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060042: A Composition and a Method for Preparing PLA with Improved Performance Characteristics

There is a growing trend in the plastics industry towards utilizing sustainable materials and processes for polymer production. This trend is driven by social, political, economical, and environmental concerns motivating a desire to lessen dependency on petroleum-derived products. Polylactic acid (PLA) is growing rapidly in popularity as an alt...
Published: 7/21/2014   |   Inventor(s): Amar Mohanty, Rahul Bhardwaj
Keywords(s): Biodegradable, Biofibers, Bioplastics, Hyperbranched Polymers, PLA Category(s): Chemicals, Packaging

060004: Nanocomposite Formulations from Biodegradable Polymers and Methods of Making Those

High-barrier packaging is of interest to those packaging products in the food, pharmaceutical, medical, chemical and cosmetics industries. It is required to protect packaged products from the infiltration of unwanted gases, water vapor and flavors. High-barrier films are usually achieved by co-extrusion, lamination, coating and layering of poly...
Published: 7/21/2014   |   Inventor(s): Amar Mohanty, Yashodhan Parulekar, Mariappan Chidambarakumar, Bruce Harte
Keywords(s): Nanocomposites Category(s): Chemicals, Materials, Packaging

050009: High Impact-High Stiffness Bacterial Bioplastic

This technology is a new approach for producing biodegradable plastic that overcomes some prior limitation inherent in the use of Polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB). PHB is a desirable material because of its high crytallinity and water resistance. Crytallinity is when chains pack closely together in a regular way, allowing stronger intermolecular force...
Published: 7/21/2014   |   Inventor(s): Amar Mohanty, Yashodhan Parulekar
Keywords(s): Biodegradable, Biodegradable Plastics, Plastics Category(s): Chemicals, Materials

040115: Biodegradable Polymeric Nanocomposite Compositions Particularly for Packaging

High-barrier packaging is of interest to those packaging products in the food, pharmaceutical, medical, chemical and cosmetics industries. It is required to protect packaged products from the infiltration of unwanted gases, water vapor and flavors. High-barrier films are usually achieved by co-extrusion, lamination, coating and layering of poly...

040109: Novel "Green" Materials from Soy Meal and Natural Rubber Blends

Petroleum-based plastics are derived from a non-sustainable source, for which alternatives are presently sought. These plastics are also environmentally burdensome because they are not biodegradable. This and other drawbacks associated with petroleum-based plastics have led to increased research efforts toward the development of biodegradable a...
Published: 7/21/2014   |   Inventor(s): Amar Mohanty, Qiangxian Wu, Susan Selke
Keywords(s): Biodegradable, Bioplastics, Green Material, Renewable, Tubing Category(s): Materials, Agriculture, Environment

030023: Renewable, Low-Cost Polyols and Polyesters from Natural Oils

As petroleum usage continues to increase and reserves of petroleum continue to be depleted, polymer manufacturers seek alternative methods for making useful materials currently derived from petroleum raw materials. Because of a personal desire to help understand and exploit 'green' technologies, the inventor of this technology has been studying...

020043: Environmentally Friendly Polylactide-Based Biocomposite Materials for Flooring

The growing environmental awareness, increasing societal concern and new environmental rules and regulations have triggered a paradigm shift in designing and engineering of eco-friendly green materials for flooring applications. Polylactic acid (PLA) polymers or polylactides are useful biodegradable polymers because of their origin from renewa...
Published: 7/21/2014   |   Inventor(s): Lawrence Drzal, Amar Mohanty, Brian Rook, Manjusri Misra
Keywords(s): Biodegradable, Biodegradable Plastics, Plastics Category(s): Chemicals, Materials, Environment