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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: Malaysia Technology Expo (MTE 2011), 17-19 February 2011, KLCC. (Unpublished)

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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: 4130/6770
Uncontrolled Keywords: eco-friendly, PLA-Kenaf fibre, food packaging
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
Depositing User: Dr Hazleen Anuar
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2011 22:58
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2011 14:22
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/6770

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