Lignin-Based Plastics for Composites
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee, United States
A new formulation for low-cost, high performance thermoplastics and thermosets for composite applications has been developed using lignin. Lignin is a naturally occurring polymer found in wood and other plants and is an inexpensive byproduct of paper/pulp mills and bio-refineries.
Primary Application Area: Materials & Chemical
Technology Development Status: Prototype
Technology Readiness Level: TRL 5
FIGURES OF MERIT
Value Proposition: The use of abundant and renewable lignin as the polymer feedstock for a new class of plastic formulations has the potential to reduce material costs by up to 50% and reduce petroleum consumption.
Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab
Showcase Booth #: 610
GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES
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Primary Sources of Funding: Other
Looking for: Development / License Partners