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TESTING UNIT BIOTECHNOLOGY STARCH TECHNOLOGY SUGAR TECHNOLOGY
STARCH TECHNOLOGY
Starch Technology
 
  Raw materials for starch production
 
  Maize
 
  History
  Botany
  Spectrum of maize varieties
  Composition
 
  Potato
 
  History
 
 
 
 
  Starch extraction
 
  Maize starch extraction
 
  Potato starch extraction
 
  Starch properties
 
  Modifications
 
  Modification technology
 
  Types of starch modification
 
  Application of starch
 
  Statistics
 
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Pilot plant stations - equipment
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Starch properties
 
Because of its structure starch bears some special properties which make it a unique natural polymer. The following list contains the most important properties of starch, which are highly dependent on the origin and the chemical and physical modification of the polymer.
 
  • Thickener
  • Rheology enhancer
  • Film former
  • Sticking-adhesive/cohesive
  • Water binding capacity
  • Water retention
  • Flocculent
  • Shear stability
 
 
 
 
 
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