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Application of Cereal Proteins in Technical Applications

  • Peter Kolster
  • Leontine A. de Graaf
  • Johan M. Vereijken
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Abstract

In recent years, research and development on biodegradable polymers and materials has increased considerably. These efforts are to a large extent driven by the increased awareness of environmental concerns related to the use of synthetic, non-biodegradable polymers. These environmental concerns have their origin especially in the persistence in the environment of these polymers and in their negative effect on the recycling of materials. Research on biodegradable polymers is also stimulated by the fact that there is an overproduction in Western agriculture, which results in a demand for new applications of agricultural produce.

Keywords

Injection Molding Biodegradable Polymer Technical Application Wheat Gluten Biodegradable Material 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Kolster
    • 1
  • Leontine A. de Graaf
    • 1
  • Johan M. Vereijken
    • 1
  1. 1.Industrial Proteins DivisionAgrotechnological Research Institute (ATO-DLO)WageningenThe Netherlands

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