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Industrial Starches

Cargill offers a wide range of starch products derived from corn, potato and wheat. The properties of these starch products are determined both by their botanical origin and further chemical and/or physical modifications. Granular native starch, when heated in an aqueous environment, gelatinizes to produce a viscous colloidal solution with high binding power. Your optimal starch is selected according to application and specific qualities desired, such as viscosifying, binding, tackifying, flow and film-forming properties, using native, pregelatinized or modified products characteristics.

Specific modifications are performed on the starches to allow them to:

  • Provide viscosity without the need to cook the starch
  • Allow them to be used at higher solids
  • Provide greater viscosity stability
  • Provide faster tack and/or quicker drying
  • Improve film-forming properties
  • Improve adhesion and/or binding properties


Starches are a versatile input used in many industries including adhesive and binding applications, paper making, corrugating, construction, paints and coatings, textiles and oilfield applications. A specific native, modified or pregelatinized starch is selected depending on application, conditions and properties desired. Native starches are also used as a carbon source in specialty fermentation processes and as a processing aid in formulating fermentation products.


  • C*Bond
  • C*iBond
  • C*Coat
  • C*iCoat
  • C*Film
  • C*iFilm
  • C*Flex
  • C*Gel
  • C*Gum
  • C*iGum
  • C*Plus

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