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Explore our all natural raw materials, the so-called hydrocolloids

Polygal Materials


Natural by conviction

Polygal processes purely vegetable raw materials, the so-called hydrocolloids, into important additives for a large number of important markets by using gentle and sustainable production methods

Polygal Materials Guar Bean Teaser


Guar pods are the fruit of an annual, bush-like plant whose growth depends on the annual monsoon rain. It is grown on small farms in...
Polygal Materials Locust Bean

Carob Bean

Carrot bean pods are the fruits of the carob tree, which is native to the Mediterranean region. The trees, some of which are several hundred...
Polygal Materials Tara Gum


Tara pods are the fruit of the tara tree, which is native mainly to the Peruvian Andes. Historically, the trees grew widely, but due to...
Polygal. Material Rice Starch

Rice starch

Rice and maize starches are purchased from selected raw material suppliers. The pre-produced starches are blended together...
Polygal Material Gum Ghatti

Gum Ghatti

Gum ghatti is obtained from the tree of the Anogeissus latifolia species, which is native to the Indian sub-continent. It is primarily used as a...
Polygal Materials Gum Arabicum

Gum Arabicum

Gum arabic is the exudate of the plants Acacia senegal and Acacia seyal. The largest deposits of this plant are in sub-Saharan Africa. It is...
Polygal Material Karaya Gum

Gum Karaya

Gum karaya is the dried exudate of the Sterculia urens Roxburgh plant and other Sterculia species. The trees grow wild or are cultivated in plantations...
Polygal Materials Tragacanth Gum

Gum Tragacanth

Tragacanth is the dried exudate from the root of wild shrubs of the Astragalus gummifer Labillardiere genus, which are native to large parts of Middle...
Polygal Material Aliginate


Alginates are the water-soluble salts of water-insoluble alginic acids. Alginic acid is one of the structural components of brown algae, which grows in cold sea...
Polygal Materials Tamarind Bean


Tamarind pods are the fruits of the tamarind tree, which grows throughout the subtropics. It grows in India on plantations. The seeds of the tamarind...


Our raw materials

Since its inception, Polygal AG has specialised in the processing of plant-derived hydrocolloids. The main sources of these renewable, plant-derived raw materials are India, Pakistan, China and the Mediterranean region, and the available quantities and qualities are subject to seasonal variations.

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