Patents Assigned to Basell Polyolefine GmbH
  • Publication number: 20210130506
    Abstract: A slurry polymerization process for the preparation of polyethylene in a reactor cascade of two or more polymerization reactors wherein monomers are polymerized in the polymerization reactors which include a reactor outlet arranged in each reactor bottom for feeding a reactor slurry to a subsequent polymerization reactor and for emptying the polymerization reactor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Rohrbach, Juergen Perzlmeier
  • Publication number: 20210102009
    Abstract: A process for preparing an olefin polymer, including the steps of forming a particulate olefin polymer in a gas-phase polymerization reactor in the presence of a C3-C5 alkane as polymerization diluent, separating discharged polyolefin particles from concomitantly discharged gas at a pressure from 1 to 2.2 MPa, degassing the polyolefin particles at a pressure from 0.1 to 0.4 MPa with a gas made from or containing a C3-C5 alkane; and transferring the separated gas and the gas from the degassing to a work-up unit operated at a pressure from 0.001 to 0.2 MPa below the pressure of the separation, wherein the gas for degassing is continuously received from the work-up unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Applicant: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Gabriele Mei, Giulia Mei, Giuseppe Penzo
  • Patent number: 10968291
    Abstract: A process for preparing an ethylene polymer including the step of homopolymerizing ethylene or copolymerizing ethylene with one or more comonomers in a gas-phase polymerization reactor including a riser unit wherein growing polymer particles flow upwards under fluidization, fast fluidization or transport conditions and a downcomer wherein growing polymer particles flow downward in a densified form, wherein the hold-up of polymer particles in the downcomer is from 55 wt. % to 80 wt. % of the total hold-up of polymer particles in the gas-phase polymerization reactor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Gerhardus Meier, Ulf Schueller, Gabriele Mei, Massimo Covezzi, Pietro Baita, Lorella Marturano
  • Patent number: 10968293
    Abstract: Process for preparing an olefin polymer including the step of polymerizing an olefin in the presence of a polymerization catalyst and hydrogen as molecular weight regulator in a gas-phase polymerization reactor to yield growing polymer particles, the reactor including three or more polymerization zones and at least two thereof are sub-zones of a polymerization unit wherein the growing polymer particles flow downward in a densified form and at least one polymerization zone has a ratio of hydrogen to the sum of olefins which is a factor of at least 1.5 lower than the ratio of hydrogen to the sum of olefins in the polymerization zone having the highest ratio of hydrogen to the sum of olefins and a factor of at least 1.5 higher than the ratio of hydrogen to the sum of olefins in the polymerization zone having the lowest ratio of hydrogen to the sum of olefins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Gerhardus Meier, Ulf Schueller
  • Patent number: 10920050
    Abstract: A polyethylene composition for producing blow-molded hollow articles, having the following features: 1) density from 0.948 to 0.952 g/cm3 determined according to ISO 1183-1 at 23° C.; 2) ratio MIF/MIP from 12 to 25; 3) MIF from 18 to 40 g/10 min.; 4) Mz equal to or greater than 1,200,000 g/mol; 5) ?0.02 from 35,000 to 55,000 Pa·s; 6) long-chain branching index, LCBI, equal to or greater than 0.55; and 7) ratio (?0.02/1000)/LCBI from 55 to 75.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Diana Doetsch, Bernd Lothar Marczinke, Gerhardus Meier, Ulf Schueller, Elke Damm, Claudio Fibla
  • Patent number: 10899041
    Abstract: A process for continuously preparing a polyolefin composition made from or containing a bimodal or multimodal polyolefin and one or more additives in an extruder device equipped with at least one hopper. The process includes the steps of supplying a bimodal or multimodal polyolefin in form of a polyolefin powder to the hopper; (a) measuring the flow rate of the polyolefin powder or (b) measuring the flow rate of the prepared polyolefin pellets; supplying one or more additives to the hopper; adjusting the flow rates of the additives supplied to the hopper in response to the measured flow rate of the polyolefin powder or adjusting the flow rate of the polyolefin powder in response to the measured flow rate of the polyolefin pellets; melting and homogenizing the polyolefin powder and additives within the extruder device; and pelletizing the molten polyolefin composition into the polyolefin pellets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Kruempel, Elke Damm, Reinhard Kuehl, Phil Pyman
  • Publication number: 20200369792
    Abstract: A process for the preparation of ethylene homopolymers or copolymers in a facility having a high-pressure tubular reactor and a preheater, wherein a reaction fluid introduced into the reactor at a reactor inlet is heated in the preheater and the average velocity of the reaction fluid in the preheater is lower than the average velocity of the reaction fluid in the tubular reactor and the ratio of the average velocity in the tubular reactor to the average velocity of the reaction fluid in the preheater is in the range from 1.5 to 5.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2018
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicant: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Christoph Wolf, Dieter Littmann, Michael Deuerling, Andre-Armand Finette, Danir Khayrullin, Juergen Mohrbutter
  • Publication number: 20200354552
    Abstract: A polyethylene composition for producing blow-molded hollow articles, having the following features: 1) density from 0.940 to 0.955 g/cm3, determined according to ISO 1183 at 23° C.; 2) ratio MIF/MIP from 12 to 40; 3) Mz from 500,000 to 3,500,000 g/mol; 4) ?0.02 from 80,000 to 300,000 Pa·s; 5) HMWcopo index from 1 to 15; and 6) Mz/Mw*LCBI lower than 6.4.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: BASELL POLYOLEFINE GMBH
    Inventors: DIANA DOETSCH, BERND LOTHAR MARCZINKE, GERHARDUS MEIER, ULF SCHUELLER, CLAUDIO FIBLA, RAINER SATTEL, PETER BISSON
  • Patent number: 10788262
    Abstract: A method for preparing a dried powder is provided. The facility includes a first drying chamber having a heating element and a second drying chamber. A mixture of powder and diluent is introduced into the first drying chamber. A pre-dried powder is transferred from the first drying chamber into the second drying chamber. A dried powder, including a recirculated amount of powder and a discharge amount of powder, is formed in the second drying chamber. The recirculated amount of the dried powder is transferred by a conveyor device from the second drying chamber into the first drying chamber. The discharge amount of the dried powder is discharged from the second drying chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Harald Prang, Michael Chatterjee, Reinhard Kuehl, Alexander Seifert
  • Publication number: 20200246996
    Abstract: A method for aligning a cutter plate in a pelletizer for polymer pellets using a remote alignment adjustment device having a mechanical distance measurement probe and a camera for taking photos or videos. The remote alignment adjustment device is attached to the drive shaft of the cutter plate and rotates with the shaft to correct the alignment in different positions of the die plate. Additionally, a process for preparing polyethylene pellets in a pelletizer using the method for aligning the cutter plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Arfie Wiradjaja, Guenter Sachs-Weingaertner
  • Publication number: 20200222872
    Abstract: Fluidized-bed reactor for the gas-phase polymerization of olefins including a gas distribution grid installed in a lower part of the fluidized-bed reactor and a gas recycle line, which is equipped with a compressor and a heat exchanger and which is connected at the upper end with the top of the fluidized-bed reactor, wherein the gas recycle line splits at the lower end in at least two horizontal branches which are connected tangentially with the fluidized-bed reactor below the gas distribution grid and a process for preparing an olefin polymer carried out in the fluidized-bed reactor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: BASELL POLYOLEFINE GMBH
    Inventors: EMANUELE AZZARELLO, GABRIELE MEI, GIULIA MEI, GIUSEPPE PENZO, ROSARIO PESARE
  • Patent number: 10702896
    Abstract: A method for cleaning a metal surface of a metal component of an industrial plant is disclosed comprising measuring the electrical resistance RA1 of a metal component over a cleaned area of the metal surface with a resistance meter, comparing the electrical resistance RA1 measured with a pre-determined electrical resistance value RDET, assessing whether RA1 is greater, smaller or equal to RDET, and repeating cleaning if the electrical resistance RA1 measured is greater than RDET, or terminating cleaning of the surface area of the metal component if RA1 is smaller than or identical to RDET.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventor: Antonio Ling
  • Publication number: 20200190267
    Abstract: A process for preparing a polyolefin composition including the steps of supplying a bimodal or multimodal polyolefin in form of a polyolefin powder having an mass-median-diameter D50 in the range from 300 ?m to 2500 ?m and one or more additives to a mixing device, mixing the polyolefin powder and the additives at a temperature from 10° C. to 120° C., transferring the mixture into a extruder device, melting and homogenizing the mixture within the extruder device to form a molten polyolefin composition, and pelletizing the molten polyolefin composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Decio Malucelli, Marco Consalvi, Gerhardus Meier, Ulf Schueller
  • Patent number: 10626202
    Abstract: Monomodal copolymers of ethylene and molding compositions comprising such copolymers, wherein the copolymers have a density determined according to DIN EN ISO 1183-1, variant A in the range from 0.938 to 0.944 g/cm3, a melt index MFR21 determined according to ISO 1133 at 190° C. under a load of 21.6 kg in the range from 12 to 17 g/10 min, a weight average molar mass Mw in the range from 140 000 g/mol to 330 000 g/mol, a polydispersity Mw/Mn in the range from 9 to 17, and a content of comonomer side chains per 1000 carbon atoms Cx equal to or above a value defined via equation (I) Cx=128.7?134.62×d?, wherein d? is the numerical value of the density of the copolymer in g/cm3, the use of the copolymers for producing injection-molded articles, as well as injection-molded articles comprising the copolymers, and process for the preparation of such monomodal copolymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Klaus Foettinger, Manfred Hecker, Lothar Berger, Rainer Karer, Dieter Lilge
  • Patent number: 10626195
    Abstract: A process for polymerizing ethylene to obtain an ethylene-based polymer in a plant, wherein the plant includes a reactor in fluid communication with a recycle connection, wherein the process includes a polymerization phase, a partial shutdown phase, and the steps of reducing the pressure in the reactor for entering into the partial shutdown phase from the polymerization phase; and increasing the pressure in the reactor for exiting from the partial shutdown phase and re-entering the polymerization phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Erich Neumann, Sven Wolfram, Christoph Wolf, Juergen Mohrbutter, Dieter Littmann
  • Patent number: 10619035
    Abstract: A polyethylene composition having the following features: 1) density from 0.945 to 0.958 g/cm3, determined according to ISO 1183 at 23° C.; 2) ratio MIF/MIP from 20 to 43; 3) MIF from 4.0 to less than 8.5 g/10 min.; 4) HMWcopo index from 3.5 to 20; and 5) long-chain branching index, LCBI, equal to or lower than 0.82. The polyethylene composition can be used to produce blown films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Iakovos Vittorias, Gerhardus Meier, Ulf Schüller, Andreas Maus, Jens Wiesecke, Harilaos Mavridis
  • Patent number: 10577490
    Abstract: A polyethylene composition having the following features: 1) density from about 0.945 to about 0.955 g/cm3, determined according to ISO 1183 at 23° C.; 2) ratio MIF/MIP from about 23 to about 40; 3) MIF from about 8.5 to about 18 g/10 min.; 4) HMWcopo index from about 3.5 to about 20; and 5) long-chain branching index, LCBI, equal to or greater than about 0.45. The polyethylene composition can be used to produce pipes and films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Iakovos Vittorias, Bernd Lothar Marczinke, Gerhardus Meier, Ulf Schüller, Andreas Maus, Harilaos Mavridis, Diana Dötsch
  • Patent number: 10570278
    Abstract: A polyethylene composition for producing blow-molded hollow articles, having the following features: 1) density from greater than 0.957 to 0.965 g/cm3, determined according to ISO 1183-1 at 23° C.; 2) ratio MIF/MIP from 12 to 25; 3) MIF from 18 to 40 g/10 min.; 4) Mw equal to or greater than 230,000 g/mol; 5) ?0.02 from 35,000 to 55,000 Pa·s; 6) long-chain branching index, LCBI, equal to or greater than 0.55; and 7) ratio (?0.02/1000)/LCBI from 55 to 75.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Diana Doetsch, Bernd Lothar Marczinke, Gerhardus Meier, Ulf Schueller, Elke Damm, Claudio Fibla
  • Patent number: 10570277
    Abstract: A polyethylene composition for producing blow-molded hollow articles, having the following features: 1) density from greater than 0.952 to 0.957 g/cm3, determined according to ISO 1183-1 at 23° C.; 2) ratio MIF/MIP from 12 to 25; 3) MIF from 18 to 40 g/10 min.; 4) ?0.02 from 30,000 to 55,000 Pa·s; 5) long-chain branching index, LCBI, equal to or greater than 0.55; 6) ratio (?0.02/1000)/LCBI from 55 to 75.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Diana Doetsch, Bernd Lothar Marczinke, Gerhardus Meier, Ulf Schueller, Elke Damm, Claudio Fibla
  • Patent number: 10562986
    Abstract: A process for polymerizing or copolymerizing ethylenically unsaturated monomers at pressures in the range of from 110 MPa to 500 MPa in a production line comprising a continuously operated polymerization reactor, wherein the process comprises monitoring the surrounding of the production line with respect to an occurrence of a leakage of monomers or of reaction mixture by an IR point detector arrangement of at least three groups of IR point detectors which are capable of detecting hydrocarbons and the groups of IR point detectors are operating according to a voting logic and starting automatically an emergency pressure release program when a group of IR point detectors of the IR point detector arrangement detects the presence of hydrocarbons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Andrei Gonioukh, Thomas Herrmann, Dieter Littmann, Andre-Armand Finette, Sven Wolfram