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Biodegradable Slow Release Pesticide Plugs and Mechanized Injection System

Executive SummaryProfitability in domestic and global fruit markets requires meeting high food quality standards, often through the judicious use of pesticides. Currently, these pesticides are applied using airblast sprayers up to 10 times per growing season. Airblast sprayers deliver only 29 to 56% of the sprayed solution to the tree canopy. A new...
Published: 9/1/2017   |   Inventor(s): John Wise, Christine Vandervoort, Charles Coslor, Laurent Matuana
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Agriculture, Agricultural, Chemicals, Environmental

Hybrid PVC/Wood-Flour Nanocomposites and Method of Manufacture

IntroductionThe Wood Plastic Composite (WPC) industry is moving towards using more petroleum-free components for WPC blends, while attempting to retain or improve performance of their products. Wood plastic composite products have strength and stiffness properties that are somewhere between plastic and wood, and do not offer mechanical performance similar...
Published: 10/8/2010   |   Inventor(s): Laurent Matuana, Abu Omar Faruk
Keywords(s): Composites, Coupling Agent, Nanoclay, Organoclay, Polymers, Polyvinyl Chloride Category(s): Chemicals, Materials

Wood Flour Filled Polyvinyl Chloride Composites and Their Foams

IntroductionThe Wood Plastic Composite (WPC) industry is moving towards using petroleum-free components for WPC blends, while attempting to retain or improve performance of their products. Wood plastic composite products have strength and stiffness properties that are somewhere between plastic and wood, and do not offer mechanical performance similar...