Marine algae as modern industrial products Funoran In Marine Algae Industrial importance and use

Schmid, O.J.

Bot Marinapl.: 54-55


Accession: 024978245

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The occurrence, distribution and appearance of Japanese and Chinese species of Gloiopeltis are described. Further data are indicated on the methods used for the collection of the algae and the production of funori or funoran. Funoran is a sulphated galactan which, dissolved in water, produces viscous solutions, but will not gelate. Above all, due to its adhesive and glueing properties funoran is applied in numerous industries. Particularly in Japan and China it is of great importance.