ADM Adds New Line of Specialty Tapioca Starches for the EMEA Region
ROLLE, JANUARY 16, 2019—Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) is proud to announce a long term partnership with General Starch Limited (GSL), a leading tapioca starch producer located in Thailand.
ADM will have exclusive distribution rights of the GSL modified tapioca starch products in the majority of the European countries, as well as in the Middle East and Africa. This range of specialty tapioca starches will then be sold under the ADM brand in a second phase of the partnership.
The agreement covers the full range of modified tapioca starches for the food industry. These non-GMO specialty tapioca starches provide excellent viscosity with a clean neutral flavor profile, and can be used as an effective alternative to the modified waxy corn and potato starches in a wide range of food applications. The product range also includes modified tapioca starches for industrial applications such as textiles and adhesives, or for wet-end applications to substitute the cationic potato starches.
“We are very excited to expand our European portfolio with another raw material, which will generate great opportunities and new developments supported by our Starch Lab in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.” says Johan Schrijver, Sales Director Starches EMEA. “This partnership puts ADM in a position to develop innovative customer solutions through a broad range of starches, each with unique properties and showcases our commitment to become one of the leading starch suppliers in EMEA.”
Background Information on Starches
Starches help improve stability by binding water in food systems and can also enhance mouthfeel and control viscosity. They are ideal in applications such as dressings, sauces, bakery fillings, ice cream, yogurt, soups, bakery, beverages, meat and dry sausage applications.
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About General Starch Limited
General Starch Limited is recognized as one of the leading and trusted modiﬁed tapioca starch manufacturers in Thailand. They are committed towards continual improvement to ensure maximum beneﬁts delivered to the customers. The company has been operating its business for over two decades. With state-of-the-art production technologies and attentive care in every process, their products have achieved a high trustworthy standard with the domestic and overseas customers.
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