An acetylated starch product used as a size in paper. Feculose is produced by treating starch with glacial acetic acid and heating to 120C. Like dextrin, feculose will dissolve in hot water, producing a clear solution. Feculose is used as an adhesive and as a substitute for natural gums and gelatin. When used for paper sizing, feculose produces a hard surface that is resistant to ink and unaffected by heat drying.
E.J.LaBarre, Dictionary and Encyclopedia of Paper and Paper-making, Swets & Zeitlinger, Amsterdam, 1969, (for recipes).
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- The Dictionary of Paper, American Paper Institute, New York, Fourth Edition, 1980
- E.J.LaBarre, Dictionary and Encyclopedia of Paper and Paper-making, Swets & Zeitlinger, Amsterdam, 1969