Company Profile
Marine Hydrocolloids was started by Mr. Kurian Jose in 1982 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. We also export & supply Agar Agar Bacteriological Grade, Wondergel (Spreadable Agar Agar), Agarose, Plantgel (Gellan Gum) Carageenan, Carrageenan Powder, etc. Incoming raw material is thoroughly examined before its usage in the production process. Moreover, at our Cochin, Kerala based unit, we implement leading-edge technology in the entire production process to make the products as per the set industry standards. It is our consistent supply of supreme quality products which has earned us a huge list of satisfied clients.

The Team

Our motto is to be the best in all we do and to provide high quality products to our customers. Every day, we work hard in accordance with our values to grow our business with honesty, discipline and integrity.

Kurian Jose
Sr Managing Partner

With over 30 years of experience in the field of Agar Agar, Kurian Jose Sr is the founder of the company and lends vision and values to the company. He is committed to new product development with a focus on innovationand ensuring high quality standards with disciplined execution.

Kurian Jose
Jr Chief Executive

Mr. Kurian Jose Jr has spearheaded the growth of the company with a modern outlook and handles International Sales and New Business Development and Procurement. With a proven track record of revenue and profit growth, he has been able to successfully guide the company with new products and enter new markets.

Joseph Jose
In his role aspart of the leadership team,he is responsible for establishing and driving operations across the company and transforming the company through technology and modern systems. He is also looking after all aspects of integrated corporate communications along with sales and marketing initiatives.


Our state of the art factory is strategically located in the port city of Cochin in Kerala, South India. Our production line is equipped with the latest in technology and our trained personnel have experience and expertise in the field.

Safety is also a priority area for us and the safety of our employees in the workplace is one of the key operating principles that guides our work.The plant complies with all major environment and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) protocols. Our facility is ISO 22000:2005, ISO 9001:2015, HACCP, KOSHER, HALAL & FSSAI certified. We also possess Drug License as per government norms.

Laboratory & Quality Assurance

We have a modern and well equipped laboratoryto conduct all the chemical and microbiology tests to assure our products comply with international standards. We have a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for all our operations at the plant and the quality assurance department ensures that procedures are adhered to. The batch numbering system ensures the traceability of our products across our production line. We make every effort to ensure our products are of the highest quality and produced following stringent safety protocols. The quality assurance department has procedures which start with evaluation of raw materials and lasts up to dispatch of finished goods. The control lab personnel undertake the analysis of raw material, intermediate products, and final products and the quality assurance department independently oversees and if required, checks the analysis.

Research & Development

Innovation is a part of our work culture and Research and Development (R&D) has been a core focus of the company since its inception. We have an advanced R&D department with a pilot plant where all new products are processed and tested before large scale commercial production. Our cutting edge R&D department have developed new applications and improved production processes for better yield and quality which have become norms for the industry. They also help us to reduce costs which lowers product prices, enhance sensory properties that makesthe food more attractive, improve food safety, add convenience, and offer greater choices of food items to consumers.


At, Marine Hydrocolloids, we are developing a matchless collection of Agar Agar and other allied products that are available at market leading prices. The product range comprises of:
  • Agar Agar Bacteriological Grade
  • Agar Agar Food Grade Powder
  • Agar Agar Food Grade Strips
  • Agar Agar Pharma Grade
  • Agar Agar Plant Tissue Culture Grade
  • Wonder Gel (Spreadable Agar-agar)
  • Carrageenan
  • Plant Gel (Gellan Gum)
  • Agarose
  • Meron Ingredients
    • Culture Media Ingredients
  • Meron Biopolymers
    • Chitin & Chitosan
    • Sodium Aginate
    • Xantan Gum

Key Facts:-

Business Type

Manufacturer, Exporter and Supplier

No of Staff


Year of Establishment


Primary Competitive Advantages

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

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