Bonding paper and Trust

Technical Info

Starch – and dextrin-based adhesives play a large part in industrial production, especially the packaging industry.  Starch and dextrin are principally used for binding paper products.  Most corrugated boxboard for making cartons is bonded with starch-based adhesives, and other porous substrates can be easily joined with these versatile adhesives.


Starch and dextrin adhesives are readily available, low in cost, and easy to apply from water dispersion.  They are considered to be the least expensive class of paper-packaging adhesive.  Formulated starch and dextrin adhesives can be applied hot or cold.  These adhesives are generally supplied as powder and mixed with water prior to use to form a relatively good paste.  Starch and dextrin cure by the loss of moisture. 


Although starch and dextrin have been used as adhesives for many decades, there are several important reasons why these natural adhesives will not be entirely replaced by synthetic products.  The following advantages ensure that they will continue to fill particular niches in the marketplace.


Good availability


 A] Relatively low cost  [b]  Stable quality  [c]  Good adhesion to cellulose and  many porous substrates [d] Insoluble in oils and fats [e] Non-toxic and biodegradable [f] Heat resistant.


Gum Consumption


Corrugation powder -  6 grms / mt2
Pasting powder        - 10 grms / mt2

At PAP, quality is given major importance while formulating the starch based products. We apply the latest techniques for quality assurance and production control and continue with efforts to improve standards even further. A team of experts monitors the entire process to check the quality at all the levels.