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Process to Upcycle Mixed Polyolefins

Executive Summary Polyolefins are used in a myriad of applications including packaging. Increasingly, there is a growing need for identifying ways of recycling mixed polyolefins that appear in municipal waste streams as the polyolefins are not compostable or biodegradable. While methods such as pyrolysis have been used to transform the plastic mixtures...
Published: 6/10/2024   |   Inventor(s): Muhammad Rabnawaz, Laurent Matuana, Tanyaradzwa Muzata
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Environment, Materials, Packaging, Recycling

Biobased Films with Improved Oxygen Barrier

Executive Summary Biobased materials such as polybutylene adipate terephthalate (PBAT), polyglycolic acid (PGA) and polybutylene succinate (PBS) are attractive materials for packaging films due to their positive sustainability aspects including biodegradability. However, their oxygen barrier properties limit the use of these materials to certain applications....
Published: 4/30/2024   |   Inventor(s): Muhammad Rabnawaz, Mohamed Abdelwahab
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Environment, Materials, Packaging, Recycling

Biodegradable Barrier Coating for Paper

Executive Summary Coated paper is used in a variety of packaging applications including fresh produce, cheeses, confectionary, frozen fish and fast food. To achieve sufficient barrier properties, the paper is often coated with petroleum based waxes or polyfluorinated substances (PFAS). However, these coatings are not environmentally attractive and...
Published: 4/30/2024   |   Inventor(s): Muhammad Rabnawaz, Hazem Elkholy, Syeda Shamila Hamdani
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Environment, Materials, Packaging, Recycling

Process for Chemical Recycling of Multilayer & Metallized Plastic Packaging Films

Executive Summary In order to combat the growth of global plastic waste, pyrolysis processes have been developed to turn this waste material into gases, oils and waxes. However, these processes usually require high operating temperatures, expensive catalysts and restrictions on the type of plastics they can handle. Researchers at Michigan State University...
Published: 6/13/2024   |   Inventor(s): Muhammad Rabnawaz, Mohamed Abdelwahed, Ganapathi Anurag
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Chemicals, Recycling