In the last few years, unusually high demand for guar gum from the oil and gas industry has caused the price and supply of the gum to fluctuate wildly.

Used for years as a cost-effective, all natural* thickener for foods and beverages, guar gum is now also used in the hydraulic fracturing of oilfields--sometimes referred to as "fracking."

Because of this volatility in the guar gum market, TIC Gums developed a line of replacements for guar gum in many applications. Learn more from our guar replacer guide.



Other Resources

With Guar Gum Demand Larger Than Ever TIC Gums Introduces Ticaloid® Guar Replacement 8700

Guar Gum: Why the Demand & What We've Done About It