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Degradation characteristics of SPF/SPS biocomposites


Japar, Sahari and Salit, Mohd Sapuan and Zainudin, Edi Syams and Maleque, Mohd Abdul (2014) Degradation characteristics of SPF/SPS biocomposites. Fibres & Textiles in Eastern Europe, 22 (5 (107)). pp. 96-98. ISSN 1230-3666


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.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products
Publisher: Institute of Biopolymers and Chemical Fibres
Keywords: Sugar palm fibres; Sugar palm starch; Biodegradable; Environmental
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 28 May 2015 12:38
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2018 06:38
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/36973
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