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Properties of compression moulding starch - nanoclay biocomposites

Ahmad, Zuraida and Anuar, Hazleen (2011) Properties of compression moulding starch - nanoclay biocomposites. In: The 19th Annual International Conference on Composites/Nano Engineering (ICCE 19) , 27-30 July 2011, Shanghai, China. (Unpublished)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: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 3254/2159
Uncontrolled Keywords: Compression moulding starch; 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: 06 Oct 2011 16:46
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2011 14:06
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/2159

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