Starch is a tasteless and odorless white powder made up of linear and helical molecules. All green plants store their energy in the form of carbohydrate with large glucose units. This stored energy in carbohydrate form is known as starch. The glucose units present in starch are joined together by glycosidic bonds. Starch is the most commonly used constituent of the human food diet. Starch processing industries produce many types of sugars. Other processing industries of starch include glue making, pastes and adhesives. Starch production is fairly high in developed countries whereas developing economies show good growth in starch production.
By product segment, starch can be classified as dry starch, native starch, liquid starch and modified starch. The major categories to be considered while mapping the starch processing industry are food and non-food products. Use of starch in food products includes food processing and beverages. Non-food products of starch include paper, glue, thickening agent, stiffening agent and wheat paste, among others.
Applications of starch include food & beverages, medicines & pharmaceuticals, ceramics, construction, textile, printing, cosmetics and colors. The food industry is the most dominating market for starch processing. There are several sources of starch such as potato, wheat, maize, sweet potato and cassava. According to geographic regions, the starch market is expected to show great demand in the U.S., Japan and Canada. Europe, Latin America, Asia-Pacific and Rest of World are also expected to be good revenue bases for the starch and starch producing industries.
One of the major driving factors for this market is growing demand for adhesives in packaging industries and other industrial products. Growth of food processing industry is also another driving factor for starch demand, as most of sugars are derivatives of starch. However, the use of polymers in adhesives can restrict the market for starch. Synthesis of biodegradable polymers from starch is expected to be one of the most important trends in the near future.
Cargill Inc., Beneo-Remy N.V., Tate & Lyle Plc, Emsland-Stärke Gmbh, Roquette Frères and China Essence Group Ltd. are some of the leading players in this market.
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