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Alginates have many beneficial uses across a wide variety of industries. Alginates are salts of alginic acid taking the form of sodium, calcium and/or ammonium alginate precipitated from brown seaweed (algae).The global alginates and derivatives market is projected to reach a value of $409.2 million by 2019 growing at a CAGR of 3.8% from 2014 to 2019. The alginates and derivatives market is driven by growing demand for convenience foods, dairy, and meat products in the food & beverage industry. Medicinal properties of alginates, which are used to heal wounds and cure infections and other ailments, are driving the alginates market in most developing regions.
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Alginate is used for a wide array of medical applications as it is hypoallergenic
Used in cosmetics as a thickener and moisture retainer.
A thickening agent, gelling agent, emulsifier, stabilizer, texture-improver
Used for skin-safe molds for body and wildlife casting in art pieces and special effects
Alginates act as thickening agents, texturants and binding agents and hence are widely employed in the industrial textile sector.