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Advances in Materials Science and Engineering
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 629092, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/629092
Research Article

Mechanical Properties and Morphological Characterization of PLA/Chitosan/Epoxidized Natural Rubber Composites

1Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 Skudai, Johor, Malaysia
2Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia
3Department of Polymer Engineering, Faculty of Chemical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 Skudai, Johor, Malaysia
4School of Industrial Technology, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 Minden, Penang, Malaysia

Received 24 May 2013; Accepted 17 August 2013

Academic Editor: Gongnan Xie

Copyright © 2013 Zainoha Zakaria 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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