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Effect of banana peel fiber as reinforcement in low density polyethylene/durian seed starch blends

Sarifuddin, Norshahida and Shaari, Mohammad Anuar Zaki and Ahmad Shahrim, Aishah and Ahmad Azhar, Ahmad Zahirani and Mohd Zaki, Hafizah Hanim (2018) Effect of banana peel fiber as reinforcement in low density polyethylene/durian seed starch blends. International Journal of Current Research in Science & Technology, Special issue. pp. 191-196.

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Abstract

. The exploration of new biocomposites that are environmental friendly is gain attention due to depletion of petroleum resources and increasing global environmental concern. Therefore, the investigation of environmental friendly and sustainable materials requires to substitute the synthetic based materials. This project is conducted to investigate the effect of supercritical carbon dioxide on tensile properties of PLA/DSF biocomposite films. The PLA/DSF biocomposites are produced via solvent casting method. Then, the samples are treated under supercritical carbon dioxide (SCCO2) at 40 oC and at 200 bar pressure. From tensile properties, it was found that the tensile strength and modulus for untreated and treated PLA/DSF biocomposite are higher compared to net PLA which are 24.9 MPa and 23.5 MPa. Thus, the addition of durian skin fiber improved the mechanical strength PLA polymer. But, the presence of foams and pore in treated PLA/DSF biocomposites decreased its tensile properties by 1.4 MPa less compared to untreated samples as confirmed by morphological observations under scanning electron microscope.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 7385/62655
Uncontrolled Keywords: Durian skin fibre, Epoxidized palm oil, Tensile, Supercritical carbon dioxide
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP368 Food processing and manufacture
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering
Depositing User: Dr. Norshahida Sarifuddin
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2018 10:10
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2018 10:10
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/62655

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