About Us

Our journey started in 1982 when Mr. Kurian Jose Sr. launched a company specialising in the manufacturing of food grade Agar Agar (china grass) for the local market. Since then, we have focused on creating high quality products, and in 1989, our dedicated R&D team developed Bacteriological, Pharmaceutical and Plant Tissue Culture grade Agar Agar. We also added Spreadable type Agar Agar Wondergel & all grades of Carrageenan to serve a wider client base. We have further expanded our portfolio to include Plant Gel (Gellan Gum), Chitin Chitosan, Sodium Alginate in various grades, Xanthan Gum & Guar Gum. Gradually, we increased our production capabilities to over 500 M.T per annum. Marine Hydrocolloids is now one of the market leaders in India in Agar Agar and other hydrocolloids such as Spreadable type Agar Wondergel, Plant gel (Gellan Gum), Agarose, etc. We not only serve the local markets but have created a global footprint. Marine Hydrocolloids is India's leading exporter of industry-specific Agar Agar products to South America, Europe, CIS & Russia, Africa, Middle East, Southeast Asia, USA, Far East, and Australia. We supply Agar to numerous MNC and commercial tissue culture laboratories in different parts of the world, including India. Our products cater not only to the manufacturing sector but also to direct consumers through our specially designed Retail packaging available in stores and in popular e-commerce sites in India, Middle east, UK & USA. Our attention to detail and perseverance to create innovative natural Agar products for various applications have earned us loyal customers in these four decades.