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070121: Conductive Sheet Molding Compound with Carbon Based Nanomaterials

Graphite is a layered material and the stiffest material found in nature--significantly higher than clay that could be displaced by this invention in related applications. Graphite has excellent electrical and thermal conductivity. MSU has developed an inexpensive process to produce exfoliated graphite nanoplatelets (xGnP) which when added to polymers...

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 renewable...
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

020011: Environmentally Friendly Epoxy

Epoxies are thermosetting polymers formed through the combination of a resin and a hardener. They are extensively used for coatings, for adhesives, and as a base for composite materials. Epoxies are recognized for their versatility, high tensile strength, and high temperature resistance. However, due to environmental and health concerns, there is...
Published: 7/21/2014   |   Inventor(s): Lawrence Drzal, Seong ok Han
Keywords(s): Biocomposite, Composites, Epoxy, Glucose Copolymer, Resin Category(s): Chemicals, Materials