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Eco-friendly PLA-kenaf fibre biocomposite for food packaging

Anuar, Hazleen and Kaiser, Mohammad Rejaul and Fuad, Faizah and Ahmad, Zuraida (2011) Eco-friendly PLA-kenaf fibre biocomposite for food packaging. In: IIUM Research, Invention and Innovation Exhibition (IRIIE) 2011, 9-10 February 2011, Cultural Activity Centre (CAC) and KAED Gallery IIUM.

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Abstract

From a statistics accounted in 1999, 48% of plastic bottle that used is made from PET. Among them a huge percentage are end up as garbage and caused the landfills. This toxic waste pollutes our subsurface water label through leaching. PLA is a strong candidate to substitute conventional petroleum based polymer. Kenaf fiber was added to reduce the cost as well as to increase properties. The mechanical and thermal properties shows that PLA-Kenaf biocomposite shows better properties than conventional food packaging polymer.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Additional Information: 4130/6768
Uncontrolled Keywords: Eco-friendly, PLA-Kenaf, fibre, food packaging
Subjects: T Technology > TS Manufactures > TS195 Packaging
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Hazleen Anuar
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2011 22:51
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2016 06:53
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/6768

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