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Cereplast secures patent for biodegradable nanopolymer compositions [Registered]

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently granted the start-up Cereplast patent protection for its technology for producing biodegradable nanopolymer compositions and biodegradable articles. USPTO-issued patent 8,389,614 is a significant patent for the company and for the field of biodegradable polymers, as it is the first of its kind. This patent expands Cereplast’s growing intellectual property portfolio and protects the composition formulation invented by the Cereplast R&D team. This patent describes biodegradable compositions including polylactic acid (PLA) and other components, and incorporates nanofillers that improve the physical and thermal properties of the material. Biodegradable materials are known for…

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