Each stainless steel steep tank holds corn for 40 to 50 hours soaking in 50 degree Celsius water. The addition of 0.1 percent sulfur dioxide to the water prevents excessive bacterial growth in the warm environment. As the corn swells and softens, the mild acidity of the steep water begins to loosen the gluten bonds within the corn and release the starch. After steeping, the corn is coarsely ground to break the germ loose from other components. The ground corn, in a water slurry, flows to the germ separators.
The corn and water slurry leaves the germ separator for a second, more thorough, grinding in an impact or attrition-impact mill to release the starch and gluten from the fiber in the kernel. The suspension of starch, gluten and fiber flows over fixed concave screens (illustrated) which catch fiber but allow starch and gluten to pass through. The fiber is collected, slurried and screened again to reclaim any residual starch or protein, which is then used as a major ingredient of animal feeds. The starch-gluten suspension, called mill starch, is piped to the starch separators.
Gluten has a low density compared to starch. By passing mill starch through a centrifuge, the gluten is readily spun out for use in animal feeds. The starch, with just one or two percent protein remaining, is diluted, washed 8 to 14 times, rediluted and washed again in hydrocyclones to remove the last trace of protein and produce high quality starch, typically greater than 99.5 percent pure.
After the separation of the various components of the corn kernel, the respective slurries are dewatered using dewatering centrifuges and decanters. And then, the starch and other by-products are dried up to the desired moisture level using flash dryers and tube bundle dryers to produce the final products ready for packaging.
February 16, 2015
In early Monday morning of February 16, 2015 the new gate of Lamsan's Inc. Industrial Complex opens to all employees and visitors, The old gate is still open strictly for exit purposes only and exclusive for all shipment trucks.
June 2, 2015
January 26, 2015
In early Monday morning of January 26, 2015 the new modern Lamsan's Inc. Admin office opens and starts it operation.
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Unit 601 Tower 3 Rockwell Business Center, Ortigas Ave., Ugong 1604, Pasig City
Phone +63 (02) 661-91-83
Fax +63 (02) 661-91-81
Manufacturing Plant(Main office)
Lamsan Industrial Complex, Barangay Crossing Simuay, Municipality of Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao, Philippines
Phone +63 (064) 429-00-28
Fax +63 (064) 429-00-26