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The effect of mercerization process on the structural and morphological properties of pineapple leaf fiber (palf) pulp

A. Majid, Rohah and Wan Ab. Rahman, Wan Aizan (2014) The effect of mercerization process on the structural and morphological properties of pineapple leaf fiber (palf) pulp. Malaysian Journal Of Fundamental And Applied Sciences, 10 (1). pp. 12-16. ISSN 1823-626X

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Abstract

Environmental awareness and depletion of the wood resources are among vital factors that motivate various researchers to explore the potential of agro-based crops as an alternative source of fiber material in paper industries such as writing, printing, wrapping, and packaging. Fibers from agro-based crops are available in abundance, low cost, and most importantly its biodegradability features, which sometimes referred as “ecofriendly” materials. This paper attempt to study the effect of mercerization treatment on the structural and morphological properties of pineapple leaf fiber (PALF) pulp. It was shown that the PALF pulp achieved favourable structural and morphological properties as characterized by FTIR spectroscopy, X-ray diffractometer and scanning electron microscope (SEM). The mercerized fibers (15% NaOH) achieved the best tensile properties compared to that of pristine fibers.This modification have the potential to be utilized as pulp for paper based products.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:A General Works
ID Code:59973
Deposited By: Haliza Zainal
Deposited On:23 Jan 2017 08:24
Last Modified:08 May 2017 16:06

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