Green Composites Made of Bamboo Fabric and Poly (Lactic) Acid for Packaging Applications—A Review

M.R., Nurul Fazita and Krishnan, Jayaraman and Debes, Bhattacharyya and M.K., Mohamad Haafiz and Chaturbhuj K., Saurabh and M. Hazwan, Hussin and H.P.S, Abdul Khalil (2016) Green Composites Made of Bamboo Fabric and Poly (Lactic) Acid for Packaging Applications—A Review. Materials, 9 (6). pp. 1-29. ISSN 1996-1944

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Petroleum based thermoplastics are widely used in a range of applications, particularly in packaging. However, their usage has resulted in soaring pollutant emissions. Thus, researchers have been driven to seek environmentally friendly alternative packaging materials which are recyclable as well as biodegradable. Due to the excellent mechanical properties of natural fibres, they have been extensively used to reinforce biopolymers to produce biodegradable composites. A detailed understanding of the properties of such composite materials is vital for assessing their applicability to various products. The present review discusses several functional properties related to packaging applications in order to explore the potential of bamboo fibre fabric-poly (lactic) acid composites for packaging applications. Physical properties, heat deflection temperature, impact resistance, recyclability and biodegradability are important functional properties of packaging materials. In this review, we will also comprehensively discuss the chronological events and applications of natural fibre biopolymer composites.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry > QD1-999 Chemistry
T Technology > T Technology (General) > T1-995 Technology(General)
Divisions: Pusat Pengajian Sains Kimia (School of Chemistry) > Article
Pusat Pengajian Teknologi Industri (School of Industrial Technology) > Article
Depositing User: Mr Noorazilan Noordin
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2017 09:02
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2017 09:02

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