Multipurpose Biodegradable Gloves and Masks

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Jim C Elliot, Avinash J, 3Sneha S


Introduction: Recent years have seen a surge in usage of masks and gloves. Many brands are coming up with new models of masks with varying price ranges. On the one hand, there is an increase in mask usage by the population; on the other hand, there is also an increasing demand for disposing of it.


Objectives: To produce Multipurpose Biodegradable Gloves and masks by using biodegradable material which is eco-friendly.


Methods: Bagasse is better for the environment because they are biodegradable and compostable. Then the bagasse is dried well and crushed into smaller pieces. The smaller particles of bagasse is heated at 80°C and made into a fine powder. Due to having antimicrobial and antiviral properties, it is generally utilized in FDA-endorsed wound and consumption medicines. Along with the bagasse powder, we added glycerol, acetic acid, and, water in a sufficient amount. After adding the above-mentioned components into the bagasse powder we mixed it with the magnetic stirrer at 1100 rpm for a few minutes until it was mixed well. Then the result of that is sticky glue liquid. The autoclave sheet is used for spreading the sticky glue liquid which is used to kill the microorganisms. Then the sheet is kept in the hot air oven and heated at the temperature of 80°C. After heating the sheet in the oven it is made into the shape of gloves using molds as the biodegradable shape of gloves.

Results: The result shows the sample is made up of bagasse and corn starch have preferable biodegradability over the current plastic materials. The expansion of corn starch improves the period of usability of the material and improves the mechanical properties.

Conclusions: The requirement for bioplastics is currently like never before as the pace of plastic creation and air contamination has expanded at a quick rate. Moreover, plastics likewise cause numerous well-being dangers in light of their harmful nature. In this way, bioplastics can be most appropriate as a choice to improve solid life and continue a contamination-free planet. The advancement of bioplastics assists with tackling a significant number of these maintainability issues, offering the capability of inexhaustibility, biodegradation, and away from hurtful added substances and sound earth.

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