Patents on fiber spinning from starches

Lingyan Kong, Gregory Ray Ziegler

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)210-219
Number of pages10
JournalRecent Patents on Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Volume4
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Food Science
  • Agronomy and Crop Science

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