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Compositions, methods, and systems for manufacturing articles, particularly containers and packaging materials, having a particle packed, highly inorganically filled, cellular matrix are disclosed. Suitable inorganically filled mixtures are prepared by mixing together a starch-based binder, a solvent, inorganic aggregates, and optimal admixtures, e.g., fibers, mold-releasing agents, rheology-modifying agents, plasticizers, coating materials, and dispersants, in the correct proportions to form an article which has the desired performance criteria. The inorganically filled mixtures have a predetermined viscosity and are heated between molds at an elevated temperature and pressure to produce form-stable articles having a desired shape and a selectively controlled cellular, structure matrix. The molded articles may be placed in a high humidity chamber to obtain the necessary flexibility for their intended use. The articles may be manufactured to have properties substantially similar to articles presently made from conventional materials like paper, paperboard, polystyrene, plastic, or other organic materials. They have especial utility in the mass-production of containers, particularly food and beverage containers.

Title
Molded starch-bound containers and other articles having natural and/or synthetic polymer coatings
Application Number
982383
Publication Number
6030673
Application Date
February 8, 1999
Publication Date
February 29, 2000
Inventor
Simon K Hodson
Santa Barbara
CA, US
Per Just Andersen
Santa Barbara
CA, US
Agent
Workman Nydegger & Seeley
Assignee
E Khashoggi
CA, US
IPC
B32B 31/12
B32B 31/06
B32B 3/26
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