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CONVERSION OF WASTE STREAM PLASTICS INTO AUTOMOTIVE COMPONENTS

Award Information

Agency:
Environmental Protection Agency
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
18757
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
18757
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Robert Morgan & Company Inc
271 Helmer Road Po Box 1537 Battle Creek, MI 49016
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: CONVERSION OF WASTE STREAM PLASTICS INTO AUTOMOTIVE COMPONENTS
Agency: EPA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,973.00
 

Abstract:

CONVENTIONAL RECYCLING OF WASTE PLASTICS IS LIMITED BY INEFFICIENT TECHNOLOGY AND NUMEROUS ECONOMIC BARRIERS. AS AN ALTERNATIVE, DIRECT PROCESSING OF RAW WASTE PLASTICS INTO FINISHED PRODUCTS HAS SHOWN PROMISE, BUT ITS FULL POTENTIAL REMAINS UNKNOWN. USING STATISTICALLY DESIGNED EXPERIMENTS, ROBERT MORGAN & COMPANY, INC. HAS SUCCESSFULLY PROCESSED BLENDS OF RAW WASTE PLASTICS INTO USEFUL COMPOSITE POLYMER MATERIALS. IT IS ANTICIPATED THESE COMPOSITE POLYMERS HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO PROVIDE VARIOUS INDUSTRIES WITH A NEW SOURCE OF INEXPENSIVE, HIGH PERFORMANCE ENGINEERING MATERIALS. PHASE I WILL INVESTIGATE THE SUITABILITY OF THESE MATERIALS FOR USE AS AUTOMOTIVE COMPONENTS. THE INVESTIGATORS WILL PRODUCE A RANGE OF SAMPLES FOR TESTING BASED ON CRITICAL AUTOMOTIVE PERFORMANCE CRITERIA. THIS DATA WILL BE USED TO MODEL AND EVALUATE THE PERFORMANCE OF AUTOMOTIVE PARTS WHICH MIGHT BE CONSTRUCTED OF THESE COMPOSITES. PHASE II WILL INCLUDE DEVELOPMENT OF A FULL SCANE PROTOTYPE COMPONENT.

Principal Investigator:

Michael D Monfore
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Robert Morgan & Company Inc
271 Helmer Road Po Box 1537 Battle Creek, MI 49016

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