General statement for the Industry section

Since the 1950s, Galam has garnered vast experience in manufacturing starches for the non-food industry worldwide, acting as a trusted global exporter for over half a century. We deliver a wide variety of starches to the construction, paper and tissue, textile, corrugated board and adhesives and binders industries. Our expert team of technologists constantly pursues innovative product developments, driven by market needs and in close collaboration with customers, in accordance with their specific requirements.

Paper and Tissue

As part of Galam’s strong commitment to the paper industry, we offer a broad portfolio of high-quality products to serve wet-end and surface treatment applications. Our goal is to improve the paper-making process, focusing on product quality, cost reduction and decreased environmental impact.

Paper Surface Sizing Starches

Galam understands that today’s paper industry faces rapidly changing requirements for various paper grades. This is precisely why we provide a wide range of modified starches for surface sizing applications.

GalSize paper surface sizing starches improve paper quality in terms of strength, smoothness, printability and dust reduction in different production and machine conditions. Our range of products is compatible with CMC, pigments, and optical brighteners.

Key product benefits:

  • Increases surface strength
  • Increases stiffness
  • Improves surface smoothness
  • Improves printability
  • Reduces dusting
  • Reduces moisture absorption
  • May be used as a carrier for adding pigments and optical brighteners

GalCoat for carbonless paper ink microcapsules adhesion and protection on the paper surface.
Liquid Cationic Starches for the tissue industry

Galam’s GalTis products enhance tissue production in terms of dry strength, retention, drainage, and softness under various production and machine conditions. Our ready-for-use cationic starch solutions can be applied in a wide range of wet-end chemical processes commonly found in today’s tissue industry.

Corrugated Board

Galam’s reliable solutions cater to the ever-changing corrugated board industry.
Galam experts understand your critical operating conditions and are ready to assist you in choosing the most effective adhesives and glue preparation system to achieve superior paper bonding and corrugated board quality.

Galam’s range of innovative and quality products includes:



Galam offers a range of proven products for the construction industry.


Modified, cold soluble starches specially developed for dry-mix mineral-based building materials such as plaster, adhesives, and mortars.
These products influence mortar consistency and improve workability. They are commonly used with cellulose derivatives.


Modified starches for plaster board application. GalCore plays an important role in the manufacture of gypsum wallboard, protecting the gypsum crystals that form the bond between the gypsum core and the paper.
Key product benefits:

  • Good migration behavior
  • Strong water-holding capacity
  • Excellent binding power
  • Easily cooked


Galam offers a range of products for the warp-sizing of spun yarn. Our targeted and customized starches are tailored to meet customers' demands.
We provide products with various viscosity levels and different degrees of chemical modification to satisfy technical requirements, ensuring suitable sizing and weaving.


A line of modified starches for textile warp-sizing of natural fibers (cotton and cellulosic-based)


A line of modified stabilized starches for textile warp-sizing of natural fibers (cotton and cellulosic-based)