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STARCH TECHNOLOGY
Starch Technology
 
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  Potato
 
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  Types of starch modification
 
  Application of starch
 
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Application of starch
 

Starch and modified starches have a broad range of applications both in the food and non-food sectors. In Europe in 2002, the total consumption of starch and starch derivatives was approximately 7.9 million tons, of which 54 % were used for food applications and 46 % in non-food applications.

The largest users of starch in the EU (30 %) are the paper, cardboard and corrugating industries. Other important fields of starch application are textiles, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, construction and paints. In the medium and long run starch will play an increasing role in the field of “renewable raw materials” for the production of biodegradable plastics, packaging material and moulds.

 
 
 
 
 
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