Corn Starch is used in Pharmaceutical Industry as a dusting mediafor various type of coating as well as binder & amp; filler for capsules& tables. It is widely accepted in the areas of Dry granulation techniqueswhere active ingredient are hygroscopic and is difficult to dry after wetbinding. CornStarch has proved to be as a efficient dry binder.
CornStarch is used in textile industry to provide stiffness &to add weight to cloths. Starch is also used in conjunction with thermoplasticor thermosetting resins to obtain a permanent finish. In textile industry,starch is used in sizing to strengthen the warp yarn, in finishing and changingthe appearance of fabric after it is bleached, dyed or printed, in printing andincrease the consistency of printing pastes. Also starch is used as a componentin finishing agent to glaze and polish sizing thread.
Corn Starch plays a vital role in food industry due to itscharacteristic such as viscosity & opaque paste, used for thickeningsauces, gravies, pudding and pie fillings. It has numerous application inbaking industry, provides strength to ice cream cones. These products arepartly soluble in water and finds several applications in food industryas
Thickener in Sauces and Soups
Gel Former in Puddings
Bodying agent in Baking
In Paper industry a large quantity of starch is consumed as asurface-sizing agent, as a binder, as a paper coating agent to increase thepaper strength etc. The purpose of size press application is to improveappearance and erase ability, less ink penetration and form a hard firm surfacefor writing or printing, to prevent surface fibre picking, and to prepare thesheet for subsequent coating. Modified corn starch is used as an adhesive inpigmented coating for paper and paper board. The primary purpose of coating isto enhance the printability and appearance of the paper.