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Pineapple peel fiber based biocomposites for green packaging

Md. Kasmani, Rafiziana and Wan Ab. Rahman, Wan Aizan and Rasit Ali, Roshafima and Sadikin, Aziatul Niza and Asli, Umi Aisah and Hasbullah, Hasrinah and Ibrahim, Norazana (2015) Pineapple peel fiber based biocomposites for green packaging. In: Global Engineering & Applied Science Conference, 2-4 Dec, 2015, Japan.

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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 analysis, melt flow analysis and also the 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. Therefore, PAPF biocomposites was compatible for green packaging.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:pineapple peel fiber, biocomposite
Subjects:T Technology > TS Manufactures
Divisions:Chemical Engineering
ID Code:61462
Deposited By: Widya Wahid
Deposited On:25 Apr 2017 03:50
Last Modified:25 Apr 2017 03:50

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