International Journal of Home Economics, Hospitality and Allied Research
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Review Report

Polysaccharide Based-Mucilage and Their Adhesion, Textile and Paper Applications

Uwa Orji Uyor1*, Patricia Abimbola Popoola1, Olawale Popoola2

1Department of Chemical, Metallurgical & Materials Engineering, Tshwane University of Technology, P.M.B X680, Pretoria 0001, South Africa
2Department of Electrical Engineering, Tshwane University of Technology, P.M.B X680, Pretoria 0001, South Africa
*Correspondence: Uwa Orji Uyor, Department of Chemical, Metallurgical & Materials Engineering, Tshwane University of Technology, P.M.B X680, Pretoria 0001, South Africa (Email:

Abstract: Mucilage are bio-substances derived from plants or microorganisms that have positive effects on health, including boosting the immune system, calming the gastrointestinal tract, and decreasing blood pressure. Overall, recent developments in mucilage research have shown the materials’ potential for usage in variety of other fields, including adhesion or binding, textiles, papers, etc. However, there is limited widespread knowledge on the characteristics and use of mucilage in adhesion, textile, and paper industries. Therefore, this review navigates through the mucilage's chemical structure, and thermal, mechanical, physiochemical, and phytochemical features, weaving together their advanced applications. As the scientific community continues to unravel the advantages of mucilage extracts and harness their untapped potential, this review serves as both a testament to past achievements and a beacon guiding researchers towards a future enriched by the possibilities they hold.
Keywords: Binder, Mucilage, Phytochemical, Physiochemical, Textile

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Uyor, U.O,, Popoola, P.A., & Popoola, O. (2024). Polysaccharide Based-Mucilage and Their Adhesion, Textile and Paper Applications. International Journal of Home Economics, Hospitality and Allied Research, 3(1), 20-33.