A New Fiber Made of Corn

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Imagine instead of eating corn, you are now wearing corn and not as a costume, but as your favorite apparels. A fiber entirely derived from corn, it can be used as the dextrose source because of its abundance and low cost. An application for generic fiber classification already approved by the Federal Trade Commission.

The fabrics exhibit the comfort and hand of natural fibers such as cotton, silk and wool while having the performance, cost, and easy cares characteristics of synthetics. A fabric produced is having silky feel, drape, durability, and moisture properties. It is the first time a fiber is produced from a new resource of corn while at the same time it can compete the market place. To think that what is grown in a field can now be converted into plastic is really quite amazing.

People do know for decades that plants hold the potential to meet a number of our society needs and only research was required. This invention is environmental friendly and cheaper in cost against plastic and fibers. Spinners of woven and non-woven applications, including: clothing, carpets, diapers, mattresses, upholstery, interior and outdoor furnishings, filtration already using it. Industrial applications are attributed to its UV resistance, reduced flammability, low smoke generation, toxicity, and soil resistance and stain removal.

Cargill Dow Polymers currently operates a plant near Minneapolis, Minnesota. The company is investing $8 million to double capacity this year to meet immediate market development needs. Cargill and Dow have invested more than $300 million in a new manufacturing facility in Blair, Nebraska, which is scheduled to come on stream at the end of 2001. This new plant will serve global demand until capacity is added in Europe and Asia. Even more miraculous, the technology isn't limited to apparel but the marketplace with a of corn-based products including carpeting, wall panels, upholstery, interior furnishings, outdoor fabrics, as well as plastics like film around CDs and golf ball sleeves. These products are even environmentally friendly when finished.

Feroz Ahmed Bawany goal is to increase my knowledge and to understand the only civilized creations of Almighty Lord are HUMAN. He is a regular contributer to TRCB.com.

 

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