Durian skin biocomposite for take-out containers and 3-D printing

phys.org | 10/17/2019 | Staff
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Researchers at the International Islamic University Malaysia have developed biodegradable food packaging container featuring the skin of the durian fruit that can also be used as 3-D printing filament.

The new development is in line with the "New Plastics Economy" where this alternative sustainable material supports the circular economy, eliminates waste, maximizes value and uses plastic efficiently.

Durian - Fruit - Southeast - Asia - Exterior

Durian is a fruit commonly found throughout Southeast Asia with very thick and pulpy exterior. IIUM researcher Hazleen Anuar and her colleagues mixed durian skin fibers with epoxidized palm oil transforming it into biodegradable polymer which can be molded into common food packaging containers.

After three months buried in soil, about 83 percent of the packaging had...
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