PROVIDING QUALITY STARCH PRODUCTS AND TECHNICAL SOLUTIONS TO THE PAPER AND FOOD INDUSTRIES

WESCAT®

WESCAT®

WESCAT® provides performance chemical characteristics in a modified, high-performance, quaternary amine, wet-end potato starch. These internal cationic potato starches are designed to add strength to paper and paperboard and to aid in retention and drainage.

Features

WESCAT® Cationic Potato Starch features an increased dry strength, elevated retention and drainage, and is cleaner than comparable cornstarches. Features of this starch include:

  • Potato starch derivative which was developed to increase the retention of fillers and fines and/or increase the mechanical dry strength properties of paper and board. Potato starches have natural phosphate groups that cereal starches lack. This gives WESCAT® starches a natural amphoteric conformation.
  • Quaternary amine cationic starch that retains its effectiveness over a large pH range makes it very beneficial for use in acid, neutral, and alkali paper making.
  • Retains all types of fillers, such as clays, titanium dioxide, carbonates, sulphates, etc.
  • Available with an organic acid added making it suitable for ASA emulsification.
  • Custom made for each customer's application. Our sales and service personnel work closely with mills and their chemical vendors to optimize the wet end starch for each paper making application.
  • Available in low nitrogen to high nitrogen, low viscosity to high viscosity depending on the needs of individual mills or paper machines.

Applications

Your profit margin will reflect the advantage of WESCAT's high standards and quality controlled specifications: the tightest specifications in the industry. Successful applications of WESCAT® starches include

  • Fine papers: Retention of fillers and fines, mechanical dry strength properties.
  • Kraft paper for bags: Mechanical dry strength properties, porosity and dewatering.
  • Kraft liner: Mechanical dry strength properties, retention and dewatering, internal bond.
  • Board: Retention of fines, dewatering, internal bond.
  • Newsprint: Mechanical dry strength, surface strength (linting, picking).

WESCAT® potato starches are solving problems in paper mills.

If you have a need for a superior wet-end starch, please contact our experienced sales or service departments.