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A Method for producing Degradable Mulch Film

TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW

The present invention relates to a method for producing degradable mulch film, characterised by the steps of: dissolving poly(vinyl alcohol) in cold water to produce a homogenised solution by constant stirring at 80°C for one hour; preparing a mixture comprising 10 wt% of kenaf fibres and 15 wt% of poly(vinyl alcohol); casting the mixture on a mold and drying at room temperature; and hot-pressing the dried mixture at 120-180°C for 5-10; wherein the hot-pressing is performed under 1 bar pressure to produce a degradable mulch film with a thickness of 1mm.

Mega - Trends

Chemicals and Materials, Environment and Water

Technology Readiness Level (TRL)

TRL 5

Patent Number

MY-175704-A

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ChM Dr. Lee Ching Shya, PhD (Dual), RTTP

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