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Cereplast receives patent protection for biodegradable polymers

11:36 AM MDT | March 12, 2013 | Lindsay Frost

Cereplast says that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted the company patent protection for its biodegradable nanopolymer compositions and other biodegradable articles, the first patent issued of its kind for biodegradable polymers, the company says. The patent specifically covers biodegradable compositions including polylactic acid and other components, and incorporates nanofillers that improve the physical and thermal properties of polymer functions, the company says. "Protecting the intellectual property of the company is a...

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