The growth in health, nutrition and constantly changing needs of the customer appetite is the key driver for the starch processing industry. The carbohydrates industry is moving forward with a faster pace of new knowledge and modern technologies developing at a high momentum. The modified starch derivatives have a higher margin in the industry due to its numerous applications. There are several opportunities for growth in this industry because of its ever increasing demand.
The growth opportunities in emerging economies like the Asia- Pacific, South America and Africa is higher. This may be due to the rapidly growing population in the developing countries and the increasing incomes thus increasing the economic status of the country. This in-turn is increasing the demand for convenience food and beverages in these regions. The availability of agricultural lands, hence easy availability of raw materials in the developing countries also adds to the development of the starch processing industry.
The applications of starch derivatives has increased over the last decade. New methods are being used to produce new and innovative products. The basic properties of starch are modified to make it more versatile and to satisfy the requirements of the customers. Technological advancements combined with innovative ideas to develop new products is expected to create huge opportunities for the investors.