Shilpa Manjure

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Shilpa Manjure 
Senior Manager, R&D, Natur-Tec

Talk TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2018

Food Serviceware: Product Developments to Zero Waste Models

ADVANCES IN INJECTION MOLDING PLA FOR HIGH HEAT FOODSERVICE APPLICATIONS

Molding PLA at or below room-temperature yields a part with very low crystallinity. As a result of the high amorphous-content in the polymer and a glass transition temperature of 55°C, the part softens above 55°C and is one of the biggest drawbacks of PLA, especially in high-heat foodservice applications such as single-use cutlery. This drawback can be overcome by crystallizing the PLA.

About Shilpa Manjure

Shilpa received her PhD in Chemical Engineering from Clemson University, SC and has 15+ years of experience in working with polymeric materials and processing. She is currently Sr. Manager, R&D at Natur-Tec - a specialty compounder of compostable and biobased plastics.

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I strongly recommend Innovation Takes Root. It's a good opportunity to understand and see what happens in this area of biopolymers. It's an international event and not just on PLA. I think it's well done, well-managed, and well-organized. It was a good investment for me.
Marco Garilli

Innovation Expert - Polymers, Electrolux

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Vice President, Titan Robotics

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Operations Director, Flo S.p.A.