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The Production Of Textile Fibers From Soy Proteins , Hsin-Chi Huang Jan 1994

The Production Of Textile Fibers From Soy Proteins , Hsin-Chi Huang

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The use of soy protein presently is limited mostly to animal feeds, but the markets for soy protein could be expanded by industrial applications. In these studies, soy fibers were produced from soy protein isolate using both wet spinning and extrusion methods. The wet spinning process consisted of forcing an aged alkaline protein solution through a spinnerette having 368-[mu] openings into an acid coagulating bath. The extrusion process employed a twin screw extruder to force a protein-water mixture with "dough-like" consistency through a die also with 368-[mu] openings. The physical properties of the fibers were measured at 11 ...