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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.
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