Proceedings of the First Jakarta International Conference on Multidisciplinary Studies Towards Creative Industries, JICOMS 2022, 16 November 2022, Jakarta, Indonesia

Research Article

Development and Characterization of Paper from Corn Husks as a New Material for Newsprint

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.16-11-2022.2326122,
        author={Handika Dany Rahmayanti and Adhita  Asma},
        title={Development and Characterization of Paper from Corn Husks as a New Material for Newsprint},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the First Jakarta International Conference on Multidisciplinary Studies Towards Creative Industries, JICOMS 2022, 16 November 2022, Jakarta, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={JICOMS},
        year={2022},
        month={12},
        keywords={paper; corn husks; physical properties},
        doi={10.4108/eai.16-11-2022.2326122}
    }
    
  • Handika Dany Rahmayanti
    Adhita Asma
    Year: 2022
    Development and Characterization of Paper from Corn Husks as a New Material for Newsprint
    JICOMS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.16-11-2022.2326122
Handika Dany Rahmayanti1,*, Adhita Asma2
  • 1: State Polytechnic of Creative Media
  • 2: Osaka University
*Contact email: handikadany44@gmail.com

Abstract

This study aims to develop and produce paper out of corn husks. It seeks to determine the physical, optical and chemical qualities of produced paper such as basis weight, thickness, brightness, opacity, oil absorption, water absorption, tearing strength, and tensile index through laboratory experiment, testing and results. the average weight of corn husk paper is 73.44 gr/m2 and the thickness is 0.193 mm. Oil absorption on corn husk paper is 21.73% while that on newsprint is 22.807%. The results of the pH test showed that the paper from corn husks and newsprint both showed a pH on a scale of 7 which indicated that the pH was netral. It also aims to determine the level of acceptability of produced paper based on the sensory evaluation of the respondents regarding texture, absorption, color, and thickness. Most of the treatment combinations of the produced paper were acceptable as raw materials in making paper. Further studies were advisable to develop other raw materials to produced eco-friendly paper and other stuff.