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Chitin & Chitosan

        Chitin is a polysaccharide composed from N-acetyl-D-glucosamine units. It is the second most abundant biopolymer on Earth and found mainly in invertebrates, insects, marine  diatoms, algae, fungi, and yeasts. Recent investigations confirm the suitability of chitin and its derivatives in chemistry, biotechnology, medicine, veterinary, dentistry, agriculture, food processing, environmental protection, and textile production. The development of technologies based on the utilization of chitin derivatives is caused by their polyelectrolite properties, the presence of reactive functional groups, gel-forming ability, high adsorption capacity, biodegradability and bacteriostatic, and fungistatic and antitumour influence.

Chitin Processing

Crustacean shells -> Demineralization -> Deproteination -> Chitin


Chitin is the second most natural polysaccharide after cellulose on earth and is composed of β (1->4)-linked 2-acetamido-2-deoxy-β-D-glucose (N-acetylglucosamine). Chitin is a structural component in crustaceous shells such as shrimp and crab shells and also in squid pen and cell wall of some bacteria and fungi.

Base Products SSA2P1

Shrimp Chitin
Capacity 10MT/month
Standard Grade (SSA1P1)
Food Grade chitin (SSA1P1F)

Chitin & Chitosan SQA1P1

Squid Chitin
Capacity 8MT/year

Standard Grade (SQA1P1)
Food Grade (SQA1P1F)

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Chitin & Chitosan

Chitosan Processing

Chitin -> Deacetylation -> Chitosan


Chitosan is a linear polymer of α(1 -> 4)-linked-2-amino-2-deoxy-β-D-glucopyranose and is easily derived by N-deacetylation, to a varying extent that is characterized by the degree of deacetylation, and is consequently a copolymer of N-acetylglucosamine and glucosamine. 

Chitin & Chitosan

For both Shrimp and Squid chitosan we separate Chitosan into 7 standard products based on their viscosity and molecular weight. So please let us know your required specifications via email and we can match with standard products and recommend. However, if there is no close match then we can taylor to your needs.

Base Products SS-A1-90,3K-4KF
Base Products SS-A1-90,5F.
Base Products SQ-A1-90,1000
Base Products SQ-A1-90,5F

Shrimp Chitosan (High MW)
Capacity 6MT/month
Standard Grade (SSA190/3K8K)
Food Grade (SSA190/3K8KF)


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Shrimp Chitosan (Low MW)
Capacity 4MT/month

Standard Grade (SSA190/5)
Food Grade (SSA190/5F)


Chitin & Chitosan

Squid Chitosan (High MW)
Capacity 5MT/year

Standard Grade (SQA190/1K5K) 
Food Grade (SQA190/1K5KF)


Squid Chitosan (Low MW)
Capacity 5MT/year

Standard Grade (SQA190/5) 
Food Grade (SQA190/5F)


Chitin & Chitosan

Chitosan Lactate 
Capacity 4MT/month
Standard Grade (SSA190/LAC)
Food Grade (SSA190/LACF)


Carboxymethyl Chitosan
Capacity 4MT/month
Standard Grade (SSA190/CARBOXY)

Chitosan Oligosaccharide
Capacity 8MT/month
Food Grade (COSF)

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