Physico-mechanical properties of the jute micro/nanofibril reinforced starch/polyvinyl alcohol biocomposite films

Kunal Das, Dipa Ray*, N. R. Bandyopadhyay, Saswata Sahoo, Amar K. Mohanty, Manjusri Misra

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Abstract

Jute micro/nanofibrils (JNF) were prepared from jute by acid hydrolysis route. The jute nanofibres were characterized with the help of Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM). Starch/polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) based biocomposite films reinforced with JNF at different loading of 5, 10 and 15 wt.% were prepared by solution casting method, incorporating glycerol as a plasticizer. These biocomposite films were characterized by mechanical characterization, thermal analysis, moisture uptake behaviour, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and atomic force microscopy (AFM). The 10 wt.% JNF loaded films exhibited best combination of properties. (c) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)376-381
Number of pages6
JournalComposites part b-Engineering
Volume42
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2011

Keywords

  • Mechanical properties
  • Thermal analysis
  • Electron Microscopy
  • Casting
  • Jute fibre
  • MECHANICAL-PROPERTIES
  • CELLULOSE MICROFIBRILS
  • THERMOPLASTIC STARCH
  • NANOCOMPOSITES
  • CRYSTALLITES

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