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Effect of triacetin on tensile properties of oil palm empty fruit bunch fiber-reinforced polylactic acid composites.

Ahmad Saffian, Harmaen and Abdan, Khalina and Abd Rahman, Mohd Faizal and Mohammad Jawaid, (2013) Effect of triacetin on tensile properties of oil palm empty fruit bunch fiber-reinforced polylactic acid composites. Polymer-Plastics Technology and Engineering, 52 (4). pp. 400-406. ISSN 0360-2559; ESSN: 1525-6111

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The effects of triacetin as a plasticizer on the tensile properties and morphology of oil palm empty fruit bunch (EFB) fiber-reinforced polylactic acid (PLA) composites were studied. In this research, pulverized oil palm EFB fiber size from 0.25–0.50 mm were weighted with different fiber loadings and mixed with 5% triacetin. The obtained results indicated that the tensile strength and the Young's modulus of PLA/EFB composites with the addition of triacetin were enhanced at an 80% PLA and 20% EFB fiber loading. The interfacial properties between PLA and the EFB fiber were improved after the addition of triacetin.

Item Type:Article
Keyword:Bio-composites; Fiber-reinforced; Interfacial property; Oil palm empty fruit bunch; Oil palm empty fruit bunches; Poly lactic acid; Triacetin; Young's Modulus.
Faculty or Institute:Faculty of Engineering
Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products
Publisher:Taylor and Francis Inc.
DOI Number:10.1080/03602559.2012.754897
Altmetrics:http://www.altmetric.com/details.php?domain=psasir.upm.edu.my&doi=10.1080/03602559.2012.754897
ID Code:30797
Deposited By: Norhazura Hamzah
Deposited On:17 Jul 2014 13:03
Last Modified:10 Sep 2015 10:47

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