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Polyhydroxybutrate filled clamshell biofiller: effect of polyvinylpyrrolidone

Othman, Maizatulnisa and Hashim, Mohd Yusoff and Ibrahim, Nor Azowa and Khalid, Khalissani and Al-Bat'hi, Souad A. M. (2015) Polyhydroxybutrate filled clamshell biofiller: effect of polyvinylpyrrolidone. Advanced Materials Research, 1115. pp. 296-299. ISSN 1022-6680

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A totally green biocomposite was prepared via melt blending technique by using polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB) as a matrix, clamshells powder (CaCO3) as a reinforcing filler and polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) as a binder. PHB/CaCO3 was fixed at 70:30 ratio and PVP weight content varied at 3, 5, 7 and 9 wt%. The properties of the biocomposite have been studied in term of mechanical properties and morphology. The results showed that incorporation of PVP increased the tensile modulus which remarkably demonstrated by the enhancement in stiffness of the biopolymer. While, elongation at break decreased in an opposite behavior. Surface morphology observation on the tensile fracture samples shows the presence of microvoids, due to binding effect of the PVP.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5706/54171
Uncontrolled Keywords: Polyhydroxybutyrate, biocomposite, clamshells, polyvinylpyrrolidone, calcium carbonate, biofiller, melt blending
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 > Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering
Depositing User: Dr. Souad Al-Bat'hi
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2017 12:25
Last Modified: 31 May 2017 09:45
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/54171

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