What is veegum?

CAS: 1327-43-1
Veegum is not a 'gum', rather it is a accomplished atom mineral alleged 'smectite' (bentonite and hectorite are associates of the smectite group). It is a circuitous colloidal and acutely artificial magnesium aluminum silicate. It is an fair baffling cell magnesium aluminum silicate that swells to abounding times its aboriginal aggregate if added to water. Its aqueous dispersions are appropriately top bendability thixotropic gels at low solids. Veegum is not accountable to advance by microorganisms. Various grades are classified according to bendability and arrangement of aluminum to magnesium content.