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Flexible and biodegradable film for environmental friendly packaging material

Ali, Fathilah and Anuar, Hazleen and Awale, Rania J. (2015) Flexible and biodegradable film for environmental friendly packaging material. In: IIRIE 2015, CAC Gombak.

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Petroleum based packaging materials has been a problem due to its non-degradation nature. Polylactic acid is a polymer from renewable resources and has properties comparable to conventional plastics. Our research aims are to improve the general properties of PLA and reduce the cost of PLA by blending with starch as filler and epoxidized palm oil (EPO) as plasticizer. The PLA/starch/EPO blends were prepared by melt blending methods and their thermal and mechanical properties were investigated by Differential Screening Calorimetry (DSC) and Universal Tensile Machine (UTM).

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Additional Information: 5439/47854
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: 26 Jan 2016 10:04
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2016 20:53
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/47854

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