05205863 is referenced by 23 patents and cites 8 patents.

Biodegradable starch acetate plastics are synthesized from whole agricultural flours and acetylating agents, without the use of solvents. The process includes a low temperature, staged addition of catalyst to the reactant mixture. The resultant polymers may be blended with other polymers, and biodegradable plasticizers as well as other materials. Plastics with a wide range of colors and physical properties are produced using natural coloring agents, agricultural fillers, and product blending.

Title
Agricultural biodegradable plastics
Application Number
7/791721
Publication Number
5205863
Application Date
November 14, 1991
Publication Date
April 27, 1993
Inventor
Glenn R Elion
Chatham
MA, US
Agent
Townsend and Townsend
Assignee
International Communications & Energy
CA, US
IPC
C08L 89/00
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