Date of Award


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science


Paper Science and Engineering


The objective of this study is to look at the effect of starch temperature on the emulsification of ASA. Historical information was limited, but it was discovered that an emulsion particle size range of 1-2 microns would give optimum size results.

A continuous emulsification apparatus was constructed using a glass venturi and power syringe to emulsify the starch and ASA. The basic conclusions drawn from the experiment were that the starch temperature did have an effect on the final sizing characteristics of the sheets. It was also possible to correlate a visual inspection of the emulsions with the final test results. A starch temperature range of 100-125°F was successful in producing a stable, uniformly distributed ASA-starch emulsion.