Patent for Biodegradable Alternative to Plastic

hongli zhu

MIE Associate Professor Hongli Zhu received a patent for “Natural fiber composites as a low-cost plastic alternative.”

Abstract Source: USPTO

Provided herein are mixed pulp compositions comprising a short fiber plant pulp (e.g., sugar cane bagasse) and a long fiber plant pulp (e.g. bamboo fiber). Also provided herein is a process for preparing the compositions.

Related Departments:Mechanical & Industrial Engineering