Preliminary Study of Banana Skin Powder as Filler of Natural Rubber Latex Films by Dipping Method
Ginting, Muhammad Hendra Sahputra
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The use of banana skin as a filler for NR latex has been done by dipping technique. The banana skin going Ia be used as a filler was previously powdered and further processed into a dispertion system. Scanning electron microscope (SEM) of he produced banana skin powder has also been performed. Product of NR lalex films was produced by dry dipping method, in which a former was previously cleaned. Later the former was djpped into lalex containing mixture of curatives and filler of dispersion of banan skin powder. The film was dried at vulcanized temperature. at 100 'C and 150 'C. Produce obtained was investigated to prove that the banana skin powder of the NR latex film.