Starch is a polymer glucose type which can be obtained from many raw materials like corn, potato, cassava, rice, wheat etc. According to raw material, the production process differs. Also raw material and process method is chosen according to the conditions of where it will be used like pH value or temperature. A customized type of scratch can be produced due to these conditions and can be utilized in industry.
Starch is a renewable and pure polymer and provides many different usages. So, by the degradation of starch, monomers and oligomers as dextrose, glucose, fructose, maltose and sorbitol is generated. Besides, starch has a significant role in sugar manufacturing.
The most common industrial usages areas of scratch are;
- Textile chemicals
- Printing industry
- Paper making
- Oil exploration
Also starch is applied in the food industry, agriculture industry and beverage industry.