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Patrick R Gruber, Jeffrey J Kolstad, Christopher M Ryan, Eric S Hall, Robin S Eichen Conn: Paper having a melt-stable lactide polymer coating and process for manufacture thereof. Cargill Incorporated, Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt, December 12, 1995: US05475080 (214 worldwide citation)

A lactide polymer coating resulting in a strong, repulpable, high gloss, paper coating. The lactide polymer comprises a plurality of poly(lactide) polymer chains, residual lactide in concentration of less than about 5 percent and water in concentration of less than about 2000 parts-per-million. A pr ...


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Patrick R Gruber, Eric S Hall, Jeffrey J Kolstad, Matthew L Iwen, Richard D Benson, Ronald L Borchardt: Continuous process for manufacture of lactide polymers with controlled optical purity. Cargill Incorporated, Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt, August 25, 1992: US05142023 (211 worldwide citation)

A process for the continuous production of polylactide polymers from lactic acid which incorporates removal of water or a solvent carrier to concentrate the lactic acid feed followed by polymerization to a low-molecular-weight prepolymer. This prepolymer is fed to a reactor in which a catalyst is ad ...


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Martin B Barke, Rebecca A Luebke: Stable protective seed coating. Cargill Incorporated, Fitch Even Tabin Flannery & Welsh, June 9, 1981: US04272417 (198 worldwide citation)

A stable, liquid seed coating composition is provided, including a binding agent, an active ingredient and a coloring agent in a liquid medium including water and a polyol.


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Ali Zakareya El Afandi, Patrick Richard Gruber, Jeffrey John Kolstad, James Lunt, Christopher M Ryan, James Zakareya Nangeroni, Nancy Uzelac Buehler, Mark Hartmann, Jed Richard Randall, Andrea Lee Brosch: Compostable multilayer structures, methods for manufacture, and articles prepared therefrom. Cargill Incorporated, Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt P A, December 15, 1998: US05849401 (191 worldwide citation)

A compostable multilayer film includes a core layer having a first surface and a second surface, a first blocking reducing layer covering the first surface of the core layer, and a second blocking reducing core layer comprises a lactic acid residue-containing polymer having a glass transition temper ...


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Patrick R Gruber: Poly(lactide) copolymer and process for manufacture thereof. Cargill Incorporated, Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt, October 25, 1994: US05359026 (182 worldwide citation)

A copolymerized poly(lactide) polymer. A lactide is copolymerized with an epoxidized fat, oil, or mixture thereof thereby resulting in poly(lactide) copolymers having improved processing properties over prior poly(lactide)s.


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Patrick R Gruber, Jeffrey J Kolstad, Christopher M Ryan: Melt-stable semi-crystalline lactide polymer film and process for manufacture thereof. Cargill Incorporated, Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt, July 16, 1996: US05536807 (167 worldwide citation)

A semi-crystalline film comprised of a lactide polymer. The lactide polymer comprises a plurality of poly(lactide) polymer chains, residual lactide in concentration of less than about 5 percent and water in concentration of less than about 2000 parts-per-million. A process for manufacturing a semi-c ...


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Patrick R Gruber, Eric S Hall, Jeffrey J Kolstad, Matthew L Iwen, Richard D Benson, Ronald L Borchardt: Continuous process for the manufacture of a purified lactide from esters of lactic acid. Cargill Incorporated, Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt, September 21, 1993: US05247059 (164 worldwide citation)

A process for the continuous production of substantially purified lactide and lactide polymers from an ester of lactic acid including the steps of forming crude lactide in the presence of a catalyst means to form a condensation reaction by-product and polylactic acid and depolymerizing the polylacti ...


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Patrick R Gruber, Jeffrey J Kolstad, David R Witzke, Mark H Hartmann, Andrea L Brosch: Viscosity-modified lactide polymer composition and process for manufacture thereof. Cargill Incorporated, Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt P A, January 14, 1997: US05594095 (161 worldwide citation)

A composition comprising a polylactide polymer with improved extensional viscosity and methods of making the same are disclosed. The polylactide polymer composition is prepared by providing in the composition polylactide polymer molecules which have been modified, relative to linear non-substituted ...


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Lorin R DeBonte, William D Hitz: Canola oil having increased oleic acid and decreased linolenic acid content. Cargill Incorporated, Fish & Richardson P C P A, December 15, 1998: US05850026 (119 worldwide citation)

An endogenous oil extracted from Brassica seeds is disclosed that contains, after crushing and extraction, greater than 86% oleic acid and less than 2.5% .alpha.-linolenic acid. The oil also contains less than 7% linoleic acid. The Brassica seeds are produced by plants that contain seed-specific inh ...


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Louis M Haas, Joy L Williams, Boyd E Smith: Apparatus for dispensing material from a bag. Cargill Incorporated, Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery, July 9, 1985: US04527716 (84 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus are provided for dispensing material from a bulk bag wherein the bag is supported from below by a cradle having a central opening through which material from the bag may pass. An overhead support is employed to prevent the bag from collapsing downwardly as the bag empties. The ...



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