TAPIOCA STARCHUpdate: 6/28/2017
Starch is produced from grain or root crops. It is is produced primarily by the wet milling of fresh cassava roots.
Extraction of starch from fresh cassava roots can be divided into five main stages: preparation (peeling and washing), rasping/pulping/grating, purification (starch washing), dewatering and drying, and finishing (milling and packaging).
Tapioca starch is used in varied industrial as well as commercial applications. Its uses as so diverse that it can be found in almost all kinds of industries ranging from paper, textile, food and furnishings.
Tapioca starch is applied in the plywood industry because of its adhesive properties. It makes the wood solid and durable.
Tapioca starch is extensively used in many textile processes. It is used while producing textile during its process of mixing, printing and finishing. During the process of mixing it is used as a sizing agent. Tapioca starch is also used as a finishing agent to make the fabric smooth.
Its relatively high viscosity affords an appreciable binding capacity, which is why starch finds much favour in the adhesive industry.
Tapioca starch becomes sticky when it is mixed with water or certain chemicals. It stays sticky over a very long period of times. However, high quality tapioca starch fits for making industrial glues.
Used in other industries: Mining Industry, Construction Industry, Pharmaceutical Industry...