Jul 9, 2016

Medical Gloves That Contain Corn

Latex Gloves
Latex Gloves
Karat latex gloves are available in powder-free or powdered (using U.S.P. “Absorbo” powdered corn starch) for easy donning. Our clear latex gloves are cost-effective, strong, and good for wearing for an extended amount of time.

Examination Gloves
Latex Examination Gloves
Medical grade materials (safety tested):
•Gloves: 100% natural latex polymer
•Powder: corn starch
•Talcum-free

Latex Gloves
Latex Gloves
LATEX GLOVES from The Safety Zone provide the best feel, fit and dexterity. Our gloves are available in both lightly powdered and powder free options in a variety of thicknesses. Our lightly powdered latex gloves are produced with a food grade corn starch powder, making donning easier especially when hands are wet.

Surgical Gloves
Powdered Latex Surgical Gloves
Powdered with USP grade bio absorbable corn starch (powdered Surgical Gloves)

Latex Surgical Gloves
Lightly-Powdered Latex Surgical Gloves
Description:
Absorbable Corn Starch,
Gamma-sterile,
Curved Finger and Anatomic Shape,
Beaded Cuff,
Size-embossed on cuff area,
Micro-textured surface for maximum grip,
Leaching Process For Low Powder and Protein
Content
Length: 290mm +/- 5mm
Size: 5.5 ~ 9

Glove Powders
Glove Powders: What You Need to Know
Today, virtually all manufacturers of powdered surgical gloves use a cornstarch derivative, USP Absorbable Dusting Powder, as a donning agent. However, clinical evidence regarding the hazards of glove powders for both healthcare professionals and their patients continues to mount.

Medical Glove Powder Report (article)
Medical Glove Powder Report
"For the purposes of this document, total particulate matter [glove powder] includes dusting or donning powders, mold-release compounds, and manufacturing debris. Dry lubricants such as cornstarch, silicone etc., are used to make donning gloves easier and to prevent gloves from sticking together during the manufacturing process. Cornstarch, which meets the specification for absorbable dusting powder in the United States Pharmacopoeia (USP), is the most common lubricant for patient examination gloves".

See Also:
Corn in Medical Supplies
Shrimp in First Aid Supplies


From Avoiding Milk Protein:
Non Food Items Made From Corn

Jul 8, 2016

Artificial Grass Made From Soy


New Grass
New Grass Sport
EnviroCel™ is made from a derivative of domestically grown soybeans and also incorporates post-consumer recycled plastic from soft drink and water bottles. This backing replaces about 90% of the petroleum compounds found in earlier generations of backing.

Synthetic Grass
Synthetic Grass Greener With Soy Backing (article)
The United Soybean Board and the soybean checkoff helped develop soy based polyols which, UTT used to develop their carpet backing systems from the beginning to develop the backing products, which UTT also uses for carpet-backing.

Astroturf Made From Soy
AstroTurf
Features Include:
Manufacturing with unmatched quality controls
Multi-ply primary backing system for dimensional stability
Polyurethane secondary backing system featuring soy-based BioCel technology

Astro Turf
Enviroloc backing System
SYNLawn’s exclusive EnviroLoc™ Backing System has an enhanced multi-layer component system that “locks” in durable turf fibers, extending the product’s life cycle.

Engineered using BioCel™ technology, the EnviroLoc Backing System replaces a large portion of petroleum-based polymers with biobased polymers created from soybean plants (a renewable resource), then adds Celceram™ (a recycled product of coal combustion) for superior strength and dimensional stability.

Soy-Backed Synthetic Lawn
Baltimore Parents Will Cheer Soy-Backed Synthetic Lawn (article)
Thanks to a grant from the Maryland Soybean Board’s Green Events Program, the soy lawn product known as Syntipede 354 from a company called SYNLawn, was installed March 31.

See Also:
Ink Made From SOy
Mattresses Made From Soy
Peanut Hay

From Avoiding Milk Protein:
Non Food Items Made From Soy

Jun 30, 2016

Corn For Events and Runs

Colour Run Canada
Color Run Canada The color powder used at The Color Run event is all certified non-toxic and free of any heavy metals. Our bright colors are a combination of cornstarch, baking soda, and FD&C dyes. As with any substance, you want to keep it out of your eyes and our “certified” color throwers make sure to aim low as you pass by.

Color Run Powder
Wholesale Color Powder
Is Color Powder Safe?
Safety is our main priority! Our colors are made with high quality cornstarch and food dyes. All materials are 100% FD&C and/or D&C grade and approved by the US FDA. However our product is not designed for consumption.

Festival Of Colors
Festival of Color USA
Bulk powder For Color Runs
For Festivals or Parties
Corn starch, permissible cosmetic grade dyes, & fragrance. Will not harm grass. If a large crowd throws the colors on grass, blow the grass with a leaf blower, & turn on the sprinkler system.

The Color Run
The Color Run (AU)
The colour powder used at The Color Run event is certified non-toxic and free of any heavy material. Our bright colours are cornstarch and FD&C dyes. Our fabulous shine powder is more like make-up and is completely safe and even more precisely thrown on the lower half of your body.

The Color Run
The Color Run (NZ
The Color Run™ explosions are basically food grade cornstarch and are 100% natural and SAFE. As with any substance, you want to keep it out of your eyes and our “certified” color throwers make sure to aim low as you pass by.

USA Color Supply
USAColor Supply
Our colored powder, made from corn-starch, is used by hundreds of events across the country. If you are looking for colored corn starch, painted powder, colored chalk, or neon color fun, you've come to the right place.

Color Run Italy
The Color Run
Our color powder is 100% natural, made of corn meal and food coloring and edible if you like. Nevertheless some COLOR RUNNERS use sunglasses to protect their eyes and a scarf as a breathing protection. Additionally our volunteers do not aim for your face.

My School Color Run
My School Color Run
Our My School Color Run has 2 color components. First, there is the liquid color (liquid food coloring mixed with water) which is sprayed throughout the course.
The second color component is the powder color packets (corn starch with food coloring). We recommend that the kids with asthma / breathing issues not be in the middle of the final color powder celebration.

Holi Colour Festival
Colour Fest Vancouver
Safety Message: In its natural state (99 per cent corn starch) colour powder is safe from ignition. However, when particulated by being expelled and disbursed at high velocity and then intersecting unnaturally hot elements over 300 degrees, like camera lights, stage lights, cigarette, fireworks or open flame, a combustible situation can occur.

Color-A-Thon Color Dust
Color Dust
Our powder is a non-toxic, non-rash-inducing colored corn starch. For your safety we have had it tested for health and flammability.

See Also:
Toys made From Corn
Microwavable Bags Made From Corn
Brooms Made From Corn
Corn Burning Stoves

Thanks
Thanks to Nicole at Corn Freedom on Facebook for letting people know about "corny" Color Runs, I have expanded her information with similar events that are also corny.

Jun 28, 2016

3-D Printing Made From Soy

3-D Printing
Can 3D Printing With Soybean Create Truly Affordable Housing (article)
Currently soy is used as a highly efficient concrete sealant, however Sofoklis Giannakoupoulous, a researcher at Barcelona’s IaaC (the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia) is working on a soybeanbased material that could be extruded — or 3D printed — to make structures that are more solid than concrete.

3-D Printing
North Dakota State Students Test Soy Resins for 3-D Printing (article)
Soy has the potential to improve 3-D printing by reducing the use of harsh chemicals used during the UV-curing process and lowering costs,” Silbert said. “My research involves developing UV-curable epoxy coatings made from abundant, inexpensive soy-based resins that could have tremendous potential for 3-D printing.”

3-D Printing
Purdue Students Invent Soybean-based 3D Printing Filament (article)
Now a team of Purdue University students have developed a soybean-based material which can be used for 3D printing. Called Filasoy, it's a low-energy, low-temperature, renewable and recyclable filament created with a mixture of soy, tapioca root, corn starch, and sugar cane.

3-D Printing
3D Printing Expo Showcases New Technology Available For Use by Students, Faculty, and Staff
Instructional Technologist David Tatem said that the MakerBot 3D printers use polylactic acid as their printing medium. The soy-based plastic is more environmentally- friendly than other printing plastics, Tatem said, and does not produce harmful fumes.

3-D Printing
4D printing smart biomedical scaffolds with novel soybean oil epoxidized acrylate
Photocurable, biocompatible liquid resins are highly desired for 3D stereolithography based bioprinting. Here we solidified a novel renewable soybean oil epoxidized acrylate, using a 3D laser printing technique, into smart and highly biocompatible scaffolds capable of supporting growth of multipotent human bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs).

3-D Printing
Soy Protein Scaffold Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (article)
In this work, freeze-drying and 3D printing fabrication processes were developed using commercially available soy protein to create porous scaffolds that improve cell growth and infiltration compared to other soy biomaterials previously reported

3-D Printing
4D printing smart biomedical scaffolds with novel soybean oil epoxidized acrylate (article)
3D Printing of biomedical scaffolds

See Also:
3-D Printing Made From Corn
Ink Made From Soy
Art and Craft Materials Made From Soy