Tamarind Seeds is a thing of much Splendor. Its Powder is widely used in Industrial Products, including Paper, Textile, Jute, Plywood and Food Industries.

The yield of Tamarind starch Powder is about 51.47% of the weight of the seeds, the testa is 33.10% and the remaining percentage is moisture etc.

Tamarind starch Powder (TKP) is creamy white mixture of substances. In addition to polysaccharide (55-65%), Proteins (18-20%), Lipids (6-10%), Fiber, Fat and inorganic salts, it contains free sugars.

Besides D-Xylose, D-Galactose and D-Glucose2 which constitute the main
polysaccharide, the free sugar portion contains the L-Arabinese.

Tamarind starch Powder, when heated with water, forms thick viscous, colloidal dispersions, which yield strong transparent, elastic films on evaporation.

De-Fatted Tamarind starch Powder removes sticky appearances and lump formation. Removal of fat, facilitates finer granulation and improves color.

Composition of tamarind starch powder

Fineness: Passing 100 Mesh 100%
:Passing 200 Mesh 99%
Moisture:10 % Max
Ash Content:3 % Max
Fat Content:6 - 7 %
pH at 27 Deg. C (4% Solution):7 % Max
Insoluble residue of 4% Paste:0.06 Max
Viscosity of 4% paste by Brooke
Field Viscometer Spindle No. 4,
At 20 RPM at 25Deg. C
:Around 6000 CPS

Applications of tamarind starch powder
  1. It is widely used as textile printing thickener.
  2. It has excellent penetration & fiber forming property. It is effectively used for sizing in dyeing & printing Industry.
  3. It is used as a sizing material in paper industry. It increases the tensile strength of paper and ensures regular distribution of pulp fiber.
  4. It is also used for sizing in jute yarn & cotton wraps.
  5. It is used as a binder in slurry explosive as a substitute for guar gum.
  6. It is very effectively used these days by oil drilling companies as Soil Stabilizer.
  7. It is used as a core binder in foundries.
  8. It is also used as an extender in plywood industries in UF glue.