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Thermal stability of plasticized durian skin fibre biocomposite

Abd. Rashid, Siti Munirah Salimah and Anuar, Hazleen and Hassan, Noor Azlina and Mohd Apandi, Siti Nur E'zzati and Ali, Fathilah and Manshhor, Mohd Romainor (2018) Thermal stability of plasticized durian skin fibre biocomposite. International Journal of Current Science, Engineering & Technology, 1 (Special Issue 1). pp. 447-451. ISSN 2581-4311

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Packaging is an essential component in food industries. Packaging protects food from spoilage between processing and usage by the consumer. In this study, biocomposites of poly(lactic acid) (PLA) reinforced with durian skin fibre (DSF) were prepared by extrusion and compression moulding. Epoxidized palm oil (EPO) was added into PLA/DSF biocomposite as a plasticizer. The results showed that the thermal stability of PLA/DSF biocomposite with EPO has not much difference compared to without EPO. The degradation time of PLA/DSF biocomposite also faster after it was disposed to the landfill as it took around 65 days to degrade. Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) confirmed the stability of EPO where the oxirane group of EPO existed in the PLA/DSF biocomposite. Therefore, PLA/DSF biocomposite with addition of EPO can be effectively used for food packaging application.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4130/64108
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biodegrable polymer, Durian skin fibre, Epoxidized plam oil, Thermal properties
Subjects: T Technology > TS Manufactures > TS195 Packaging
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Biotechnology Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Hazleen Anuar
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2018 16:02
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2018 16:02
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/64108

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