Xanthan Gum
Product Description

Xanthan Gum is a premium quality biopolymer powder designed to provide maximum solids suspension and hole cleaning in vertical and highly deviated wells as well as horizontal directional drilling applications. It is a distinctive product and able to produce a thixotropic shear thinning fluid. It also acts as a very effective mud filtrate viscosifier. It is a high quality product which meets the API 13A Specification 19 Section.

  • Viscosify fresh water and brine-based fluids used for drilling, milling, underreaming, and gravel packing operations.
  • Suspend bridging agents and weighting materials in fresh water and brine systems.
  • Helps disperses easily in fresh water mud, and brines
  • Provides thixotropic properties and non-Newtonian flow characteristics over a wide salinity range at low concentrations
  • Provides excellent suspension without the need for clays
  • Stable at temperatures up to 250°F / 121°C
  • Minimizes the potential for formation damage
Technical Data
Appearance Yellow to White powder
pH 6.0-8.0
Moisture 13.0% Max
Recommended Treatment
Add it in concentration of 1.0 to 3.0 kg/m³ (0.4 to 1.1 lb/bbl) to drilling fluid. Mix slowly through a jet mixer or sift slowly into the vortex of a high-speed stirrer.
Environmental Information
For information concerning environmental regulations applicable to XCD, contact the Health Safety and Environmental Department.
Transportation of commodity name is not restricted by international regulatory agencies.
Safe Handling Recommendations
Utilize normal precautions for employee protection when handling chemical products. Use of standard PPE is recommended for employee comfort and safety. See Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) prior to use.
Package and Storage
25kg bags or according to Customers Requirement.
Avoid high-intensity extreme pressure and prolonged exposure to strong sunlight. Keep bag closed. Keep away from heat, sparks and flames.