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Flexural and impact properties of biopolymer derived from sugar palm tree

Sahari, J. and Sapuan, S. M. and Zainudin, E.S. and Maleque, Md. Abdul (2013) Flexural and impact properties of biopolymer derived from sugar palm tree. Advanced Materials Research, 701. pp. 225-228. ISSN 1022-6680

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The effect of glycerol concentration (15 w/w%, 20 w/w%, 30 w/w% and 40 w/w%) to the flexural and impact properties of plasticized sugar palm starch (SPS) was investigated in this present paper. Prior to the testing, the sugar palm starch extracted from the interior part of sugar palm stem was mixed with common glycerol (was used as a plasticizer) to form a novel biopolymer. The flexural and impact test were carried out according to ASTM D790 and ASTM 256 espectively. From this investigation, it is found that the 30% glycerol concentrated SPS biopolymer showed the highest flexural strength and flexural modulus with the value of 0.13 MPa and 87.54 MPa respectively. For the impact analysis, it is also found that same biopolymer showed the highest impact strength which is 6.13kJ/m2.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6103/29647
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biopolymer, Sugar palm starch, Glycerol, Flexural, Impact
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA164 Bioengineering
T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP1080 Polymers, plastics and their manufacture
T Technology > TS Manufactures > TS195 Packaging
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: 22 Apr 2013 15:30
Last Modified: 24 May 2018 14:52
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/29647

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