Industrial Starch Binders

Industrial Starch Binders

By: Dr Michael Radeloff

The gluing and binding properties of starch paste known already to the Ancient Egyptians represent the key functional property of starch as a carbohydrate polymer. The renewable, natural origin and beneficial carbon footprint make it a valued sustainable binder in industrial large volume applications.

This tutorial will help you to understand the role of starch as a binder in industrial processes such as compacting of particles, powders and dusts to pellets and formed pieces.

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January 21st, 2017|Green Chemistry, Starch|Comments Off on Industrial Starch Binders

About the Author:

Dr Michael Radeloff is a carbohydrate chemist from Hamburg University. He held several international management positions in the starch industry in R&D, Product Development and Marketing. Michael is the owner of Thales-Consult Berlin, a long established consultancy specialised in renewable agricultural raw materials, their derivatives and applications. The consultancy services are addressing client product development strategies, are analysing market opportunities, provide technical product application assessments and develop in-house customer training programmes.

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