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Tensile properties of durian skin fibre reinforced plasticized polylactic acid biocomposites

Anuar, Hazleen and Razali, Mohd Syafiq and Saidin, Hafizul Adzim and Badrul Hisham, Ammelia Fazlina and Mohd Apandi, Siti Nur E’zzati and Ali, Fathilah (2016) Tensile properties of durian skin fibre reinforced plasticized polylactic acid biocomposites. International Journal of Materials and Manufacture [IJEMM], 1 (1). pp. 16-20. E-ISSN 0128-1852

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This research investigates the effects of plasticizer and durian skin fibre (DSF) loading on tensile and morphological properties of polylactic acid (PLA) biocomposites. Epoxidized palm oil (EPO) was added as a plasticizer in this project. The effect of EPO content 0–10 wt% was investigated over the tensile properties of PLA. EPO at 5 wt% was found to provide the highest tensile properties on PLA biocomposite. The plasticized PLA was then investigated for the effect of DSF content by varying the DSF at 1, 3 and 5 wt%. The tensile properties improved by about 7% with 3 wt% DSF. Scanning electron micrograph revealed that a ductile failure was induced in PLA composite with 5 wt% EPO and 3 wt% DSF.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4130/52415
Uncontrolled Keywords: Durian skin fibre, epoxidised palm oil, polylactic acid, tensile properties, ductile failure
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: 25 Oct 2016 12:25
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2016 12:25
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/52415

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