Patents Assigned to Agfa-Gevaert
  • Publication number: 20230356440
    Abstract: A method of preparing a reinforced separator comprising the steps of:—providing a porous support (6) on a pre-wetted casting drum (23);—applying a dope solution (3) including a polymer resin and hydrophilic inorganic particles on a side of the porous support other than the side of the porous support in contact with the pre-wetted casting drum;—performing phase inversion (9, 1) of the applied polymer solution thereby obtaining a reinforced separator; and—removing the reinforced separator (7) from the casting drum; wherein the casting drum is pre-wetted with a non-solvent for the polymer resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2021
    Publication date: November 9, 2023
    Applicant: AGFA-Gevaert NV
    Inventors: Willem Mues, Hanne Verwaest, Cristina Tudisco
  • Publication number: 20230332310
    Abstract: A separator for alkaline electrolysis comprising a support (10) and a porous layer (20) provided on the support, characterized in that the support is capable of being substantially removed from the separator. The support is preferably removed by the electrolyte of an alkaline electrolyser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2021
    Publication date: October 19, 2023
    Applicant: AGFA-Gevaert NV
    Inventors: Willem Mues, Cristina Tudisco, Hanne Verwaest
  • Publication number: 20230243054
    Abstract: A separator for alkaline electrolysis comprising a porous support (10) and a first (20b) and second (30b) porous layer provided on respectively one side and the other side of the porous support, characterized in that the porous support has a thickness (d1) of 150 ?m or less and the total thickness (d2) of the separator is less than 250 ?m. Also a method is disclosed wherewith such a separator may be prepared.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2021
    Publication date: August 3, 2023
    Applicant: AGFA-Gevaert NV
    Inventors: Willem Mues, Hanne Verwaest, Cristina Tudisco
  • Publication number: 20230174808
    Abstract: A radiation curable inkjet ink comprising a polymerizable compound, a photoinitiator characterized in that the inkjet ink further comprises a di- or multifunctional alkoxysilane and a monofunctional alkoxysilane functionalized with a group selected from the group consisting of an epoxide and an oxetane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2021
    Publication date: June 8, 2023
    Applicant: AGFA-GEVAERT NV
    Inventors: Marion Sauvageot, Ann Willems, Johan Loccufier
  • Publication number: 20230174805
    Abstract: A radiation curable composition comprising at least one polymerizable compound and an adhesion promoter, characterized in that the adhesion promoter includes: —a polymerizable group selected from the group consisting of an acrylate, a methacrylate, an acrylamide, a methacrylamide, a styrene, a maleimide, a vinyl ether and a vinyl ester; and—an adhesion promoting group containing at least one nitrogen containing five or six membered heteroaromatic ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2021
    Publication date: June 8, 2023
    Applicant: AGFA-Gevaert NV
    Inventors: Marion Sauvageot, Johan Loccufier
  • Patent number: 11667564
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an etched glass article including the steps of jetting an image with a UV curable inkjet ink on a surface of the glass article; curing the image; etching the surface not covered by the UV cured image to obtain an etched image; and solubilising the UV cured image in an aqueous alkaline solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: AGFA-Gevaert NV
    Inventors: Rita Torfs, Frank Louwet, Johan Loccufier, Mark Lens
  • Publication number: 20230159779
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a Printed Circuit Board (PCB) including an inkjet printing step wherein a radiation curable inkjet ink comprising at least one polymerizable compound and at least one photoinitiator is jetted and cured on a substrate, characterized in that the at least one photoinitiator has a chemical structure according to Formula I, wherein X represents a halogen; R1 is selected from the group consisting of a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group, a substituted and unsubstituted alkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted alkynyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted aralkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group and a substituted or unsubstituted aryl or heteroaryl group; R2 and R3 are independently from each other selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen, a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstitited alkoxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted aryloxy group and a halogen; R1 together with R2 and R2 together with R3 may represent the neces
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2021
    Publication date: May 25, 2023
    Applicant: AGFA-GEVAERT NV
    Inventors: Carlo Uyttendaele, Marion Sauvageot, Lucie Masquelet, Johan Loccufier
  • Publication number: 20220411654
    Abstract: The radiation curable inkjet ink comprises a polymerizable compound and at least one thioether functionalized adhesion promoter, at least one alkoxysilane adhesion promoter and at least one acid funtionalized adhesion promoter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2020
    Publication date: December 29, 2022
    Applicant: AGFA-GEVAERT NV
    Inventors: Marion Sauvageot, Johan Loccufier
  • Publication number: 20220363846
    Abstract: A flame retardant film comprising a polyester containing film comprising on a side thereof, a flame retardant layer. The flame retardant layer comprises a colloidal metal oxide in an amount of 6 g/m2 of more, an inorganic binder in an amount of 2 g/m2 or more, a first flame retardant being a phosphorous containing compound in an amount of 10 g/m2 or more and a second flame retardant being a mineral compound selected from the group of aluminum hydroxide, aluminum trihydrate, magnesium hydroxide, magnesium calcium carbonate, hydrated magnesium carbonate, aluminum oxide hydroxide, boron compounds, antimony trioxide and combinations thereof, the amount of the second flame retardant is 6 g/m2 or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Applicant: AGFA-GEVAERT NV
    Inventors: Geert Vercruysse, Hubertus Van Aert, Dirk Quintens, Sarah Richardson, Stefaan Smet
  • Patent number: 11499240
    Abstract: A reinforced separator for alkaline hydrolysis includes a porous support, a first porous polymer layer contiguous with one side of the support and a second porous polymer layer contiguous with the other side of the support, characterized in that the maximum pore diameter at the outer surface of the first porous polymer layer PDmax(1) and of the second porous polymer layer PDmax(2) are different from each other and wherein a ratio between PDmax(2) and PDmax(1) is between 1.25 and 10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: AGFA-GEVAERT NV
    Inventor: Willem Mues
  • Patent number: 11492509
    Abstract: A radiation curable solder mask inkjet ink contains a photo-initiator, a polymerizable compound and a flame retardant wherewith a high quality solder mask withstanding the high thermal stress during the soldering process while maintaining excellent physical properties and flame retardancy may be produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignees: AGFA-Gevaert NV, Electra Polymer Ltd.
    Inventors: Rita Torfs, Johan Loccufier, Clive Landells, Christopher Wall
  • Patent number: 11466166
    Abstract: A radiation curable inkjet ink including an adhesion promoter including (1) at least one a free radical polymerizable group selected from the group consisting of an acrylate, a methacrylate, an acryl amide and a methacryl amide; (2) at least one aliphatic tertiary amine; and (3) at least one carboxylic acid or salt thereof with the proviso that the carboxylic acid is linked to an aliphatic tertiary amine via a divalent linking group selected from the group consisting of an optionally substituted methylene group and an optionally substituted ethylene group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: AGFA-Gevaert NV
    Inventors: Johan Loccufier, Rita Torfs
  • Patent number: 11453793
    Abstract: The invention provides an inkjet method for producing a solder mask in the manufacture of a Printed Circuit Board. By using a solder mask inkjet ink containing at least one photoinitiator, at least one free radical polymerizable compound and at least one mercapto functionalized carboxylic acid as adhesion promoter, a high quality solder mask withstanding the high thermal stress during the soldering process while maintaining excellent physical properties, may be produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignees: AGFA-Gevaert NV, Electra Polymer Ltd.
    Inventors: Rita Torfs, Marion Sauvageot, Johan Loccufier
  • Publication number: 20220289991
    Abstract: A radiation curable composition comprising: a) at least one monofunctional (meth)acrylate containing a carboxylic acid group, a phosphoric acid group or a phosphonic acid group; b) an acrylamide; c) at least one polyfunctional (meth)acrylate; characterized in that the radiation curable composition further comprises at least 0.1 wt % of a liquid penetrating controlling monomer selected from the group consisting of a C6-C20 alkyl (meth)acrylate, a fluorinated (meth)acrylate and a silicone (meth)acrylate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Applicant: AGFA-GEVAERT NV
    Inventors: Romane Andre, Fernando Cortes Salazar, Mark Lens, Hubertus Van Aert, Johan Loccufier
  • Patent number: 11441046
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an electronic device includes preparing a solder mask with a radiation curable solder mask inkjet ink containing at least one cationic polymerizable compound and a photoinitiating system, wherein the photoinitiating system includes a specified sulphonium compound and a thioxanthone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignees: AGFA-GEVAERT NV, Electra Polymer Ltd.
    Inventors: Christopher Wall, Clive Landells
  • Publication number: 20220281254
    Abstract: A laser markable label or tag including a polyester film comprising a polyester resin, an optothermal converting agent, a laser markable polymer and titaniumdioxide, characterized in that the amount of titaniumoxide is at least 3 wt % relative to the total weight of the film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2020
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Applicant: AGFA-GEVAERT NV
    Inventors: Dirk Kokkelenberg, Peter Bries, Dirk Quintens
  • Publication number: 20220267908
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing metallic articles (6) including the steps of: —applying a radiation curable composition comprising a monomer including at least two polymerisable groups on a surface of a substrate thereby forming an image (2); —curing the image; —plating (4) or etching (3) a surface of the substrate not covered by the cured image by means of an alkaline solution; —removing (5) the cured image by means of an acidic solution; characterized in that a linking group between the polymerisable groups comprises at least one acid degradable or hydrolysable group selected from the group consisting of an acetal, a ketal, an orthoester, an orthocarbonate, a tertiary ester, a tertiary carbonate and a tertiary urethane and wherein the composition further comprises less than 10 wt % of other monomers including at least two polymerisable groups relative to the total weight of the polymerisable composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2020
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Applicant: AGFA-GEVAERT NV
    Inventor: Johan Loccufier
  • Publication number: 20220259751
    Abstract: A separator for alkaline water electrolysis (1) comprising a porous hydrophilic polymer layer (20), the porous hydrophilic polymer layer comprising a polymer resin and hydrophilic inorganic particles, characterized in that the inorganic particles are barium-sulfate particles having a particle size D50 of 0.7 pm or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Applicant: AGFA-GEVAERT NV
    Inventor: Willem MUES
  • Publication number: 20220258515
    Abstract: A method of preparing a conductive silver pattern on a substrate comprising the step of: —applying a silver ink on the substrate to form a silver pattern, and —sintering the applied silver pattern, characterized in that the silver ink comprises a compound which decomposes exothermally during sintering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Applicant: AGFA-GEVAERT NV
    Inventors: Fernando Cortes Salazar, Karl Van Den Bossche
  • Patent number: 11407913
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a Printed Circuit Board (PCB) wherein an inkjet printing step is used, characterized in that in the inkjet printing step a radiation curable inkjet ink comprising an adhesion promoter having a chemical structure according to Formula I is jetted and cured on a substrate, wherein X is selected from the group consisting of O and NR3, L1 and L2 independently represent a divalent linking group comprising from 2 to 20 carbon atoms, R1 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group and a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group, R2 is selected from the group consisting of a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted alkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted alkynyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted alkaryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted aralkyl group and a substituted or unsubstituted (hetero)aryl group, R3 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group,
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: AGFA-GEVAERT NV
    Inventors: Johan Loccufier, Rita Torfs