|Cationic flake corn
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 (0.3%), the same as imported European potato
starches. It will floc 25-30% more colloidal silica than our regular Westar+
Cationic Flake (0.22% N2) giving
it an advantage in high silica formulations (8% by weight of fibers).
Westar+3 offers these advantages
Uniform Coating and Floccing -
disperse much faster than potato flakes, creating a more uniform product.
25-30% More Silica -
||Readily flocs high
silica formulations and is particularly effective with smaller particle
colloidal silica, like
Green and Fired Strengths -
micelles are half the size of potato starch micelles, resulting in higher
strength, hardness, and density.
flakes can be added dry directly to the slurry tank, providing more
accurate additions, reduced bacterial attack, and less labor and
in the USA - No More Shortages -
||Corn starch does
not suffer from periodic shortages as do the European potato starches, so
you can confidently plan for ample supplies.