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Review on fabrication and applications of ultrafine particles from animal protein fibres

Patil,K, Rajkhowa,R, Wang,X and Lin,T 2014, Review on fabrication and applications of ultrafine particles from animal protein fibres, Fibers and polymers, vol. 15, no. 2, pp. 187-194, doi: 10.1007/s12221-014-0187-y.

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Title Review on fabrication and applications of ultrafine particles from animal protein fibres
Author(s) Patil,K
Rajkhowa,RORCID iD for Rajkhowa,R orcid.org/0000-0002-6811-9126
Wang,X
Lin,TORCID iD for Lin,T orcid.org/0000-0002-1003-0671
Journal name Fibers and polymers
Volume number 15
Issue number 2
Start page 187
End page 194
Publisher Springer
Place of publication Dordrecht, Netherlands
Publication date 2014-02
ISSN 1229-9197
1875-0052
Keyword(s) Animal protein fibre
Biomedical applications
Composite structures
Environmental protection
Fabrication
Particle
Science & Technology
Technology
Physical Sciences
Materials Science, Textiles
Polymer Science
Materials Science
REGENERATED SILK FIBROIN
WOOL POWDER
CONTROLLED-RELEASE
MICROSPHERES
SCAFFOLDS
DELIVERY
POLYURETHANE
TEMPERATURE
LIQUIDS
FLEECE
Summary Protein fibre wastes from animal hairs, feathers and insect secreted filaments can be aptly utilized by converting them into ultra-fine particles. Particles from animal protein fibres present large surface-to-weight ratio and significantly enhanced surface reactivity, that have opened up novel applications in both textile and non-textile fields. This review article summarizes the state-of-the-art routes to fabricate ultrafine particles from animal protein fibres, including direct route of mechanical milling of fibres and indirect route from fibre proteins. Ongoing research trends in novel applications of protein fibre particles in various fields, such as biomedical science, environmental protection and composite structures are presented. © 2014 The Korean Fiber Society and Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.
Language eng
DOI 10.1007/s12221-014-0187-y
Field of Research 091012 Textile Technology
Socio Economic Objective 860403 Natural Fibres
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2014, Springer
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30070511

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