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  • n. The removal of gum from a material, especially the removal of sericin from silk or phospholipids etc. from vegetable oils


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  • In common with Nivelle, both were leaders who had earned their way in battle, which was promoting the efficient and shelving or "degumming," in the army phrase, the inefficient.

    My Second Year of the War

  • The first steps of the refining process, that is, degumming, neutralization, and bleaching, hardly modified the fatty acid profile.

    I’ll have mine with fat, please. | The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D.

  • The presence of a high percentage of these components make the decorticated line fiber stiff and brittle The major objective in degumming is to separate the individual fibers and make them soft and clean without sacrificing fiber strength and other good characteristics.

    Chapter 7

  • The biological process of degumming ramie makes use of water impregnated with bacteria in a large vat or big containers.

    Chapter 7

  • Chemical degumming is becoming popular and each industrialist has his own degumming method which is kept a trade secret.

    Chapter 7

  • Alkali concentration, temperature, time and presence of antioxidants are factors to be considered in conducting degumming experiments.

    Chapter 7

  • Seresinhe (1978) said that all degumming methods are based on common principles and differ only in small details.

    Chapter 7

  • Processing of ramie fibers requires two operations, namely decortication and degumming:

    Chapter 7

  • The variety and great value of the ramie fibers has long been recognized, but difficulties attending the separation and degumming of the fibers have prevented its employment in the manufactures to any great extent.

    Textiles and Clothing

  • Purifine enzymatic degumming is a novel process that significantly increases yields in edible oil production and can have additional benefits in refining the Purifine-degummed oil.


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