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Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE)/ Thermoplastic Sago Starch (TPSS) blend Filled Kenaf Core Fiber (KCF)

Sarifuddin, Norshahida and Ismail , Hanafi and Ahmad, Zuraida (2013) Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE)/ Thermoplastic Sago Starch (TPSS) blend Filled Kenaf Core Fiber (KCF). Advanced Materials Research, 626. pp. 1048-1053. ISSN 1022-6680

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Abstract

Recently, blending of common hydrocarbon polymer with natural based materials has gain much interest towards the development of degradable composites. In this study, a series of LDPE/TPSS blend reinforced with KCF with stach content ranging from 10 to 40% were prepared via melt blending method. For this study, kenaf loading was fixed at 20% (by weight). The blended samples were characterised by means of tensile test and morphological study. The experimental results shows that there is a gradual decrease in tensile strength, modulus and elongation at break with increase in starch loading. The scanning electron micrograph supports the findings of tensile properties.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3254/27332
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Zuraida Ahmad
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2013 15:28
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2013 15:28
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/27332

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