Tapioca starch is also a kind of native starch. An important raw material for plywood, textile, pharmaceutical, food and paper industries, tapioca starch is a highly in-demand product. The best Quality and supply is offered by Thailand.


Native Tapioca Starch is a food grade product refined from cassava roots. Native starch is extracted from the root of the tapioca plant, which has the ability to grow in dry weather and low-nutrient soils where other crops do not grow well. Tapioca roots can be stored in the ground for up to 24 months, and some species for up to 36 months, thus harvest may be extended until market conditions are favorable or native starch production capacity is available. 

Starch is an important constituent in many foods. It plays an obvious role in achieving the desired viscosity in such products as cornstarch pudding, sauces, pie fillings and gravies. It plays a more subtle role in potatoes, cereals, and baked products such as biscuits, muffins, popovers, pastry, cake and bread.


 Textile industry tapioca starch is used in up to three stages of the production processes

  • Oxidized and hydroxyethyl starches are used to dousing thread in order to reduce friction and fraying. This increases flexibility of the thread.
  • Pregelatinized starch ether is used in the printing on fabrics to achieve better color consistency and dirt protection during the printing process.
  • Tapioca starch is used to endure printing on fabrics in the final finishing process

Pulp and Paper/ Corrugated Wrap industry tapioca starch is added in the preparation of pulp before it is pressed into sheets. This increases concentration and increases the elasticity of the paper. At this stage, starch fills in the pores, smoothes paper surface and prevents spreading ink on the surface when writing. Oxidized starches, acid modified starches, and cationic starches are used in these processes, along with modified hydroxyethyl and starch phosphate esters in order to increase strength and thickness of some types of papers, such as for calendars and cardboard boxes

Adhesives/ Glue industry tapioca starch is the most important raw material in the production of both dry and wet glues. When it comes into contact with hot water or chemicals, it becomes sticky and stays sticky. Tapioca starch used for glues must be pure with low acidity.

  • Dextrin is the glue made from tapioca starch with fast-reacting agents added. This produces three types of glue: white glue, yellow glue, and English glue
  • Oxidized starch is the glue produced by adding diluted sodium hydrochloride to the starch, Many industries use glues produced from tapioca starch, such as textile, paper, ink, stamp, and envelope, casting, paint and plywood industries

Plywood industry used tapioca starch in combination with glue. This is an important process in the production of plywood. After the wood is dried, it enters into the machine that spread the glue over the entire surface of the sheet.


Pharceutical/Medical industry uses tapioca starch as filler, both in capsule and tablet.



Starch Pearls are also known as Sago pearls. The two may be used interchangeably in some dishes. Starch Pearls are starch extracted in the spongy center or pith, of various tropical palm stems. Pearl tapioca is a common ingredient in Asian desserts such as kolak, in tapioca pudding, and in sweet drinks such as bubble tea, fruit slush and taho, where they provide a chewy contrast to the sweetness and texture of the drink. Small pearls are preferred for use in puddings; large pearls are preferred for use in drinks. These large pearls most often are brown, not white (and traditionally are used in black or green tea drinks), but we offer in a wide variety of pastel colors. Not only are they used in the aforementioned drinks, they are also available as an option in shave ice and hot drinks.