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Chemicals, Polymers and PlasticsTechnology


Relevant proposals could involve new and novel chemical and biochemical routes to making any commodity, intermediate, specialty, fine chemicals, polymers, plastics and polymeric materials with unique and novel properties and functionality for commercial applications and products. Projects may focus on novel approaches that possess superior cost and performance characteristics compared to existing commercial products; show enhanced end of life biodegradability and superior recyclability. Projects may involve (but are not limited to) the development of products that are biobased; novel polymeric materials; bioplastics; biosurfactants; coatings; sealants; elastomers; adhesives; sustainable packaging materials for food and non-food applications; self-healing polymers; multifunctional polymers and polymeric materials for use in electrochemical and electronic applications; products from recycled materials or from a biobased or renewable feed stock source; bioengineered plastics and biochemically produced polymers and precursors that lead to more sustainable, greener replacements to current polymers and polymeric products. Projects of interest may seek to develop technologies that facilitate recycle and conversion of post-consumer and industrial waste, waste polymeric materials, plastics, etc ., into products for broad commercial use.

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