Patents on Fiber Spinning from Starches
Gregory R. Ziegler.
Starch is a promising bio-based material to replace synthetics in a number of applications. The production of
starch-based fibers has been actively pursued in the patent literature. This article reviews patents on starch fiber technology,
including fiber spinning from amylose, thermoplastic starch compositions, and non-thermoplastic starch compositions.
Some new fiber spinning techniques, e.g. electrospinning and rotary jet spinning, employed for spinning starch fibers
are also presented.
Keywords: Electrospinning, fiber, non-thermoplastic starch, spinning, starch, thermoplastic starch, flushability, amylopectin, glycerol, plasticizer.
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