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Type :article
Subject :Q Science
ISBN :9783035735802
ISSN :1012-0394
Main Author :Zorah Mohammed
Additional Authors :Izan Roshawaty Mustapa
Norlinda Daud
Title :Thermomechanical study and thermal behavior of plasticized poly(Lactic acid) nanocomposites
Place of Production :Tanjung Malim
Publisher :Fakulti Sains dan Matematik
Year of Publication :2021
Notes :Solid State Phenomena
Corporate Name :Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris
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Abstract : Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris
Poly(lactic acid) (PLA) is a useful alternative to petrochemical commodity material used in such as in food packaging industries. Due to its inherent brittleness, low thermal stability, and poor crystallization, it needs to improve its properties, namely in terms of thermal and mechanical performance. The plasticized PLA composites reinforced with nanofiller were prepared by solvent casting and hot press methods. Thermal and mechanical properties, as well as the crystallinity study of these nanocomposites, were investigated to study the effect of tributyl citrate (TBC) and TiO2 on the PLA composites. The addition of TBC improved the flexibility and crystallinity of the composites. Reinforcement of TiO2 was found as a practical approach to improve the mechanical properties, thermal stability, and enhanced crystalline ability for plasticized PLA nanocomposites. Based on the results achieved in this study, the composite with 3.5% nanofiller (pPLATi3.5) presented the optimum set of mechanical properties and improved thermal stability. ? 2021 Trans Tech Publications Ltd, Switzerland.

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