Tapioca Starch is a rich starch derived from the tuberous of the cassava plant. It is an effective thickening agent that is particularly well suited to cosmetic applications. Tapioca Starch can be a satisfactory substitute for Gum Arabica.
Applications: Use as a thickening agent in cosmetic formulations and is particularly popular as a key active in talc free body powders.
Please Note: As with any manufacturing process, New Directions encourages small, lab scale manufacturing for evaluation purposes prior to full commercial manufacturing.
Precautions: While Tapioca Starch is a dry ingredient it can still harbour micro spores and mould spores can be quite common as they are ubiquitous in the air. The only 100% reliable way to know if your preservative system is working for you is to run Preservative Efficacy Testing or a Micro Count.
Important note: The information provided is for educational purposes only. Individuals receiving this information must exercise their independent judgement in determining its appropriateness for a particular purpose or use.
New Directions Australia Pty Ltd. does not supply food grade raw materials and therefore cannot waive GST.
Prior to use: Customers should always refer to the Material Safety Data Sheet / Specification Sheet OR the ingredients label as affixed to each product which are current at the time of supply of the product.
The information provided is for educational purposes only. Individuals receiving this information must exercise their independent judgment in determining its appropriateness for a particular purpose or use.As the ordinary or otherwise use(s) of products is outside the control of New Directions Australia Pty Ltd., no representation or warranty, expressed or implied, is made as to the effect(s) of such use(s), (including damage or injury), or the results obtained. New Directions Australia Pty Ltd. expressly disclaims responsibility as to the ordinary or otherwise use(s). Furthermore, nothing contained herein should be considered as a recommendation by New Directions Australia Pty Ltd. as to the fitness for any use. The liability of New Directions Australia Pty Ltd. is limited to the value of the goods and does not include any consequential losses.