Study of Cocoa Pod Husk/Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVA) as a new biodegradable composite film

Fei Ling Pua, S. M. Sapuan, A. Kumaran

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Abstract

This paper present the possibility for the use of cocoa pod husk in composite with poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA). In this study, we preparad a new green composite film from cocoa pod husk (CPH) and poly(vinyl) alcohol (PVA) and to characterize the morphology and mechanical properties of the composite film. The effect of fiber loading, plasticizer (glycerol) and effect of alkaline treatment were investigated. Poly (vinyl acohol) (PVA) with 5, 10, 15wt% cocoa pod husk (CPH) powder were prepared by aqueous mixing. The mixture was casted as composite film prior characterizations. The effect of plasticizer (glycerol) was investigated in the study and it was found that the film showed some good mechanical properties with addition of glycerol and increasing fiber loading. The effect of alkaline treatment on fiber was investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication8th Asian-Australasian Conference on Composite Materials 2012, ACCM 2012 - Composites
Subtitle of host publicationEnabling Tomorrow's Industry Today
Pages394-399
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 01 Dec 2012
Event8th Asian-Australasian Conference on Composite Materials 2012 - Composites: Enabling Tomorrow's Industry Today, ACCM 2012 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 06 Nov 201208 Nov 2012

Publication series

Name8th Asian-Australasian Conference on Composite Materials 2012, ACCM 2012 - Composites: Enabling Tomorrow's Industry Today
Volume1

Other

Other8th Asian-Australasian Conference on Composite Materials 2012 - Composites: Enabling Tomorrow's Industry Today, ACCM 2012
CountryMalaysia
CityKuala Lumpur
Period06/11/1208/11/12

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ceramics and Composites

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Pua, F. L., Sapuan, S. M., & Kumaran, A. (2012). Study of Cocoa Pod Husk/Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVA) as a new biodegradable composite film. In 8th Asian-Australasian Conference on Composite Materials 2012, ACCM 2012 - Composites: Enabling Tomorrow's Industry Today (pp. 394-399). (8th Asian-Australasian Conference on Composite Materials 2012, ACCM 2012 - Composites: Enabling Tomorrow's Industry Today; Vol. 1).