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Fabrication of biodegradable composite – an implication of plasticizer

Kaiser, Mohammad Rejaul and Anuar, Hazleen and Maleque, Md. Abdul (2010) Fabrication of biodegradable composite – an implication of plasticizer. In: National Conference in Mechanical Engineering for Research and Postgraduate Studies 2010 (NCMER 2010), 31 May-1 June 2010, Pekan, Pahang.

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This paper aims on the fabrication of fully biodegradable composite with the addition of plasticizer. For the fabrication of biodegradable composite, a twin screw extruder was used which provides a good blending of matrix, fiber and plasticizer. The percentage is varied from 5% to 40% for fiber and for plasticizer it is 5% to 20%. Higher percentage of plasticizer shows more difficulty during fabrication process of bio-composite. The results also showed that the addition of plasticizer reduces the melting and glass transition temperature of the composite which affects the processing parameter such as, temperature of different zones, rotation of the extruder screw, feed rate and production rate of the extruder. This paper also discussed on the suitable processing parameters for production of plasticized biodegradable composite.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 4130/1665
Uncontrolled Keywords: biodegradable, plasticizer, processing parameters
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
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 Dr. Md Abdul Maleque
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2011 16:17
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2011 16:17
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/1665

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