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Starch is a natural polymeric product and is found in almost every plant. Today, the principal sources of most commercial starches are maize, potato, tapioca and wheat.
Starch- and dextrin-based adhesives are the most significant segment of the adhesive industry.
Composed of boric oxide, sodium oxide, and water, Borax Decahydrate is a mild, alkaline salt, white and crystalline, with excellent buffering and fluxing properties.
Sometimes, a sticky situation is exactly where you want to be. That’s definitely the case when adhesives are a part of your product or manufacturing process. And, borates have a long history as a go-to additive for improved adhesive properties in the formulation of starch-based adhesives.
Neobor is the most common form of sodium borate used in industry. Consisting of white crystalline granules or powder it is mildly alkaline in solution.
Optibor is a pure, multifunctional source of boric oxide. Apart from borax pentahydrate, they are the most widely used industrial borate.
Sodium metaborate 4 mol, an alkaline salt with excellent buffering properties, consists of white crystalline granules.
Sodium metaborate 8 mol, an alkaline salt with excellent buffering properties, consists of white crystalline granules.