Gum Ghatti is a complex natural polysaccharide. It is the exudate of Anogeissus latifolia, a large tree, of the Combretaceae family, native to the dry deciduous forests of India.
It is an exudate that has been in use for a long time and derives its name from the word ‘ghats’, which means passes, through which it used to be transported.
After picking, the exudate is dried in the sun. It is then classified by colour, size and amount of adhering bark or impurity. The tears are mechanically processed to remove adhering bark and sand and then ground and blended to suit different applications.
Gum Ghatti has good emulsifying properties, which serve as the basis for most of its applications.
Auto Polish and Wax Emulsions
Gum Ghatti is used as a stabiliser in auto polishes. It is also used to emulsify petroleum and non-petroleum waxes to form liquid and wax paste emulsions.
Gum Ghatti Grades from Premcem
Gum Ghatti is offered as a fine powder with controlled ash content and differing solubility and viscosity levels.