New yarn created from gelatin from slaughterhouse waste

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New yarn created from gelatin from slaughterhouse waste
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The idea of creating fibre from gelatine dates back more than one hundred years, a fibre with similar properties to merino wool has been created by a PHD student Stössel at the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich from gelatine gathered from slaughterhouse waste which included skin, bone and tendons.

The idea of creating fibre from gelatine dates back more than one hundred years, a fibre with similar properties to merino wool has been created by a PHD student Stössel at the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich from gelatine gathered from slaughterhouse waste which included skin, bone and tendons.

Stössel discovered that adding an organic solvent to an aqueous gelatine solution resulted in a formless mass that he was able to press into an elastic thread.

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