Other Algal Products

The following is excerpted from the research and writings of Dr. Mark Edwards, one of the world’s foremost authorities on algae.

  • Adhesives – glues and epoxies
  • Air fresheners – gels and cleaners
  • Biotechnology – gel to immobilize cells and enzymes
  • Castings and impressions and conductivity bridges
  • Chromatographic media – constituent separations
  • Firefighting foam – thickener to cause the foam to become sticky
  • Paper sizing and coatings and textile printing and dyeing
  • Pest control- fleas and other insects
  • Pharmaceuticals – used as an inactive excipient in pills and tablets
  • Shampoo and cosmetic creams — thickener