Type 4687 Gum Arabic

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Willy Benecke Type 4687 Gum Arabic is derived from the dried gummy exudation of Acacia senegal or related species. Type 4687 is a fine, purified, white-colored, fast-soluble, spray-dried gum arabic powder. Its appearance is that of a fast-soluble spray-dried powder, and it is dispersible in cold water, forming a colloidal solution.

Ingredient Name: Acacia Gum

Chemical Name: Gum Arabic

CAS Number: 9000-01-5

Labeling Claims: Allergen-free, BSE-free, GMO-free, Halal, Irradiation-free, Kosher, Naturally Derived, Pareve, Plant-Based, Residues-free, Solvent-free, TSE-free, Vegan, Vegetarian

Synonyms: Acacia ampliceps gum, Acacia dealbata gum, Acacia fragilis gum, Acacia gum, Acacia leptopetala gum, Acacia ligulata gum, Acacia meisneri gum, Acacia pruinocarpa gum, Acacia salicina gum, Acacia senegal gum, Acacia syrup, Acacia victoriae gum, E 414, Gum acacia, Gum ovaline, Gum senegal, Gum thala, Gundar gum, Indian gum, Khair gum, Kordofan gum, Maklai gum, Ticacia Gum, Wattle gum

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Identification & Functionality

Chemical Name
Ingredient Name

Features & Benefits


Physical Form
Fast soluble spray dried powder
Dispersible in
Cold Water (forming a colloidal solution)
Physico-Chemical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Total Ashmax. 4%Ph. Eur.
Viscosity (25 % in H₂O w/w, after 24 h)60 - 150mPa.sPM GA 02
Mercury Contentmax. 1ppmAAS
Specific Optical Rotation-25 to -35DegreePM GA 03
pH (10 % in H₂O w/w)4 - 5-PM GA 08
Acid Insoluble Ashmax. 0.5%FCC
Cadmium Contentmax. 1ppmAAS
Arsenic Contentmax. 3ppmAAS
Loss on Dryingmax. 10%Ph. Eur.
Heavy Metals (as Lead)max. 20ppmPh. Eur.
Insoluble Mattermax. 0.5%Ph. Eur.
Lead Contentmax. 2ppmFCC
Microbiological Values
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Yeastmax. 100cfu / gPh. Eur.
SalmonellaAbsent/25 gPh. Eur.
Total Plate Countmax. 3000cfu / gPh. Eur.
Mouldmax. 100cfu / gPh. Eur.
Escherichia coliAbsent/5 gPh. Eur.

Brookfield, LVT, 60 min-1, spindle 2, 20 °C

Regulatory & Compliance

Packaging & Availability

Packaging Type
Regional Availability
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • USA

Storage & Handling

Shelf Life
36 months
Storage and Shelf Life Conditions

Multiwallpaper-polyinner-bags or Big Bags suitable for food-contact according to current EU legislation, best before 36 months from the date of production / test date, keep closed and dry at ambient temperature for transport and storage.