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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

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