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Influence of epoxidized palm oil on polyhydroxyalkanoates tensile properties

Abdullah, Aida Ashikin and Hassan, Norita and Hassan, Noor Azlina (2018) Influence of epoxidized palm oil on polyhydroxyalkanoates tensile properties. International Journal of Current Science, Engineering & Technology, 1 (Special Issue 1). pp. 556-559. ISSN 2581-4311

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These papers focus on the influence of epoxidized palm oil (EPO) on polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) tensile properties. 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, (EPO) was used as plasticizer to PHA with varied composition of EPO content range 1wt.% to 5 wt.%. The blend was prepared by mixing the two components using internal mixer at 175 °C. The mechanical property of each sample was determined by tensile test. Result shows that the Young’s modulus of PHA was improved with 3 wt.% optimum plasticizer loading while lowest tensile strength which indicates the rigidity of PHA/EPO at this composition is optimized.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 7100/65385
Uncontrolled Keywords: Plasticizer, EPO, Mechanical properties, PHA;
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
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering
Depositing User: Dr. Norita Hassan
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2018 17:16
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2018 17:16
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/65385

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