native starch

Native Starch


The starch is obtained from the endosperm of the corn kernel. Corn contains about 66% of starch, which can be separated from other ingredients by various processes such as steeping, grinding, purifying, dewatering and drying. Starch is the main source of energy stored in cereal grains. Its origin in nature is as grains that are insoluble in water and is available as industrial raw material in unlimited quantities. The development of high quality foods to contribute toward food health, well-being, convenience, practicality and pleasure is a continuous process of improvement and creativeness. Diverse uses of Starch make it a very versatile product. Maize or Corn Starch is a typical cereal starch with distinctly low protein and ash contents. Its carbohydrate content of high purity makes it useful in several industries. Corn starch is a popular food ingredient used in thickening sauces or soups, and is used in making corn syrup and other sugar.

Applications Areas:

  • Textile Industry: Corn Starch is used in textile industry to provide stiffness & to add weight to cloths. Starch is also used in conjunction with thermoplastic or thermosetting resins to obtain a permanent finish. Starch is used in Weaving, Pre-treatment, Brighteners, Dyeing, Pigment Printing, Printing with fiber-affinitive dyes, Finishing Agents, Inkjet and Textile Coating.
  • Food Industry: Corn Starch plays a vital role in food industry due to its characteristic such as viscosity & opaque paste, used for thickening sauces, gravies, puddings and pie fillings. It has numerous application in baking industry, provides strength to ice cream cones. Following are the areas in food where the starch is used majorly: Edible Starch for Custard Powder, Baking powder, Dusting Agent in Bakery, Manufacturing of Sweeteners.
  • Paper Industry: Corn Starch is used in paper industry for sizing as well as to increase the paper strength. The purpose of size press application is to improve appearance and erasibility ink penetration and form a hard firm surface for writing or printing, to produce surface fiber picking and to prepare the sheet for subsequent coating. Corn Starch is used as an adhesive in pigmented coating for paper and paper board. The primary purpose of coating is to enhance the printability and appearance of the paper.
  • Pharmaceutical Industry: Corn Starch is used in Pharmaceutical Industry as a dusting media for various type of coating as well as binder & filler for capsules & tablets. It is widely accepted in the areas of Dry Granulation Techniqueswhere active ingredient are hygroscopic and is difficult to dry after wet binding, Corn Starch has proved to be as an efficient dry - binder.
  • Parameters Technical Specification Native Starch (Industrial Grade) Technical Specification Native Starch (Food Grade) Technical Specification Native Starch (IP, BP & USP Grade)
    Appearance White Color Free Flowing Powder White Color Free Flowing Powder Slight Creamy to White Powder
    Odour Odourless Odourless Odourless
    Moisture % w/w 14.0 Max 12.0 Max 10.0 Max
    Sulphated Ash % w/w 0.5 Max 0.5 Max 0.50 Max
    Free Acidity (ml of 0.1N NaoH/100gm) 40 Ml Max 40 Ml Max 20 Ml Max
    Protein % ( N x 6.25 ) 0.60 Max 0.50 Max 0.50 Max
    Petroleum hydrocarbon extractable matter % 0.25 Max 0.25 Max 0.25 Max
    pH of 10 % solution 4.50 to 7.50 4.50 to 7.50 4.50 to 7.5
    % Cold Water Soluble 0.30 to 0.50 0.60 Max 0.50 Max
    Sulphur Dioxide PPM 80 Max 80 Max 50 Max
    Starch Content % (On Dry Base) 98 Min 98 Min 98 Min
    Viscosity in sec. of 2 % paste on R.W. No.1 35 to 40 30 to 40 32 to 40
    Iron PPM 40 Max 40 Max 20 Max
    Sieve Retention % on 100 # 1.0 Max 1.0 Max 1.0 Max
    Heavy Metals ppm 5.0 PPM Max 5.0 PPM Max 2.0 PPM Max
    Microbiological Analysis
    Total Bacterial Count CFU / gm 5000 cfu/g Max 5000 cfu/g Max 2000 cfu/g Max
    B. Total Fungal Count CFU / gm 500 cfu/g Max/td> 500 cfu/g Max 100 cfu/g Max
    Escherichia Coli Absent Absent Absent
    Salmonellae Absent Absent Absent


    Imperial Tradelinks is a leading supplier and exporter of the finest quality Starch & Derivatives. We trade, broker and export all of the main types of Starch & Derivatives products from India, Thailand and Vietnam. We do contract delivery of virtually all kinds of starch under FOB or CIF from all major exporting countries in all major ports of the globe. Supply conditions are specified after receipt of a specific request to our address. For those who want to buy Native Starch on a contract basis, we can also offer goods from parties that are in the way.

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