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Milk Protein Polymer and Its Application in Environmentally Safe Adhesives

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College of Food Science, Northeast Agricultural University, Harbin 150030, China
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Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences, The University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405, USA
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Academic Editor: Antonio Pizzi
Polymers 2016, 8(9), 324; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym8090324
Received: 26 June 2016 / Revised: 22 August 2016 / Accepted: 23 August 2016 / Published: 31 August 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Renewable Polymeric Adhesives)
Milk proteins (caseins and whey proteins) are important protein sources for human nutrition; in addition, they possess important natural polymers. These protein molecules can be modified by physical, chemical, and/or enzymatic means. Casein is one of the oldest natural polymers, used for adhesives, dating back to thousands years ago. Research on milk-protein-based adhesives is still ongoing. This article deals with the chemistry and structure of milk protein polymers, and examples of uses in environmentally-safe adhesives. These are promising routes in the exploration of the broad application of milk proteins. View Full-Text
Keywords: milk protein; casein; whey; glue; non-food; polymer milk protein; casein; whey; glue; non-food; polymer
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Guo, M.; Wang, G. Milk Protein Polymer and Its Application in Environmentally Safe Adhesives. Polymers 2016, 8, 324. https://doi.org/10.3390/polym8090324

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Guo M, Wang G. Milk Protein Polymer and Its Application in Environmentally Safe Adhesives. Polymers. 2016; 8(9):324. https://doi.org/10.3390/polym8090324

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Guo, Mingruo, and Guorong Wang. 2016. "Milk Protein Polymer and Its Application in Environmentally Safe Adhesives" Polymers 8, no. 9: 324. https://doi.org/10.3390/polym8090324

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