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Caliber 183 (06083)

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Caliber 183 (06083) is an acid-modified starch obtained from waxy maize corn. It is utilized in the dry-end processes of the paper industry and functions as an adhesive in the gum tape industry. It is important to note that this Cargill ingredient is derived from corn that may have been genetically modified.

Functions: Binder

End Uses: Adhesives & Tapes, Paper & Pulp

Features: Good Printability, Low Viscosity, Viscosity Stability

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Identification & Functionality

Industrial Additives Functions
EC No.
Product Label


Package labeling US
Industrial starch modified

Features & Benefits


Caliber® 183 starch is an acid-thinned waxy maize corn starch developed for use in surface applications on paper and packaging grades. Another major application area is as an adhesive for gum tape. Caliber® 183 exhibits excelllent viscosity stability in all applications. Caliber® 183 has a low viscosity range.

Applications & Uses

Industrial Additives End Use

Caliber® 183 can be applied to the surface of paper using a size press or calendar stack (water box) to help improve surface strength and printability. It has also been gum tape applications. Contact your Cargilll Technical Service representative for assistance with optimizing the performance of Caliber® 183.

Preparation - Caliber® 183 starch solutions are obtained by dispersion of the powder in water and cooking by steam: Jet injection of steam: continuous cooking at 260° F to 305° F, at final solids up to 33%. Open vessel with stirrer: 20 min batch cooking at 190° F to 205° F, at solids up to 25%. Your Cargill Technical Service personnel can help determine the ideal cooking conditions for maximum performance of Caliber® 183.


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 railcar

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.