Suitability of coir fibers as pulp and paper

Main, Nor Mazlana and A Talib, Rosnita and Ibrahim, Rushdan and Abdul Rahman, Russly and Mohamed, Ainun Zuriyati (2014) Suitability of coir fibers as pulp and paper. Agriculture and Agricultural Science Procedia, 2. pp. 304-311. ISSN 2210-7843

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This study was to investigate the suitability of coir fibers as an alternative material in making pulp and paper. Maceration process was used to characterize the fiber. Soda-AQ pulping with various combinations of active alkali (18-22%) and cooking time (90- 150 minutes) at fixed temperature was done. Physical properties evaluated were density, brightness, opacity, scattering coefficient, tear, burst and tensile index. As concentration of active alkali and cooking time increased, the physical properties values also increased, except for the opacity and scattering coefficient. The optimum condition for producing the strongest paper is using 22% active alkali in 120 minutes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Coir fiber; characterization; soda-AQ pulping; pulp and paper; paper properties
Subjects: T Technology > TS Manufactures > TS1080-1268 Paper manufacture and trade
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering Technology > Department of Mechnical Engineering Technology
Depositing User: Miss Afiqah Faiqah Mohd Hafiz
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2021 06:46
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2021 06:46

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