Engineering Science

Process for Removal of Halogenated Hydrocarbons

Opportunity

Halogenated hydrocarbons are widely used in flame retardants, electronics, pharmaceuticals, and solvents. The presence of these materials in waste streams continues to be a significant environmental problem. Traditional treatment methods require extensive energy, create toxic by-products, or are incompatible with air or water. 

Bio-based TPO Resin for Injection Moulding

Opportunity

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

Opportunity

  • Injection moulding grade ABS
  • Modified ABS with up to 30% bio-based content (PLA)
  • Competitive materials cost
  • Properties are comparable to ABS Magnum

Advantages

  • Impact: achieve high impact strength and heat deflection
  • Mouldability: high MFI decreases cycle time and reduced defects

Performance

Example

Engineering Science

Measuring plastic performance

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