Resins New Ion Exchange Resins for Heparin Production, Sugar Decolorization

Editor: Ahlam Rais

Lanxess is extending its portfolio of products in the consumer care segment to include the new Lewatit PH 1074 HEP. In addition to the decolorization of fermentation broths and sugar, it is particularly suited to the purification and intermediate storage of heparin.

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Lanxess is extending its portfolio of specialty products in the consumer care segment to include the new Lewatit PH 1074 HEP.
Lanxess is extending its portfolio of specialty products in the consumer care segment to include the new Lewatit PH 1074 HEP.
(Source: Lanxess)

The macroporous, strongly basic anion exchange resin that meets food quality standards is based on a cross-linked polyacrylate. It has a special pore structure and resin matrix, which has been exclusively developed for the capture of highly molecular compounds, states the company.

The new resin is suitable for the treatment and purification of products derived from biomass, as it supports the reliable capture and removal of organic substances with a high molecular weight. This means that liquid sugar syrups or complex process solutions such as fermentation broths, for example, can be purified and treated, adds the firm.

It helps extract the heparin from this complex mixture and then purify it. The ion exchanger can also be used to stabilize the heparin for transport and storage, which prevents the sugar polymer from breaking down, mentions the company.

The macroporous structure and special polymer matrix of the new Lewatit PH 1074 HEP help achieve optimum adsorption capacity and desorption properties. This is extremely advantageous in the recovery of high-molecular hydrophilic anionic organic substances, concludes the firm.

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