Matexcel Offers Animal-free Chitosan for Worldwide Researchers

June 26, 2023
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Matexcel, one of the leading service providers in material science that is committed to providing better materials for worldwide customers, now provides various animal-free chitosan for research use.

What is chitosan?

Chitin and chitosan are natural biopolymers found in crustacean shells, insect and mollusk exoskeletons, and fungi cell walls. These biopolymers have numerous applications in fields such as biomedicine, the food industry, and agriculture. Chitosan is a major ingredient used in food preservatives, wine emollients, cosmetics, weight management, health supplements and food.

Why focus on animal-free chitosan?

Usually, chitosan comes from crustaceans such as crab, shrimp, lobster. It may not be suitable for vegetarians, vegans and those allergic to crustacean materials. So, plant chitosan will solve this problem. Consumers now prefer animal-free materials that are versatile and derived primarily from cereals, vegetables, pulses, algae (seaweed and microalgae), fungi, and bacteria. Fortunately, chitosan could be produced by fungi. Matexcel provides animal-free chitosan for worldwide researchers from academia and industry.

Featured Products at Matexcel

Cat. No.     Product Name

NAT-0115          Mushroom chitosan, 50-600mpa.s

NAT-0910          Water soluble Mushroom Chitosan

NAT-0912          Mushroom Chitosan oligosaccharide

NAT-0116          Aspergillus Niger Chitosan, 20-500mpa.s

NAT-0900          Water soluble Aspergillus niger Chitosan

NAT-0911          Aspergillus Niger Chitosan oligosaccharide

Brief introduction about one of the featured animal-free chitosan products at Matexcel:



Product Name

Mushroom chitosan, 50-600mpa.s

Morphology & Appearance

White to light yellow powder


100% pass 80 mesh





Why choose Matexcel for animal-free chitosan?

● 100% naturally non-animal sourced (Mushroom / Aspergillus Niger)

● Suitable for vegan, vegetarians, and those with allergic to crustacean material

● Non-allergenic, non-GMO, cruelty-free, antimicrobial

● Biodegradable, non-toxic, gluten-free

● Renewable, inexhaustible

● Traceable consistent quality

A list of chitosan for different applications is also available at Matexcel, including Food grade chitosan, 50-100mpa.s, Medical grade chitosan, and Food grade chitosan oligosaccharide, 3000Da.

To view the whole list of chitosan products provided by Matexcel, please visit

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