PROPERTY ENHANCED COMPOSITES FROM LIGNOCELLULOSIC FIBER

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 11693
Amount: $45,227.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1990
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Xylan Inc
505 Science Drive Suite D, Madison, WI, 53711
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THERE ARE MANY IDEAS ON WAYS TO UTILIZE BIOMASS MATERIALS. THEY CAN BE CONVERTED INTO A FIBER THAT CAN BE ACETYLATED TOBE USED FOR THE PRODUCTION OF COMPOSITES. THESE COMPOSITES CAN BE USED IN MANY STRUCTURAL AND NONSTRUCTURAL APPLICATIONS. BY UTILIZING THE XYLAN-I U.S. PATENT # 4,842,877, THE THREE-DIMENSIONAL BIOMASS CHANGES ITS LIGNIN-CELLULOSE-HEMICELLULOSE CONFIGURATION TO ONE WHICH ALLOWS FOR IMPROVED AND MORE EFFICIENT ACETYLATION OF THE BIOMASS FIBER INTO A COMPOSITE WHICH ARE INEXPENSIVE AND HAVE IMPROVED PERFORMANCE ASPECTS. THIS WILL RESULT IN HIGH-VOLUME, LOW-COST APPLICATIONS.

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