Biodegradable Low Cost Polymeric Materials Based on Vegetable Oils

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$55,000.00
Award Year:
1995
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
30550
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Meza Polymers, Inc.
2430 Draper Ave., Ypsilanti, MI, 48197
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
() -
Business Contact:
Dr. Stoil K. Dirlikov
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This Phase I proposal is aimed toward research and development of novel low cost commercially feasible environmentally-friendly biodegradable polymeric thermosetting materials based on epoxidized triglyceride oils. The inexpensive thermosets based on epoxidized soybean oil ($0.50/lb) and sucrose ($0.10/lb) are especially attractive for commercial production. They should undergo easy, rapid, and COMPLETE biodegradation since both the oil and the saccharide are biodegradable. They might be even edible and useful as animal feed ingredients.

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