DESIGN & ENGINEERING OF NON-PLASTIC WASTE BAGS BASED ON “BIOFIBER - ORGANIC & INORGANIC MODIFIER” HYBRIDS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00189-10-P-Z610
Agency Tracking Number: N101-072-1296
Amount: $70,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: N101-072
Solicitation Number: 2010.1
Small Business Information
4201 Woodland Rd, PO Box 69, Circle Pines, MN, 55014
DUNS: 054484001
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Shilpa Manjure
 Applications Development
 (763) 225-6646
 smanjure@ntic.com
Business Contact
 Vineet Dalal
Title: VP & Dir, Global Market D
Phone: (763) 225-6617
Email: vdalal@ntic.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Northern Technologies International Corporation (NTIC), MN, in collaboration with Michigan State University (MSU), East Lansing, MI, plans to formulate and engineer chemically modified, marine biodegradable, biofiber-based, non-plastic waste bags. These bags will be high strength, lightweight, processable with the Navy equipment and marine biodegradable as per ASTM standard D7081. NTIC will specifically (a) investigate three classes of biobased, non-plastic materials that function as a laminate or as an adhesive depending on the manufacturing process employed (b) investigate two manufacturing processes – lamination/extrusion coating of selected paper substrates using the three material classes so as to provide new biobased, hybrid, composite material and nonwoven bag manufacturing process where materials will function as adhesives and provide water resistance, high strength while providing marine biodegradability; and (c) conduct end-of-life testing along with shipboard wastes in a marine environment using the Navy pulping equipment.

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