Fabrication of κ-carrageenan fibers by wet spinning: Addition of ι-carrageenan

Lingyan Kong, Gregory R. Ziegler

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Taking advantage of the gelation process of κ-carrageenan, we have developed a wet-spinning process to fabricate micro-scale fibers from κ-carrageenan. Effects of three important spinning parameters, i.e. coagulation bath composition, spinning rate and post-spinning mechanical drawing, on fiber morphological and tensile properties have been discussed. In the present report, we studied the addition of ι-carrageenan on thermal and rheological properties of the bicomponent gels and the fibers spun from them. It was found that κ- and ι-carrageenan underwent phase separation in the bicomponent gel. Upon addition of ι-carrageenan, the diameter and compliance of the blend fiber was increased.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)302-306
Number of pages5
JournalFood Hydrocolloids
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Food Science
  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering


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