Matching the right molecule to your technical challenge
To get the right results in complex mining applications, every molecule matters. Partner with Chemstar for the starch polymer expertise and collaborative R&D to produce the exact product for your extraction and beneficiation processes, and save valuable time and money.
Core polymer applications
We tailor our product development to your specific requirements or ore demands. Our Paul F. Werler Innovation Center can support mine testing, and we’ll make our other advanced resources available to you to get the results you need. Below are just some of the products we have developed for mining customers. Contact us to talk about your specific requirements.
HydroStar is a leading polymer smoothing agent for electroplating and electrowinning operations. For copper, lead or zinc mineral production, it promotes the growth of dense, fine-grained cathode with reduced impurity content.
FiberStar polymers are cold-water soluble, low-viscosity, non-ionic polymers. These bio-based polysaccharides impart enhanced functional properties, including: adhesion/binding with superior cost efficiencies, water retention, and improved rheology and viscosity.
These anionic starch-based polymers are cold-water soluble, with low viscosity options. These polymers provide excellent binding and adhesion properties, while their highly anionic character promotes flocculation of positively charged materials.
A cost-effective, naturally occurring organic flocculent, StarFloc is ideal for removing suspended solids in storm water and process wastewater. The application of this 100% bio-based starch polymer is safe for the environment, plants and animals.
GlucoPlus C is a cationic derivative, cornstarch polymer that is cold-water soluble with normal viscosity. Its water-soluble and cationic properties make GlucoPlus C a versatile solution for specialty wet-end mining and mineral applications, or as a flocculent for the water treatment industry.
GlucoPlus P+3 is a cationic derivative, potato starch polymer that is cold-water soluble. Its solubility and cationic properties make GlucoPlus P+3 a great choice for specialty mining and mineral applications, or as a flocculent for water treatment.
DustStar and StarTak®
Our StarTak line of 100% bio-based, starch-derived products has proven to be more effective than any other natural or synthetic tackifier agents on the market. A smart choice for controlling wind and water erosion and promoting soil stability.