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Boron Based Catalysts for Cycloaddition Reactions

Executive Summary Increasing there is greater interest in replacing petroleum based chemicals with bio-based alternatives. The packaging market in particular, has actively sought “greener” alternatives for important materials such as poly(ethylene terephthalate), a.k.a. PET. MSU researchers have developed a new catalyst and method to make...
Published: 8/1/2023   |   Inventor(s): John Frost, Peng Zhang
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Chemicals, Packaging

Polymers with High Barrier, Thermal and Electrical Conductivity

Executive Summary Conductive polymers are used in a variety of applications including packaging and electronics. MSU researchers have developed an inexpensive method of preparing conductive polymers containing graphene nanoplatelets produced by microwave methods from exfoliated graphite, that have excellent mechanical, barrier, thermal and electrical...
Published: 6/16/2023   |   Inventor(s): Lawrence Drzal, Hiroyuki Fukushima
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Advanced Materials, Nanotechnology, Packaging

Sustainable 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 in this case to build back the molecular weight of the polyester during reprocessing....
Published: 2/17/2023   |   Inventor(s): Muhammad Rabnawaz, Mohamed Abdelwahab, Ajmir Khan
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Materials, Environment, Packaging

Tunable Degradation of Fibers

­ Executive Summary Degradation of polymeric materials is an important process in recycling, composting and rendering them innocuous to the environment. Controlling the rate by which the materials degrade remains challenging and impacted by the nature of the materials and their use in applications where combinations of materials exist to fulfil...
Published: 2/17/2023   |   Inventor(s): John Dorgan, Bin Tan
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Advanced Materials, Environment, Packaging

Polylactide Lignin Blends

Executive Summary Increasingly, bio-sourced and biodegradable materials are being sought to replace petroleum or gas based polymers. Polylactic acid (PLA) is a well known biodegradable polymer that is used in a range of applications from biomedical devices to packaging materials. However, PLA by itself suffers from some deficiencies in mechanical properties....
Published: 10/18/2023   |   Inventor(s): John Dorgan, Michael Eyser, Clayton Perbix
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Advanced Materials, Packaging

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: 2/17/2023   |   Inventor(s): Muhammad Rabnawaz
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Advanced Materials, Environment, 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: 2/17/2023   |   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: 2/17/2023   |   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 Summary Market 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 Technology This...
Published: 10/18/2023   |   Inventor(s): John Frost
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Chemicals, Biotechnology, Environmental, Materials, Packaging
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