Industrial Starches

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.

Chris Atkinson
Our products are used in a wide range of paper and specialty industrial applications. These include: printing & writing, tissue, containers and board liner, building products, adhesives, speciality binding applications and many others. With over 100 industrial starches in our portfolio, we can help you meet with your customers high standards, while benefiting from the knowledge and expertise that Tate & Lyle offers.
Christopher Atkinson
Director of Marketing & Pricing, Primary products

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.

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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


Applying Ingredients

Find out how we turn Industrial starch products into the best value ingredients for our customers.

Applying ingredients Industrial starches WYSIWYG

Let us help you

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.

Understanding the challenges


How can we provide the right solution for your packaging requirements?


How can we offer low-cost, high-quality industrial starch solutions?

Water and energy

How can we reduce your water and energy use and meet with regulatory obligations?
Contact us for help with your product

Get in touch with our specialist team to discuss how we can help you    

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

INTERBOND™ Wet End Starch

STA-LOK® Cationic Corn Starch lines

Dent Cationic

Amphoteric Starches


Our surface treatment starches

ETHYLEX® Surface Treatment Starch

STASIZE™ Oil and Grease Resistant Starch

TAL-FILM™ Surface Treatment Starch


Our coating starches

ETHYLEX® Surface Treatment Starch

CLEAR-COTE™ Surface Treatment Starch


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.

Our adhesive starches' functionality


Lamination Tube
ECLIPSE® Functional Industrial Starch x x x x  
ANCHOR® LR Acid Modified Corn Starch     x    
STADEX® Dextrin x x   x x
ETHYLEX® Surface Treatment Starch     x    
KOLDEX® Dextrin x x x x x
STA-TAPE™ Waxy Acid Modified Starch x   x   x


Find out more about our adhesive ingredients

STADEX® Dextrin

KOLDEX® Dextrin

Pearl C

ECLIPSE® Functional Industrial Starch 

ANCHOR® LR Acid Modified Corn Starch

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

Wallboard binder

STAR*POL® Starch Polymers

STARAMIC® Starches

STADEX® Dextrin

  • Rapid Visco-analysis (RVA) viscosity
  • Brookfield viscosity
  • Brabender viscosity
  • Viscostability
  • Fluidity
  • Flowability
  • pH, conductivity, buffer capacity
  • Ash
  • Quality-control analysis – various
  • Photomicroscopy
  • Hercules high shear
  • Jet cooking
  • Batch cooking
  • All testing listed above
  • Ash
  • Internal bond
  • Zdt
  • Ring crush
  • Optical testing
  • Smoothness
  • IGT pick (Koog, Netherlands)
  • Tensile strength
  • Coat weight
  • Gloss
  • Air permeance
  • Pilot calendar (Koog, Netherlands)
  • Analytical methods – numerous
  • Microscopy
  • Ash, pH, conductivity, other basic analyses
  • Conductivity pH
  • Cationic charge demand
  • Zeta potential
  • Drainage/freeness/retention
  • Water hardness
  • Consistency
  • Coating prep
  • Water retention
  • Rheology
  • Lab coater (Koog, Netherlands)
  • Formulating
  • Dry blenders
  • Cooked Formulations (Adhesives)
  • Testing/Analysis
  • Starch slurry skids
  • Starch jet cookers
  • Particle size (Lille, France)
  • MW distribution, SEC (Lille, France)
  • Microbio – TPC and molds/yeasts
  • Microscopy
This product information is published for your consideration and independent verification. Tate & Lyle accepts no liability for its accuracy or completeness. We may change this information at any time. The applicability of label claims and the regulatory and intellectual property status of our ingredients varies by jurisdiction. You should obtain your own advice regarding all legal and regulatory aspects of our ingredients and their usage in your own products to determine suitability for their particular purposes, claims, freedom to operate, labelling or specific applications in any particular jurisdiction.