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Paper solutions

Put better ideas to paper with starch and additive solutions

Meeting surface strength requirements. Delivering consistent surface quality. Reducing costs while replacing the synthetics. You have many different demands associated with coated and uncoated printing and writing papers. That's why we offer solutions that can exceed the needs of everyone, from the budget-conscious producer to the mill producing ultra-high premium grades. And we'll partner with you to analyze and develop solutions for the entire process, from wet-end to size press and coater to water-box applications.

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Boost additive performance in the wet-end

Ingredion's CATO®, PENCAT® and MICROCAT® cationic starches and OPTIPRO® wet-end additives are engineered to simplify your additive program and solve your key challenges — delivering internal strength, enhancing drainage and retention, and boosting the effects of other additives — all to help you improve productivity and reduce overall additive cost. 

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Reduce usage and costs in the dry-end

Count on our proven range of functional surface starches to maximize your starch performance for reduced usage and cost while improving surface strength for high printability. Explore our PENFORD GUM® modified starch, KOFILM® modified starch, CATO-SIZE® modified starch and DOUGLAS® oxidized modified starch lineups. 

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Push the solids content with coating binders

Our PEN-COTE® L and PEN-COTE® D coating binders surpass other naturally derived binders, pushing the solids content up to 50% — far higher than traditional starch binders. Offered as both ready-for-use liquids and completely soluble powders, these binders can be added dry to formulations during coating makedown to raise coating solids, eliminating or reducing viscosity modifiers.

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Liquid-based adhesives bring top runnability

For applications including laminated fine paper and museum-grade mat board, the PENLAM® line of liquid-based adhesives matches the performance of synthetics at lower cost and with superior runnability. These liquid adhesives are easy to integrate into existing processes and come from natural, renewable and biodegradable resources.