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Properties of polylactic acid biocomposite foamed treated via supercritical carbon dioxide

Nordin, N. M. and Anuar, Hazleen and Ali, Fathilah and Buys, Y. F. (2023) Properties of polylactic acid biocomposite foamed treated via supercritical carbon dioxide. In: Springer Proceedings in Materials. Springer Proceedings in Materials, 24 (1). Springer, Singapore, pp. 279-286. ISBN 978-981-99-2014-3

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In this study, polylactic acid (PLA) was incorporated with durian skin nanofibre (DSNF) and cinnamon essential oil (CEO), where the DSNF was extracted through freeze drying process. Supercritical carbon dioxide (SCCO2) acts as physical foaming agent for PLA biocomposite. The tensile strength and chemical interaction between PLA, DSNF, and CEO were investigated. The tensile strength of PLA biocomposite foamed reduced in presence of DSNF, however when only CEO incorporated in PLA the tensile increase and through FTIR graph functional group of PLA biocomposite foamed were identified. The foam structure produced after PLA biocomposite treated via SCCO2 was not fully nucleated and unstable as shown through SEM. The addition of DSNF and CEO did affect the PLA biocomposite foam.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Uncontrolled Keywords: Foamed biocomposite polymer ·Supercritical carbon dioxide ·Cell structure
Subjects: T Technology > TS Manufactures > TS195 Packaging
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Biotechnology Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Hazleen Anuar
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2023 11:53
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2023 11:53
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/105798

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