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Catia Bastioli, Vittorio Bellotti, Luciano del Giudice, Gianfranco del Tredici, Roberto Lombi, Angelos Rallis: Biodegradable articles based on starch and process for producing them. Novamont S p A, Elizabeth M Barnhard, November 16, 1993: US05262458 (78 worldwide citation)

Formed articles comprising destructurized starch, an ethylene-acrylic acid copolymer and a product of the interaction of starch and ethylene-acrylic acid copolymer wherein the starch not bound to the copolymer is in the form of particles having sizes below 1 micron. The water content of such article ...


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Catia Bastioli, Vittorio Bellotti, Gianfranco Del Tredici, Alessandro Montino, Roberto Ponti: Film-forming, starchy, polymeric composition and shaped articles, particularly films and sheets, which can be produced from the composition and have a good barrier effect, and a method of producing the articles. Novamont S p A, Bryan Cave, October 31, 1995: US05462980 (48 worldwide citation)

The film-forming polymeric compositions described include a synthetic, thermoplastic polymer and a starchy material, with a high amylopectin content; they enable the production of films, sheets and the like having good liquid- and gas-barrier effects and improved mechanical properties.


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Catia Bastioli, Roberto Lombi, Gianfranco Del Tredici, Italo Guanella: Method for the preparation of destructured-starch-based compositions and compositions produced thereby. Novamont S p A, Bryan Cave, October 31, 1995: US05462982 (45 worldwide citation)

In order to prepare a starch-based composition usable for the production of articles of biodegradable plastics material, a starch is mixed in a heated extruder with a high-boiling plasticizer and a destructuring agent for a time sufficient to cause the starch to be destructured, in dependence on the ...


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Catia Bastioli, Vittorio Bellotti, Gianfranco Del Tredici, Alessandro Montino, Roberto Ponti: Biodegradable foamed plastic materials. Novamont S p A, Bryan Cave, April 7, 1998: US05736586 (44 worldwide citation)

Biodegradable foamed plastic material having a bulk density comprised within the range of from 5 to 13 kg/m.sup.3, comprising:


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Catia Bastioli, Roberto Lombi, Gianfranco Del Tredici, Italo Guanella: Biodegradable compositions and films or moulded articles obtained therefrom. Novamont S p A, Bryan Cave, October 29, 1996: US05569692 (37 worldwide citation)

In order to prepare a starch-based composition usable for the production of articles of biodegradable plastics material, a starch is mixed in a heated extruder with a high-boiling plasticizer and a destructuring agent for a time sufficient to cause the starch to be destructured, in dependence on the ...


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Catia Bastioli, Vittorio Bellotti, Gianfranco Del Tredici, Roberto Ponti: Method of producing plasticized polyvinyl alcohol and its use for the preparation of starch-based, biodegradable thermoplastic compositions. Novamont S p A, Bryan Cave, October 31, 1995: US05462981 (34 worldwide citation)

The method of producing plasticized polyvinyl alcohol by mixing polyvinyl alcohol in the presence of an organic plasticizer and water in a quantity which is insufficient to dissolve the polyvinyl alcohol under normal conditions, includes the steps of:


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Catia Bastioli, Vittorio Bellotti, Gianfranco Del Tredici, Italo Guanella, Roberto Lombi: Complexed starch-containing compositions having high mechanical properties. Novamont S p A, Bryan Cave, February 19, 2002: US06348524 (30 worldwide citation)

Heterophasic compositions comprising starch and a thermoplastic polymer that is incompatible with the starch, in which the starch constitutes the discontinuous phase and the thermoplastic polymer the continuous matrix, having an impact strength greater than 30 KJ/m2 (measured on blown film of 30 mic ...


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Catia Bastioli, Vittorio Bellotti, Gianfranco Del Tredici, Angelos Rallis: Biodegradable foamed articles and process for the preparation thereof. Novamont S p A, Bryan Cave, December 31, 1996: US05589518 (25 worldwide citation)

Biodegradable foamed articles having density comprised from 5 to 300 kg/m.sup.3 obtained by agglomeration of foamed particles having composition comprising a thermoplastic starchy material or a thermoplastic natural polymer capable of absorbing water when converted into the thermoplastic state, a th ...


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Catia Bastioli, Vittorio Bellotti, Gianfranco Del Tredici: Polymer composition including destructured starch and an ethylene copolymer. Butterfly S r l, Mark E Waddell, Bryan Cave, April 25, 1995: US05409973 (23 worldwide citation)

Biodegradable compositions comprising destructured starch and an ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer are prepared by mixing the starch and the copolymer in an extruder heated to a temperature of between 80.degree. and 180.degree. C. and bringing the water content to below 6% and any ammonia content to ...


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Catia Bastioli, Gianfranco Del Tredici: Process for the continuous manufacture of thermomoldable thermoplastic composite materials. Montedison S p A, Morgan & Finnegan, September 8, 1992: US05145626 (22 worldwide citation)

Process for the continuous manufacture of thermomoldable thermoplastic composite materials comprising feeding simultaneously on a conveyor belt a granulated thermoplastic polymer together with a reinforcement selected from natural, artificial and synthetic fibers, and compacting and heating under pr ...



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