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Seaweed as a Raw Material

Seaweed grows abundantly in worldwide cold-current oceans and there are numerous brown seaweeds which are the raw material for alginate. Use of this “marine biopolymer” is attracting increasing attention.
Among brown seaweeds, some fertile species can grow up to 60 meters in length at a rate of more than tens of centimeters per day and with a holdfast (root) of over 2 meters in diameter.
KIMICA has set up a worldwide network for the collection of several species of brown seaweeds suitable for industrial alginate production. This makes it possible to produce a diverse range of alginates for all our global customers based on an established stable product supply.