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Cereal grain-based biodegradable thermoplastic compositions
Iowa State University Patents
  • Seung-Taik Lim, Iowa State University
  • Jay-Lin Jane, Iowa State University
Document Type
Patent
Publication Date
6-14-1994
Abstract

The present invention provides a biodegradable thermoplastic composition made of a cereal grain that is treated with an organic solvent, and optionally a cross-linking agent such as an aldehyde, an acid anhydride or an epoxide, to link together the starch and protein of the cereal grain. The compositions may be used to make extruded or molded articles that are biodegradable, water-resistant, and have a high level of physical strength.

Patent Number
US 5,320,669
ISURF Reference Number

1512

Assignee
Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc.,
Application Number
US 07/992,261
Date Filed
12-14-1992
Language
en
Date Available
2013-09-26
File Format
application/pdf
Citation Information
Seung-Taik Lim and Jay-Lin Jane. "Cereal grain-based biodegradable thermoplastic compositions" (1994)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jay-lin_jane/4/