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Durian skin biocomposite for take-out containers and 3D printing

Anuar, Hazleen (2020) Durian skin biocomposite for take-out containers and 3D printing. Asia Research News, 27th Jan. 2020.

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The new development is in line with the “New Plastics Economy” where this alternative sustainable material supports the circular economy, eliminates waste, maximises value and uses plastic efficiently. Durian is a fruit commonly found throughout Southeast Asia with very thick and pulpy exterior. IIUM researcher Hazleen Anuar and her colleagues mixed durian skin fibres with epoxidized palm oil transforming it into biodegradable polymer which can be moulded into common food packaging containers. After three months buried in soil, about 83% of the packaging had degraded, offering a significant improvement over other plastics that take hundreds of years to break down in landfills. There is dual application for this plastic, one for food packaging and the other is for 3D printing filament. 3D printing uses material layer-by-layer to build objects. Currently, a wide range of materials are used in 3D printing, and the biomass is suitable for making various products.

Item Type: Article (Electronic Media)
Additional Information: 4130/85297
Uncontrolled Keywords: Durian, skin biocomposite, take-out containers, 3D printing
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP368 Food processing and manufacture
T Technology > TS Manufactures
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
Depositing User: Dr Hazleen Anuar
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2020 16:42
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2020 16:42
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/85297

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