The chemical name for starch is carbohydrate polymer

CHARATERISTICS

  • It is present in the form of white but unclear powder or small granules

SOURCE

  • It is present in the form polysaccharide in many plants like wheat, corn, rice and potato

TASTE

  • It is tasteless
  • When dissolved in hot water it changes its form

GRADES

  • Commercial, laundry, technical, pearl, regent, edible, USP and powder

USES

  • It is used in many adhesive and gums like gummed paper and tapes, carton and bags
  • Also used in machine coded paper as textile filler and sizing agent
  • It is used paper making food products, bakery product and beauty product making industry.

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