Central Michigan Professor Earns National Award For Milk Packaging

MOUNT PLEASANT, MI — A Central Michigan University professor has figured out plastic packaging that stores milk at room temperature.

And now Bob Howell, chemistry and polymer science professor, won the 2012 North American Thermal Analysis Society award for his achievement in thermal analysis research.

Howell adapted the polymeric materials in packaging, which addresses bad taste in pastries and brown streaking in milk jugs, and allows companies to transport milk without refrigeration.

Midland's Dow Chemical Co. asked Howell to conduct the research.

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