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Barrier, Mechanical and Thermal of Polyvinyl Alchol/Microcrystalline Cellouse Composites in Packaging Application
American Journal of Physics and Applications
Volume 5, Issue 4, July 2017, Pages: 46-51
Received: Apr. 20, 2017; Accepted: Apr. 28, 2017; Published: Jun. 28, 2017
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Nadia A. Ali, Physics Department, College of Science, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq
Seena I. Huseen, Physics Department, College of Science, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq
Harith I. Jaffer, Physics Department, College of Science, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq
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In this study Polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) and (3, 5, 10%)wt microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) were prepared using a solution-casting method. The films that were produced characterized with Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometry, Differential Scanning Calorimetric, Tensile test, and Barrier properties. The results from FTIR shows that PVA and MCC were considered miscible and compatible owing to hydrogen bonding interaction. Results for Thermal analyses increased in the glass transition temperature (Tg) thermal stability of polyvinyl alchol. Tensile strength of the films were increased with the increased loading of MCC to a composites films. Water vapor permeability of the MCC composites was increased with increasing with content of MCC in the films but oxygen transmission rate was decreased.
Polyvinyl Alchol, Microcrystalline Cellulose, FITR, Tg, OTR, WVTR
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Nadia A. Ali, Seena I. Huseen, Harith I. Jaffer, Barrier, Mechanical and Thermal of Polyvinyl Alchol/Microcrystalline Cellouse Composites in Packaging Application, American Journal of Physics and Applications. Vol. 5, No. 4, 2017, pp. 46-51. doi: 10.11648/j.ajpa.20170504.11
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