Maize based Liquid Glucose plant

Glucose has a famously strong sugar flavor, and it plays an important role in the human body in addition to being very useful in the kitchen. Liquid glucose is a solution of glucose suspended in liquid and is an extremely pure form of glucose which has a concentrated flavor. Glucose is produced commercially via the enzymatic process of Starch and starch is produced from Maize.


Corn Syrup or Glucose Syrup


Liquid glucose (sp. Gravity 1.43) is a thick, syrupy, colorless to yellowish liquid obtained by the partial hydrolysis of Starch. It contains, water 14.20% dextrose maltose 31-55% ash, 0.5-0.8% and per obtain 0.02%.

Starch 74%
Protein 9.2%
Fat 1.6%
Fibers 1.2%
Moisture 12%
Others 2%



Food Industry

Liquid Glucose is widely used as nutritional supplement and sweetener in food production-

  • Making Candies, Chocolates
  • Making Ice creams, Canned Fruits
  • Fruit Juices and beverages
  • Making breads and puddings
  • Making cold drinks and beverages
  • Making Jams, Jellies and other dairy products

Leather Industry

  • Used as antioxidant
  • Used for pliability and weight to the leather.
  • Used in shoe polish to prevent caking and also results in a quicker and better shine

Pharmaceutical Industry

  • Liquid Glucose is widely used as nutritional supplement oral tablets and as buffering agent in injection.

Agriculture/Animal Feed

  • Liquid Glucose is widely used as Buffering agent in veterinary medicine and nutrition supplement in Agriculture/Animal Feed.

Market Survey

Starch is an abundant carbohydrate distributed worldwide in plants. Starch has been a major ingredient in man’s diet over the centuries. As such 80% of the total production for liquid glucose and 60 percent of total production for dextrose is used by drugs and pharmaceutical industry. In addition it has become a major industrial raw material. Indian starch industry mainly consumes Rice/maize as input raw material.

Maize is doing wonderful things in our everyday life. Maize is present in one form or other in-

  • The Food we eat
  • The Milk we drink
  • The Chocolates/Biscuits we take
  • The Clothes we wear
  • The Paper we read
  • The Medicines we take etc.

Process Description

The wet milling process can be divided into seven major steps-

  • Steeping
  • Grinding and DE germination
  • Fiber Extraction
  • Separation
  • Gluten washing & screening
  • Starch Dewatering
  • Jet Cooking
  • Liquefaction Process
  • Filtration
  • Carbon Treatment
  • Ion-exchange Process
  • Multiple effect evaporator
  • Batch Evaporator
  • Ring Dryer
Maize Flow Diagram