Researchers Submit Patent Application, "Composition of Biodegradable/Bio-Plastic Material and Using the Same to Make Consumable Products", for Approval
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News editors obtained the following quote from the background information supplied by the inventors: "Conventional lab products are made up of synthetic materials and once they are discarded in the garbage dumps they take a long time to decompose and degrade. This increases the green gas effect and affects the environment. However, to overcome these deficiencies, to reduce waste, a low cost alternative and to further protect the environment a better solution needs to be proposed."
As a supplement to the background information on this patent application, VerticalNews correspondents also obtained the inventor's summary information for this patent application: "The present disclosure provides the composition and use of a biodegradable bio-plastic material which makes it possible for consumable products to be green and is beneficial for the environment in several key areas.
"In one embodiment, the biodegradable/bio-plastic material is a combination of two or more materials. Throughout the application a first material, a second material and a third material are discussed. One of the materials is a natural material. The other material is a synthetic material. There are many natural materials. There is a first material that is made with a natural material and is hydrophilic or hydrophobic in nature. This first material has a specific tensile strength. In one embodiment, a second material may also be made as a byproduct of a natural material. In another embodiment, a combination of first material and a second material may be used to make consumable products. In another embodiment a first material that is natural material and a synthetic material may be combined to make a consumable product. In yet another embodiment, a first material, a second material and a synthetic material may be combined to make a consumable product. In one embodiment it could be a bio-plastic material made up of a natural material and a synthetic material. In another embodiment, a first material is synthetic and second material is a plastic made up of a natural material that is combined to make a biodegradable bio-plastic material. In another embodiment, a third material may be used that has conductive properties.
"A formulation for this biodegradable bio-plastic may be a percentage by weight or volume. In one embodiment, the natural material or bio matter or a hydrophilic matter may be present in greater than 0% and less than 80% by weight and or volume. The synthetic material or hydrophobic may be less than 100% and greater than 20% by weight and or volume. There is more combination described in detailed description section below.
"In another embodiment, a synthetic material is 0.001-99% of the composition. The bio-material (biological material/first material/second material) is between 0.001-20%. In another embodiment there might be combination of two synthetic materials and two natural materials.
"In one embodiment, manufacturing methods that will be used for making the consumables such as laboratory disposables or products from this biodegradable bio-plastic material are injection molding, injection blow molding, extrusion, and rotational molding, but not limited to these. The laboratory product that may be made by this material composition is at least one of a Pipette tips, Pipette racks, Pipette rack covers both on top and bottom, Pipette packaging material, storage racks, freezer racks, Micro centrifuge tube, Centrifuge tubes with 5 ml, 15 ml, 50 ml capacity, Screw cap sample storage tube, PCR sample tube, PCR strip, PCR plates 24 well, 48 well, 96 well, 384 well, 1536 well, Reservoir plate 1 well to 96 well, Assay plates 96 well, 384 well, 1536 well, 3456 well, 6144 well, Elisa micro plate, Deep well plate with 200 ul, 450 ul 1 ml and 2 ml capacity but not limited to these.
"In one embodiment, the use of some percentage of naturally occurring materials in the making of consumable products, especially by-product materials of certain processes and materials destined for landfills will reduce the mass, energy and waste materials needed to produce certain plastic products. In another embodiment, one may reduce the decomposition of materials in a land fill and reduce green gas production.
"The composition and method of making the product using the composition disclosed herein may be implemented in any means for achieving various aspects. Other features will be apparent from the accompanying drawings and from the detailed description that follows.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
"Example embodiments are illustrated by way of example and not limitation in the figures of the accompanying drawings, in which like references indicate similar elements and in which:
"FIG. 1 is a view of freezer box made up of biodegradable/bio-plastic materials.
"FIG. 2 is a view of storage box for tubes made up of biodegradable/bio-plastic materials.
"FIG. 3 is a view of the pipette tip rack made up of biodegradable/bio-plastic materials.
"Other features of the present embodiments will be apparent from accompanying the detailed description that follows."
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