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National coverage plus global reach

Our three high-performance, strategically located U.S. plants produce millions of pounds of products annually, leveraging premier process technologies to optimize efficiency and quality. And our global distribution network ensures that you have access to the inventory you need in key regions abroad. Chemstar is your go-to source for the most innovative polymers and the most reliable supply.

Strategic manufacturing and sourcing create a stable supply



Our plant in Carlton, Minnesota generates premium-quality drum-dried, pre-gel starches and starch derivatives for customers throughout the U.S. and around the world.


Our versatile facility in McPherson, Kansas produces drum-dried, extruded and pre-gel starches as well as high-demand starch derivatives.


In Brookhaven, Mississippi, our plant uses state-of-the-art production methods to create drum-dried pre-gel starches and starch/ether derivatives, while also exploring new product and process innovations.

In addition, our contracts with trusted, long-standing producer partners add an extra level of security and confidence that your supply needs will be met and your products will be delivered on time.

Proprietary processes for next-generation results

Over our 50-year history of producing and converting starches, we’ve created dozens of breakthrough processes to generate the superior results our customers demand. We are leaders in pregelatinization, derivatized starches and other advanced, value-added processing techniques.

Let us put our decades of innovation and expertise to work on your product!

Driving lead times down

The Chemstar Lean NPD process cuts time and waste out of product development, and we use planned delivery and floor-stock holding programs to optimize your shipments, domestically and around the world. With Chemstar, you’ll get to market faster and maximize your competitive edge.

Data-powered QA inspires product confidence

At Chemstar, we never stop exploring new and better ways to achieve product success. That includes:

  • Investing in sophisticated, data-driven Quality Assurance systems to optimize testing and control product integrity and consistency
  • Using statistical modeling to advance formulating and explore product outcomes while minimizing material costs
  • Implementing a rigorous continuous improvement program to inspire creative thinking and new approaches to ongoing challenges

Safety always comes first

You can feel good partnering with a company that places the highest priority on the safety and well-being of every employee. We pride ourselves on our safety record and our ability to engage and empower employees in building a culture of ongoing improvement and personal safety.

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