) consisting of a linear chain of several hundred to many thousands of interlinked D-glucose units. Cellulose is an important structural component of the primary cell wall of green plants, terrestrial and aquatic. Some species of bacteria secrete it to form biofilms. Cellulose is the most abundant organic polymer on Earth. The cellulose content of cotton fiber is 90 – 95% and that of agro-waste are 30 – 45%.

Alpha cellulose

One of the three classes of cellulose, Alpha Cellulose Powder has the highest degree of polymerization and is the most stable. The other two classes, known as hemicelluloses, are beta cellulose and gamma cellulose. Alpha cellulose powder is the major component of agricultural waste, wood and paper pulp. It may be separated from the other components by soaking the pulp in a solution of sodium hydroxide. The pure white, alpha cellulose is insoluble and can be filtered from the solution and washed prior to use in the production of paper or cellulosic polymers. A high percent of alpha cellulose in paper provides a stable, permanent material. Cotton contains high proportion of Alpha Cellulose Powder.

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Silica gel

Silica gel is an amorphous and porous form of silicon dioxide, consisting of an irregular tridimensional framework of alternating silicon and oxygen atoms with nanometer-scale voids and pores. The voids may contain water or some other liquids or may be filled by gas or vacuum. In the latter case, the material is properly called silica xerogel.

 

As silica gel possesses selective surface properties, it finds wide application in adsorption of gases, water vapor and in chromatography. It is also used as a catalyst, particularly in water forming or water-consuming reaction and as a catalyst support. Micronized Silica gels are used as functional additives in coatings, plastics food, and pharmaceuticals.

 
Silica gel powder is micronized synthetic amorphous silica-gel product line. This material is highly versatile and can be used in many industries, including paints & coatings, plastics, inks, and adhesives & sealants. It is an excellent agent formatting and anti-blocking polymer film. With variable pore volume, particle size and density. It is broadly applicable within the paper and ink industries to improve receptivity and other functional coatings.

Microcrystalline cellulose

Micro Crystalline Cellulose is partially depolymerized Alpha Cellulose. It comprises purified, de-polymerized, Micro Crystalline, sub-micron size colloidal particles. It is produced by treating Alpha Cellulose obtained as a pulp from fibrous plants, using enzymes and/ minerals acid. As the name implies, Micro Crystalline Cellulose is basically Cellulose and is derived from high-quality wood pulp, agricultural waste, and Cotton Linters. While cellulose is the most abundant organic material, Micro Crystalline Cellulose can only be derived by Hydrolysis from a special grade of Alpha Cellulose.

It is a white to off-white, odorless, tasteless, free-flowing powder which is relatively free from organic and non-organic contaminants. It is metabolically inert, stable, and safe and has excellent water absorptive, swelling & dispersion properties, is insoluble in water, dilute acid, in almost all common organic solvents and oils. It is partially soluble in dilute alkali.

Micro Crystalline Cellulose is used as a texturizer, an anti-caking agent, a fat substitute, an emulsifier, an extender, and a bulking agent in food production. The most common form is used in Pharmaceuticals. It is also used as an alternative to Carboxymethyl Cellulose.

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Nutrient salt


The nutrient salt is used as a food additive, it is found in some toothpaste as a polishing agent and is a biomaterial.

It is mainly used as a dietary supplement in prepared breakfast cereals, dog treats, enriched flour, and noodle products. It is also used as a tableting agent in some pharmaceutical preparations, including some products meant to eliminate body odor. It is also found in some dietary calcium supplements (e.g. Bonexcin). It is used in poultry feed.

Catering to the needs of a wider industry, spanning across construction to feed, food and Pharmaceutical sector