Starch is one of nature’s most abundant polymers. It is a renewable resource and is biodegradable. Our line of functional potato starch ethers is environmentally friendly and highly performing. Potato starch ethers are used in gypsum plasters, cement tile adhesives, masonry mortars, joint compounds, and several other dry mortar products.
The main functions include rheology modification and thickening to provide consistency and improve workability. Other functions can also include water-retention, stabilization, and binding properties. Starch ethers are normally used in combination with cellulose ethers and redispersible polymer powders.