Starch Application in Paper Making and Corrugating

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Starch Application in Paper Making and Corrugating

By: Dr Detlev Glittenberg

After an introduction to the papermaking process a detailed overview is given on the application of starch during the various stages of paper making: Wet-end, Spraying, Surface Sizing, and Coating. Is is explained what different types of starches giving the best performance in each of these application areas and why. Further you will learn what is essential with respect to the best application technology used to achieve the desired paper properties and learn the specific terminology used by paper makers.

In a similar way the process of making corrugated board from paper and role of starch in corrugating glues is explained.

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June 16th, 2017|Corrugating, Paper, Starch|Comments Off on Starch Application in Paper Making and Corrugating

About the Author:

Detlev Glittenberg received his PhD from the University of Muenster, Germany in1977 for syntheses of C-branched sugars. The first job in the Industry was from 1977 – 86 at CPC Europe’s Consumer R&D Centre in Heilbronn, Germany being Lab Leader in the Applied Research department. During this period he was first developing Maillard Flavors, Intermediate Moisture Food items and later Food Thickening and Binding Systems based on starch and other hydrocolloids. In 1986 he moved to the industrial side of CPC’s business joining the ‘Euro Centre Paper’ in Krefeld, Germany. There he had a hands-on learning of all facets of starch applications in paper. After being taken over by Cerestar in 1987 and having filled different positions, he was nominated Center Manager in 1995 with a widened scope. That was reflected by the new name ‘Application Centre Paper & Corrugating’. He maintained that position after being taken over by Cargill in 2002. In 2006 he was nominated Technical Director Cargill Industrial Starches becoming responsible for all industrial starch applications, development of starches for those purposes, intellectual property management, technology scouting and external co-operations. Over the years he has written more than 70 publications and given presentations at 17 TAPPI and more than 70 other symposia. Effective August 31st, 2011 he retired from his position at Cargill to enjoy a more relaxed life.

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