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Process for Depolymerizing Recycled Polystyrenes

­Executive Summary Each year, billions of lbs of polystyrene and styrene copolymers are discarded as waste and very little is recycled. While some technologies have attempted pyrolysis in fluidized bed reactors or solvent processes to convert the polystyrene back to monomer, high costs, long process times and a myriad of reaction products have...
Published: 11/3/2021   |   Inventor(s): Muhammad Rabnawaz, Ajmir Khan, Vikash Kumar
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Chemicals, Environment, Materials

Rapid Process for Depolymerizing Recycled PET

­Executive Summary Each year, billions of lbs of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and polyethylene terephthalate glycol (PETG) are discarded as waste. While some of the material is separated, recycled and incorporated into new materials, the degradation of the polymers back to their original monomers (a.k.a. chemical recycling) remains prohibitive...
Published: 11/2/2021   |   Inventor(s): Muhammad Rabnawaz, Ajmir Khan
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Chemicals, Environment, Materials

Process for Recycling Mixed Polyurethanes

­Executive Summary Polyurethane ridged and flexible foams are used in a wide variety of applications in the automotive, industrial and consumer sectors. Since these polymers are crosslinked networks, recycling them for further use remains a challenge. MSU researchers have developed a novel, non solvent based process for processing mixed polyurethanes....
Published: 10/18/2021   |   Inventor(s): Muhammad Rabnawaz, Ajmir Khan
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Materials, Environment

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...

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

Omniphobic coating

Executive SummaryHydrophobic coatings can be observed in an abundance of industries. From anti-corrosion ship hulls, smudge and water protection of touchscreen devices, and linings of distillation columns the immense dissemination of protective coatings for polymers has driven the research field towards more efficient and hydrophobic compositions. Characteristics...
Published: 4/16/2018   |   Inventor(s): Muhammad Rabnawaz, Fahad Khan
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Advanced Materials, Materials, Chemicals
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