High-quality fibres from wheat proteins

Yiqi Yang, Narendra Rama Reddy

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Fibers made from wheat proteins are developed by the researchers from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The group dissolves one or more wheat proteins in at least one of an alkali, acid, alcohol, reducing agent, amino acid, chemical additive or salt, in ratios of about 0.5-50% by weight. They age the dissolved proteins at temperatures between -30°C to 150°C for about 1-80 hours creating the spinning solution. The dissolved proteins are extruded into a coagulation bath to precipitate the fibers. The fibers are then subjected to a variety of after treatments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages2
Specialist publicationAdvances in Textiles Technology
StatePublished - Jul 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics


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