Production of Adhesive from Cassava Starch in Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria
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In this work, the potentials of adhesives production from cassava starch were investigated. An adhesive product produced from Manihot utilissima was compared with a commercially available adhesive. Improvements in the properties of the cassava-based adhesive were achieved by investigating the effects of temperature and the addition of a viscosity enhancer/stabilizer (borax) on the density of the produced adhesive. The results obtained provide a wide range of insight into the production potentials of using cassava starch as a raw material in the production of large scale adhesives.
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