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prolamin in corn film forming coating agent Zein
prolamin in corn film forming coating agent Zein

Zein is one of the best understood plant proteins, it has been studied recently to replace some of the gum base in chewing gum.

 Product Name: Zein

Origin: China

Manufacturer: Guangdong Food Industry Institute

Vendors: Guangdong Food Industry Institute

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The official unveilling ceremony of Wengyuan Guangye L&P Food Ingredient Co., Ltd was held in Wengyuan Science and Technology Industrial Park in June,28th,2011.As the production base of Guangdong Food Industry Institute (GDFII), Wengyuan Guangye L&P Food Ingredient Co., Ltd will be constructing the production line for Sucralose of 1000 MT annual capacity, TBHQ of 1000 MT annual capacity and other food additives. The construction project is divided into two stages: the first stage is expected to be finished in 2012 and the second in 2014. The accomplishment of the project will further promote the development of enterprise restructuring; accelerate GDFII’s being more professional, commercial and international and qualify GDFII to provide more high-tech and excellent-quality food additives.


Zein, the major prolamin in corn, is the perfect coating agent by its excellent film-forming capability, low hydrophilicity and high oxygen barrier property. Zein is presently used in foods and pharmaceutical ingredients for quality preservation, fresh-keeping and glazing.

 Standard: FCC-V;USP 2006; WS-10001-(HD-0499)-2002

Typical Specification


Yellow to light yellow powder

Zein (Protein)




Loss on Drying


Residue on Ignition


Heavy metals(as Pb)

≤20 ppm


≤2 ppm


Not detected


Zein has found application in the food industry as a film former for candy, fruit, vegetable, nuts, cereals, and etc. Zein is also used to coat pharmaceutical tablets and seeds, especially as enteric and time-release coatings.

preservation method:stored in sealing bags in cool, dry, ventilated places for 24 months.


prolamin in corn film forming coating agent Zein

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