Guar gum is a natural ingredient obtained by grinding seed endospermes of Cyamopsis tetragonolobus (L). Taub, a leguminous plant. It is a natural thickening, stabilizing and emulsifying agent also used in food under the name of guar flour (E 412).
The main and largest producer of guar is India.
Textile printing : the guar gum is the most common natural thickener for textile printing pastes (used with stamps, screenprinting, brush…).
Other uses : thickening and stabilizing in numerous industrial applications (paper, pharmacy, cosmetic), the biggest being food industry.