The Biopolymer Sericin: Extraction and ApplicationsAbhilasha Rangi* and Lalit Jajpura
Department of Fashion Technology, BPS Mahila Vishwavidyalaya, Sonepat, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Abhilasha R
Department of Fashion Technology
BPS Mahila Vishwavidyalaya, Sonepat, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: January 21, 2015; Accepted Date: February 04, 2015; Published Date: February 25, 2015
Citation: Rangi A, Jajpura L (2015) The Biopolymer Sericin: Extraction and Applications. J Textile Sci Eng 5:188. doi: 10.4172/2165-8064.1000188
Copyright: © 2015 Rangi A, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited..
The sericin is natural, eco-friendly, proteinous and biodegradable biopolymer which is obtained as byproduct from silk industries. The gummy sericin material has to be removed from raw silk in degumming procedure to give luster to silk. The sericin has number of useful application in various fields such as cosmetics, food, medical, membranes, biomaterials, etc. Hence, it is recovered as by product from silk waste or effluent of silk industries by various extraction methods. The present paper emphasize on sericin, especially on its chemical composition, sources, properties and extraction methods. Further sericin characteristics and applications have been also discussed one by one.