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ISRN Polymer Science
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 154314, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2012/154314
Research Article

Preparation and Properties of Biodegradable Film Composites Using Modified Cellulose Fibre-Reinforced with PVA

1Post-Graduate Department of Studies and Research in Polymer Science, Sir, M. V. PG Centre, University of Mysore, Mandya 571402, Karnataka, India
2Post-Graduate Department of Studies and Research in Chemistry, Mangalore University, Mangalagangothri, Mangalore 574 199 Karnataka, India

Received 18 December 2011; Accepted 5 January 2012

Academic Editors: S. Ifuku, B. Kiskan, and D. Radic

Copyright © 2012 Sandeep S. Laxmeshwar 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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