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Xanthan Gum XC


Product Description

Xanthan Gum XC 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. XC is a distinctive product and able to produce a thixotropic shear thinning fluid. XC also acts as a very effective mud filtrate viscosifier. XC 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


Yellow to white powder




13.0% Max

Recommended Treatment

Add XC 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 XC, contact the Health Safety and Environmental Department.


Transportation of commodity name is not restricted by either international or CHINA 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 customer’s requirement.

Avoid high-intensity extreme pressure and prolonged exposure to strong sunlight. Keep container closed. Keep away from heat, sparks and flames.


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