17Jul 2017

FORMULATION OF CASSAVA STARCH-BASED ADHESIVE.

  • Federal University Wukari.
  • Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki.
  • University of Nigeria, Nsukka
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A more versatile and relatively cheap method of bonding virtually all materials together is by the use of adhesives. Among all the means of fastening, adhesive is the most suitable method because no damage is done to the adherends (as in nailing) and stress is more uniformly distributed. In this research work, various adhesives were produced from cassava which is a locally available natural raw material. The cassava starch was chemically modified to obtain oxidized, hydrolyzed and dexrinized from which the various adhesives were produced by incorporating other chemicals such as plasticizers and tackifiers. Generally, these adhesives were found have good bonding strength on wood, cardboard, paper and leather materials. However, adhesives produced from hydrolyzed and oxidized starch showed exceptionally good adhesive properties.


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[Opara I. J, Ossi C. D and OkoUdu C. O (2017); FORMULATION OF CASSAVA STARCH-BASED ADHESIVE. Int. J. of Adv. Res. 5 (7). 26-33] (ISSN 2320-5407). www.journalijar.com


Opara I.J
Federal University Wukari

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Article DOI: 10.21474/IJAR01/4689       DOI URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.21474/IJAR01/4689


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