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Marine Hydrocolloids is  a brain child of Mr. Kurian Jose started this firm  in 1982. Mr. Kurian Jose, initially a banker, in 1977 ventured into industrial sector by setting up largest Ice plant with Cold Storage facilities in Cochin, named as Deepa Ice & Cold Storage.

Marine Hydrocolloids was formed as a business diversification plan with a plan to produce AGAR AGAR food grade (China Grass). After few years of continuous R&D efforts by our in-house experts, Bacteriological and Pharmaceutical grade AGAR AGAR was unveiled in 1989. Since then, we have never looked back and registered continuous growth to reach an overall production capacity of over 300 M.T per annum.

Today, we have acquired a position of leading company in India which is offering unparalleled quality AGAR AGAR. We are the preferred supplier of Agar Agar to various Food / Confectionery companies, Pharma Companies along with 90% tissue culture laboratories in India.

Marine Hydrocolloids is the leading exporter and market leader in supplying quality agar agar in India.  We are reckoned as the exclusive supplier of Agar to many MNC'S and also to 90% of the commercial tissue culture laboratories in India as well as several leading laboratories across the globe. We are exporting our products to South America, Africa, Europe, CIS & Russia, Middle East, South East Asia, USA, Far East, and Australia.

Quality Assurance

We give  top most  priority to our clients. We follow  Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) in all activities taking place at the plant and our quality assurance department ensures that procedures are adhered to.  The batch numbering system ensures the traceability of our products across our production line. We strive hard to make sure that our products are not only of the consistent highest quality, but are also manufactured as per safety protocols.

Although our control lab personnel takes care of the analysis of raw material, intermediate products, as well as final products; our quality assurance department independently monitors and if demanded, assess the analysis.

Lab & Tests

Our lab is well managed and equipped to conduct all the microbiology and chemical tests to ascertain our products matches with the specifications as demanded by our clients.


The company is having a modern R & D department with  pilot plant facilities to test new process and products before being commercialized.

The R&D division brings forth new applications and improved production processes to ensure better yield as well as quality which have become norms for the industry.

Business Type

Manufacturer, Exporter and Supplier

Primary Competitive Advantages

  • Cost-effective price
  • Transparent dealing
  • World-class infrastructure
  • Fast products delivery

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Year of Establishment


Product Range

  • Agar Agar
  • Sodium Alginate
  • Culture Media Ingredients
  • Chitin & Chitosan
  • Agarose
  • Carrageenan Powder
  • Plant Gel (Gellan Gum)
  • Wonder Gel
  • Xantha Gum

Markets Covered

Australia, Argentina, Italy, Malaysia, France, Costa Rica, Hungary, Venezuela, Jordan, Lebanon, South Africa, Iran, Muscat, Colombia, Mauritius, Egypt, Bahrain, Kenya, Singapore, Sri Lanka, UAE, Russia, Israel, Finland, Thailand, Taiwan, USA & Pakistan

Deepa Building, Santo Gopalan Road, Chullickal, Kochi - 682005, Kerala, India
Phone :91-484-2227241/2223703/2220802
Fax :91-484-2220801
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