Blending of Low-Density Polyethylene and Poly-Lactic Acid with Maleic Anhydride as A Compatibilizer for Better Environmentally Food-Packaging Material

http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1757-899X/202/1/012087/pdf

A H Setiawan 1,2 and F Aulia 1,2

1

Research Center for Chemistry, Indonesian Institute of ScienceKawasan

PU SPIPTEK, Serpong 15314, Tangerang Selatan, Banten, Indonesia

2

Technology Faculty-Pamulang University, Tangerang Selatan, Banten, Indonesia

 

Email: achmad.hanafi@gmail.com

 

Abstract

 

The common conventional food packaging materialsare using a thin layer plastic or film, which is made of a synthetic polymer, such as Low-Density Poly Ethylene  (LDPE). However, the use of these polymers hasan adverse impact on the environment, because the synthetic polymersare difficult to degrade naturally. Poly-Lactic Acid (PLA) is a biodegradable polymer that can be substituted to synthetic polymers Since LDPE and PLA have a difference in polarity, therefore the first step of research is to graft them with maleic anhydride (MAH) for increasing the properties of its miscibility. The interaction between them is confirmed by FTIR; whereas the environment issueis characterized by the water adsorption and biodegradability. The FTIR spectra indicated that there had been an interaction between LDPE and MAH and LDPE/LDPE-g-MAH/PLA blend. Increasing PLA content in the blend affected to the increasing in their water absorption and biodegradable. Poly-blend with 20% PLA content was the optimum composition for environmentally food packaging.

 

Keywords

: LDPE, PLA, maleic anhydride, compatibilizer, environment; food packaging.

 

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    PUBLIKASI INTERNASIONAL DI BIDANG INDUSTRI POLIMER

    “Blending of Low-Density Polyethylene and Poly-Lactic Acid with Maleic Anhydride as a Compatibilizer for Better Environmentally Food-Packaging Material”
    The 4th International Conference on Advanced Materials Science and Technology IOP Publishing. IOP Conf. Series: Materials Science and Engineering 202 (2017) 012087 doi:10.1088/1757-899X/202/1/012087

    http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1757-899X/202/1/012087
    Blending of Low-Density Polyethylene and Poly-Lactic Acid with Maleic Anhydride as a Compatibilizer for Better Environmentally Food-Packaging Material” (A H Setiawan and F Aulia)

    The common conventional food packaging materials are using a thin layer plastic or film, which is made of a synthetic polymer, such as Low-Density Poly Ethylene (LDPE). However, the use of these polymers has an adverse impact on the environment, because the synthetic polymers are difficult to degrade naturally. Poly-Lactic Acid (PLA) is a biodegradable polymer that can be substituted to synthetic polymers. Since LDPE and PLA have a difference in polarity, therefore the first step of research is to graft them with maleic anhydride (MAH) for increasing the properties of its miscibility. The interaction between them is confirmed by FTIR; whereas the environment issue is characterized by the water adsorption and biodegradability. The FTIR spectra indicated that there had been an interaction between LDPE and MAH and LDPE/LDPE-g-MAH/PLA blend. Increasing PLA content in the blend affected to the increasing in their water absorption and biodegradable. Poly-blend with 20% PLA content was the optimum composition for environmentally food packaging.

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