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PHA Barrier Coatings for Eco-Friendly Moisture and OGR Resistant Food Packing Products

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Award date: 
Jun 7, 2016
Award amount: 
$100,000
Organization name: 
North Carolina State University
Principal Investigator: 
Pal, Lokendra
Grant program category: 
Research and Equipment Support
Grant program name: 
Collaborative Funding Grant
Region: 
Research Triangle

This project focuses on pilot studies leading to commercial scale-up for the production of repulpable packaging papers produced using bio-based coatings. The technology will enable an eco-friendly functional barrier coating, specifically for moisture and OGR as an alternative to non-renewable extruded PE, petroleum-based latex coatings, and fluorochemical and chromium-containing coatings.

Fiscal year: 
2016