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PLASTIC SOLID WASTE REDUCTION BY USE OF BIODEGRADABLE REINFORCING FILLERS

Award Information

Agency:
Environmental Protection Agency
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
11485
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
11485
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Southeastern Reduction Co
P O Box 5366 Valdosta, GA 31603
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: PLASTIC SOLID WASTE REDUCTION BY USE OF BIODEGRADABLE REINFORCING FILLERS
Agency: EPA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $48,602.00
 

Abstract:

ORGANIC BIODEGRADABLE FILLERS ARE MANUFACTURED TO OPTIMIZE PARTICLE SHAPE FOR REINFORCEMENT VALUE IN POLYETHYLENE. FILLER IS ALSO "SURFACE MODIFIED" TO ENHANCE COMPATIBILITY AND BOND STRENGTH AT THE FILLER-POLYMER INTERFACE. THREE DIFFERENT PARTICLE SIZE FILLERS ARE USED IN POLYMER SUBSTITUTION RATES OF 10, 20, 30, AND 40% DURING COMPOUNDING. OPTIMUM COMPOUNDING AND MOLDING CONDITIONS AREDETERMINED AS A FUNCTION OF TENSILE MECHANICAL PROPERTIES. THIS RESEARCH IS DESIGNED TO ADDRESS THE COMPATIBLITY AND PRODUCT PERFORMANCE PROBLEMS CURRENTLY ASSOCIATED WITH ORGANIC FILLERS USED IN PLASTICS TO IMPROVE BIODEGRADABILITY.

Principal Investigator:

John Nizio
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Southeastern Reduction Co
P O Boxc 5366 Valdosta, GA 31603

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