Ingredion's expertise as a starch-based adhesives innovator extends far beyond our role in papermaking markets. Manufacturers are finding our starch-based solutions a perfect fit for replacing synthetics with more sustainable and economical bio-based alternatives.
We can help you draw from our wide range of adhesive ingredients and ready-to-use products to assist in a variety of applications — with components that bring texture, viscosity, tack, controlled drying and strength to lamination adhesive formulations. And with our ready-to-use adhesive products, you get the all-in-one lamination and bonding benefits with a bio-based, renewable alternative to synthetic adhesives.
Our bio-based binders and non-wovens can replace up to 60% of synthetic content, while starch-based ingredients can increase the natural content of binders, saving you money. Plus, Ingredion polyol solutions can improve the water-holding of these binders to help starch-based ingredients further increase the non-synthetic content of binders.
When used as putties and adhesives, Ingredion’s starch-based ingredients can build strength and texture, and increase the natural content of putties, fillers and ready-to-use adhesives for wood and furniture.
Ingredion solutions can enhance adhesive performance in wall coverings, paper lamination, labels and foils, or other specialty substrates. For example, our KOFILM® modified starches increase the bio-based content of ready-for-use wallpaper adhesives while saving money by extending PVOH. Plus, our nature-based humectants and viscosity modifiers can be incorporated to control texture, enhance film properties and save you more time.
Our PEN-COTE® coating binders can partially substitute latex to increase the bio-content. Coating formulations with PEN-COTE® coating binders offer benefits of a high level of water-holding, increased development of coating structure, reduced binder migration and improved coating uniformity without a loss in gloss, and optimal cross-linking to achieve high binder strength. Our various specialty starches and hydrocolloids can also be used as coating additives for anti-caking, sound-damping, anti-sagging and rheology control.