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Biodegradable Composition and Products

Abstract: 

A biodegradable composition comprising a polymer matrix having distributed substantially uniformly therethrough hollow sphere-like inclusions or microcapsules, said polymer matrix consisting essentially of a water-soluble polymer/polymer-compatible salt complex with said salt present in an amount sufficient to render said polymer insoluble in water and products made by shaping such composition.

Patent Number: 
5,254,598
Date Of Issue: 
10/19/1993
Inventors: 

Herman W. Schlameus;Mary C. Marshall;Stephen T. Wellingthoff;Donald J. Mangold;James R. Scott