Recent developments in manufacturing and marketing carrageenan

  title={Recent developments in manufacturing and marketing carrageenan},
  author={Harris J. Bixler},
Carrageenan has annual sales of over US$ 200 million, about 15% of the world use of food hydrocolloids. The market for carrageenan has grown exponentially at 5% per year for at least 25 years: 5 500 metric tons in 1970, and over 20 000 metric tons expected in 1995. The industry has become dominated by very large, multi-product companies with carrageenan factories in Europe and the US, but factories are now springing up in the Philippines and Chile, where red seaweeds grow in abundance. About 80… CONTINUE READING