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Properties of compression moulding starch-nanoclay biocomposites

Ahmad, Zuraida and H, Anuar (2011) Properties of compression moulding starch-nanoclay biocomposites. World Journal of Engineering, 8 (Supp.1). pp. 1377-1378. ISSN 1708-5284 (Unpublished)

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Most of the thermoplastic starch (TPS) is prepared via extruding machine and hot pressing method. The traditional thermoplastic starch was plasticized by water. This blend however, produces a brittle and lower strength of samples [1]. Glycerol and acylamide were among the plasticizers used to improve the strength of TPS. The presences of the inorganic-nano materials were among the routes to improve some of the properties of biodegradable polymers. The nano-composites obtained by the addition of low percentages of clay to polymers exhibited and improvement in the properties such as strength, thermal and oxidative when compared with traditional composites. Clay minerals are aluminum silicates of a layered type classified as phyllosilicates [2,3]. The objective of this research is to study the effect of Montmorillonite (MMT) in TPS via X-Ray diffraction and Fourier Transform infrared (FT-IR).

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3254/16456
Uncontrolled Keywords: thermoplastic starch,TPS, nanoclay biocomposites
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA401 Materials of engineering and construction
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering
Depositing User: Prof Ir Dr Zuraida Ahmad
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2012 12:06
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2012 15:02
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/16456

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