Gempolym Metallurgical and Mining

GEMPOLYM is widely used as a flocculant to produce liquid solid separation.

GEMPOLYM is also used in flotation. It acts as a depressant for talc or insoluble gangue mined along with the valuable minerals.

GEMPOLYM increases the permeability of the filter cake, resulting in an increased filtration rate. Gempolym flocculates in an acid environment.

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Gempolym Food Additives

GEMPOLYM FOOD THICKENERS are Guar Gum or Carboxy Methyl Cellulose based, and are extensively used in the following industries:

  • Canned meats, fish, vegetables and soups.
  • Fruit Juices.
  • Dairy Products – such as ice-cream, cheese, spreads, yoghurts, instant pudding etc.
  • Moisture stabiliser for processed meats and pet foods.

Guar gum is a cold water soluble polysaccharide, and carries a wide range of uses in the food industry. These uses depend on the properties provided by very large molecules in various states of hydration, mostly in solution.
Guar gum hydrates very easily to produce an aqueuos solution possessing a high viscosity at low gum concentrations.
These solutions are good emulsifiers and stabilisers, due to the fact that they prevent oil droplets from co-alescing. They may also have the property of interfacial binding and thereby act as true emulsifiers.
Guar gum is also used as a suspension stabiliser as it allows only slow setting, because of it’s thickening power.


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Gempolym Explosives Applications

  1. Gelling agents for gel sausage type explosives and pumpable slurry explosives.
  2. Crosslinking agents for gel and slurry explosives systems.

Gempolym Drilling Applications

High viscosity GEMPOLYM products are used as drilling aids in oil well drilling, geological drilling and water drilling. These products are used as viscosifiers to maintain drilling mud viscosities that enable drilling fluids to remove drill waste from deep holes.
These GEMPOLYM products also reduce friction in the holes, and so minimising power requirements. Some GEMPOLYM products act to minimise water loss should it occur in broken geological formations.