|Cationic flake corn starch|
|Westar+3 Cationic Flake Corn Starch was developed specifically as a replacement for cationic potato starches with the added benefit of greater strength and hardness. Westar+3 has a high nitrogen content (0.30%), the same as imported European potato starches. It will floc 25-30% more colloidal silica than our regular Westar+ Cationic Flake (0.20% N2) giving it an advantage in high silica formulations (8% by weight of fibers).|
|More Uniform Coating and Floccing —||Corn flakes disperse
much faster than potato flakes, creating a more uniform product.
|Flocs 25-30% More Silica —||Readily flocs high
silica formulations and is particularly effective with smaller particle
colloidal silica, like
|Higher Green and Fired Strengths —||Corn starch micelles
are half the size of potato starch micelles, resulting in higher strength,
hardness, and density.
|No Cooking or Pre-Dissolving —||Readily dispersing
pre-gel flakes can be added dry directly to the slurry tank, providing more accurate
additions, reduced bacterial attack, and less labor and equipment.
|Made in the USA —||Corn starch does
not suffer from periodic shortages as do the European potato starches, so
you can confidently plan for ample supplies.
|Typical Physical Properties|
|Approximate Bulk Density (pcf)||18 - 22|
|Nitrogen Content (%)||0.30|
|pH (5% Solution)||6 - 7|
|Toxicity||Non-toxic. Natural product. See SDS.|
|Packaging||Paper bags, 44 lbs net, 24 bags per pallet.|
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