Patent Number: 6,251,318

Title: Process and apparatus for manufacturing biodegradable products

Abstract: A method for manufacturing biodegradable products with a blown foamy structure, wherein a mass comprising at least natural polymers such as starch is passed under pressure into or through a mould and the mass is heated in the mould in a manner such as to give rise to at least cross-linking of natural polymers, while the mass prior to the introduction into the mould has a temperature which is below the gelatinization temperature and in the mould is brought at least to the baking temperature.

Inventors: Arentsen; Johan Hendrik (Lochem, NL), Huisman; Jan Wietze (Bellingwolde, NL)

Assignee: Vertis B.V.

International Classification: B29C 44/02 (20060101); B29C 44/04 (20060101); B29C 044/06 (); B29C 044/24 (); B29C 044/34 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018