Engineering Science

Measuring plastic performance

The following are Licensing Opportunities in Engineering Science:

Bio-based PC Resin for Injection Moulding

Bioplastics engineers at the University of Guelph have developed a high performance PC+PLA blend (32% renewable) to compete with PC+ABS blends. The novel formulation (bioPC) includes acrylic core/shell impact modifiers and a number of bio-sourced mineral fillers with high impact strength and heat deflection temperature. The blend is intended for durable applications and inventors are now seeking co-innovation partner(s) for scale-up and applications testing.

Bio-based TPO Resin for Injection Moulding

The invention is a bio-based thermoplastic polyolefin composite (bioTPO) that contains up to 33% renewable content. The invention was designed to replace talc-filled polypropylene in automotive applications. Lab-scale demonstrations are complete and the inventors are seeking co-innovation partner(s) for applications testing and scale-up.

Bio-based ABS Resin for Injection Moulding

Bioplastics engineers at the University of Guelph have developed a bio-based ABS blend that contains up to 30% PLA.

Dry Substrate Blocks for Green Roofs

The invention is a growing media to accommodate roofs as steep as 45o (12/12 pitch). The modular, light-weight design makes shipping and installation easy. The University of Guelph is actively seeking potential licensees and/or co-development partners to improve methods of manufacture.

Process for Removal of Halogenated Hydrocarbons

Researchers at the University of Guelph have developed a novel method to efficiently remove a variety of these of toxic compounds from waste streams at low cost by converting the halogenated hydrocarbons into non-halogenated materials.