05506046 is referenced by 94 patents and cites 278 patents.

Compositions, methods, and apparatus for manufacturing sheets having a highly inorganically filled matrix. Suitable inorganically filled mixtures are prepared by mixing together an organic polymer binder, water, one or more aggregate materials, fibers, and optional admixtures in the correct proportions in order to form a sheet which has the desired performance criteria. The inorganically filled mixtures are formed into sheets by first extruding the mixtures and then passing the extruded materials between a set of rollers. The rolled sheets are dried in an accelerated manner to form a substantially hardened sheet, such as by heated rollers and/or a drying chamber. The inorganically filled sheets may have properties substantially similar to sheets presently made from traditional materials like paper, paperboard, polystyrene, plastic, or metal. Such sheets can be cut, rolled, pressed, scored, perforated, folded, and glued to fashion articles from the sheets. They have especial utility in the mass production of containers, particularly food and beverage containers.

Title
Articles of manufacture fashioned from sheets having a highly inorganically filled organic polymer matrix
Application Number
929898
Publication Number
5506046
Application Date
November 24, 1993
Publication Date
April 9, 1996
Inventor
Simon K Hodson
Santa Barbara
CA, US
Per J Andersen
Santa Barbara
CA, US
Agent
Workman Nydegger & Seeley
Assignee
E Khashoggi
CA, US
IPC
C08K 3/00
B32B 27/20
B32B 19/00
B32B 9/00
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