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Suitability of coir fibers as pulp and paper


Main, Nor Mazlana and A. Talib, Rosnita and Ibrahim, Rushdan and Abdul Rahman, Russly and Mohamed, Ainun Zuriyati (2014) Suitability of coir fibers as pulp and paper. Agriculture and Agricultural Science Procedia, 2. pp. 304-311. ISSN 2210-7843

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This study was to investigate the suitability of coir fibers as an alternative material in making pulp and paper. Maceration process was used to characterize the fiber. Soda-AQ pulping with various combinations of active alkali (18-22%) and cooking time (90-150 minutes) at fixed temperature was done. Physical properties evaluated were density, brightness, opacity, scattering coefficient, tear, burst and tensile index. As concentration of active alkali and cooking time increased, the physical properties values also increased, except for the opacity and scattering coefficient. The optimum condition for producing the strongest paper is using 22% active alkali in 120 minutes.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Halal Products Research Institute
Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products
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Publisher: Elsevier
Keywords: Coir fiber; Characterization; Soda-AQ pulping; Pulp and paper; Paper properties
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2016 12:47
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 12:47
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