Used in a variety of applications. From food products to medical teatment. Usually used as a viscosity modifier. Non toxic and generally hypoallergenic. Non food products include Laxatives, Tooth paste, Water based Paints and Detergents. Used in ice creams under E466 or E469 to increase viscosity. Enhances grease removal in food vessels and laundry. Also used in ice packs to increase cooling capacity than ice.