Growth Of Starch

Growth of starch usage in new applications. The use of starch in new global product launches tracked increased by +13% from 2014H1 to 2015H1. The top category for tracked launches globally is bakery (27%), followed by ready meals (18%), sauces & seasonings (15%), meat (7%) and fish & eggs (6%). Fast growing starch ingredients are […]

Thailand eyes cassava cartel

Thailand is poised to team up with Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam to stabilise cassava prices. Adul Chotinisakorn, director-general of the Foreign Trade Department, said Thailand will use the World Tapioca Conference 2018, scheduled for June 27-28, as an opportunity to exchange information and ask for cooperation with three Asean peers to help stabilise tapioca prices. […]


The article described the development of new variety of cassava which researched from Thai Tapioca Development Institute (TTDI) and Center Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT). This is the first time in the world for generating new variety of cassava which high amylopectin content. After processing to be high amylopectin tapioca starch or waxy tapioca starch, […]

Thailand’s mounting trash problem

To tackle Thailand’s mounting trash problem, one company is turning to the country’s plant life. Universal Biopack makes packaging that it sells to restaurants and manufacturers. But rather than plastic, it uses a mixture of bamboo and cassava, crops that are widely found across the country. After growing rapidly in recent decades, Thailand has become […]