polyethylene-like properties with high ductility and high modulus even
at high loadings of TPS
reduced cost as compared to pure PE
high flexibility in tailoring the properties to particular needs
low sensitivity to moisture
large supply of a renewable resource
starch can be made to be fully accessible for biodegradation
transparency even at high TPS loadings
heat-sealable with microwaves
preparation via a novel one-step compounding/processing operation
using off the shelf polymer processing equipment
availability in pellets
process that is readily adapted to other polymers such as
polypropylene, polystyrene, biodegradable polyester
This technology is the world’s first to succeed
in blending polar starch with commodity plastics and create a product with
similar properties to the plastics alone. The new technology can be applied
to most commodity plastics. Its unique one step preparation process requires
only a very simple integration of off-the-shelf machinery.
Using a significant amount of starch to replace the
polymer in the plastic production process will greatly increase any plastic
producers’ profit margins. Prices of starch are consistently cheaper (around
80%) than synthetic plastics and less cyclical. A manufacturer using the
Cerestech technology will expand his markets, hence increasing and
diversifying his revenue base.
For just one application – plastic film – the opportunity is in a market
expected to reach $17.6 billion by 2004 in the US alone.
Patents have been filed in all key countries.
The patent applications cover the novel materials and the process required
to make them.
The Company is seeking qualified licensees to bring
their innovative new Polyethylene alternative into commercial use. For more
Dr. Stephen P.
1768 East 25th Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
216-881-8521 - Phone
216-881-8522 - Fax