What is it Native Starch?
Starch is a polysaccharide formed by chains of anhydrous glucose units. It is extracted from the corn seed and separated from the other constituents (fiber, gluten and germen) by a process of humid maceration and milling.
The native starch produced by COPAM is a 100% plant-based ingredient. It is a product widely used in the industry, mainly in the area of food, paper and corrugated board.
In the food industry, starch be applied to texture, gel, emulsify absorb and retain water or as a thickening agent. It has the property of extend the products shelf life where it’s applied, in a totally natural way without additives.
The most important applications of starch are:
Find our starch for application in the food industry under the brandVITENA® A.
In the paper industry, starch is applied in the surface treatment of the paper, through the application of a layer of converted starch, providing improvements in the paper’s surface properties.
The characteristics of the paper are optimized by using native starch applied in spray, providing greater internal strength of the paper and “ply-bond”. This way, it would be stronger, softer, prepared for printing.
COPAM contributes to improve the manufacturing of various paper types, increasing their quality.
Find our starch for application in the food industry under the brand VITENA® E.
Corrugated cardboard Industry
The starch is applied in the manufacture of glue for the production of corrugated cardboard. The final result is a quality product, with more adherence and adequate viscosity.
Find our starch for application in the corrugated cardboard industry under the brand VITENA® I.
Native corn starch is used as a thickening agent, binding agent, surface treatment agent and as a natural polymer in the most diverse industries and for different purposes: