THE PHYSICAL TESTS OF DIFFERENT FIBERS FOR EMPTY CAPSULE FILM WITH DIFFERENT CONCENTRATION OF PLASTICIZER
Journal: i TECH MAG (Short Communication)
Author: NurFatin Farina, A.A., Hajaratul Najwa. Mohamed
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Most of our capsules shells are made from derivative of animal products which mean they are not great option for those who are muslim, Kashmir religion and vegetarian people. In recent era, vegetable capsules are new approach that can replace gelatin capsule. The present research, study the physical properties of different Fibers for empty capsule film with different proportions plasticizer. The fibers used in this research were coconut husk, oil palm trunk and paddy husk, whereas the concentration of plasticizer that were used were 0.2% w/w, 1.0% w/w ,1.5% w/w and 2.0% w/w of glycerol. The film samples that were produced in this study were analyzed by using FT-IR, DSC and dissolving test. The FT-IR results indicate that the samples contained carbonyl compound and aromatic hydroxyl. The dissolving test of films in acid and alkali solution demonstrated that the films of all samples were not dissolved in 10 minutes. As a conclusion, oil palm trunk, coconut husk and paddy husk has great potential as a capsule materials.