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Altra Charge 255 (06894)

Altra Charge 255 (06894) is a plant-based wet strength additive, classified under the starches chemical family. It is designed to enhance the strength of paper and pulp products. This ingredient is in the form of a solid, odorless powder and is well-suited for industrial applications where high strength is a key requirement.

Brand: Altra Charge (5 products)

Functions: Wet Strength Additive

Chemical Family: Starches

End Uses: Paper & Pulp

Features: High Strength

Enhanced TDS

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Identification & Functionality

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Industrial Additives Functions
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Package labeling US
Industrial starch modified

Features & Benefits

Labeling Claims
Industrial Additives Features

Altra Charge® 255 starch is an engineered, cationic starch developed for use as a wet-end additive in paper and packaging grades. Altra Charge® 255 has been shown to improve internal strength compared to traditional wet-end starches while significantly enhancing drainage and retention. As such, Altra Charge® technology offers the papermaker a unique option when considering wet-end starches. Altra Charge® 255 is considered to have a high charge level.

Applications & Uses

Industrial Additives End Use
  • Altra Charge® 255 can be added to the thick or thin stock of the paper machine at solids levels of 0.5% to 2.5% for internal strength development and for improved retention and drainage. The optimized point of addition and paste dilution levels can be determined with the assistance of your Cargill Technical Service personnel.
  • Preparation - Altra Charge® 255 starch solutions are obtained by dispersion of the powder in water and cooking by steam: Jet injection of steam: continuous cooking at 240° F to 290° F, at final paste solids up to 2.5%. Open vessel with stirrer: Not recommended. Your Cargill Technical Service personnel can help determine the ideal cooking conditions for maximum performance of Altra Charge® 255.


Physical Form

Regulatory & Compliance

Certifications & Compliance
GMO Statement

This Cargill ingredient is derived from corn that has been potentially genetically modified.

Legal Requirements
  • United States of America - Regulated to FDA 21 CFR § 178.3520 Industrial starch-modified and may be used in compliance with FDA 21 CFR § 178.3520 Industrial starch-modified. There is no use limitation in this regulation.
  • May also be used in compliance with food contact regulations where this regulation is included by incorporation. These include :
  • 176.170 Components of paper and paperboard in contact with aqueous and fatty foods.
  • 176.180 Components of paper and paperboard in contact with dry food.
  • People’s Republic of China - Hygeinic Standards for Uses of Additives in Food Containers and Packaging Materials (GB9685-2008) - This product is listed for use in paper subject to a maximum use limit of 1%.
  • BfR XXXVI, Paper and Board for Food Contact - This product is listed as paper and board for food contact.
  • Kosher certified

Packaging & Availability

Packaging Type
Standard Packaging
  • 50 lbs. Paper Bags
  • 2000 lbs. Supersacks
  • Bulk Truck
  • Bulk railca

Storage & Handling

Shelf Life
60 Months
Recommended Storage Conditions
  • Store in a clean, dry area at ambient temp. and humidity
  • The specified shelf life can only be guaranteed for this product if the above mentioned recommended storage conditions are respected. For products delivered in bulk, there should be a clean storage (and circulation) system, protected from any potential contamination.