Starch, Glucose, Crystall Fructose, Maltose, Malto Dextrine, Dextrose and Sorbitol
Starch can be produced from various starch containing materials like maize (corn), wheat, potatoes rice etc. There are different technologies for each raw material for recovery of starch. Starch is mostly used for industrial purposes.
Being a pure renewable natural polymer starch has many applications. Its significance as a polysaccharide being able to breakdown into their monomeric and oroligomeric components leading to production of dextrose, glucose, fructose, maltose and sorbitol. In fact starch has become an important material for the sweetening industry, which was otherwise relying upon sugar cane and beet sugar.
The most common uses of starch is in the following industries:
Food industries as glucose, dextrose, fructose, sorbitol, maltodextrin as filler and sweetener.
Paper industry for sizing, pulp making and surfacing.
Textile industry for pointing and finishing.
Ceramic industry as binder.
Adhesive and Abrasive industry as major ingredient.
Rubbery industry as filler.