|Usage/Application||cattle feed additive|
|Packaging Size||10 Kg|
|Packaging Type||HDPE Bag|
|Grade Standard||Export Grade|
We are one of the leading manufacturers and suppliers of a premium quality chitin which is one of the chief components found in the cell walls of fungi, the exoskeletons of insects and other arthropods, and in some other animals. It is a form of polysaccharide, which is constructed from units of acetyl-glucosamine (more completely, N-acetyl-Dglucos-2-amine). These are associated together in ß-1,4 fashion (in a similar manner to the glucose units which form cellulose). In effect chitin may be described as cellulose with one hydroxyl group on each monomer replaced by an acetylamine group. This helps in allowing increased hydrogen bonding between adjacent polymers, which results in giving the polymer-increased strength.
"Chitin" and "chiton" (a marine animal) both derive from the same Greek word meaning "tunic", simply meaning protective shell. In its unmodified form, it is transparent, pliable and resilient, and quite rough. In arthropods, however, it is frequently modified, by being embedded in a hardened proteinaceous matrix, which forms much of the exoskeleton. The difference between unmodified and modified chitinous exoskeleton can be seen by comparing the body wall of a caterpillar to a beetle, for example.
These are unusual substance as it is a naturally taking place polymer. Its breakdown
is conducted by bacteria which have receptors to simple sugars from the decomposition of chitin. In case chitin is detected, they then produce enzymes to digest the chitin by reducing it to simple sugars and ammonia that are mentioned below:
- Glucosamine Hydrochloride
- Glucosamine Sulphate
- N - Acetyl Glucosamine
- Chondriotin Sulphate
- Fish Peptone
- Organic Manure