About Us

Who We Are?

Marinalg International is a global organization supporting the interests of the seaweed-derived hydrocolloids industry, including farmers, hydrocolloid suppliers and product manufacturers. We advocate and support the safety and world-wide use of hydrocolloids derived from seaweed in foods, pet food and animal feed, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and other applications.

What We Do?

Marinalg’s primary objectives include promoting a better understanding of the benefits and uses of hydrocolloids produced from seaweed to key audiences, including health professionals and consumers. We verify, document, and communicate the safety and technological justification of seaweed-derived hydrocolloids using sound scientific principles. Marinalg also represents the seaweed-derived hydrocolloids industry before international scientific and regulatory bodies such as Codex Alimentarius, the European Food Safety Authority, the U.S Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.


Marinalg members work together to ensure the highest level of industry standards for seaweed-derived hydrocolloids, from seaweed farming to hydrocolloid production and use. Membership is open to producers and suppliers of seaweed-derived hydrocolloids, as well as regional and national associations whose objectives and activities are related to seaweed and seaweed-derived hydrocolloids. To learn more about Marinalg membership, please contact us.

Below is a list of current Marinalg members: