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1. (WO2009062141) LIGHTWEIGHT COMPOSITE ARTICLE WITH CONTROLLED BIODEGRADATION
Latest bibliographic data on file with the International Bureau   

Pub. No.:    WO/2009/062141    International Application No.:    PCT/US2008/082962
Publication Date: 14.05.2009 International Filing Date: 10.11.2008
IPC:
A01G 13/00 (2006.01), A01G 13/02 (2006.01)
Applicants: UNIVERSITY OF MAINE SYSTEM BOARD OF TRUSTEES [US/US]; 107 Maine Avenue, Bangor, ME 04401 (US) (For All Designated States Except US).
BILODEAU, Michael, A. [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
JABAR, Anthony [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
SPENDER, Jonathan, M. [US/US]; (US) (For US Only)
Inventors: BILODEAU, Michael, A.; (US).
JABAR, Anthony; (US).
SPENDER, Jonathan, M.; (US)
Agent: SUTTER, Gary, M.; MacMillan, Sobanski & Todd, Llc, One Maritime Plaza, 5th Floor, 720 Water Street, Toledo, OH 43604 (US)
Priority Data:
61/002,416 08.11.2007 US
Title (EN) LIGHTWEIGHT COMPOSITE ARTICLE WITH CONTROLLED BIODEGRADATION
(FR) ARTICLE COMPOSITE LÉGER AVEC BIODÉGRADATION CONTRÔLÉE
Abstract: front page image
(EN)A lightweight composite article with controlled biodegradation includes a fibrous substrate and one or more additives applied to the fibrous substrate to control the rate of biodegradation of the composite article. The composite article has a weight of less than about 57 grams per square meter, and a biodegradation within a range of from about 30 days to about 150 days. In some embodiments, the additives include one or more of water repellent, antimicrobial agent and biodegradable binder.
(FR)L'invention porte sur un article composite léger avec une biodégradation contrôlée, qui comprend un substrat fibreux et un ou plusieurs additifs appliqués au substrat fibreux pour contrôler la vitesse de biodégradation de l'article composite. L'article composite a un poids inférieur à environ 57 grammes par mètre carré et une biodégradation à l'intérieur d'une plage d'environ 30 jours à environ 150 jours. Dans certains modes de réalisation, les additifs comprennent un ou plusieurs agents parmi un hydrofuge, un agent antimicrobien et un liant biodégradable.
Designated States: AE, AG, AL, AM, AO, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BH, BR, BW, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CN, CO, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DK, DM, DO, DZ, EC, EE, EG, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, GT, HN, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IS, JP, KE, KG, KM, KN, KP, KR, KZ, LA, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LY, MA, MD, ME, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MY, MZ, NA, NG, NI, NO, NZ, OM, PG, PH, PL, PT, RO, RS, RU, SC, SD, SE, SG, SK, SL, SM, ST, SV, SY, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VC, VN, ZA, ZM, ZW.
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (BW, GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG).
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)