AzuraGel™ Biopolymers

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As superabsorbents, AzuraGel™ Biopolymers absorb up to 300x their weight in water. They show improved absorption under load (AUL) over starch-based biopolymers and are 100% non-toxic, biobased, and biodegradable. Produced through fermentation of renewable biomass, AzuraGel™ Biopolymers are being developed to minimize cost and maximize feedstock flexibility. Our proprietary process enables a wide range of applications, many of which were previously uneconomical to biobased superabsorbents.

AzuraGel™ 100

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Versatile, biobased and biodegradable. AzuraGel™ 100 has excellent water absorption and tackifying properties that are valuable for numerous applications. USDA Certified 100% Biobased. For R&D Use Only. Not for Re-Sale.

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AzuraGel™: Application Areas and Benefits

Personal Care

As superabsorbent fillers for Hygiene Products

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  • Improved absorbency under load and free swell compared to starch-based superabsorbents

  • Non-toxic, biodegradable, and eco-friendly

  • 100% natural & non-GMO

  • Sold as dry granules; shelf-stable

As Moisturizers & Thickeners for Natural Skin Care

Cosmetics
  • High-performing functional moisturizer

  • Provides skin benefits comparable to hyaluronic acid

  • Can be produced from vegetable-based, USDA compliant feedstocks

  • 100% natural & non-GMO

Agriculture and Horticulture

As Soil Amendments for Water Retention

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  • Improved soil moisture retention

  • Reduces irrigation requirements

  • Improves seed germination & plant growth

  • Biodegradable — will not accumulate in soil

  • Improved rheology of hydraulic mulch mixes

As Tackifiers for Revegetation & Erosion Control

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  • 100% non-toxic and biobased

  • Improves hydraulic mulch & soil adhesion

  • Prevents washout

  • Provides similar performance to polyacrylamide / vegetable gum formulations