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Plastics Recycling: Using Agricultural Residues to Improve Performance

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
52171
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2001-00314
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Agro-Plastics, Inc.
619 East 8th Street, Suite D Lawrence, KS 66044
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: Plastics Recycling: Using Agricultural Residues to Improve Performance
Agency: USDA
Contract: 2001-33610-10416
Award Amount: $69,826.00
 

Abstract:

Agro-Plastics, Inc. has successfully developed and is commercializing a process that uses agricultural fibers as fillers in virgin plastics. The Agro-Plastic manufacturing plants are designed for small communities, providing employment and non-farm revenues at a time when small rural communities are struggling with depressed crop prices and loss of manufacturing jobs. As a natural extension of this work, Agro-Plastics, Inc. is proposing to modify its existing process for use with waste (co-mingled) plastic. This will create additional income streams for rural areas, while reducing currently high waste disposal costs. To successfully construct this research, Agro-Plastics has teamed with USDA's Forest Products Laboratory, AJ Engineering Company, and Kansas State University. The research will demonstrate the feasibility of using agricultural fillers to add strength to co-mingled plastic and determine which plastic waste streams can be used. The project will focus on: improved binding of the co-mingled plastic with the agricultural fillers; improved strength of the co-mingled plastic; reduced cost of the agro-plastic; impact on rural communities; and a market analysis of end uses.

Principal Investigator:

Donna A. Johnson
7858328866
donnaj@pinnaclet.com

Business Contact:

Donna A. Johnson
President
7858328866
donnaj@pinnaclet.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Agro-Plastics, Inc.
619 East 8th Street, Suite D Lawrence, KS 66044

EIN/Tax ID: 481169007
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No