- Tamarindus indica, commonly known as tamarind tree, is one of the most important multipurpose tree species in the Indian sub-continent.
- It belongs to the family Caesalpinioideae and almost all the parts of this tree are found to be of some use.
- The tamarind seed consists of 30% hard but brown seed coat and 70% kernel.
- White kernel obtained from tamarind seed is used to produce Tamarind Kernel Powder and its derivatives like Carboxy Methyl Tamarind Gum.
- Tamarind Seeds and its derivatives have various application in Food, Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, etc.
- The kernels contain polysaccharides (jellose) having a very good sizing property or employed as a sizing agent for jute and textile yarns.
Carboxy Methyl Tamarind
- AEIT-08 and AEIT-10 both of them are Carboxy Methyl Tamarind (CMT) Gum having concentration of 8% and 10% respectively.
- Carboxy Methyl Tamarind is textile printing thickener derivative of Tamarind Gum.
- It has various advantage our normal Tamarind Gum, it is cold water soluble, resistant to microbial degradation.
- AEIT-08 and AEIT-10 both are cold water soluble thickener used for printing of polyester.
- It has excellent penetration & film forming property. It is very effectively used for sizing and printing industry.
- It is widely used as textile printing thickener.
- It is also used for sizing in jute yarn & cotton warp.
- It has extensive use in paper & explosive industry where it is used as viscosity builder.
- It is used as a binder in slurry explosive as a substitute for guar gum.
- It is used as a core binder in foundries & mosquito coils.
- It is used as a sizing material in paper industry
- It is very effectively used these days by oil drilling companies as soil stabilizer.
- It has numerous other applications & its low cost gives it an edge over other thickening agents.
- Due to its rich content of carbohydrates and protein, Tamarind Kernel Powder is also used in producing adhesives.