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Nata de Coco as Bioplastic
Transcript of Nata de Coco as Bioplastic
After the testing, it was proven that the bioplastic made from Nata de Coco is stronger than the regular plastic.
We recommend to use Nata de Coco as an alternative bioplastic because it easy to use, strong and it is very helpful for our environment especially because it is a bioplastic.
We are also encouraging the other researchers to improve this product using technology and not manually for quick making. We also encourage the government to support this product because it is really helpful for our economy.
After the experimentation, Cellulose Fiber in Nata Coco is proven to be a good product for bioplastic making. It is very easy to make even though it’s time consuming and it helps to lessen the pollution and it will help the Philippines to have a great economic state.
I. Collection of Materials
Two kilograms of unsweetened Nata de Coco were collected from Nagcarlan, Laguna. Kitchen knife for cutting the collected nata cubes and a baking pan.
II. Flatteningof the Unsweetened Nata de Coco
First, get five table spoon of unsweetened Nata de Coco and put it in a plate. Then, the unsweetened Nata de Coco cubes will be sliced in half. After slicing the Nata cubes, squeeze it using your thumb until it’s totally flat and transparent.
The flat nata cubes will be put in a baking pan. Then, use a blower to dry the nata cubes for about thirty minutes to one hour.
A standard plastic with medium size was compared to the bioplastic made from nata de coco. The strength of both plastic were tested by examining their strength using concrete nails. Both plastics were used as containers. ¼ kilogram of concrete nail was put inside both plastics to test their strength.
Results and Discussions
The bioplastic made from Nata de Coco will undergo strength test. The strength of the standard plastic was compared with the strength of the bioplastic using concrete nails.
Nata de Coco as bioplastic will be a great help for our mother earth because it is easily decomposed and has no chemicals. It is also helpful for the country because when the Nata de Coco industry becomes progressive again, it will help our economy to progress .
The objective of this research project is to make a bioplastic that is stronger than the usual plastic.
Manual fair testing was used for both variables but, based on the data that we have gathered it was proven that bioplastic made from from nata de coco is stronger than the normal plastic because it took longer to break than the usual plastic.
Nata de Coco is the result of the fermentation of coconut water and Acetobacter Xylinum. Five table spoons of unsweetened Nata de Coco cubes were sliced in half. The sliced Nata cubes were squeezed using the thumb until it’s totally flat and transparent. The flat Nata cubes were put in a baking pan and blow dried for about thirty minutes to one hour.
The material obtained was compared to a standard plastic. ¼ kilogram of concrete nails were put inside both plastics to test their strength. This research project was conducted for environmental and economical purposes.