Modificated potato starch

Polish manufacturer of modificated potato starch

Modified potato starch plays an important role in many industries. One of the most important areas of application for this ingredient is in the production of adhesives. Thanks to its unique properties, it is an indispensable additive when creating efficient and sustainable compounds. As the only Polish manufacturer of high-viscosity modified potato starch CMS, we provide the highest quality products based on this ingredient.

Modificated potato starch manufacturer – What is it?

Potato starch is a natural polymer found in plant cells, mainly in potato roots and tubers. It is composed mainly of amylose and amylopectin, which are responsible for its physical and chemical properties. In order to obtain modified potato starch, it is necessary to make changes to its chemical or physical structure.

Modified potato starch is produced by deliberately altering the chemical or physical structure of natural starch. This process is called modification and its objective is to improve the functional properties of this raw material. Modification of potato starch can take place in various ways, such as oxidation, esterification, etherification, carboxymethylation, acid hydrolysis or cross-linking, among others. Depending on the modification process used, different types of modified potato starch are obtained.

The modification of potato starch can result in a material with improved properties, such as greater resistance to high temperatures, reduced tendency to retrograde or better water solubility. All this makes modified potato starch an interesting raw material for industry.

Properties of modificated potato starch

Modified potato starch is characterised by a number of properties that make it extremely useful in the chemical industry. Modification of starch allows for better rheological parameters, i.e. the ability to flow and deform under external forces. After the modification process it has the ability to form gels of different consistencies, which allows it to be widely used as a thickener, stabiliser or emulsifier in various products in the chemical industry.

Compared to natural starch, modified potato starch has better resistance to high temperature, which allows its application in heat treated products. At the same time, it shows good resistance to changes in pH. This means that it can be used in technological processes requiring extreme conditions, such as pasteurisation or sterilisation. Furthermore, modified potato starch has better solubility in water, greater resistance to the action of enzymes and a lower tendency to retrogradation – a phenomenon in which the crystalline structure of starch precipitates during storage of products containing this compound. As a result, it can be used as a water and fat binding agent and as an emulsifier.

Effect of modificated potato starch on adhesive properties

Modified potato starch is used, among other things, as a binder in the production of billboard adhesives and poster adhesives. Due to its unique properties, it impacts various aspects of the adhesive, such as its viscosity, elasticity or ability to form durable and strong bonds.

Viscosity is one of the key parameters of an adhesive, as it is responsible for its ability to adhere to surfaces and bind the joined parts. Modified potato starch – thanks to its chemical and physical structure – allows to control the adhesive’s viscosity, which is essential to obtain optimal adhesion.

Elasticity of the adhesive is also important, especially when binding materials with different thermal or mechanical properties. Modified potato starch influences the elasticity of the adhesive so that it can conform better to the surfaces to be joined, which in turn leads to increased grip.

Modified potato starch also affects the adhesive’s ability to form durable and strong bonds. Due to the chemical structure of the starch, adhesives with this ingredient form a strong bond with the substrate, leading to increased adhesive strength.

Modified potato starch plays a key role in the production of adhesives, influencing their viscosity, flexibility and ability to form strong and durable bonds. Its unique properties make it an indispensable raw material for the chemical industry, which is constantly looking for new solutions to improve the performance of its products. Thanks to the versatility of application and favourable technological parameters, modified starch is increasingly used as an alternative to traditional ingredients.

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