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

File Format

application/pdf

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