Submitted to: International Starch Technology Conference
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/1/2003
Publication Date: 6/1/2003
Citation: Erhan, S.Z. 2003. New uses for vegetable oil. International Starch Technology Conference. p. 53-58.
Technical Abstract: Vegetable oils are used in various industrial applications such as emulsifiers, lubricants, plasticizers, surfactants, plastics, solvents and resins. Research and development approaches take advantage of the natural properties of these oils. Vegetable oils have superb environmental credentials, such as being inherently biodegradable, having low eco-toxicity and low toxicity towards humans, being derived from renewable resources and contributing to no volatile organic chemicals (VOC).