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High Impact-High Stiffness Bacterial Bioplastic

Description of TechnologyThis 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...
Published: 4/15/2011   |   Inventor(s): Amar Mohanty, Yashodhan Parulekar
Keywords(s): Biodegradable, Biodegradable Plastics, Plastics Category(s): Chemicals, Materials

Environmentally Friendly Polylactide-Based Biocomposite Materials for Flooring

IntroductionThe 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...
Published: 12/29/2010   |   Inventor(s): Lawrence Drzal, Amar Mohanty, Brian Rook, Manjusri Misra
Keywords(s): Biodegradable, Biodegradable Plastics, Plastics Category(s): Chemicals, Materials, Environment

Method for the Separation of Proteins from Grain Flour

IntroductionEdible films are widely used for a number of applications in the food industry, including to coat food surfaces, separate different components, casings, pouches, or wraps. They are used in the pharmaceutical and dietary supplement industries to deliver medications, appetite suppressants and vitamins. Additionally, experts in the packaging...
Published: 10/28/2010   |   Inventor(s): Luis Rayas, Perry K. w. Ng
Keywords(s): Biodegradable Plastics, Biopolymers, Edible Film, Packaging Film Category(s): Food Science and Nutrition, Materials, Packaging