The journey of Meron started in 1982 when Mr. Kurian Jose Sr. launched a company specializing in the manufacturing of food grade Agar Agar (China grass) for the local market. Since then, they have focused on developing high quality products, and in 1989, their dedicated R&D team developed Bacteriological, Pharmaceutical and Plant Tissue Culture grade Agar Agar. They also added Spreadable type Agar Agar Wondergel & all grades of Carrageenan to serve a wider client base. They have further expanded their portfolio to include Plant Gel (Gellan Gum), Chitin Chitosan, Sodium Alginate in various grades, Xanthan Gum & Guar Gum.
Gradually, Meron increased its production capabilities to over 500 M.T per annum. Marine Hydrocolloids is now one of the market leaders in India in Agar Agar and other hydrocolloids such as Spreadable type Agar Wondergel, Plant gel (Gellan Gum), Agarose, etc.
Meron not only serves the local markets but has also developed a global footprint. Marine Hydrocolloids is India’s leading exporter of industry-specific Agar Agar products to South America, Europe, CIS & Russia, Africa, Middle East, Southeast Asia, USA, Far East, and Australia. It supplies Agar to numerous MNC and commercial tissue culture laboratories in different parts of the world, including India.
The products of the company cater not only to the manufacturing sector but also to direct consumers through their specially designed Retail packaging available in stores and in popular e-commerce sites in India, Middle east, UK & USA.
Meron’s attention to detail and perseverance to make innovative natural Agar products for various applications has earned them loyal customers in the four decades of their successful history.
Being the largest manufacturer and exporter of Agar Agar in India, Meron ensures the quality is never compromised in any of its products.
The company has 40 years of expertise in manufacturing top- notch, industry-specific, Agar-Agar products of various grades and forms, Spreadable type Agar Agar, Carrageenan, Agarose, Gums such as Gellan gum, Xanthan gum & Guar gum, and Sodium Alginate in various grades. It specializes in the production of red seaweed extracts for applications in the food, bacteriological, pharma, tissue culture, and technical industries. Its four-decade-long legacy is a proof of its consistent efforts to meet the changing dynamics of consumption. All Meron products adhere to USP/BP/IP standards with ISO 22000: 2018 & ISO 9001- 2015 CERTIFICATION & FSSAI License., Kosher and Halal Certification.