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item Erhan, Selim
item Eskins, Kenneth

Submitted to: United States Japan Natural Resources Protein Panel
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 10/31/1998
Publication Date: N/A
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Technical Abstract: Fantesk**TM is a multipurpose carrying agent. It is a composite, prepared by co-jet cooking oil, water, and starch. This cooking produces a very stable emulsion, a lubricous fluid gel, containing up to 50% oil. It can be drum dried to a film and reduced to a dry, non-oily powder. This powder, which is stable, can be resuspended in water to produce a stable gel, resembling the original gel from the jet-cooker. This dispersion acts as an environmentally friendly emulsifier for lipid materials. Fantesk**TM also is used in film coatings. In this paper these two aspects of Fantesk**TM are used to coat cardboard together with wax. This coating makes it possible to remove the wax from the cardboard with hot water, making the cardboard recyclable. Fantesk**TM has been applied as either a separate coating before the wax coating or as a wax-Fantesk**TM emulsion. The wax-Fantesk**TM emulsion advantages are discussed. Fantesk**TM is cheap and Generally Accepted as Safe (GRAS). This application will have significant environmental advantages in addition to its economical advantages.