Protein fibre powder and new applications

Wang, Xungai, Rajkhowa, Rangam, Tsuzuki, Takuya, Smith, Suzanne V. and Kaplan, David L. 2011, Protein fibre powder and new applications, in AATCC 2011 : Proceesdings of the 2011 International Symposium on New Frontiers in Fiber Materials Science, AATCC, Charleston, South Carolina, pp. 1-9.

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Title Protein fibre powder and new applications
Author(s) Wang, Xungai
Rajkhowa, Rangam
Tsuzuki, Takuya
Smith, Suzanne V.
Kaplan, David L.
Conference name New Frontiers in Fiber Materials Science. Symposium (2011 : Charleston, South Carolina)
Conference location Charleston, South Carolina
Conference dates 22-24 Mar. 2011
Title of proceedings AATCC 2011 : Proceesdings of the 2011 International Symposium on New Frontiers in Fiber Materials Science
Editor(s) [Unknown]
Publication date 2011
Conference series New Frontiers in Fiber Materials Science Symposium
Start page 1
End page 9
Total pages 9
Publisher AATCC
Place of publication Charleston, South Carolina
Summary Protein fibers such as silk and wool have been used as textile fibers for centuries. It is only in recent years that these fibers have been converted into fine powder forms for non-textile applications. This presentation will cover our recent research in protein fiber powders. Ultra-fine powders from different protein fibers have been produced using a combination of media and non media milling techniques. New application examples of these fine powders are discussed. These applications include hybrid fibers combining the advantages of natural and synthetic polymer fibers, tissue engineering composite scaffolds with enhanced biomechanical properties, and metal ion absorption.
Language eng
Field of Research 091299 Materials Engineering not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 860403 Natural Fibres, Yarns and Fabrics
HERDC Research category EN Other conference paper
Copyright notice ©2011, AATCC
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30044733

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Centre for Material and Fibre Innovation
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