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Novel Chain Extenders for Recycling Polyesters

­Executive Summary Polyesters comprise a significant portion of plastics entering landfills. One issue that limits their recycling is natural degradation during melt processing which lowers their molecular weight and melt viscosity. Reactive chain extenders are often used to build back the molecular weight of the polyester, however, their use can...
Published: 10/18/2021   |   Inventor(s): Muhammad Rabnawaz
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Advanced Materials, Environment, Packaging

Bottle grade r-PET from Mixed PET and PETG Recycling

VALUE PROPOSITION This technology is a process for converting mixed thermoformed recycled PETG and bottle recycled PET into bottle-grade recycled PET for use in new bottles or other plastic products. INTRODUCTION Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and polyethylene terephthalate glycol-modified (PETG) are common thermoplastics that are used for a wide...
Published: 8/5/2021   |   Inventor(s): Muhammad Rabnawaz
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Environmental, Materials, Packaging

Repulpable Omniphobic Paper Packaging Solution

Executive SummaryTraditional grease- and water-resistant paper packaging solutions have significant environmental concerns. Water-resistant products using low-density polyethylene (LDPE) liners are not repulpable, increasing municipal waste footprint. Oil-resistance is often achieved using toxic per and polyfluoroalkyl substances, which have been associated...
Published: 1/16/2019   |   Inventor(s): Muhammad Rabnawaz, Zhao Li
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Advanced Materials, Chemicals, Environmental, Packaging

100% Recyclable, Fluorine- and Plastic-Free Fat, Grease and Water Resistant Paper Coating

Executive SummaryWith a societal push to remove plastics from the food industry, there is a need for alternative packaging solutions. Governments and corporations alike have begun banning various single-use plastic products in favor of protecting the environment. This technology seeks to improve polymer coating materials for paper products. This technology...
Published: 12/10/2018   |   Inventor(s): Muhammad Rabnawaz, Zhao Li
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Advanced Materials, Chemicals, Materials, Packaging

Advanced Intelligent Packaging to Prevent Misuse and Abuse of Prescription Drugs

Executive SummaryThe opioid epidemic in the United States has soared to new heights within the past ten years. In 2016, 215 million opioid prescriptions were handed out at pharmacies across the U.S. resulting in 64 thousands deaths due to overdose or misuse. The opioid crisis has a $193 billion annual impact on the economy with an overdose rate of 245.8...

Synthesis of Biobased and Substituted Terephthalic Acids and Isophthalic Acids

Executive SummaryMarket and societal pressures are encouraging widespread utilization of biobased plastics. Many chemicals needed to make plastics, particularly PET, are derived from petroleum. This technology allows for the production of these necessary chemicals from either natural gas or renewable feedstocks. Description of TechnologyThis technology...
Published: 9/24/2018   |   Inventor(s): John Frost
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Chemicals, Biotechnology, Environmental, Materials, Packaging

RFID Tag-Reader System for Long Range Remote Sensing and Identification

Executive SummaryRFID tags are employed in a multitude of applications and industries, such as transportation, animal identification, retail and many others. However, these applications are typically limited to instances where there is free access to the location of the RFID chip. This MSU developed technology allows a RFID tag to be implemented in...
Published: 8/2/2018   |   Inventor(s):  
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Computer Hardware, Devices, Electrical, Packaging, Telecommunications and Internet

Ambient Cured Omniphobic Polyurethanes Coatings

Executive SummaryResearchers at Michigan State University have developed a new omniphobic polyurethane coating with the ability to repel many types of liquids (such as ink, water, and oil) and other contaminants. This technology is Fluorine-free and cost effective to manufacture. The coating not only repels liquids, but is mechanically durable once...
Published: 6/4/2018   |   Inventor(s): Muhammad Rabnawaz
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Advanced Materials, Chemicals, Packaging

Simplified Manufacturing of Ink, Water, Oil, and Grime Repelling Coating

Executive SummaryResearchers at Michigan State University have developed a new omniphobic polyurethane coating with the ability to repel many types of liquids (such as ink, water, and oil) and other materials. This technology is Fluorine-free and cost effective to manufacture. The coating not only repels liquids, but is mechanically durable once applied...
Published: 12/6/2017   |   Inventor(s): Muhammad Rabnawaz, Vijay Pandian
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Advanced Materials, Materials, Chemicals, Packaging

Software for Real-Time Control of a Single or Multi-Axis Vibration Table

Executive SummaryThis software developed by MSU researchers allows for a superior vibration table simulation of packages that are shipped via truck trailers. Using conventional data capturing devices and vibration tables, this technology has the ability to drastically reduce time capturing road and trailer data. In particular, road events where package...
Published: 11/3/2017   |   Inventor(s): Gary Burgess
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Computer Software, Packaging, Transportation
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