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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