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Performance of thermoplastic sugar palm starch biopolymers

Sahari, J. and Maleque, Md. Abdul and Sapuan, S.M. and Ishak, M.R. and Jumaidin, R. (2019) Performance of thermoplastic sugar palm starch biopolymers. In: Sugar Palm Biofibers, Biopolymers and Biocomposites. CRC Press, Boca Raton and London, pp. 57-70. ISBN 978-1-4987-5302-9

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Starch is a natural polymer obtained by the photosynthesis process of plants from the regeneration of carbon dioxide. Starch is not a real polymer, but the presence of a plasticizer (water and glycerol at high temperature). Sugar Palm Biofibers, Biopolymers, & Biocomposites makes starch behave like a synthetic polymer. In the presence of a plasticizer (e.g., water, glycerin, or sorbitol) and shearing action, a starch bio-polymer melts and fluidizes so it can be used in injection molding and extrusion, as in the case of synthetic thermoplastic polymers. Many researchers are interested in investigating starch as a biopolymer because of its unique attributes: it is low-cost, renewable, abundant, and available in different forms based on the raw materials used. Biopolymers such as the ones made from starches are superior to some synthetic polymers in terms of resistance to microbial attack and biodegradation. The sugar palm tree (Arenga pinnata) contains starch in its trunk, which can be a good source of biopolymer. In terms of thermal properties, both starches show similar peak gelatiniza-tion temperatures of approximately 67°C. Meanwhile, SPS shows lower crystallin-ity and swelling power than sago. In terms of gel structure, gel made with SPS was more rigid than gel made with sago starch at a high concentration. However, limited research had been carried out to investigate the potential of SPS in biopolymers.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 6103/67320
Uncontrolled Keywords: thermoplastic sugar palm, starch biopolymers
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General) > T11.95 Industrial directories
T Technology > T Technology (General) > T173.2 Technological change
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA164 Bioengineering
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA401 Materials of engineering and construction
T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP1080 Polymers, plastics and their manufacture
T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP200 Manufacture and use of chemicals
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: Prof Dr. Md Abdul Maleque
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2018 15:18
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2020 16:11
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/67320

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