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Advances in Materials Science and Engineering
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 326538, 5 pages
Research Article

Effect of Soil Burial on Tensile Properties of Polypropylene/Plasticized Cassava Starch Blends

Department of Polymer and Tensile Engineering, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State 1526, Nigeria

Received 31 May 2013; Revised 26 September 2013; Accepted 26 September 2013

Academic Editor: Jun Zhang

Copyright © 2013 Henry C. Obasi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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