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Carmine P Iovine, Dilip K Ray Chaudhuri: Process for the preparation of graft copolymers of a water soluble monomer and polysaccharide employing a two-phase reaction system. National Starch and Chemical Corporation, Edwin Szala, Ellen T Dec, December 26, 1978: US04131576 (163 worldwide citation)

Graft copolymers of a water soluble monomer and polysaccharide are prepared employing a two-phase reaction system under controlled conditions. The resultant graft copolymers are formed at high grafting efficiency and high conversion and obtained as precipitated solid beads.


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Norman L Lacourse, Paul A Altieri: Biodegradable packaging material and the method of preparation thereof. National Starch and Chemical Corporation, Eugene Zagarella Jr, Edwin M Szala, September 5, 1989: US04863655 (149 worldwide citation)

A biodegradable packaging material comprising an expanded high amylose starch product having at least 45% by weight amylose content, said expanded product having a low density, closed cell structure with good resilience and compressibility.


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Daniel B Solarek, Patrick G Jobe, Martin M Tessler: Polysaccharide derivatives containing aldehyde groups, their preparation from the corresponding acetals and use as paper additives. National Starch and Chemical Corporation, Margaret B Kelley, Edwin M Szala, June 23, 1987: US04675394 (119 worldwide citation)

Polysaccharide aldehydes having the general structure ##STR1## such as starch, cellulose and gum aldehydes, are useful for imparting wet, dry, or temporary wet strength to paper. They are prepared by a non-oxidative method which involves reacting the polysaccharide base, in the presence of alkali, w ...


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Micchelli Albert L, Legato Gerard J, Ganslaw Stuart H, Schuler Lawrence D: Hair fixing compositions containing N-alkyl acrylamide or methacrylamide interpolymer. National Starch and Chemical Corporation, December 16, 1975: US3927199 (110 worldwide citation)

Hair fixing compositions such as aerosol hair sprays and hair setting lotions containing as the film forming resinous binder therein an interpolymer derived from (1) N-alkyl acrylamides or methacrylamides, (2) acidic film forming comonomers, and (3) at least one polymerizable comonomer.


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Julianne M Lenchin, Paolo C Trubiano, Stella Hoffman: Converted starches for use as a fat- or oil-replacement in foodstuffs. National Starch and Chemical Corporation, Edwin M Szala, Margaret B Kelley, April 9, 1985: US04510166 (87 worldwide citation)

Converted starches, which with water form gels having a neutral taste and perferably a creamy, smooth consistency, are suitable as fat-and/or oil-replacements in various foodstuffs, especially high fat-and/or oil-containing foodstuffs such as ice cream and mayonnaise.


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Stuart H Ganslaw, Howard G Katz: Surface treatment process for improving dispersibility of an absorbent composition, and product thereof. National Starch and Chemical Corporation, James & Franklin, August 23, 1977: US04043952 (85 worldwide citation)

The aqueous dispersibility of a water-absorbent composition of matter is improved by a surface treatment which ionically complexes the surface thereof to a moderate degree. A dispersion is formed comprising a water-absorbent composition of matter based on an anionic poly-electrolyte, at least one po ...


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Henry R Hernandez, Donald S Greif, Albert N Barna, Douglas S Thornton: Process for the production of paper containing starch fibers and the paper produced thereby. National Starch and Chemical Corporation, James & Franklin, January 6, 1981: US04243480 (79 worldwide citation)

A process for the production of paper and paperboard is disclosed wherein water-insensitive starch fibers, produced by extrusion of a starch dispersion into a coagulating solution, are employed to replace all or part of the cellulosic or other pulp conventionally employed. There is also disclosed a ...


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John J Tsai, Patrick G Jobe, Robert L Billmers: Polysaccharide graft polymers containing acetal groups and their conversion to aldehyde groups. National Starch and Chemical Corporation, Margaret B Kelley, Edwin M Szala, September 12, 1989: US04866151 (76 worldwide citation)

Polysaccharide graft polymers which comprise an acetal-containing or aldehyde-containing homopolymer or copolymer grafted to a polysaccharide base have been prepared. The monomer repeating units in the homopolymer are derived from one or more ethylenically or allylically unsaturated monomers contain ...


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Emil D Mazzarella, Leonard J Wood Jr, Walter Maliczyszyn: Method of sizing paper. National Starch and Chemical Corporation, James & Franklin, August 9, 1977: US04040900 (72 worldwide citation)

A size mixture comprising a substituted cyclic dicarboxylic acid anhydride and polyoxyalkylene alkyl or alkyl-aryl ether or the corresponding mono- or di-ester is used to size paper products. In accordance with a preferred embodiment the liquid size mixture is added directly to the paper stock syste ...


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Daniel B Solarek, Patrick G Jobe, Martin M Tessler, Robert L Billmers, Diane J Lamb, John J Tsai: Acetals useful for the preparation of polysaccharide derivatives. National Starch and Chemical Corporation, Margaret B Kelley, Edwin M Szala, February 14, 1989: US04804769 (68 worldwide citation)

Polysaccharide aldehydes having the formula Sacch-O-CH.sub.2 -CH.dbd.CH-CHO, Sacch-O-CH.sub.2 -C.tbd.C-CHO, ##STR1## such as starch, cellulose, and gum aldehydes, are useful for imparting wet, dry, or temporary wet strength to paper. They are prepared by a non-oxidative method which involves reactin ...



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