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item Erhan, Selim
item Eskins, Kenneth

Submitted to: US-Japan Coop Pgm on Dev and Util of Natural Products Abstracts Proceedings
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 10/31/1998
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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, either to emulsify the wax coating of the surface of the cardboard, or 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 was 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.