9th Starch World Asia,

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11-13 Feb, 2020 - Bangkok, THAILAND

Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok

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"Meeting increasing demand for tapioca starch as CMD threatens future supply"

"Recent breakthroughs in Novel Waxy Tapioca Starch"

"Modified Corn Starch Development & Prospects in China" 


According to MarketsandMarkets reports ,the modified starch market is projected to reach a value of USD 12.67 Billion by 2023 - driven by the rise in demand for functional food & beverage products, convenience food products and the  increasing need for its usage as a renewable raw material in the production of packaging materials and biodegradable plastics.

In Thailand many native starch factories are already producing modified starch so much so that it has turned into a commodity product with intense price competition.

Meanwhile, the region continues to grapple with the severity of CMD (cassava mosaic disease).

While coping with the increasing demand for tapioca roots, farmers continue to bring tapioca trees from outside their own territory compounding the situation.

As more starch factories increase their capacity, how can the region cope with the threat of CMD ?

Most new starch factories capacity are very big  require tapioca root of  more than 2,400-3,000 m/t per day.

Thailand produces about 28-30 million ton of tapioca root per year and consumes more than 80-85 %.

Where will new sources of tapioca starch come from if supply from Asia is affected by CMD ?

What is the extent of the CMD damage and has it been brought under control ? What is going on regarding deployment of resistant materials ?

Developments in Waxy tapioca starch continues .SMS , the first company to commercialize waxy tapioca starch products will share recent breakthroughs and trends on clean food solution

High fiber diets have been promoted over the past several years because of the potential health benefits they offer. Capturing on the growing fibre trends, how can the tapioca industry derive further value from the pulp fibre, which is a by-product of the starch milling process? 

Waste generation is a key environmental issue in the cassava processing industry. In the quest for a circular economy, Thailand’s  cassava industry today can be considered an industry trendsetter. In a very short period of time, 90% of the industry has adopted anaerobic pretreatment, representing a major reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

One such company that is showing a good example of a sustainable concept is FD Green which is part of the Ajinomoto Group


The group produces amino acids from sugars/ starches through fermentation process and a large amount of organic by-products are also produced. The company that has strong commitments to protect the environment established a Bio-Cycle concept  to make use of these organic byproducts for sustainable amino acid production. These by-products are returned to farms mainly as fertilizer

Attend CMT’s 9th Annual Starch World ASIA in Bangkok and also opt for the tour to visit the Ajinomoto Amino-Acid factory in Ayutthaya as well as have a glimpse on the surrounding cassava plantations.


Key Highlights:

  • An update on the Cassava Mosaic Disease, extent of the damage and how the industry is tackling this issue
  • Changing dynamics of the Thai root market and implications for starch and chip producers
  • Key Role of Tapioca Fiber in the Fast Growing Healthy Processed Food Market
  • Development and breakthrough of novel waxy tapioca starch and trends on clean food solution
  • Promoting circularity concept in the production of amino acids from cassava – the biocycle concept
  • Beverage trends in Asia & the bubble tea phenomenon - We examine the proliferation of bubble tea houses  and how it affects demand for tapioca starch
  • Innovative technology that slows starch digestibility in carbohydrate diet
  • Sustainable starch based polymers & opportunities in Asia
  • Transitioning towards the production of higher value added products from cassava
  • Bioplastics from cassava – Indonesian perspective
  • China Waxy Corn Starch production & supply for the modified starch industry
  • Wastewater treatment in the starch industry – Taking the lead from Thailand
  • High amylose wheat : Opportunity to raise resistant starch levels in foods
Don’t delay. Sign up now and enjoy early bird discounts. Contact huiyan@cmtsp.com.sg for more information.



"Many information shared"

- Tereos


"Good mixture of different topics (research, producers, economics)"

- Flottweg


"Good variety of subjects across CMD, total supply demand carbohydrates, novel waxy starches and applications"

- Tate & Lyle


"Updated news in market, raw materials supply, technology, regulation, and meeting peers and making connections"

- Thai Wah



13th February 2020, Post-conference Site Visit to

Ajinomoto MSG factory

The factory is located in Nakhon Luang District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Province. It is the third MSG Factory of the company to produce AJI-NO-MOTO® product to support the market growth both domestic and overseas. The factory started its operation in April, 2013. This factory utilizes advanced production technologies from Japan which enables the use of agricultural materials both tapioca starch and cane molasses for AJI-NO-MOTO® production. Besides, for sustainable living with the community, the factory implements “Biomass Boiler Technology” which uses rice husk and bagasse to produce stream energy replacing the petroleum usage. It is the 2nd factory of the company next to Kamphaeng Phet Factory that successfully developed this technology. In addition, the factory also set up the exhibition room to provide all-round information of umami and MSG to the public as well.

Be a Sponsor or Exhibitor!

This event is an excellent platform to promote your organization to influential players and investors in the industry. Sponsorship opportunities available include Corporate, Exclusive luncheon & Cocktail sponsor.

Exhibition / catalogue display can be arranged upon request. Contact fiona@cmtsp.com.sg or (65) 6346 9138