Thermal properties of PLA/HNTs composites: effect of different halloysite nanotube

A. M. Alakrach, N. Z. Noriman, M. A. Alsaadi, S. T. Sam, P. Pasbakhsh, O. S. Dahham, Z. Shayfull

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Polylactic acid (PLA)/halloysite nanotubes (HNTs) bionanocomposites were prepared using solution casting method for food packaging applications. Five types of HNTs collected from different geological locations were reinforced PLA with three different HNTs concentrations (0, 5 and 10wt%). However, the purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of HNTs type and concentration on the thermal properties of PLA/HNTs nanocomposites. The thermal properties of PLA/HNTs nanocomposites were assessed by using thermogravimetric analyzer (TGA) and differential scanning calorimeter (DSC). The TGA measurements were performed at nitrogen atmosphere. Differential scanning calorimetry analysis indicated that the presence of HNT could promote the cold crystallisation of PLA which the crystallinity was slightly increased by the addition of HNTs, DG and UHP showed the lowest crystallisation temperatures. Thermogravimetric analysis data revealed that the thermal stability of PLA/HNTs depends on the amount of HNTs which demonstrated optimum thermal stabilities at 5wt% HNTs loading. In addition, it depends on HNTs type, DG and UHP exhibited high thermal stabilities compared to other HNTs types.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGreen Design and Manufacture
Subtitle of host publicationAdvanced and Emerging Applications: Proceeding of the 4th International Conference on Green Design and Manufacture 2018
EditorsMuhammad Faheem Bin Mohd Tahir, Romisuhani Ahmad, Mohd Nasir Bin Mat Saad, Mohd Fathullah Bin Ghazli, Mohd Mustafa Al-Bakri Abdullah, Shayfull Zamree Bin Abd. Rahim, Liyana Binti Jamaludin
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics
ISBN (Electronic)9780735417526
Publication statusPublished - 9 Nov 2018
EventInternational Conference on Green Design and Manufacture 2018 - Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
Duration: 29 Apr 201830 Apr 2018
Conference number: 4th (Proceedings)

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


ConferenceInternational Conference on Green Design and Manufacture 2018
Abbreviated titleIConGDM 2018
CityHo Chi Minh
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