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Katsuyuki Tanabe, Masaharu Umebayashi, Atsushi Ugomori, Seiji Asaba: Filler for degradable plastics and process for producing the same. Nittetsu Mining, Jordan and Hamburg, November 23, 1993: US05264030 (53 worldwide citation)

In order to provide a filler for degradable plastics which can simplify the stages for producing a degradable plastic, give effective plastic-degradability, and stabilize the quality of the plastic article, the filler is used as a carrier substance and effective biodegradable and/or photodegradable ...


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Gerald J L Griffin: Degradable plastics. Epron, Laff Whitesel Conte & Saret, January 8, 1991: US04983651 (46 worldwide citation)

A degradable polymer composition is disclosed which comprises a blend of a normally stable chemically saturated polymer, such as polyethylene, a less stable chemically unsaturated polymer or copolymer, such as a styrene/butadiene block copolymer, or natural rubber, an antioxidant active over a limit ...


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Jay Lin Jane, Robert J Gelina, Zivko Nikolov, Roque L Evangelista: Degradable plastics from octenyl succinate starch. Iowa State University Research Foundation, Zarley McKee Thomte Voorhees & Sease, October 22, 1991: US05059642 (29 worldwide citation)

A plastic and method of producing the same is disclosed where octenyl succinate starch metal ion complexes is combined with a plastic having hydrophobic tendencies. Preferred conditions of mixing are 165.degree. C. to 185.degree. C. temperature, with mixing occurring at 40 rpm to 60 rpm for 30 to 50 ...


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Paul F Weaver, Pin Ching Maness: Photoconversion of gasified organic materials into biologically-degradable plastics. Midwest Research Institute, Ken Richardson, October 5, 1993: US05250427 (16 worldwide citation)

A process is described for converting organic materials (such as biomass wastes) into a bioplastic suitable for use as a biodegradable plastic. In a preferred embodiment the process involves thermally gasifying the organic material into primarily carbon monoxide and hydrogen, followed by photosynthe ...


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Gerald J L Griffin: Degradable plastics. Epron, Laff Whitesel Conte & Saret, May 18, 1993: US05212219 (16 worldwide citation)

A degradable polymer composition is disclosed which comprises a blend of a normally stable chemically saturated polymer, such as polyethylene, a less stable chemically unsaturated polymer or copolymer, such as a styrene/butadiene block copolymer, or natural rubber, an antioxidant active over a limit ...


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Swanholm Carl E, Caldwell Robert G: Photodegradable hydrocarbon polymers. Bio Degradable Plastics, June 10, 1975: US3888804 (15 worldwide citation)

Photodegradable hydrocarbon polymers that are susceptible to attack by common microorganisms after exposure to sunlight in a natural atmospheric environment. The polymers include polystyrene and polyethylene polymers and copolymers modified with one or more chemical additives to initiate and to enha ...


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Lynn J Taylor, John W Tobias: Degradable plastics containing dual-function additive system. Owens Illinois, Donald Keith Wedding, March 2, 1976: US03941759 (13 worldwide citation)

There is disclosed a photoresistive plastic composition degradable by ultraviolet radiation, the composition comprising an organic polymeric material having dispersed therein a degradation controlling amount of an additive system consisting essentially of at least one organic photosensitizer and at ...


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Xiuzhi S Sun, Paul Seib, Hua Wang: High strength plastic from reactive blending of starch and polylactic acids. Kansas State University Research Foundation, Hovey Williams Timmons & Collins, April 3, 2001: US06211325 (10 worldwide citation)

Biodegradable polymers for use in forming high strength, degradable plastics and methods of forming the polymers are provided. Broadly, the methods comprise forming and heating a blended mixture of polylactic acid, a starch, and a linkage group for joining or copolymerizing the polylactic acid and s ...


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Carl E Swanholm, Robert G Caldwell: Photodegradable polyolefins containing an aromatic ketone, ferric stearate, and a pigment. Bio Degradable Plastics, July 26, 1977: US04038227 (7 worldwide citation)

Photodegradable hydrocarbon polymers that are susceptible to attack by common microorganisms after exposure to sunlight in a natural atmospheric environment. The polymers include polystyrene and polyethylene polymers and copolymers modified with one or more chemical additives to initiate and to enha ...


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Paul Shufflebotham, Todd Krajewski: Retainers for attaching photovoltaic modules to mounting structures. Miasole, Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson, February 25, 2014: US08656658 (6 worldwide citation)

Provided are photovoltaic module assemblies configured for improved installation. The assemblies include frameless photovoltaic modules and retainers for supporting the modules on mounting structures. The retainers support the modules at least during cure of adhesive materials provided between the m ...



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