Supplier's Corner

UBE Develops New Fucoidan With Special Properties

April 11, 2006

Tokyo-based UBE Industries, Ltd., has developed a new process for producing Fucoidan. The product, UBE-Fucoidan, is manufactured from brown algae, Cladosiphon novae-caledoniae. To prepare UBE-Fucoidan, the algae are first treated with ethyl alcohol—most of carotenoids included in the algae are removed by this operation—then the UBE-Fucoidan is extracted from the worked algae under alkaline conditions and concentrated by ultra-filtration. These conditions keep the UBE-Fucoidan achromatic and without excess hydrolysis. It is next analyzed to each monosaccharide by adding diluted sulphuric acid and heating.
The UBE-Fucoidan has a high viscosity that is based on a higher molecular weight compared to prevailing products and a non-Newtonian fluid. Cosmetically, the product smoothes wrinkles, inhibits the oxidative degradation of collagen, hyaluronic acid and hyaluronidase, enhances skin elasticity and moisturizes. For hair care, UBE-Fucoidan provides moisture, lustre and smoothness. More info: Takashi Nishimura: +81-3-5419 6175, E-Mail: 22859u@ube-ind.co.jp; Silke Rosch, +49-211-178 8322, E-mail: rosch@ube.de.
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