Native Tapioca Starch and Its Uses
Main ingredients or components of paper consist of; basic fibre (wood or cloth), additional fibre, bleaching agents, inks or dying agents, sizing agents, and filler. Sizing agents are used to make the paper structure firmer and stronger. One of the most common sizing agents is Tapioca Starch. Tapioca Starch is widely used in many industries, from food to paper. Tapioca Starch plays a huge role in the paper industry due to its whiteness, safety, cleanliness, and viscosity. It’s also a very good property in the water holding process because of its strong dryness.
There are two types of starch including Tapioca Starch; Native and Modified. Modified Tapioca Starch is extracted from the native one with the process of enzymatic, physical, or chemical methods so that its properties change. Modified Starch itself has some sub-kinds such as anionic, cationic, and amphoteric (anion+cation). Compared to the modified one, Native Starch is more natural since it doesn’t have many chemical additives and go through such processes. This non-derivative raw material has better benefits when it comes to commercial profit and keeping green. Due to shorter production time and lack of ingredients, Native Tapioca Starch is more economic and eco-friendly. Native Tapioca Starch is indeed a natural raw material that is massively consumed yet has a smaller impact on the environment.
Southeast Asia is world’s largest Native Tapioca Starch producer. Many global manufacturers import Tapioca Starch from Southeast Asia. The humid climate and fertile land make the starch fastly produced with high quality.
International Trading Profile supplies Native Tapioca Starch from a natural-processed farm in Cambodia. Our starch is consistently supplied to big paper manufacturers in Cambodia and Malaysia. With our Native Tapioca Starch, paper companies can feel efficiency saving because they will need less viscosity modifier to avoid viscosity reduction due to temperature change. Our Native Tapioca Starch has the sufficient thickness that can adjust with low and high temperature. Our starch is not only food-grade but also has Halal and SGS Certifications. We work closely with our research and engineering team to continue working on the best results adjusting to our customers’ standards.