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Building Materials from Scrap Tires and Waste Plastics

Award Information
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Branch: N/A
Contract: EP-D-17-011
Agency Tracking Number: B1506-0009
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 15-NCER-06
Solicitation Number: SOL-NC-16-00001
Solicitation Year: 2016
Award Year: 2016
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2016-11-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2017-04-30
Small Business Information
409 Meade Drive
Coraopolis, PA 15108-9616
United States
DUNS: 859131633
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Henry Nowicki
 (724) 457-6576
Business Contact
 Barbara Sherman
Title: Treasurer
Phone: (724) 457-6576
Research Institution

Two major waste streams, thermoplastics and used automotive tires, need a technological and economic method to decrease their entry into our environment. Both have long life-cycles as waste, causing many deleterious environmental problems. The Phase I, II , and Ill goal is to divert plastic and tire waste and its pollution away from landfills and the environment into transformational new technologies for new manufacturing materials. New commercial products are waste to wealth driven: conductive ink, control of electrostatic discharge flooring material, plastics with heat-conducting capability, batteries, capacitors, automotive, aerospace, pharmaceuticals, new coatings to avoid radar detection, and 3-D manufacturing of light weight electrical conductive parts. We expect many imaginative applications from the scientific community once we provide plastic pellets with electrical conductivity. If electrically conductive plastic pellets are provided on a large scale, this could create a new billion dollar industry. In Phase I, different blends of plastics and automotive tire waste will be made to evaluate electrical conductivity. We will re-connect with waste tire clients to inform them of our efforts on a project that may benefit them. In Phase II , we will construct a pilot plant to make electrically conductive plastic pellets and initiate 3-D manufacturing of plastic parts.

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