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We estimate current global dry starch production from all sources -- 64million tons, this will grow to almost 75 million tons by 2012. Current modified Agriculture production economics of China, rest of Asia, India and South America is improving at a rapid pace and starch from corn and tubers will compete with the US processors. China will be a formidable competitor to US and Europe. Demand for starch by food and non-food industries in Asia is likely to grow by 4 - 6 percent per year in low and middle income countries in this region. Over time, demand for starch by non-food industries will tend to grow faster than demand for starch by food industries.
Value added modified starch derivatives remains very attractive area due to high margins and numerous food and industrial applications. There are excellent opportunities to grow this business because of the growth in health, nutritional and functional needs of the changing consumer appetite as we move forward in the global economies. This is a comprehensive report with lot of data and insights in to modified starch products, market segments and future developments and how one can position in the changing global markets. Detail analysis of modified starches in food and industrial sectors provide in depth insights into the use and potential for modified starches.
Carbohydrate economy is moving forward with the pace of new knowledge and technologies developing at a great momentum. Besides the bio-fuel and bio-ethanol story; there are several developments underway using the biotechnology that will introduce new technologies and products that will potentially change the landscape for modified starches. Most notable are natural high phosphate starch that can potential replace chemical modifications especially starting with paper and other industrial application then in foods. National Starch, leading modified starches has introduced new line of natural starches to replace chemically modified starches. New hybrids via biotechnology will further enhance natural starches to be utilized to meet consumer demands. Corn with amylase and other enzymes in the grain that can be activated to improve processing economics of the way we process carbohydrates or to create new carbohydrates with novel properties are moving forward.
Modified starches are utilized in hundreds or even thousands of food, industrial, biofuels, bioplastic applications. Unmodified starches have limited usage due to its inherent weakness of hydration, swelling and structural organization. To enhance viscosity, texture, stability among many desired functional properties desired for many food and industrial applications, starch and their derivatives are modified by chemical, physical and biotechnology means.
This is a focused report provides current situation, products, markets and future of modified starches for foods and industrial sectors. We also provide our insights and strategic manufacturing and market positioning perspectives for the manufacturers of these products and potential future developments. This report provides many details; specific insights and starch derivatives market segment data not found elsewhere.
I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
II. STARCH A BRIEF REVIEW OF CHEMISTRY AND APPLICATIONS
a. Starch extraction process a brief review
b. Starch chemistry (brief)
c. Modified starch review
1) Why Use Starch
2) Functions of un-modified and modified starches in food
3) Functions of starches in industrial areas
4) Selected starch modifications
6) Viscosity measurement to measure the effect of chemical modifications
III. GLOBAL STARCH SITUATION
a. Starch market characteristics - 2007.
b. Modified starch
c. Brief snap shot of current global situation of dry starch products
IV. GLOBAL AND US MODIFIED STARCH OVERVIEW
a. Corn and starch utilization
b. Starch utilization
c. Utilization of starch in major industrial sectors by modification and functional use
V. MODIFIED FOOD STARCH & MARKET SEGMENTS
a. Food Segment needs
b. Modified starch volumes in the key food and industrial segments
VI. MODIFIED STARCH MARKET SEGMENTS
VII. FUNCTIONAL FOODS
a. U.S. Sales of functional foods
c. Product and market potential for carbohydrate products in H/N (Health/Nutrition) products certain products
VIII. RESISTANT STARCH - INGREDIENT SITUATION
b. RESISTANT STARCH - Properties
c. RS/SDS Recent Development
IX. STARCH PRODUCTS OPPORTUNITIES
a. Starch Products and Developments:
b. Biotechnology (modified starches, effect on yield and production costs)
c. Potential opportunities for development using biotechnology:
d. Higher-value starch products
XII. LIST OF FIGURES AND TABLES
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