Patent Number: 8,871,826

Title: Hybrid polymer compositions with enhanced bio-degradability

Abstract: A hybrid polymer composition can include a polymeric material that has dispersed within it a plurality of photocatalytic particles and a plurality of conductive particles at least some of which are in contact with one or more of the plurality of photocatalytic particles such that the conductive particles provide electron donating and electron accepting properties to the photocatalytic particles to enhance the creation of free radicals upon exposure of the hybrid polymer composition to one or more degradation enhancing factors. Examples of degradation enhancing factors can include, but are not limited to, one or more of visible light, ultraviolet light, moisture, and ozone. The photocatalytic particles can include a metal oxide, such as for example titanium dioxide and/or another non-toxic metal oxide. Related methods, articles, and the like are described.

Inventors: Butzloff; Peter (Bristol, NH), Berger; Robert (Huntington Beach, CA), Antongiovanni; Jamie (Huntington Beach, CA)

Assignee: GraphicPak Corporation

International Classification: C08F 290/06 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2018-10-28 0:00:00