Protein fibre powders and their new applications

Xungai Wang, Rangam Rajkhowa, Takuya Tsuzuki, Suzanne V. Smith, David L. Kaplan

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionpeer-review

Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAmerican Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists International Conference 2011, AATCC 2011
Pages296-304
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished or Issued - 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventAmerican Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists International Conference 2011, AATCC 2011 - Charleston, SC, United States
Duration: 22 Mar 201124 Mar 2011

Publication series

NameAmerican Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists International Conference 2011, AATCC 2011

Conference

ConferenceAmerican Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists International Conference 2011, AATCC 2011
CountryUnited States
CityCharleston, SC
Period22/03/1124/03/11

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Process Chemistry and Technology

Cite this