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Applications of Maize Starch Powder


A. Textile industry:
Maize starch is used in the textile industry for sizing of yarns (warp sizing) preparatory to the weaving operations.



B. Paper industry:
Maize starch can be added to the wet – end of the paper manufacturing process. It increases the paper strength, stiffness, rattle of the paper. It is also used in for size press application.



C. Adhesive industry:
Maize starch pastes are capable of forming film and of binding particles together. It is also uses as a settling agent in ore – refining of iron and bauxite.


Maize Starch Specifications:-
1. Description Fine white powder, odourless, Taste slight and characteristic
2. Identification To compare favorably with the Photomicrograph of Maize Starch.
3. Moisture content, Percent by mass, Max 13.00
4. Protein (N X 6.25), (on dry basis) Percent by mass, Max 0.60
5. Cold water soluble, (on dry basis) Percent by mass, Max 0.40
6. pH  of 10% aqueous solution 4.5 – 7.0
7. Free Acidity, Max(ml of 0.1N NaoH/100gm 40
8. Starch (on dry basis) Percent by mass, Min 98.00
9. Viscosity on Red wood Viscometer No.1, Seconds (2% solution at 750C), Min 30
10. Total Ash, (on dry basis)Percent by mass, Max 0.25
11. Particle size 80 Mesh Powder
12. Petroleum-hydro-carbon Extractable matter, (on dry basis) Percent by mass, Max 0.25
13. So2 PPM, Min 80
14. Brightness, Min 90