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Native/Corn Starch Powder

Corn starch or Maize Starch is the starch derived from the Corn (Maize) grain. The starch is obtained from the endosperm of the corn kernel. Corn contains minimum 68% of starch, which can be separated from other ingredients by various processes such as steeping, grinding, purifying, de-watering and drying.

Starch is the main source of energy stored in cereal grains. Its origin in nature is as grains that are insoluble in water, and is available as industrial raw material in unlimited quantities. The development of high quality foods to contribute toward food health, well-being, convenience, practicality and pleasure is a continuous process of improvement and creativeness.

Diverse uses of Starch make it a very versatile product. Maize or Corn Starch is a typical cereal starch with distinctly low protein and ash contents. Its carbohydrate content of high purity makes it useful in several industries. Corn starch is a popular food ingredient used in thickening sauces or soups, and is used in making corn syrup and other sugar.

Applications

Textile Industry

Corn starch is used in textile industry to provide stiffness & add weight to cloths. Starch is also used in conjunction with thermoplastic or thermosetting resins to obtain a permanent finish. Major consumption of Starch in textile industry is as a warp sizing for better weaving performance, Pre-treatment, Brighteners, Dyeing, Pigment Printing, printing with fiber-affinitive dyes, Finishing Agents, Inkjet, Textile Coating.

Food Industry

Corn starch plays a vital role in food industry due to its characteristic such as viscosity & opaque paste, used for thickening sauces, gravies, puddings and pie fillings. It has numerous application in baking industry, provides strength to ice cream cones. Following are the areas in food where the starch is majorly used: Edible Starch for custard powder, Baking powder, dusting agent in bakery, manufacturing of sweeteners.

Paper Industry

Corn starch is used in paper industry for Paper Sizing as well as to increase the paper strength. The purpose of size press application is to improve appearance and irascibility, ink penetration and form a hard firm surface for writing or Printing, to produce surface fiber picking and to prepare the sheet for subsequent coating. Corn Starch is used as an adhesive in pigmented coating for paper and paper board. The primary purpose of coating is to enhance the printability and appearance of the paper.

Pharmaceutical Industry

Corn starch is used in Pharmaceutical Industry as a dusting media for various type of coating as well as binder & filler for capsules & tables. It is widely accepted in the areas of dry granulation techniques where active ingredient is hygroscopic and is difficult to dry after wet binding. It has proved to be as an efficient dry - binder.