PLASTIC SOLID WASTE REDUCTION BY USE OF BIODEGRADABLE REINFORCING FILLERS

Award Information
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 11485
Amount: $48,602.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1989
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
P O Boxc 5366, Valdosta, GA, 31603
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John Nizio
 Principal Investigator
 (912) 244-1321
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
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.

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