Tapioca starch uses
Raw cassava starch is widely used in food formulations, such as baked goods, and is also used to make extruded snacks and cassava beads. Modified starch or starch derivatives have been used as thickeners, binders, bulking agents and stabilizers, and are also optimal extenders, sweeteners, flavor carriers and fat substitutes. Food products using Thai tapioca starch include canned foods, frozen foods, dry mix foods, baked goods, snacks, condiments, soups, sausages, dairy products, meat and fish products and baby food.
Beverages Modified starch is used as a colloidal stabilizer in beverages containing solid ingredients. In beverages, tapioca starch sweeteners are superior to sucrose because the former improves processing and enhances product characteristics. When combined with other sweeteners, it can fully meet consumer needs. The highly hydrolyzed syrup formed by the hydrolysis of tapioca starch is an ideal source of easily fermentable sugars in beer brewing.
Candy: Raw cassava starch and various modified starches have many uses in candy production, such as gelling, thickening, stabilizing systems, enhancing foaming, controlling crystallization, adhesion, film formation, adding luster, etc. Low viscosity tapioca starch is widely used in gelatinized confectionery such as jellies and chewing gum. The most commonly used starch is acid hydrolyzed starch because it has excellent reversibility and gelling ability, and these properties are more significant when exposed to sugar. Dry starch is used as a release agent in candy making. Starch-based polysaccharides enable the production of sugar-free chewing gum.
Chemical industry Tapioca starch-based syrup can be produced at low cost through acidolysis or enzymatic hydrolysis processes and can be used as raw materials for the production of various chemicals, such as sodium glutamate, amino acids, organic acids, ethanol, ketones, vitamins, and antibiotics.
Adhesives and Glues Tapioca starch dextrin is an excellent adhesive used in a wide range of applications, including corrugated cardboard, paper bags, plywood, adhesive paper, adhesive tape, labels, stamps and envelopes.
Papermaking Modified starch is used in the papermaking industry to improve paper quality, productivity and pulp utilization. Cationic starch is used to flocculate pulp and improve wet end dewatering efficiency, which results in higher paper machine speeds and higher pulp utilization. The starch retained on the finished paper acts as an internal sizing agent to increase the paper’s strength. Low viscosity starches, such as oxidized starches, can be used as surface sizing agents to increase paper strength and improve ink absorption when printing and writing. Modified starch is also used as a binder in pigment coatings to produce smooth, white, high-grade paper.
Textile In order to improve textile efficiency in the textile industry, tapioca starch is often used as a sizing agent to harden and protect yarns; as a finishing agent to produce fabrics with a smooth feel; and as a color enhancer to obtain clear, wear-resistant printed fabrics. . For textile applications, using lightly cooked starch is more effective.
Pharmaceuticals and Cosmetics: Native cassava starch and modified starch can be used as binders, extenders and disintegrants in tablet production. Specially modified starch can also be used as a carrier for emollient, usually a mineral oil-based substance. Other modified starches can be used as emulsifiers, encapsulating agents (vitamins), styling agents (hair mousses) and thickeners (shampoos).
Biodegradable materials: Raw cassava starch and modified starch can be blended with petroleum-based or synthetic polymer materials to improve the biodegradability of the materials, thereby minimizing the production cost of such environmentally friendly materials.

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