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Preparation of flexible PLA films using novel plasticizers

Ali, Fathilah and Upadhyay, Arun Kumar (2014) Preparation of flexible PLA films using novel plasticizers. In: International Research, Invention and Innovation Exhibition 2014 (IRIIE2014), 11th -13th June 2014, Gombak, Kuala Lumpur.

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Most of research attention is focused on the replacement of petro-based commodity plastics by biodegradable polymer with competitive mechanical properties. Poly(lactic acid) (PLA) is produced from renewable resources and is readily biodegradable. Due to the brittleness of PLA, it has limited usage in the packaging and structural applications which require flexibility. In this study, novel type plasticized PLA films were prepared. The plasticized PLA was mixed with 3-amino-1,2,4-triazole (ATA) in an internal mixer. The mechanical studies revealed the elongation is increased significantly with small amount of ATA accompanied with whitening and the modulus is decreased. Melt rheological analysis showed that viscosity increased with content of ATA.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Additional Information: 5439/37363
Uncontrolled Keywords: PLA films, plasticizers
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP1080 Polymers, plastics and their manufacture
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Fathilah Ali
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2014 16:47
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2015 17:29
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/37363

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