Groundnut protein fiber

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In 1935, Astbury and Chibnall suggested that vegetable protein could be dissolved in urea then extruding the solution through spinnerets into coagulating baths (Cook 1984). Groundnuts, such as peanuts or Monkey nuts, were used for the protein. The process was developed by ICI and Ardil was commercially produced from 1951 to 1957. Groundnut protein fibers were very similar in characteristics to wool. See Ardil.

Synonyms and Related Terms

groundnut protein fibre; proteïne vezel van aardnoot (Ned); Ardil [ICI];

Additional Information

G.Cook, Handbook of Textile Fibres:II. Man-made Fibres, 5th edition, Merrow Publishing Co., Durham, England, 1984.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • J.Gordon Cook, Handbook of Textile Fibres:II Man-made Fibres, Merrow Publishing Co. , Durham, England

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