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Incorporation of Filler/Additives in Polymer Gel for Advanced Application

  • Ida Idayu MuhamadEmail author
  • Eraricar Salleh
  • Shahrulzaman Shaharuddin
  • Norhayatie Pa’e
  • Suguna Selvakumaran
  • Mohd. Harfiz Salehudin
Part of the Gels Horizons: From Science to Smart Materials book series (GHFSSM)


This chapter is aimed to review the literature concerning the filler and additive effect on polymer gel for various advanced applications including food, agriculture, pharmaceutical, and others. To date, polymer gel utilization is important due to its superior properties. Moreover, polymer gel is very responsiveness toward small environmental changes and significantly altered the gel behavior. Currently, incorporation of filler into polymer gel matrices is beneficial to enhance the characteristics of the gel such as mechanical, chemical, physical, and biological properties. Metallic compound, cellulosic material, and crosslinker are the various categories of filler that broadly used based on application and processing. Therefore, filler-loaded polymer gel could be a potential tool or vehicle for different advanced applications.


Polymer gel Filler Metallic compound Cellulosic material Crosslinker Advanced application 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ida Idayu Muhamad
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Eraricar Salleh
    • 1
  • Shahrulzaman Shaharuddin
    • 1
  • Norhayatie Pa’e
    • 1
  • Suguna Selvakumaran
    • 1
  • Mohd. Harfiz Salehudin
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Bioprocess Engineering, Faculty of Chemical EngineeringUniversiti Teknologi MalaysiaJohor BahruMalaysia
  2. 2.COE—Cardiac Biomaterials Cluster, IJN-UTM Cardiovascular Engineering Center Level 2Johor BahruMalaysia

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