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Degradation characteristics of SPF/SPS biocomposites

Sahari, J. and Sapuan, S. M. and Zainudin, E. S. and Maleque, Md. Abdul (2014) Degradation characteristics of SPF/SPS biocomposites. Fibres & Textiles in Eastern Europe, 22 (5(107)). pp. 94-96. ISSN 1995-2014

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In this work, sugar palm fibres (SPF) were used as a biodegradable reinforcement. SPF were incorporated into sugar palm starch (SPS) plasticised with glycerol using the com¬pression molding process. Then the SPS and SPF/SPS biocomposites were submitted to bio¬degradation by means of soil burial experiments. The environmental effect on the SPS and SPF/SPS biocomposites were a loss in tensile strength of 78.09% and 53.67%, respectively, at the end of 72 hrs of the weathering testing period. The biodegradation test shows that SPS degrades very quickly and loses 63.58% of its weight at the end of 72 hrs compared to the SPF/SPS biocomposites. Key words: sugar palm fibres, sugar palm starch, biodegradable, environmental.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6103/37827
Uncontrolled Keywords: sugar palm fibres, sugar palm starch, biodegradable, environmental
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General) > T11.95 Industrial directories
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA164 Bioengineering
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 > Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering
Depositing User: Prof Dr. Md Abdul Maleque
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2014 10:49
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2015 23:02
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/37827

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