Degradation characteristics of SPF/SPS biocomposites [Charakterystyka degradacji biokompozytów z włókien i skrobi z palmy cukrowej]

Sahari Japar, and Salit, M.S., and Zainudin, E.S., and Maleque, M.A., (2014) Degradation characteristics of SPF/SPS biocomposites [Charakterystyka degradacji biokompozytów z włókien i skrobi z palmy cukrowej]. Fibres and Textiles in Eastern Europe, 22 (5). pp. 96-98. ISSN 12303666

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Abstract

In this work, sugar palm fibres (SPF) were used as a biodegradable reinforcement. SPF were incorporated into sugar palm starch (SPS) plasticised with glycerol using the compression molding process. Then the SPS and SPF/SPS biocomposites were submitted to biodegradation by means of soil burial experiments. The environmental effect on the SPS and SPF/SPS biocomposites were a loss in tensile strength of 78.09% and 53.67%, respectively, at the end of 72 hrs of the weathering testing period. The biodegradation test shows that SPS degrades very quickly and loses 63.58% of its weight at the end of 72 hrs compared to the SPF/SPS biocomposites.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Biodegradable; Environmental; Sugar palm fibres; Sugar palm starch
Subjects:T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions:FACULTY > Faculty of Science and Natural Resources
ID Code:10407
Deposited By:IR Admin
Deposited On:05 Feb 2015 11:42
Last Modified:19 May 2015 11:51

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