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Adhesives & Binders

Across markets and geographies, customers and regulations are dictating the need for environmentally friendly ingredients that are better for people and the planet. The adhesive and binders market is no exception.

Cargill’s deep expertise in agriculture-based chemistry has led to our adhesive innovations that draw on natural sources for bonding strength, versatility and staying power. Cargill continues to develop and customize non-toxic adhesive ingredients from renewable resources, such as corn and soy-based products for applications as varied as paper bags, corrugated board, wallpaper, lamination, pharmaceutical preparations, furniture and plywood.

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Explore our products for adhesives and binders

Agri-Pure™ Biosolvent

Our vegetable oil-derived biosolvent offers excellent cleaning, thinning and solvent properties with fewer health risks than traditional solvents. Availability: Europe



Dextrins are used as a carrier for encapsulation or granulation of fermentation products.

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Crystalline dextrose, also known as glucose, is the fundamental monomer of all starchy products. Its high purity makes it a valuable carbon source for fermentation processes. 

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With more than a century of expertise in making ethanol, Cargill's product features consistent pure quality and is an essential and value-adding raw material for the industrial sector.

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Glucose Syrups

Glucose syrups are cost effective and refined products used as carbon source for fermentation processes. To address specific process needs Cargill is offering a broad portfolio of glucose syrups that differ in sugar composition and degree of refining.

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Industrial Base Oils

Canola, soybean and linseed oils provide many advantages over mineral oils, including low volatile organic compound (VOC) content and low toxicity. Availability: North America

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Industrial Lecithin

Lecithin enhances the manufacture of oil-based emulsions, suspensions and dispersions and stabilizes these systems.


Industrial Soy Flours

Soy flour adhesives are a natural replacement for formaldehyde and phenol-based resins.

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Maltodextrins are used as a carrier for granulation of fermentation products.

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Cargill is one of the world’s leading producers of polyols. Polyols play a role in stabilizing formulations of fermentation products such as enzymes. We offer a wide range of vegetable oil and carbohydrate based polyols including sorbitol and glycerin. Sugar based polyols such as sorbitol, maltitol and mannitol are available both in liquid and in solid form.

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Cargill is offering a wide range of native and modified starches. Native starches are used as a carbon source in fermentation processes. In addition starches play a role in stabilizing formulations of fermentation products and they can be used as a carrier for encapsulation or granulation of fermentation products

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Vegetable Oils

Cargill provides the naturally-sourced, renewable vegetable oils that manufacturers need to formulate products that are environmentally friendly and appeal to today’s eco-conscious consumer.

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