Paper and paperboard industries
Altia starch meets the requirements for various uses in the paper, paperboard and packaging industries thanks to its consistent quality. Starch is used as a binding and coating agent in the manufacture of paper and paperboard. When used as a binding agent, starch improves the usability and quality of the end product. Natural starch, isolated from grain, is a cost-effective alternative to non-renewable raw materials. Starch can be used to replace oil-based raw materials, such as latex.
Suitable for further processing
Altia’s starch is pure, unmodified native starch. It is highly suitable for further enzymatic and chemical processing according to the client’s needs. Barley starch does not contain preservatives or additives and is biodegradable. Barley has both large and small starch particles. Large A-starch particles are separated to produce starch, and fine B-starch is used to produce grain spirit. This makes the quality of the starch consistent. Our plant makes use of its raw material 100%. We are a forerunner in the bio and circular economy, and our goal is carbon neutral production by the year 2025.
Other technical applications
Grain-based starch is suitable for use as raw material in many processes. The natural capacity of starch to glue and bind different ingredients together can be utilised in various applications. The natural, biodegradable raw material enables a more environmentally friendly production.