Method of forming a sand base article using a decomposable binder and the article formed thereby

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 5569514
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08177556

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Sand-based biodegradable articles, such as planar frangible targets and formed three-dimensional tableware and food containers, are disclosed. The articles are made formed of a mixture of sand and a decomposable binder, the binder preferably comprising by weight 30-40% starch, 20-30% salt, 1-3% oil and water. The articles are preferably coated with a decomposable waterproof sealant.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
E. KHASHOGGI INDUSTRIESSANTA BARBARA, CA16
NATIONAL CEMENT AND CERAMICS LABORATORIESWILMETTE, IL0

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Ayres, John Lapeer, MI 8 179

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