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Cambridge, MASSACHUSETTS, United States

Compositions of PHAs with PBS and/or PBSA are described and methods of making the same.


Gamma-butyrolactone (GBL) and Gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) having a unique carbon footprint as defined by the percent modern carbon (pmc) are described herein. The percent modern carbon can be controlled by varying the amounts of biobased, renewable starting materials and petroleum-based starting materials to prepare GBL or GHB having a defined pmc or by preparing mixtures of GBL or GHB prepared from biobased renewable starting materials and GBL or GHB prepared from petroleum-based starting materials.


Patent
Metabolix | Date: 2013-12-02

Compositions of polymer blends of polyvinylchloride (PVC), a low molecular weight plasticizer and polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) are described. In certain embodiments, the PHA is a poly-3-hydroxybutyrate-co-4-hydroxybutyrate copolymer having a weight percent 4-hydroxybutyrate of 30-45%. In other embodiments the PHA is a multiphase P3HB-4HB copolymer blend having one phase fully amorphous. The PHA is mixed with the PVC and low molecular weight plasticizer to optimize the PVCs optical, thermal and mechanical properties. In certain embodiments, the polymer is branched with optionally additives that improve properties. Methods of making the compositions of the invention are also described. The invention also includes articles, films and laminates comprising the compositions.


Patent
Metabolix | Date: 2014-05-30

Compositions comprising recyclate blends of polymer recyclate and polyester additives are described. In certain embodiments, the polyester additive is a PHA such as a poly-3-hydroxybutyrate-co-4-hydroxybutyrate copolymer having a weight percent 4-hydroxybutyrate of 8.5-45%. In other embodiments the PHA is mixed with the recyclate polymer at concentrations of 10-50% by weight of the recyclate blend. Methods of making the compositions of the invention are also described. The invention also includes articles made from the recyclate blends.


Patent
Metabolix | Date: 2013-10-01

Compositions of polymer blends of polyvinylchloride (PVC) and polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) are described. In certain embodiments, the PHA is a poly-3-hydroxybutyrate-co-4-hydroxybutyrate copolymer having a weight percent 4-hydroxybutyrate of 30-45%. In other embodiments the PHA is a multiphase P3HB-4HB copolymer blend having one phase fully amorphous. The PHA is mixed with the PVC to optimize its optical, thermal and mechanical properties. In certain embodiments, the polymer is branched with optionally additives that improve properties. Methods of making the compositions of the invention are also described. The invention also includes articles, films and laminates comprising the compositions.

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