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Pineapple peel based biocomposites for green packaging

Rasit Ali, Roshafima and Wan Ab. Rahman, Wan Aizan and Jamaluddin, Jamarosliza and Adrus, Nadia and Md. Kasmani, Rafiziana and Ibrahim, Norazana and Sadikin, Aziatul Niza and Hasbullah, Hasrinah and Asli, Umi Aisah (2015) Pineapple peel based biocomposites for green packaging. In: 1st International Conference on Innovation in Science and Technology, 20 April, 2015, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.



In this research, pineapple peel fiber (PAPF) based low density polyethylene (LDPE) biocomposites for green packaging was studied. The PAPF was first being treated with alkali before compounded with LDPE. Then, the mixture was compounded using twin screw extruder and the test samples were prepared using hot press machine. The compatibility of the PAPF as biocomposites was observed through the characterization and biodegradation analysis. Melt flow index (MFI) analysis was conducted to determine the process ability of the biocomposites. As the fiber loading in the biocomposites increases, the MFI values were decreased. The amount of water absorption was increased with the increases of PAPF loading due to the higher cellulose content. The biocomposites was buried in the soil for a month for biodegradation analysis and the highest PAPF/LDPE loading biocomposites degraded the most.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:pineapple peel fiber, biocomposite
Subjects:T Technology > TS Manufactures
Divisions:Chemical Engineering
ID Code:61389
Deposited By: Widya Wahid
Deposited On:31 Mar 2017 07:04
Last Modified:20 Aug 2017 01:10

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