Kappa Carrageenan

  • Thickener
  • Gel Forming
  • Viscosity Enhancer
INCI Carrageenan
  • Excellent thickening agent for gels
  • Produces strong, clear gels that are rigid
  • Gels made with Kappa are brittle with minimal elasticity
  • Precipitates in the presence of potassium ions
Type Natural
Also Called
  • Chondrus Crispus
  • κ-carrageenan
  • Carrageenan Kappa
Form Off-white to beige fine powder
Scent Faint seaweed odour
Solubility Hot water soluble
Origin Atlantic coast of Europe and North America
Derived From Red Algae, Carrageen Moss or Irish Moss
  • Agar