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    Modified Tapioca Starch - China

    Modified Tapioca Starch - China in Tradeasia

    IUPAC Name

    Tapioca Starch

    Cas Number

    9057-07-2

    HS Code

    1108.14.00

    Formula

    C27H48O20

    Basic Info

    Appearance

    White Powder

    Common Names

    Cassava Starch, Starch, Tapioca Starch

    Packaging

    25 Kg PP/PE Bags

    Brief Overview

    Starch is obtained naturally by extracting it from the grain or root of cassava, a type of root vegetable. It is readily accessible in the commercial market in the form of a dry powder, with its characteristics customized to meet particular needs. Its primary utilization is in the food industry, chosen for its suitability due to the absence of certain properties necessary in other industries.

    Manufacturing Process

    The production process of tapioca starch involves three key stages: preparation and extraction, purification, and water removal. Initially, cassava roots are washed and peeled, and the resulting pulp is strained with water. The next step focuses on purifying the extracted starch through sedimentation and centrifugation processes. The last stage involves eliminating water, accomplished through the drying process.

    Food Industry

    Different types of modified starch are utilized in the confectionery sector for a variety of functions, such as creating gels, thickening, stabilizing texture, improving foam, controlling crystal growth, promoting adhesion, facilitating film formation, and offering a glaze. In particular, modified tapioca starch plays a role as a colloid stabilizer in beverages that include solid components.

    Adhesive and Glue Industry

    Starch demonstrates its effectiveness as a natural adhesive, leading to the development of two types of adhesives: modified starches and dextrins. These find application in the creation of both roll-dried and liquid adhesives. Tapioca Starch, in particular, is highly regarded in the adhesive sector due to its impressive binding capacity and the substantial viscosity it attains when mixed with water or specific chemicals.

    Textile Industry

    In printing, modified starch is commonly utilized to achieve a more consistent print and to prevent contamination throughout the printing procedure. Usually, a preferred option for this purpose is a pregelatinized modified starch.

    Other Applications

    During the third stage of paper production, a specialized condensed paper is formulated specifically for applications such as book covers, calendar paper, and boxes. This process incorporates the utilization of thin boiling starches, more sophisticated modified starches, or the jet-cooking of native starch with enzymes.

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