Dextrin

Dextrin is a carbohydrate of low molecular weight, produced form starch or glycogen. Characteristics of a dextrin include a white, yellow or brown powder, which is partially or completely soluble in water. Yellow dextrin is used as water-soluble glue, foam, and in the casting and mining industries. White dextrin is used as a crisp enhancer and coating (E1400) in the food industry. It is also used in the textile industry as a finishing, coating and as an agent to increase the weight and stiffness of textiles. Moreover, it is used as a binder in the pharmaceutical and paper industries.