Non Food Items That Have Corn in Them

Thanks to Chemurgy we have industrial products made from corn sesame, soy, coconuts, fish and seafood, milk and nuts, and bananas.


Corn Burning Stoves and Heaters

Corn Stove
Pinnacle Corn Stoves
"Corn Burning Stove - Save energy and money heating your home with stoves that use corn for fuel! Burning Shelled Corn to Produce Heat Energy is much better for the environment than burning fossil fuels or wood pellets!!! This renewable energy source is much safer and cleaner than other fuels in many ways. Find out why! ... STOVES THAT HEAT WITH CORN? YES! CORN BURNING STOVES HEAT WITH DRIED CORN KERNELS!"

Corn Stove
Corn Stoves
"The corn stove produces renewable heat that can be used for both heating and cooking within the home. The corn heat is both safe and extremely clean, thus giving you peace of mind that your home is safe and you are doing your bit to conserve energy."

Corn Boiler
EZ Burn Corn Boiler
"The EZ Burn corn stove is so efficient that is produces only pure corn ash. There are NO clinkers to remove, no sugars left in the burning chamber. Unlike other stoves, you don’t need to mix the corn with other combustible material. It burns corn. And, it burns corn very well!"

Corn Burning Stoves
Comphort Stoves
"Grain Comfort Stoves, burn renewable resources, such as corn, wheat, and rye. These resources are natural and readily available at feed stores and local farmers. You will not only be helping to protect our environment, you will also be contributing to our agricultural community."

Corn Burning Stoves
Natures Heat Corn Stoves
"Corn and wood pellet burning stoves, furnaces and boilers"

Corn Burning Stoves
Corn Flame
"It’s Practical - The use of shelled corn as a fuel source of petroleum, while at the same time providing increased financial revenues for agricultural areas through out the country."

Corn Burning Stove
Corn Burning Stove
"The A-Maize-Ing Heat furnace and boiler burns shelled corn, a renewable local commodity. Corn costs less per BTU than other heat sources, plus benefits the local economy by generating business for farmers. The low cost of shelled corn, together with the efficient burning process of this furnace and boiler, produces an economical, ecologically safe home heating system."

Corn Burnning Stoves
Corn Burnning Stoves
"The Envirotec Corn Stove can heat your home safely and efficiently for a bushel of corn per day."

Medical Supplies Made From Corn

Cleaning Wipes
Citrus II CPAP Mask Cleaner - Wipes
•Keep your CPAP equipment clean using these moist wipes
•No rinsing required!
•Ingredients derived from corn, coconut, and citrus
•Alcohol free
•Pack of 62 in pop-up container

Stony Brook Heart Institute Evaluates First Dissolvable Stent
A unique aspect of the BVS stent is that it is made of polylactide, a naturally dissolvable material derived from products like corn starch, which is commonly used in medical implants such as dissolving sutures. After the drug-eluting stent dissolves only two pairs of tiny metallic markers are left behind to enable a physician to identify where the device was implanted.

Dissolving heart stent passes first major trial (article)
The quest for successful dissolving heart stents has kept scientists busy over the past few years. In Australia, a female patient in Fremantle Hospital received the first dissolving implant in 2012. She was successfully implanted with a lattice-like stent made of polylactide, a material derived from corn starch, which is meant to go away in two years. Fremantle Hospital was among the first medical centres to get Therapeutic Goods Administration approval to use the stents.

Medical Devices
Loresorbable Vascular Scaffold
"The new heart-opening design, created by Abbott, is known by the tongue-twisting name "bioresorbable vascular scaffold" (or, more simply, BVS). It promises to improve on metal stents, which usually last so long that they start causing health problems of their own.

Corn-based plastics are more and more common in big, fast-moving items such as biodegradable food packaging and even toys and sky boots. But the new BVS design is tiny enough to fit in an artery--and proof of how far bio-plastics have come."

Foot Powder
Tea-Tree Foot Powder
"Contains: Arrowroot, Cornstarch, Clay, Sea Salt, Organic Calendula, Tea Tree, Sage & Cypress Essential Oils."

Foot Powder
Body Foot Powder
"NutriBiotic Body & Foot Powder is actually a multi-purpose product. It is extremely pure and mild and therefore may be used all over the body on adults as well as children. The corn starch helps absorb perspiration. The Body & Foot Powder also contains grapefruit seed extract and tea tree oil."

Corn Allergy Blogs

Body Bags
Corn Starch Compostable Body Bag
This 100% compostable body bag is constructed of corn starch resin and can decompose within 90 days of burying.

Body Bag
Corn Starch Compostable Body Bag
Corn Starch Compostable Body Bag

Silhouette Soft
Unlike other existing threads, Silhouette Soft is made out of a natural component: Polylactic acid, which is derived from renewable resources such as corn starch or sugarcane.

The Silhouette Soft suture is made of a clear resorbable material and includes 8 absorbable cones which are positioned on the suture and separated by knots. There are four cones on each half of the suture. Each series of cones faces the opposite direction and points towards the end of the suture, hence the term “bidirectional”.

Healing Bones
Biodegradable implant to help heal broken bones (article)
A plastic derived from corn starch combined with a volcanic ash compound could help heal the bones of hundreds of thousands of patients with orthopaedic injuries who need bone replacement, scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have found.

Healling Bones
The magic implant that heals bones - then disappears: Plastic mimics structure of bone to help with delayed healing (article)
The dissolving implant should mean patients don't need further surgery once it is inserted. It is made from corn starch and a type of volcanic ash clay and is injected with carbon dioxide gas bubbles.

The resulting material is rigid but looks like foam, similar to the structure of bone.

Gloves Made With 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

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
Absorbable Corn Starch,
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
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".

Winter Gear and Christmas Items Made From Corn

Nativity Set
Corn Husk Holy Family
- Description
Colombian Holy Family is created from dried corn husks, dyed in pleasing blue-green hues. From fair trade Sapia, providing income to artisans in war-ravaged Colombia.

Nativity Set
Nativity scene made of corn leaves
"Lovely nativity scene handmade in corn leaves by our most talented artisans of the orient region."

Nativity Set
Corn Husk Nativity Set (scoll down)
"This fun nativity set is crafted out of cornhusks and yarn. Handmade in Uganda, East Africa. Set includes 7 figures and 3 animals."

Christmas Angel
Corn Husk Angel
Corn Husk Christmas Ornaments - yes, you read that correctly! Angelic decorations are creatively crafted from a "waste product" - those corn husks that we all just throw away. These fairly traded crafts help Colombian artisans take care of the food, clothing and living expense needs of their families.

Christmas Decoration
Cornhusk Angel Band Ornament
"Our angel band consists of six little angels, each one hand made from corn husks with dyed blue "robes", gold glittery wings, and tiny wooden musical instruments."

Christmas Decoration
Cornhusk Angel Ornaments
"These delicate recycled cornhusk angels make a beautiful addition to any Christmas tree or holiday display. This truly unique holiday ornament is handmade by the artisans of Xetonox in the tiny town of Tecpán, Guatemala."

Corn Allergy Blogs

Artificial Snow
Earth Friendly Winter Snow
"This is our new "earth friendly" artificial snow. It will last for years when used for indoor snow displays, but it completely breaks down within one year of being exposed to weather and dirt, unlike plastic snow which lasts for hundreds of years in a landfill. It does not biodegrade nearly as quickly as the instanty biodegradable snow listed at the top of this page. Very economical and will work very well in any winter time or Christmas time display. Safe for indoor or outdoor use, and non-toxic. Made from a corn starch-based product that is not harmful to animals or humans."

Artificial Snow
Artificial Snow
"Currently, the most popular additive is Snomax, a freeze-dried protein powder sold by York Snow, Victor, N.Y. Snomax is derived from Pseudomonas syringae, a common bacterium found on grasses, trees, and vegetable crops. In the 1970s, plant pathologists studying the frost sensitivity of corn plants at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, discovered that the bacteria were responsible for initializing ice crystallization"

3-D Printing with Corn Starch

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.

3D Printing
3D Printing McMaster University
The 3D printer uses PLA (Polylactic Acid) filament. PLA is a biodegradable polymer derived from renewable resources, such as corn starch, and does not produce UFCs (Ultrafine Particles).

3D Printing
3D Printing University of Toronto
The 3D printers at Gerstein + MADLab use PLA (polyactic acid), a biodegradeable thermoplastic aliphatic polyester dervied from corn starch. It's safe to use in our space.

3D Printing
3D Printer Middle Tennessee State University
What materials are used? The Library’s 3D printer uses a plastic made from corn starch called Polylactic Acid or PLA for short. Because PLA is plant based, it will biodegrade over time when exposed to continuous moisture. You can view available colors on our display swatch ring.

3D Printing
Pancakes to prosthetics: 3-D printing the future at Ithaca College (article)
Roger's lab is home to three unique 3-D printers, from the $300 PancakeBot that works strictly in the batter medium, up to the $3,000 MakerBot which prints using a plastic-like substance made from corn starch.

3D Printing
3D Printing in the Maker Studios at the East Lansing Public Library
What kind of plastic do the printers use?
All of the printers use PLA (polylactide) filament, a biodegradable material derived from corn starch.

3D Printing
These 3D-Printing Spider Robots Could Be The Future Of Construction (article)
These 3D-printing robots – known as SiSpis or Siemens Spiders – have been designed by Siemens researchers at their lab in Princeton, New Jersey. They’re equipped with cameras and laser scanners to understand their surroundings. They then scuttle around, printing layers of a plastic-like substance made from cornstarch and sugarcane, much like the mechanism of a conventional 3D printer but with much more precision and flexibility.

3-D Printing
3D Pring FAQ's
The most common type of 3D printing filament for the desktop 3D Printer. PLA has the virtue of being odourless and low-warp. It is regarded as eco-friendly as it is made from a renewable resource (corn starch) and it requires less energy to produce than traditional plastics.

3-D Printing
Ultimaker PLA 3D Printing Filament White
Effortlessly print 3D models with the Ultimaker biodegradable PLA filament. Made from corn starch, this odourless, environmentally friendly filament is optimised for use with all Ultimaker 3D printers and is ideal for desktop printing at home, in the office or in a classroom.

3-D Printing
Review of Materials that Can Be 3D Printed at Home (article)
Polylactic acid (PLA) is one of the most common filaments used by hobbyists within the 3D printing community today. It’s a class of environmentally friendly plastic and made of completely natural ingredients. It is a mix of and sugar cane derivates that meet food-grade and biodegradability standards.

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