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IJSTR >> Volume 8 - Issue 8, August 2019 Edition



International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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ISSN 2277-8616



Potential Polylactic Acid /Alginic Acid Films Reinforced With Molybdenum Disulphide for Packaging Purposes

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AUTHOR(S)

Kalyani Sreekumar, B Bindhu

 

KEYWORDS

Alginic Acid, Biomaterials, Fillers, Molybdenum Disulphide, Packaging, Polymer composites, Polylactic acid

 

ABSTRACT

The Polymer composites with enhanced properties have widely gained the interest of researchers. Polymers play a crucial role in many of the industries and the limitations of the synthetic polymers like waste disposal management, makes researchers to rely on biopolymers from renewable resources. Polylactic acid and alginic acid are two biopolymers that are being widely used. In this paper we are reporting the preparation of exfoliated molybdenum disulphide reinforced polylactic acid/alginic acid composite films, synthesized via solvent casting method. The optimized addition of filler particles are seen to have effects in the polymer matrix. The water permeability along with photoluminescence makes these composite an excellent candidate for packaging applications.

 

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