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.
Resources and Citations
- 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