Starch Additives Help Enrich Adhesive Bonds

Adhesives play a major role in modern technologies. It is well-known that adhesives that fail can have catastrophic consequences on life and property. Therefore, it is critical that bonding adhesives provide a strong, durable bond. Starch additives are used to enrich the properties of these materials.

Corrugated board manufacturers are feeling the industry pressures brought about by environmental regulations. Technology itself, such as wider, faster corrugating and converting equipment also places demand on manufacturers. At RapidBond, we are helping to provide the solutions that help keep the industry up and running.

Largest Applications for Starch Additives

First, products like corrugated cardboard are produced and packaged out of raw materials that can be renewed. The strength of any corrugated container depends on a number of components such as the product’s manufacturing quality, liner, and adhesive abilities. The majority of starch-additives are used in textile and paper industries.

Starch adhesives and paper production happen to be the largest, non-food, application for starches in the world. There is a wet-end and a dry-end process involved. The wet-end process uses starch to bind paper fibers and serve as inorganic fillers. The dry-end process uses starch for sizing and to coat the paper. Then, the paper is coated with a solution made of starch. A heating process allows the adhesive to gelatinize, which creates a strong adhesive for the corrugated cardboard.

The Bonding Benefit of Adhesives

New materials and diverse applications are challenging how technology is processed. It becomes even more challenging as materials need to be joined together in ways that that individual components will retain their beneficial properties. It is only obvious that bonding technology will continue to play an ever-increasing role in tomorrow’s technology.

For joining methods, adhesives are among the world’s number one choice. Numerous industries benefit from adhesive bonding efforts. Comparing adhesives side-by-side with riveting and welding, you will often find adhesives offer an advantage. There is less material fatigue and corrosion when using adhesives. There is no weakening of the host material. Adhesive bonding allows for greater flexibility of different materials, and can also increase rigidity and stiffness. Finally, product combinations are often lighter with adhesives.