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Biomass Chemical Engineering ›› 2021, Vol. 55 ›› Issue (4): 34-42.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1673-5854.2021.04.006

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Current Situation in Extraction and Large-scale Production of Eucommia ulmoides Gum and Its Development Issues

Ling XIE1,2, Xuejun ZHANG1,2,3, Chun JI4, Yangjie HE1,2, Han TAO1,2,*()   

  1. 1. The Provincial Key Laboratory of Fermentation Engineering and Bio-Pharmaceutical, Guizhou University, Guiyang 550025
    2. School of Liquor & Food Engineering, Guizhou University, Guiyang 550025, China
    3. Eucommia Biological Science & Technology Co., Ltd., Guiyang 550002, China
    4. School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Guizhou University, Guiyang 550025, China
  • Received:2021-01-12 Online:2021-07-30 Published:2021-07-10
  • Contact: Han TAO E-mail:taohanedu@126.com


Eucommia ulmoides gum is a valuable strategic resource in China, and it is the core driving force for the development of E. ulmoides. The development of E. ulmoides gum industry can not only improve the status quo of insufficient natural rubber in China, but also provide China with new sources of sufficient reserve rubber, to form a new international natural rubber market pattern with China's E. ulmoides gum emerging industry as the leader. In recent years, although remarkable progress has been made in the industrialization and application development of E. ulmoides gum, it is still far from meeting the needs of the development of the situation. The reason is that the development of the industrial chain of E. ulmoides has some outstanding problems, such as imperfect technology and insufficient funds. In this article, the changes of gum content in leaves, bark and fruit of E. ulmoides during the growth period were described, its extraction technology(alkaline cooking, solvent extraction, microbial fermentation, bioenzymolysis and comprehensive method) and large-scale production status were mainly summarized. At the same time, many problems in the development of the industry such as lack of research fund and team, disconnect between basic research and engineering applications of gum, lack of product standards, and so on, were deeply analyzed and discussed, and advanced suggestions and measures to solve these key problems in the development. In order to help the development and utilization of E. ulmoides gum in system material engineering, and provide reference for the sustainable development of E. ulmoides rubber industry.

Key words: Eucommia ulmoides gum, extraction, industrialization, development trend

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