PLASTIC SOLID WASTE REDUCTION BY USE OF BIODEGRADABLE REINFORCING FILLERS

Award Information
Agency:
Environmental Protection Agency
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$48,602.00
Award Year:
1989
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
11485
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Southeastern Reduction Co
P O Boxc 5366, Valdosta, GA, 31603
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
John Nizio
Principal Investigator
(912) 244-1321
Business Contact:
() -
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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