Starch Market-Food- Global Trends & Forecasts to 2018
The market for modified starch is expected to experience a growth of 4.1% from 2013 to 2018. The estimation is owed to the regular research & development in the industry with a wide application of modified starch in different industries. The modified starch industry has also brought global attention to the crops such as tapioca that has found in abundance in Southeast Asia. The mentioned reason is also influencing growth of modified starch market in Asia-Pacific region.
The growing food industry in itself forms the driver for the modified starch market, and also is estimated to be a major application for the same. Currently, corn as a source for modified starch acquires a major share of around 68%; however tapioca is expected to grow at the fastest rate.
On the whole, function of modified starch in food, feed, and non-food industry includes flocculation, binding water, film-forming properties, adhesiveness, improvement of pH stability, acidic stability, thickening, increase of shear stability, process tolerance, and many more properties. These are the special characteristics of modified starch that makes it useful in various industries. All the functions of modified starch have been considered in the study, and market has been distributed based on the same.
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