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Polymer compositions useful for the production of articles of biodegradable plastics material with improved biodegradability include destructed starch and a polymer selected from the group consisting of ethylene-vinyl alcohol, polyvinyl alcohol and mixtures thereof wherein at least a portion of the said polymer is modified by the substitution of from 0.1 to 5 molar % of the functional alcohol groups in the polymer chain by X groups in which X is an oxo or an alkyl carbonyl group in which the alkyl group contains from 1 to 4 carbon atoms.

Title
Polymer compositions for the production of articles of biodegradable plastics material and methods of their preparation
Application Number
7/671766
Publication Number
5258430
Application Date
March 27, 1991
Publication Date
November 2, 1993
Inventor
Roberto Lombi
Novara
IT
Luciano Del Guidice
Milan
IT
Vittorio Bellotti
Fontaneto d'Agogna
IT
Catia Bastioli
Novara
IT
Agent
Bryan Cave
Elizabeth M Barnhard
Assignee
Novamont S p A
IT
IPC
C08F 8/34
C08L 3/02
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