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Novel Biodegradable Food Packaging Material

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
88068
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
075511
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Materials Modification Inc
2809-K Merrilee Drive Fairfax, VA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Novel Biodegradable Food Packaging Material
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX08CC21P
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

As manned-space exploration missions are pursued further beyond low-Earth orbit, such as to the Moon or Mars, crewmembers must be supplied with good quality food to provide a complete diet over a period of three years or more. Current food-packaging materials result in major solid-waste management issues. Novel food packaging materials that will eliminate or reduce solid waste while preserving the quality of the food are required for long-term space travel and stay. Materials Modification, Inc. (MMI) proposes to develop a biodegradable packaging material that can be used to transport and store foodstuff during extended space travel and stay. A nanocomposite will be developed that will be mechanically strong, resistant to microbes and possess good barrier properties during period of use, biodegradable beyond the useful period, and microwave-safe.

Principal Investigator:

Ramachandran Radhakrishnan
Principal Investigator
7035601371
radha@matmod.com

Business Contact:

Tirumalai Sudarshan
Business Official
7035601371
sudarshan@matmod.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Materials Modification, Inc.
2721-D Merrilee Drive Fairfax, VA 22031

EIN/Tax ID: 541368539
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No