Industrial Starch

Industrial Starch

Whether you’re producing top quality color copy paper, gypsum wallboard or corrugated containers, ADM’s wide range of plant-based, plant-based starches includes a high-quality product that will meet your needs.

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Strengthen Your Products with Starches

All our products are starches solely derived from plant based feedstock like corn or wheat crop. In addition to providing a comprehensive portfolio of starches for everything from papermaking to wallboard construction, ADM offers specialty EnviroStrip® products tailormade for advanced dry stripping applications.


Global Distribution and Technical Support

With transfer stations strategically located throughout North America and multiple production facilities, you can count on ADM to deliver. When you buy ADM starches, you can be confident in our extensive distribution system of railcars, tractor-trailers, ships and barges. This network ensures dependable supply—you get the right product at the right place and the right time.

ADM’s starches are backed by our comprehensive global technical support network. Our scientists, researchers and technical representatives can help with product development or work with any of your formulations. From technical support to application assistance, we have the skills and expertise to contribute to your efforts.


Advanced Dry Stripping

Our EnviroStrip® line of dry stripping products includes wheat starch media, corn hybrid polymer and a starch graft acrylic copolymer. Each offers an alternative to chemical or labor intensive, time consuming mechanical grinding, hand sanding or scraping.


Papermaking is the largest non-food application for starches globally, consuming millions of metric tons annually. Wet-end cationic starches increase your paper’s dry strength to allow for the addition of more fillers or secondary fiber. They are fully compatible with all papermaking systems: neutral, alkaline and acid.

Corrugated Boards

Excellent adhesive strength helps our starches perform well in corrugating and solid-fiber applications. ADM offers a line of modified and unmodified starches to assist you in developing a stable and consistent viscosity that will help achieve optimal corrugator efficiency.


Other Applications

ADM starches perform well in a variety of other applications including:

  • Adhesives
  • Lamination and wallpaper
  • Mining
  • Size press coating
  • Textiles
  • Wallboards

ADM Starch Portfolio

ADM starches are derived from renewable sources. Our portfolio offers versatile corn and wheat starch products, as well as specialty products such as EnviroStrip®, EnviroStrip XL® and eStrip® for a variety of applications.

Corn Starch

  • Acid-modified
  • Cationic wet-end
  • Hydroxyethyl
  • Oxidized
  • Unmodified
  • Cross-linked

Wheat Starch

  • Acid-modified
  • Dextrin
  • Oxidized
  • Phosphate
  • Pre-gelatinized
  • Acetylated
  • Unmodified

Sorghum Starch

  • Acid Modified

Other Starch Products

  • EnviroStrip® (wheat starch media)
  • EnviroStrip XL® (corn hybrid polymer)
  • eStrip® GPX Type VII (corn starch grafted acrylic copolymer)
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