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DESIGN & ENGINEERING OF NON-PLASTIC WASTE BAGS BASED ON "BIOFIBER - ORGANIC &…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
98490
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N101-072-1296
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 10-072
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Northern Technologies International Corp
4201 Woodland Rd Circle Pines, MN -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: DESIGN & ENGINEERING OF NON-PLASTIC WASTE BAGS BASED ON "BIOFIBER - ORGANIC & INORGANIC MODIFIER" HYBRIDS
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00189-10-P-Z610
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

Northern Technologies International Corporation (NTIC), MN, in collaboration with Michigan State University (MSU), East Lansing, MI, plans to formulate and engineer chemically modified, marine biodegradable, biofiber-based, non-plastic waste bags. These bags will be high strength, lightweight, processable with the Navy equipment and marine biodegradable as per ASTM standard D7081. NTIC will specifically (a) investigate three classes of biobased, non-plastic materials that function as a laminate or as an adhesive depending on the manufacturing process employed (b) investigate two manufacturing processes - lamination/extrusion coating of selected paper substrates using the three material classes so as to provide new biobased, hybrid, composite material and nonwoven bag manufacturing process where materials will function as adhesives and provide water resistance, high strength while providing marine biodegradability; and (c) conduct end-of-life testing along with shipboard wastes in a marine environment using the Navy pulping equipment.

Principal Investigator:

Shilpa Manjure
Applications Development
7632256646
smanjure@ntic.com

Business Contact:

Vineet Dalal
VP & Dir, Global Market D
7632256617
vdalal@ntic.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Northern Technologies International Corporation
4201 Woodland Rd PO Box 69 Circle Pines, MN 55014

EIN/Tax ID: 410857886
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No