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FSS Sclerotium Gum
FSS Sclerotium Gum

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Product Code: FSSD22027

FSS Sclerotium Gum:
2 oz (56 grams)
8 oz (226 grams)
1 lb (500 grams)
1 kg (2.2 lbs)
10 kgs (22 lbs)
20 kgs (44 lbs)


Sclerotium Gum is a water soluble, nature-derived polysaccharide produced by fermentation of the filamentous fungus Sclerotium rolfsii. It is a highly versatile ingredient, which improves the sensory characteristic personal care products. Scleroglucan has rheological properties, and unlike most natural and synthetic gums, has high thermal stability, is resistant to hydrolysis and retains skin moisture. Due to its efficiency as a thickening agent, emulsifier and stabilizer, sclerotium gum is used in numerous cosmetic and personal care formulations.

Sclerotium Gum
can be used in hair, skin and sun care, bath and body products and color cosmetics.

  • Skin care: lotions, creams, face masks and packs
  • Sun care: sun protection lotions
  • Bath and shower: shower gels and body washes
  • Color cosmetics: make-up, mascaras and eyeliners
  • Hair care: shampoos and conditioners
  • Shaving foam


  • Moisturizer
  • Sensory improver
  • Thickening agent
  • Stabilizer
  • Cold-soluble
  • Electrolyte tolerant
  • Forms fluid gels with very high and unique suspension properties
  • Sparkling clarity
  • Process flexibility and tolerance
  • Excellent and exceptional suspension for insoluble solids and oil droplets
  • Highly effective at low concentrations
  • Shear reversible behavior
  • Excellent emulsifier and foam stabilizer

High thermal stability:Unlike most natural and synthetic gums, high temperature has little effect on the viscosity of Sclerotium Gum. Below 10°C (50°F), the solutions have a semi-gelled appearance that can be eliminated by shaking or heating.

Excellent compatibility:Due to its non-ionic nature, acids and alkalis do not affect Sclerotium Gum over a wide pH range (2.5 to 12), and so do not most electrolytes. It is compatible, without synergism, with most of the other thickeners such as guar gum, locust bean gum, alginate, gelatin, xanthan gum, carrageenans, and cellulose derivatives. It is also compatible with most widely used surfactants such as sulfates, sulfonates and quaternary ammonium salts.

Sclerotium Gum is a natural gum that produces an instant gel base when combined with water. It is a polysaccharide produced through a fermentation process of Sclerotium rolfsii on a glucose-based medium.

Sclerotium Gum can also be used as a thickening and emulsifying agent when making creams. Add to the water phase at 0.2-0.5%. Adding Sclerotium Gum reduces the amount of oil required in your oil phase, and the result will be a lighter, lotion-type cream. To make a gel base, use Sclerotium Gum at 2%.

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