Patents on Fiber Spinning from Starches

Author(s): Lingyan Kong, Gregory R. Ziegler

Journal Name: Recent Patents on Food, Nutrition & Agriculture

Volume 4 , Issue 3 , 2012

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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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Year: 2012
Page: [210 - 219]
Pages: 10
DOI: 10.2174/2212798411204030210
Price: $65

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