Understanding Industrial Starches
Our large portfolio of industrial starches helps meet the needs of an evolving market. Our products are manufactured from renewable raw materials and enhance customer product performance across a wide range of industries —from paper production to adhesives and laundry processes, to applications in building supplies, oil drilling and more.
We work in partnership with you, getting to know your products and unique processes and then bringing together our chemists and engineers to formulate and develop the right solution for your needs. This collaborative and comprehensive approach is how we’ve become one of the world’s leading industrial starch companies.
Research and development
Find out about our approach to R&D and the techniques and experiences we use in order to make your products extraordinary
Find out how we turn Industrial starch products into the best value ingredients for our customers.
Applying ingredients Industrial starches WYSIWYG
Our deep knowledge of industrial starch products and processes enables us to deliver solutions that work within your specific manufacturing environment. We work as a specialist extension of your team, not just a starch supplier.
Water and energy
Explore our industrial starch know-how
We are a market leader in paper starches in North America. Our starches are used in papers of all grades, to increase strength, and improve retention, drainage, and surface properties. Our starches offer clear and pigmented surface sizing at both the paper stack and size press. Our wet end starches can be used in applications ranging from lightweightcoating raw stock, to heavyweight, bleached paperboard, to tissues and towels – get in touch to find out more.
Find out more about our paper making products
Our wet end starches
Our surface treatment starches
Our coating starches
Our adhesive products are suited to a wide range of applications, from those that demand fast-tack and strong-bond adhesions to more standard applications. Our dent and waxy corn adhesives offer a range of dextrin solubilities and viscosities making them suitable to a wide-range of uses including labels, board laminating, case and carton sealing, seam pasting, tube winding, and other paper-converting operations. We understand the intricacies of working with adhesives and offer a flexible and versatile portfolio with easy shipping, storage and handling.
Find out more about our adhesive ingredients
We offer a range of speciality thickeners and binders that can partially replace expensive polyvinyl acetate and cellulosics in products such as joint compounds, tile grout, paints, and spray-textured coatings/insulation. Our deep knowledge of starches means we can offer bespoke solutions that are tailored to your manufacturing environment.
Find out more about our building ingredients
- Rapid Visco-analysis (RVA) viscosity
- Brookfield viscosity
- Brabender viscosity
- pH, conductivity, buffer capacity
- Quality-control analysis – various
- Hercules high shear
- Jet cooking
- Batch cooking
- All testing listed above
- Internal bond
- Ring crush
- Optical testing
- IGT pick (Koog, Netherlands)
- Tensile strength
- Coat weight
- Air permeance
- Pilot calendar (Koog, Netherlands)
- Analytical methods – numerous
- FTIR, NMR
- Ash, pH, conductivity, other basic analyses
- Conductivity pH
- Cationic charge demand
- Zeta potential
- Water hardness
- Coating prep
- Water retention
- Lab coater (Koog, Netherlands)
- Dry blenders
- Cooked Formulations (Adhesives)
- Starch slurry skids
- Starch jet cookers
- Particle size (Lille, France)
- MW distribution, SEC (Lille, France)
- Microbio – TPC and molds/yeasts