The application of binding agents made from wheat starch.

You will find that wheat is contained in many products used in daily life, as well as in industrial production, be it in the form of a binding agent, texture provider, flavour carrier or stabilizer. You will find it in food but also in technical applications and animal feed. This is due to the fact that wheat starch, wheat proteins, wheat fibres, and wheat extracts, once they have been processed into highly functional products or industry-specific solutions, have many application benefits. And this is precisely what the brands of the Crespel & Deiters Group offer. Here, high-quality wheat-based products are processed in innovative processes to create binding agents, e.g. adhesives for corrugated board, paper and technical applications as well as baked goods and dry and liquid feed for animals made from the natural raw material of wheat.

More efficiency and sustainability with wheat starches and wheat proteins.

As one of the leading producers of wheat starches and wheat proteins in Europe, Crespel & Deiters offers competence and experience developed in more than 160 years of working with wheat in a wide range of industries. Whether in the food, non-food or animal feed industry – the products and solutions of Crespel & Deiters offer optimisation potential as a binding agent, in addition to stabilizing the end-consumer products of the customers from a wide range of different sectors and markets, or serve to create added value in the production.

Technical application and wheat starch-based adhesive concepts | Crespel & Deiters

Efficient binding agents, adhesives and starches for the non-food sector

With customised solutions, we support the fibre-processing industry, the building materials industry, the metal-processing industry, the agricultural industry, the waste management and recycling industry, the textile industry, the chemical industry, the fibre processing industry, and the fuel industry in the optimisation of their end consumer products and productions. Also in the paper and corrugated board production, our wheat-based solutions ensure more efficiency and sustainability.

Non Food

Innovative binding agents, wheat starches and wheat proteins for the food industry

Our high-quality wheat proteins as well as native and modified starches offer food producers new and varied possibilities when it comes to the designing of their food products. With textured wheat proteins and wheat-based binding agents, we support the food industry with the development of innovative food concepts and modern-day vegetarian and vegan products.


Natural binding agents and stability systems for the animal feed industry

With wheat-based binding agents and stability systems, we support the animal feed industry with the production and optimisation of both wet and dry pet food. This way, we improve the functionality of the feed with regard to the texture, stability and flavour, in addition to making an important contribution to ensuring a balanced, natural pet food diet.


Sustainable binding agents for the animal feed industry

With straight animal feed for livestock farming, products for the production of liquid and dry animal feed as well as products that supplement the daily feed ration, we provide more flavour and homogeneity in the feed of cattle and pigs. And, in so doing, we make an important contribution to ensuring balanced and efficient feeding of fattening animals and livestock.


Extrusion for innovative food concepts

The extrusion of proteins is a physical process in which a product is pressed through a pre-defined opening with the application of pressure and temperature and at the end retains the shape obtained there. This process opens up a number of options for shaping the final product. With regard to texture and appearance, this process technology yields various possibilities.


Wheat-based products as the basis for binding agents, adhesives and stabilisers.

Wheat starch

Wheat starch can be deployed as a binding agent in a variety of different industries | Crespel & Deiters

Native and modified wheat starches have a variety of properties that can optimise the texture, stability and flavour of end-consumer products in the food sector as regards their texture, stability and flavour. They are also used as a natural binding agent in the technical sector, for instance when it comes to bonding paper layers in the corrugated board industry application.

  • Not soluble in cold water
  • Pure white
  • Free-flowing
  • Flowable
  • Odour and flavour-neutral
  • Formation of viscose wallpaper paste by swelling in hot water
  • It forms consistent, firm gels when cooling down
  • Good processing stability
  • No smoke development when burning
  • Environmentally friendly, sustainable
  • For bonding the paper layers in the corrugated board industry
  • Ensures bending stiffness, surface smoothness, tear resistance
  • As a retention agent in with the production of paper
  • For the production of mineral and fibre boards as well as plasterboards in the building industry
  • As a laundry starch, spray starch and sizing agent in the textile industry

Wheat protein

Wheat proteins are used, first and foremost, in the food industry | Crespel & Deiters

Thanks to their valuable amino acids, wheat proteins have a high nutritional value. As a result, wheat proteins can be used in many applications and, above all, for the substitution of animal protein in industrially-produced foods.

  • Of key importance for the pastry properties, such as pore formation, crumb formation and volume
  • Protein enrichment of flours
  • Rapid dough formation with variable dough elasticity
  • High dough yield
  • Influences the cooking tolerance of dough products
  • Baked goods (bread and biscuits, baking mixtures)
  • Frozen baked goods
  • Breakfast cereals
  • Noodles
  • Vegetarian products
  • Textured wheat protein

Textured wheat proteins

Textured wheat proteins are high-quality plant-based protein sources for vegetarian and vegan products in the food industry. Produced in an elaborate extrusion process, they improve the texture, flavour, nutritional value and appearance of modern-day food products and are also used for more flavour, enrichment with nutrients and economic feasibility in the pet food industry, when it comes to the production of more sustainable pet food.

  • Pure plant-based protein source
  • Have a meat-like texture and unique crunchiness
  • Are neutral in odour and flavour
  • Are available in various formats, including powder, chunks, flakes and granulate
  • Come in a choice of colours such as cream or brown
  • Are easy to process, thanks to short soaking times
  • Are texture-stable in the autoclaves
  • Enrichment with plant-based proteins
  • Texture-provider for vegetarian and vegan products
  • Reproduction of all types of meat textures
  • Reproduction of fish-like structures
  • Increasing the protein content in pastries and low-carb products
  • Optimisation of sensory properties
  • Creation of fibrous or granular structures
  • Preferred use after rehydration (swelling and water absorption)