You might say this company helps make the world a little thicker and stiffer. Roquette America is the regional operating subsidiary of Roquette Fr�res, a leading producer of starch products, syrups, and polyols (sugar alcohols). Roquette America sells some 700 by-products made from maize, wheat, potatoes, peas, and other agricultural commodities. The company's products are used in a wide variety of applications, including animal feeds, chemical products, and food ingredients. As part of its business, Roquette America also makes items for use by the manufacturers of industrial products and by pharmaceutical companies. Roquette America has production facilities in Illinois and Iowa.