A new unique technology is presented, developed for manufacturing fibrous composites based on keratin from chicken feathers, with a content up to 70%. The technology was developed in order to obtain composites in the form of paper-like products containing almost 100% waste materials. Besides keratin, cotton linters, synthetic fibres and a resin were used during the experiments. The technology is based on paper manufacturing from pure cellulose pulp. The article describes the processing, structure properties and application of the new composites. One application of the composites confirmed by the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw - as a paper-like product for artistic painting - is presented.

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Fibrous Composites Based on Keratin from Chicken Feathers

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A new unique technology is presented, developed for manufacturing fibrous composites based on keratin from chicken feathers, with a content up to 70%. The technology was developed in order to obtain composites in the form of paper-like products containing almost 100% waste materials. Besides keratin, cotton linters, synthetic fibres and a resin were used during the experiments. The technology is based on paper manufacturing from pure cellulose pulp. The article describes the processing, structure properties and application of the new composites. One application of the composites confirmed by the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw - as a paper-like product for artistic painting - is presented.

Tags: fibrous composite, paper-like products, keratin, chicken feathers, cotton linters.

Citation: Wrześniewska-Tosik K., Marcinkowska M., Niekraszewicz A., Potocka D. A., Mik T.,Pałczyńska M.; Fibrous Composites Based on Keratin from Chicken Feathers. FIBRES & TEXTILES in Eastern Europe 2011, Vol. 19, No. 6 (89) pp. 118-123.

Published in issue no 6 (89) / 2011, pages 118–123.

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