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Dick Kemp Street, Meadowdale, Germiston, 1401, South Africa.
Private Bag 2019, Isando, 1600, SA.
Tel: (2711) 458-5000. Fax: (2711) 458-5444.
Alcoholic Beverages
Glucose syrup is used as a fermenting medium or as a sweetener in
Brandy, liqueurs, Port and Sherry.
Animal Feed
Manufactured in the wet-milling process, co-products have several
important uses. The fibrous husk and gluten extracted from the maize form
highly nutritious ingredients used in animal feed, while maize oil is used in
the manufacture of margarine and cooking oil.
Baking
Glucose syrups and dextrose are a source of fermentable carbohydrates
which can assist in improving crust flavour and shelf life of bread and other
baked goods.
Brewing
Starch and syrups are a source of fermentable extract in the brewing of
beer. Using syrups as a liquid adjunct, it is possible to brew at high gravity,
thus increasing the brewhouse throughput by up to 35%.
Building
Acid modified starch is used in ceiling boards.
Confectionery
Starch is used in confectionery products as a thickener, carrier and gelling
agent. It also has moulding properties, which prove valuable in the
manufacture of gum and jelly products. Glucose is used as a sweetener
in confectionery, but also helps to control crystallisation and improve the
texture of the product.
Corrugating
Starch is also used in corrugating processes as a basic ingredient of the
adhesives which bond the parts of the corrugated board together.
Dairy
Glucose syrups and maltodextrins are used to improve sweetness, texture,
meltdown, and overrun of ice cream. Maltodextrins can be used to replace
fats without deterioration of texture and mouthfeel. Starches and syrups can
be used to thicken and sweeten yoghurts.
Frozen Foods
Modified starch is used as a thickener and to improve freeze-thaw stability
in frozen foods.
General Beverages
Glucose is used as a carrier, sweetener, flavour enhancer and energy
source in beverages. Maltodextrins and dextrose monohydrate are ideal
sources of easily digestible carbohydrates important for both prolonged and
quick energy requirements in sports drinks.
Industrial
Starch and dextrins are essential parts of vegetable-based adhesive
formulations.
Jams & Canning
Glucose syrups are used as flavour enhancers, as crystallisation controllers
and to modify sweetness in jams. Modified starches are used as
thickeners in canned products.
Paper
Starch is used in the paper making process to provide internal and surface
strength to paper, and it plays a valuable role in improving its printability.
Pharmaceutical
Starch plays an important role as a binder in tableting processes in many
pharmaceutical products. Glucose is used as a medium in cough syrups and
is a valuable energy source in pharmaceutical products. Sorbitol is used
as a carrier in toothpaste, and as an excipient in mouthwashes and
pharmaceutical syrups.
Prepared Mixes (Dry Groceries)
Corn starch helps to keep packaged mixes free-flowing and lump free.
Dextrose and maltodextrins are used as carriers and to control sweetness
in dry mixes.
Processed Foods
This industry utilises significant quantities of starch as thickeners, fillers,
binders and stabilisers. Glucose is used to add gloss, density and texture to
numerous food products.
Processed Meats
Starch is used as a bulking and binding agent in processed meats. Dextrose
and maltodextrins provide a carbohydrate source for fermentation during
the curing process.
Spray Drying
Glucose is used in spray dried products as a milk and coffee extender,
an integral part of any coffee whitener formulation, and is also used as a
carrier during the spray drying process.
Textiles
Modified starch is used as a warp sizing agent to improve weaving
efficiency in the textile industry.
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