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Effect of epoxidized palm oil as plasticizer on polyhydroxyalkanoates mechanical behavior

Abdullah, Aida Ashikin and Hassan, Norita (2016) Effect of epoxidized palm oil as plasticizer on polyhydroxyalkanoates mechanical behavior. Journal of Built Environment, Technology and Engineering, 1. pp. 205-208. ISSN 0128-1003

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Most of thermoplastic used nowadays are petroleum based polymer which is from a non-renewable and limited source. Previous researchers has found a thermoplastic polymer polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) that exhibit biodegradable properties and produced from renewable materials such as sugar and molasses. However, pure PHA are brittle materials. A modification on the mechanical properties of PHA can be done by introducing plasticizer to the materials. In this study, epoxidized palm oil (EPO) is used as plasticizer to PHA at different percentage loading. PHA with different percentage loading of (EPO) was blend using internal mixer. The mechanical properties of each sample was determine by tensile test. Results shows that stiffness of PHA was improved with 3wt% optimum plasticizer loading.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 7110/55360
Uncontrolled Keywords: Plasticizer,EPO,mechanical properties,PHA
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
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. Norita Hassan
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2017 16:21
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2017 10:57
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/55360

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