A. Completed (1997-2001) 

  Advanced Materials/Products

Polymeric Materials/Products

  • Recycling of Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Plastics
  • Natural Weathering of Polypropylene in a Tropical Zone
  • Characterization of Polypropylene and Ethylene-Propylene Copolymer
    Blends for Industrial Application
  • Morphologies of Melt Crystallized Thin Film of Nylon 6, Nylon 6,6 and their Blends as Revealed by Transmission Electron Microscopy
  • Structural Development of Polyethylene Terephthalate and Polyethylene Naphthalate (PET/PEN) during Drawing at High Temperature
  • Structural Development and Mechanical Properties on Immiscible and
    Miscible Blends from Isotactic Polypropylene and Ethylene-1-Hexene Copolymers under Uniaxial Drawing
  • Preparation and Biodegradation Studies of Polymer Films from Chitosan
    and Homogenized Cellulose
  • Influence of Plasticizers on the Thermal Behavior of Thermoplastic Starch
  • Characterization and Utilization of Bacterial Cellulose
  • Morphological Study by TEM on Thin Films of Nylon 6, Nylon 6, 6 and their Blends as Cast from Formic Acid Solution
  • Structure Development and Mechanical Properties of Polyethylene Naphthalate/Polyethylene Terephthalate during Uniaxial Drawings

    Traditional Ceramics

  • Development of Improved Quality Stoneware/Porcelain Wares for Export
  • Development of Pre-mixed Ceramic Bodies (Earthenware)
  • Utilization of Waste Glass Fiber for Ceramic Body and Glaze
  • Development of Malasiqui Clay for Earthenware Production

Engineering Materials/Products

  • Ceramic Water Filter from Local Materials
  • Local Abrasives for Grinding and Polishing Marble Tiles and Slabs
  • Development of Refractory Crucibles For High Heat Applications
  • Development/Production of Porous Ceramics for Industrial Applications/Environmental Production
  • Production of Organo-Coated Pili Abrasives for the Engine Industry
  • Development of Spinel Refractory Brick from Synthesized Spinel
  • Mechanical Properties of Glass Fiber Reinforced Plastics using Waste
    Glass Mat
  • Natural Fiber Reinforced Plastics Using Coir Dust as Reinforcing Material
  • Loofah Fiber as Reinforcement Material for Composite
  • Natural Fiber (Abaca Hemp) as Substitute to Glass Fiber in the
    Manufacture of Fiber-Reinforced Plastic (FRP)
  • Production of Activated Bleaching Clay Using Local Materials
  • Development of Local Bentonite for Drilling Application
  • Production of Organoclay from Local Bentonite
  • Characterization of Philippine Soil and Lahar for use as Landfill Liners
  • Philippine Bentonite Enhanced Lahar for Landfill Application
  • Upgrading of Local Bentonite for Foundry Applications

B. Utilization of Mt. Pinatubo Ejecta

  • Characterization and Magnetic Separation of Lahar
  • Development of Low Temperature Melting Glasses for Fashion
    Accessories Using Processed Lahar
  • Development of Alumino-Silicate Glass-Ceramics Using Lahar
  • Utilization of Lahar for Ceramics Glazes
  • Synthesis/Characterization of Zeolite from Lahar
  • Extrusion Molding of Sand-Cement Systems Building Materials Using
    Pinatubo Ejecta
  • Development of Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Lahar Blocks
  • Development and Production of Ceramics Bricks Utilizing Lahar
  • Utilization of Lahar for Self Glazed Ceramics
  • Calcium Silicate Blocks from Pumice
  • Development and Production of Mt. Pinatubo Ash Art Wares
  • Development of SiO2-Al2O3-CaO-MgO Glass Ceramics using
    Mt. Pinatubo Lahar (Volcanic Ash)

Completed R &D Projects (2004 - 2008) , pls. click here