Production and Characterization of Whey Protein Concentrate (WPC) Based Nano-Fibers
In this study, whey protein concentrate (WPC) and poly (ε-caprolactone) (PCL) composite nanofibers were prepared by electrospinning in the diameter of 50-350nm. Characterization tests of the polymer solutions such as density, viscosity, conductivity was studied. Fourier-transformed infrared spectroscopy (IR) results confirmed that the processed fibers were composed of both PCL and WPC constituents. Morphology of nanofibers composite was observed using scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Moreover the PCL/WPC nanofibers with high WPC content exhibited the maximum tensile strength (about 1.40 MPa).
F. N. Oktar et al., "Production and Characterization of Whey Protein Concentrate (WPC) Based Nano-Fibers", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 923, pp. 47-50, 2018