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Parchem Highlights Chitosan

Nov 16, 2017

by William Bedrin

As the name suggests, Parchem – fine & specialty chemicals specializes in providing you with those difficult to acquire niche chemicals. We are, however, just as eager and able to provide widely used and recognized chemicals to our valued clients. One such chemical is chitosan. Chitosan is a derivative of chitin, and is extracted by deacetylation. Chitin is a naturally occurring polysaccharide, found primarily in the exoskeleton of invertebrates. Chitosan is most commonly manufactured as a beige powder, with no particular odor.

Chitosan is being utilized in a vast array of different products and applications. It is currently being used in the pharmaceutical field, the cosmetic field, for water treatment, and for plant protection. Microcrystalline chitin is currently being utilized in the food processing industry as a strong dietary fiber in baked goods. Chitin and chitosan have been used to in the immobilization of enzymes, allowing it to be used a non-absorbable carrier for highly concentrated food ingredients.

Parchem is proud to source a chitosan product that is revolutionizing pool water treatment. It is four times as strong as other chitosan products available. It reduces the necessity of chlorine by up to 44% which can significantly reduce eye irritation and hair discoloration while swimming. It also reduced carbon dioxide emissions by up to 52%, helping with the global green initiative. This chitosan based formula works by attracting oils, lotions, and other pool scums, and flocculates them.

Parchem – fine & specialty chemicals has been a trusted supplier of raw materials for over 20 years. As an ISO 9001:2015 certified company, Parchem is committed to providing our customers with quality products and services. With a varied and vetted collective of suppliers, Parchem can provide products to meet any of your specifications and needs.

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