Synthesis of Biofoam From Sago Waste as a Biodegradable Food Storage Candidate
The goal of this research was to find a biodegradable material that could potentially replace plastics. The production of biofoam from sago pulp was therefore investigated. The first steps in making biofoam from sago pulp were to characterize it and determine the best conditions for the biofoam polymerization process. According to the results, the whiteness degree of the biofoam raw material was 88.03%, the biofoam water content was 5.44-8.88 cents, the biofoam density was 0.27-0.30, the water absorption from the biofoam was around 0.35-0.66%, and the grade of biodegradability was 44.3%.
Keywords: Biofoam, sago waste, biodegradable, food storage
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