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A biodegradable packaging material comprising an expanded high amylose starch product having at least 45% by weight amylose content, said expanded product having a low density, closed cell structure with good resilience and compressibility.

Another embodiment provides a method of preparing a low density, biodegradable packaging material comprising extruding a starch having at least 45% by weight amylose content, in the presence of a total moisture content of 21% or less by weight, at a temperature of from 150.degree. to 250.degree. C.

Title
Biodegradable packaging material and the method of preparation thereof
Application Number
7/292089
Publication Number
4863655
Application Date
December 30, 1988
Publication Date
September 5, 1989
Inventor
Paul A Altieri
Plainsboro
NJ, US
Norman L Lacourse
Plainsboro
NJ, US
Agent
Edwin M Szala
Eugene Zagarella Jr
Assignee
National Starch and Chemical Corporation
NJ, US
IPC
C08J 9/12
B29C 67/22
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