Paper Industry


Maize starch is used in the Paper industry as a surface-sizing agent, as a binder, as a coating agent to increase the paper strength, to enhance bursting, tensile strength, elongation, fold endurance and pick resistance amongst other purposes. Starch also improves the printability of paper by inhibiting ink penetration and forming a hard firm surface.

Maize starch use in size press application improves appearance, prevents excessive ink penetration and forms a hard firm surface for writing or printing, to prevent surface fiber picking. It also allows the paper to be erased without wearing it down.