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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Factors Influencing the Duration of Lag Phase During in Vitro Biodegradation of Compression-Molded, Acetylated Biodegradable Soy Protein Films

item Foulk, Jonn

Submitted to: Journal of Food Science
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: December 29, 2005
Publication Date: October 1, 2006
Citation: Foulk, J.A., Bunn, J.M. 2006. Factors influencing the duration of lag phase during in vitro biodegradation of compression-molded, acetylated biodegradable soy protein films. Journal of Food Science.

Interpretive Summary: In the several years, research has centered around the idea of using biopolymers (biobased polymers) to produce environmentally friendly products. Demand for polymers produced from renewable natural resources has grown as environmental concerns increase. Basic production, handling, and degradation of these products must be understood to enhance their usefulness. This research provides degradation work performed on recently developed protein-based materials. U.S. industries and farmers are interested because the use of renewable natural resources could aid U. S. based farms and industries.

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