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Inexpensive, Abundant Starch Fibers Could Lead To Ouchless Bandages
2012-05-01 08:24:00

A process that spins starch into fine strands could take the sting out of removing bandages, as well as produce less expensive and more environmentally-friendly toilet paper, napkins and other products, according to Penn State food scientists. "There are many applications for starch fibers," said Lingyan Kong, graduate student, food science, "Starch is the most abundant and also the least expensive of natural polymers." Kong, who worked with Greg Ziegler, professor of food science, used...

2011-05-11 19:23:18

Vitamins and medications may one day take rides on starch compounds creating stable vitamin-enriched ingredients and cheaper controlled-release drugs, according to Penn State food scientists. The technique may offer drug and food companies a less expensive, more environmentally friendly alternative in creating, among other products, medications and food supplements. In a series of experiments, researchers formed pockets with corn starch and a fatty acid ester to carry oil soluble vitamins,...

2010-11-04 17:42:04

New York University researchers have developed a method to shape solid materials using a corn starch solution. The process, devised by researchers in NYU's Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Department of Physics, offers a potential technique for material cutting and manufacturing processes. Their work is described in the journal Physical Review Letters. Manufacturers use a variety of methods for shaping solid materials, ranging from laser cutting to high-speed jets of water....

2010-09-29 01:27:00

WEIFANG, China, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Shengtai Pharmaceutical, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: SGTI) ("Shengtai" or "the Company"), a manufacturer and distributor in China of glucose and starch as pharmaceutical raw materials and other starch and glucose products, today reported financial results for the twelve months ended June 30, 2010. Full Year Fiscal 2010 Results Sales revenue for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2010 was $115,953,948, an increase of $42,632,086,...

2008-08-12 03:00:39

By Kurakake, Masahiro Noguchi, Masahiro; Fujioka, Kiyofumi; Komaki, Toshiaki ABSTRACT Pasting characteristics of maize starch heat-treated with six different water-to-ethanol ratios (%wt base 0:100, 10:90, 20:80, 30:70, 40:60, 50:50) were investigated; treated starches were called EW 0, 10, 20, 30, 40, and 50, respectively. Endotherms in DSC analysis shifted to a higher temperature as the water content in water-ethanol mixture increased. The removed amount of fatty acids was much higher in...

2007-06-24 03:04:07

By Saiah, R Sreekumar, P A; Leblanc, N; Castandet, M; Saiter, J-M ABSTRACT Wheat-flour-based agropolymers are prepared using an extrusion method. The morphology of the native and extruded wheat flours are analyzed by scanning electron micrography (SEM). During plasticization using water (9%, w/w) and glycerol (12.8%, w/w), a change in morphology of native wheat flour occurs. The structure of these materials was investigated by X-ray diffraction (XRD) with special reference to the amount of...

2006-12-06 03:00:32

By Narvez-Gonzlez, Ernesto David; de Dios Figueroa-Crdenas, Juan; Taba, Suketoshi; Tostado, Eduardo Castao; Et al ABSTRACT Chemical composition (moisture, total lipids, protein, and apparent amylose) and some physical features (1,000 kernel weight, hardness, and anatomical composition) were determined in 71 accessions representing races of maize from Latin America. Their microstructural characteristics (size and compaction of endosperm cell bodies, pericarp thickness, hornyfloury...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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