Dr.-Ing. N.K. Gupta Technical Consultants

Flour, Rice and Grain Milling Engineering Experts

Guar Gum Splits and Powder Plants

As one of the most experienced milling consultants in the world, Dr.-Ing. N.K. Gupta Technical Consultants offers engineering services for state-of-the-art production of high-quality guar gum splits and powders.

To our disposal are over thirty years of experience, trained manpower and the latest know-how in grain handling and milling technology from leading manufacturers across the world.

We offer our existing and new clients a full spectrum of specialised engineering services for high capacity and state-of-the-art production of guar gum.

Technical services for guar gum splits and powder plants:

About the production process of guar gum:

Guar Gum powder is manufactured by mechanical extraction from the guar seed endosperm which contains about 80% Galactomannan (gum).

The gum is made from the endosperms of the seed, recovered by hulling the seed and breaking away the endosperms, known as ‘splits’.

The product is traded in the form of splits or powder and, its value is judged by its viscosity, measured in centipoises units abbreviated to ‘cp’. Typically, high-viscosity guar has a higher market price.

Guar gum is obtained by an automatic mechanical process in which first the seed is split into two halves and the hull and the germ is mechanically scraped off to obtain endosperm. Refined guar splits are obtained by splitting the guar seed into two halves and dehusking and polishing the grains.

These splits are then pulverized and tailor made for usage in different industries. The endosperm thus obtained is further purified and grounded into powder of required granulation and viscosity.

After pulverization, sieving is done to get the required mesh.

The sieved gum is then passed through blenders to make it homogenous.

State-of-the-art plants are capable of producing several grades of guar gum ranging from very low to very high viscosity and from coarse to fine granulation.

Guar gum - seeds to powder

About guar gum:

  • Guar gum is an edible carbohydrate polymer obtained from the seeds of a leguminous plant which grows in semi-arid areas.
  • The plant has been grown for centuries for human consumption and cattle feed.
  • As a commercial product, guar gum is an emulsifier, thickener, and stabilizer approved for use in a wide range of foods, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals.
  • It is sold as a white to yellowish odorless white powder, which is available in different viscosities and different granulometries depending on the desired viscosity. Its viscosity is a function of temperature, time, and concentration.
  • One advantageous property of guar gum is that it thickens without the application of heat.