Soy proteins as environmentally friendly sizing agents to replace poly(vinyl alcohol).

  title={Soy proteins as environmentally friendly sizing agents to replace poly(vinyl alcohol).},
  author={Lihong Chen and Narendra Reddy and Yiqi Yang},
  journal={Environmental science and pollution research international},
  volume={20 9},
An environmentally friendly and inexpensive substitute to the widely used poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) has been developed from soy proteins for textile warp sizing. Textile processing is the major source of industrial water pollution across the world, and sizing and desizing operations account for nearly 30 % of the water consumed in a textile plant. PVA is one of the most common sizing agents used for synthetic fibers and their blends due to PVA's easy water solubility and ability to provide… CONTINUE READING


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