Cationic Starch – SPAC CATA

SPAC CATA-Cationic Starch is mainly used as wet-end starch. As the cationic starches are positively charged, they are easily attracted by the negatively charged cellulose fiber and fillers. As a result, the fiber-to-fiber and fiber-to-filler bond gets increased.

SPAC Cationic Starch improves the retention of fines and filler to increase paper sheet strength. SPAC CATA is cationic wet-end starch derived from high-quality tapioca/maize starch.

SPAC CATA has been developed to provide the paper industry with consistent, cost-effective quality products with unique features. It is used in the manufacturing of papers / Boards to increase the internal properties as well as the retention of fillers and fines.

Technical Specifications

1AppearanceCream to white colour, Free Flowing Powder
2pH6.0 – 8.0
3Moisture Content% Max13.00
4Viscosity in Brookfield Viscometercps Max900
5Ash Content% Max1.0
6Brightness% Min85.0
7Nitrogen content% Min0.2
8Degree of SubstitutionMin0.02
9Cold Water Solubility% Max4.0



Paper Sheet

Faster drainage and improved sheet formation


Improved effluent quality

Surface Sizing

Internal Sizing

Disposable Diapers

Disposable diapers, feminine products


Detergent Soaps & powder, paint & emulsion, wall putty

Paper Machine

SPAC CATA possesses increased internal strength properties and retention of fillers and fines.