Montana Polysaccharides Corp.

Levan as a Raw Material: Properties


SUMMARY OF SOME LEVAN PROPERTIES:

  • Adhesive
  • Film former
  • Water "soluble"
  • Fructose polymer
  • No VOCs or HAPs
  • Does not swell in water
  • High molecular weight, >107
  • 50-200 nm diameter spheres
  • Long term storage in dry form
  • Film is excellent oxygen barrier
  • Very resistant to organic solvents
  • Produced from renewable resource
  • Glass transition temperature 133°C
  • Film is moderate water vapor barrier
  • Exceptionally low intrinsic viscosity 0.14 dl/gm
  • Contains no petroleum or natural gas derivatives
  • Biodegradable, 60% mineralized in 10 days in marine environment
  • Levan is NOT a replacement for many uses of other polysaccharides

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