I am forwarding a message for someone who is not a member of
this listserve. If you have an answer for Dr. Smith, please
reply directly to him.
My name is Dean Smith and I work in R&D for Crane & Co. We
manufacturers of paper and I am working with a customer to
antimicrobial features into their papers. However, the
concerned about the impact on the paper's biodegradability.
I have searched the paper industry test methods and have not
found any tests
that are even remotely appropriate. What I have found is:
ASTM 5338 - a
test for determining the aerobic degradation of plastic
don't have any experience with such testing, and to also
to the results, I am searching for a laboratory where I
could have the
testing done. Would you please help me locate such a
Thank you for your time and help.
Dean A. Smith, Ph.D.
Senior Project Chemist
Crane & Co., Inc.
Rhonda L. Sherman-Huntoon
Extension Solid Waste Specialist
Biological & Agricultural Engineering Department
N. C. State University, Box 7625
Raleigh, NC 27695-7625
Phone 919/515-6770; Fax 919/515-6772
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