Journal of Composites / 2015 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Effect of Curing on the Tensile and Flexural Performance of Fully Biodegradable Corn Starch/Areca Frond Composites

Table 1

Specifications of the matrix ingredients.

Name Description

Base material specification
(a) Corn starchEdible maize starch
 ManufacturerManibhadra Food Products, Hubli, Karnataka
 Ingredients25% amylose and 75% amylopectin
(b) WaterNormal tap water/potable water
(c) VinegarEdible cooking vinegar
 ManufacturerAditi Foods Private Ltd., Sangli, Maharashtra
 IngredientsAcetic acid and water

Binder specification
(a) Methyl cellulose300–560 cps purified
 ManufacturerMerck Specialities Private Ltd., Mumbai
 IngredientsCellulose, sodium hydroxide, methyl chloride
(b) Resorcinol Recrystalline extra pure
 ManufacturerMerck Specialities Private Ltd., Mumbai
 IngredientsAssay, chloride, sulfate, water, and sulfated ash

Plasticizer specification
(a) Glycerol98% purified
 ManufacturerMerck Specialities Private Ltd., Mumbai
 IngredientsAssay, acid, alkali, chloride, sulfate, water, and sulfated ash

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