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- Fanta, G.F.; Felker, F.C.
- United States Department of Agriculture patents 2004 no.US 6,709,763 B2
- starch; corn starch; aqueous solutions; hydrophilic polymers; coatings; plastics; hydrophobicity; patents; USDA; United States
- ... Articles produced from hydrophobic polymers (e.g., polyethylene) are surface-coated with thin films of starch in order to render the surfaces hydrophilic. The thin coatings form on the surfaces of plastic objects when the objects are placed in contact with hot, aqueous solutions of starch. These starch coatings are extremely adherent to the hydrophobic plastic surfaces under both wet and dry condi ...