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Who We Are
Chemstar at a Glance
Chemstar is the world leader in starch-based polymer products for industrial applications. For more than 40 years as a privately held business, we have led the starch production industry with innovation, integrity, proactive research and development, and unequaled customer service. We are committed to developing the most effective and high quality products.
Headquarters: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Locations: We operate three US-based manufacturing plants and one pilot plant for small-scale process development that replicates plant-scale production.
Processes: Chemstar uses starch conversion processing that incorporates four distinct manufacturing processes and a variety of additional proprietary processes. In addition, we have an R&D laboratory and pilot plant that includes an applications lab and specializes in customer service applications.
Products: We produce a variety of starch-based materials that include modified, pre-gel and water-soluble polymers such as hydroxypropyl, carboxymethyl, cationic and crosslinked starches for industrial use. Also, we are well known for developing private-label products for specific customer applications.
Customers: Chemstar serves many industrial customers outside of “regulated industries” such as food, pharmaceutical, personal care, etc. This target market approach allows us to use manufacturing techniques that produce valuable products for our customers in the oilfield drilling fluid, adhesive, joint compound, wall and ceiling texture, environmental and mining industries.
Customer Service: We continually anticipate our customers’ needs and design products that meet desired specifications or properties at the desired time. And, a Chemstar representative is always available via phone or email.