Today sustainable pet litters are made with wood pellets or plant fibers as carrier, replacing the traditional mineral based products. Besides the obvious ecological advantages, they are softer than conventional pet litters which make it more convenient for the pet and reduces the risk of causing scratching floors. Tylose® acts as a binder and enables the pellets to form stable lumps. It can be either pressed into the raw material of the pellets before pelletising or mixed with the finished pellets.
High viscosity grades of Tylose® H and Tylose® MH are recommended for this application.
Tylose® has numerous advantageous properties such as thickening, water retention, adhesion, binding, plasticising, film forming, gelling and surface tension modifying. Utilising these properties makes Tylose® a highly suitable additive for many applications.