Thermal Characteristic of Keratin Fibres from Poultry Feathers and their Suitability to Conversion into Thermoset Biobased Composites

Wrześniewska-tosik Krystyna , E. Wesołowska , Joanna Ryszkowska , Sarah Montes , Tomasz Mik , Tomasz Kowalewski , Michał Kudra


The possibility of using animal wastes in the form of feathers for the production of various types of composites is an extremely original concept, opening to researchers a wide field for experiments and interdisciplinary scientific research. This article presents the results of studies on the thermal stability of keratin from feathers originating from various poultry slaughterhouses, as well as an example of the use of feathers for the production of thermosetting composites. The keratin protein contained in feathers, like any protein, is very sensitive to various external factors, e.g. high temperature. The scientific goal of the research presented in the article was a deep analysis of changes occurring in the structure of keratin protein in feathers during heating. The technological goal was to develop new thermosetting composites based on spun-bonded nonwovens with the addition of keratin fibres from poultry feather wastes.
Author Wrześniewska-tosik Krystyna
Wrześniewska-tosik Krystyna,,
, E. Wesołowska - [Ministerstwo Gospodarki Republiki Polska]
E. Wesołowska,,
, Joanna Ryszkowska (FMSE / DSMP)
Joanna Ryszkowska,,
- Division of Ceramic Materials and Polymers
, Sarah Montes - [Centro de Investigacion Tecnológica En Electroquimica]
Sarah Montes,,
, Tomasz Mik - [Ministerstwo Gospodarki Republiki Polska]
Tomasz Mik,,
, Tomasz Kowalewski - [Ministerstwo Gospodarki Republiki Polska]
Tomasz Kowalewski,,
, Michał Kudra - [Ministerstwo Gospodarki Republiki Polska]
Michał Kudra,,
Journal seriesFibres & Textiles in Eastern Europe, [Fibres and Textiles in Eastern Europe], ISSN 1230-3666
Issue year2019
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Englishkeratin fibres, PP nonwoven, PLA nonwoven, feathers, spun-bonded technique, thermoset composites, thermal analysis
ASJC Classification1403 Business and International Management; 2209 Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering; 2300 General Environmental Science; 2501 Materials Science (miscellaneous)
Languageen angielski
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Score (nominal)40
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ScoreMinisterial score = 40.0, 22-01-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators Scopus Citations = 0; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 0.691; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 0.677 (2) - 2018=0.795 (5)
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