Patents Assigned to Basell Polyolefine GmbH
  • Patent number: 10087318
    Abstract: Ethylene polymer composition comprising, all percent amounts being by weight: A) 30-60% of an ethylene polymer containing 10% or less, referred to the weight of A), of a fraction XSA soluble in xylene at 25° C.; B) 40-70% of a copolymer of ethylene with at least one olefin of formula HC2?CHR, where R is a alkyl radical, linear or branched, having from 2 to 8 carbon atoms, containing 65-90% of ethylene and 55-15% of a fraction XSB soluble in xylene at 25° C., both the ethylene of the copolymer and XSB amounts being referred to the weight of B), the intrinsic viscosity [?] of the XSB fraction ranging from 0.8 to 3.2 dl/g; wherein the amounts of A) and B) are referred to the total weight of A)+B).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Claudio Cavalieri, Michele Grazzi, Roberto Pantaleoni
  • Publication number: 20180237621
    Abstract: A polyethylene composition having the following features: 1) density from about 0.945 to about 0.951 g/cm3, determined according to ISO 1183 at 23° C.; 2) ratio MIF/MIP from about 25 to about 43; 3) MIF from about 3.5 to less than about 8.5 g/10 min.; 4) HMWcopo index from about 1 to about 40; and 5) long-chain branching index, LCBI, equal to or greater than about 0.83. The polyethylene composition can be used to produce pipes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Applicant: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Iakovos Vittorias, Bernd Lothar Marczinke, Gerhardus Meier, Ulf Schüller, Andreas Maus, Diana Dötsch, Jens Wiesecke, Harrilaos Mavridis
  • Patent number: 10047176
    Abstract: A slurry polymerization process for the preparation of polyethylene in a reactor cascade of two or more polymerization reactors including the steps of feeding to a polymerization reactor amounts of ethylene, of a Ziegler catalyst, of fresh aluminum alkyl and of a diluent; feeding the slurry product withdrawn from the polymerization reactor to a second polymerization reactor; and feeding additional amounts of ethylene and of diluent wherein the ethylene is first passed through an ethylene purification unit, which reduces at least the concentration of carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, oxygen, acetylene and water contained in the ethylene, before it is fed to the two or more polymerization reactors of the reactor cascade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Gerhardus Meier, Elke Damm, Reinhard Kuehl, Rodrigo Carvajal, Phil Pyman
  • Publication number: 20180207692
    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: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Applicant: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventor: Antonio Ling
  • Publication number: 20180202971
    Abstract: Methods of detecting carburization, nitriding or chromium depletion in a non- or weakly ferromagnetic test object using a permanent magnet having a magnet pull force equal to or greater than about 75N and measuring either the adhesive force to detach the magnet from the test object or the attractive force in which the magnet is being pulled towards the surface of the test object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Applicant: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventor: Antonio Ling
  • Publication number: 20180179367
    Abstract: A polyethylene composition having the following features: 1) density from about 0.945 to about 0.958 g/cm3, determined according to ISO 1183 at 23° C.; 2) ratio MIF/MIP from about 20 to about 43; 3) MIF from about 4.0 to less than about 8.5 g/10 min.; 4) HMWcopo index from about 3.5 to about 20; and 5) long-chain branching index, LCBI, equal to or lower than about 0.82. The polyethylene composition can be used to produce blown films.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Iakovos Vittorias, Gerhardus Meier, Ulf Schüller, Andreas Maus, Jens Wiesecke, Harrilaos Mavridis
  • Publication number: 20180178180
    Abstract: A process for starting a multizone circulating reactor containing no polyolefin particles, comprising the steps of conveying gas through the reactor and the gas recycle line, feeding a particulate material comprising a polymerization catalyst and optionally polyolefin into the reactor, controlling the gas flow in a vertical reactor zone equipped with a throttling valve at the bottom so that the upwards gas velocity in the bottom part of this reaction zone is lower than the terminal free-fall velocity of the particulate material fed into the reactor, and, after the weight of the particulate polyolefin in this reactor zone is higher than the drag force of the upward moving gas, controlling the circulation rate of the polymer particles within the multizone circulating reactor by adjusting the opening of the throttling valve and adjusting the flow rate of a dosing gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Gabriele Mei, Massimo Covezzi, Gerhardus Meier, Antonio Mazzucco, Pietro Baita, Ulf Schueller, Lorella Marturano, Enrico Balestra
  • Patent number: 10005862
    Abstract: Process for copolymerizing ethylene and esters of vinyl alcohol in the presence of free-radical polymerization initiators at pressures in the range of from 110 MPa to 500 MPa and temperatures in the range of from 100° C. to 350° C. in a continuously operated polymerization apparatus comprising a polymerization reactor and one or more compressors, which compress the monomer mixture fed to the polymerization reactor to the polymerization pressure, wherein the monomer mixture is compressed by a sequence of compression stages in which the compressed gas mixture is cooled after each compression stage and the fraction of the monomer mixture, which is liquid after this cooling, is separated off and returned to the polymerization apparatus in liquid form, and wherein at least a part of the liquid fractions obtained after compressing the monomer mixture in the respective compression stage to a pressure of from 0.2 MPa to 10 MPa is purified before being returned to the polymerization process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Andre-Armand Finette, Christoph Wolf, Danir Khayrullin, Giulia Mei, Juergen Mohrbutter, Dieter Littmann
  • Publication number: 20180171044
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a plant for performing polymerization, such as the polymerization of ethylene, having a recycle connection with two or more cooling channels arranged in parallel, a process for polymerization and downstream processes, and a plant for polymerization, comprising the following plant components in fluid communication: a) A reactor with an inlet side and an outlet side; b) A recycle connection positioned in fluid communication between the outlet side of the reactor and the inlet side of the reactor; wherein the recycle connection comprises two or more cooling channels arranged in parallel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Christoph Wolf, Andre-Armand Finette, Andrei Gonioukh, Dieter Littmann, Thomas Herrmann, Georg Groos
  • Patent number: 9969898
    Abstract: Polyethylene composition with improved balance of impact resistance at low temperatures and Environmental Stress Cracking Resistance (ESCR), particularly suited for producing protective coatings on metal pipes, said composition having the following features: 1) density from 0.938 to 0.948 g/cm3; 2) ratio MIF/MIP from 15 to 25; 3) MIF from 30 to 45 g/10 min.; 4) Mz equal to or greater than 1000000 g/mol; 5) LCBI equal to or greater than 0.55.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Gerhardus Meier, Ulf Schuller, Diana Dotsch, Bernd Lothar Marczinke, Heinz Vogt
  • Patent number: 9931608
    Abstract: A process for separating polymeric and gaseous components of a polymer-monomer mixture at a pressure of from 0.12 MPa to 0.6 MPa and a temperature of from 120° C. to 300° C. in a separation vessel is provided. The separation vessel has a vertically arranged cylindrical shape with a ratio of length to diameter L/D of from 0.6 to 10 and an inlet pipe capable of introducing the polymer-monomer mixture into the separation vessel which the inlet pipe extends vertically from the top of the separation vessel into the separation vessel. Further a process for preparing ethylene homopolymers or copolymers from ethylenically unsaturated monomers in the presence of free-radical polymerization initiators at temperatures from 100° C. to 350° C. and pressures in the range of from 110 MPa to 500 MPa comprising such a process for separating a polymer-monomer mixture is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Dieter Littmann, Georg Groos, Andre-Armand Finette, Michael Deuerling, Sven Wolfram, Juergen Mohrbutter, Danir Khayrullin, Claudio Fibla, Christoph Wolf
  • Patent number: 9932465
    Abstract: A process for preparing a polyolefin, including polymerizing olefins in the presence of an antistatic agent made from or containing an alkylene oxide derived polymer made from or containing in average from about 10 to about 200 repeating units —(CH2—CHR—O)— with R being hydrogen or an alkyl group having from 1 to 6 carbon atoms, wherein the alkylene oxide derived polymer is a random copolymer of ethylene oxide and other alkylene oxides and a ratio of n:m is in the range of from 6:1 to 1:1, wherein (n) is the average number of repeating units —(CH2—CH2—O)— derived from ethylene oxide and (m) is the average number of repeating units —(CH2—CHR?—O)— derived from the other alkylene oxides with R? being an alkyl group having from 1 to 6 carbon atoms, and the end groups of the alkylene oxide derived polymer are —OH groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Gerd Mannebach, Bernd Lothar Marczinke, Gerhardus Meier, Ulf Schueller, Shahram Mihan, Andreas Maus, Pietro Baita, Maria Di Diego, Lorella Marturano
  • Publication number: 20180079842
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a continuous process for the preparation of ethylene homopolymers or ethylene copolymers comprising polymerizing ethylene or copolymerizing ethylene and one or more other olefins in the presence of a chromium catalyst in a gas-phase polymerization reactor which is equipped with a cycle gas line for withdrawing reactor gas from the reactor, leading the reactor gas through a heat-exchanger for cooling and feeding the reactor gas back to the reactor, wherein the polymerization is carried out at a temperature from 30° C. to 130° C. and a pressure of from 0.1 to 10 MPa and an aliphatic carboxylic acid ester having from 8 to 24 carbon atoms is added.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Applicant: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Volker Fraaije, Michael Lynch, Shahram Mihan, Gerhardus Meier, Ulf Schueller
  • Publication number: 20180072876
    Abstract: A process for preparing a polyolefin, including polymerizing olefins in the presence of an antistatic agent made from or containing an alkylene oxide derived polymer made from or containing in average from about 10 to about 200 repeating units —(CH2—CHR—O)— with R being hydrogen or an alkyl group having from 1 to 6 carbon atoms, wherein the alkylene oxide derived polymer is a random copolymer of ethylene oxide and other alkylene oxides and a ratio of n:m is in the range of from 6:1 to 1:1, wherein (n) is the average number of repeating units —(CH2—CH2—O)— derived from ethylene oxide and (m) is the average number of repeating units —(CH2—CHR?—O)— derived from the other alkylene oxides with R? being an alkyl group having from 1 to 6 carbon atoms, and the end groups of the alkylene oxide derived polymer are —OH groups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Applicant: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Gerd Mannebach, Bernd Lothar Marczinke, Gerhardus Meier, Ulf Schueller, Shahram Mihan, Andreas Maus, Pietro Baita, Maria Di Diego, Lorella Marturano
  • Patent number: 9908950
    Abstract: A process for polymerizing or copolymerizing ethylenically unsaturated monomers in the presence of free-radical polymerization initiators, wherein the polymerization is carried out at temperatures from 100° C. to 350° C. and pressures in the range of from 110 MPa to 500 MPa in a continuously operated polymerization reactor which is controlled by a pressure control valve at the outlet of the polymerization reactor, the process comprising continuously monitoring the pressure within the polymerization reactor, feeding a pressure signal to a controller for controlling the control valve and having the controller altering the opening of the pressure control valve to control the pressure within the polymerization reactor, wherein the controller starts an emergency shutdown program when the pressure control valve closes more than a preset threshold value and the pressure within the polymerization reactor decreases below a preset pressure threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Sven Wolfram, Andre-Armand Finette, Udo Backes, Andrei Gonioukh, Hicran Cabuk
  • Patent number: 9908954
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a process for polymerizing or copolymerizing ethylenically unsaturated monomers in the presence of free-radical polymerization initiators, wherein the polymerization is carried out in a continuously operated tubular reactor at temperatures from 100° C. to 350° C. and pressures from 180 MPa to 340 MPa, with a specific reactor surface area Asp of 2 m2/(t/h) to 5.5 m2/(t/h), and the tubular reactor has a specific ratio RDsp of 0.0050 MPa?1 to 0.0069 MPa?1 and an inner surface which has a surface roughness Ra of 2 ?m or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Dieter Littmann, Jürgen Peter Mohrbutter, Giulia Mei, Andre-Armand Finette, Sven Georg Wolfram, Michael Deuerling, Danir Khayrullin, Georg Groos, Christoph Wolf
  • Patent number: 9896520
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to a slurry polymerization process for the preparation of polyethylene in the presence of a Ziegler catalyst and aluminum alkyl co-catalyst in at least one polymerization reactor, in which process suspension medium comprising a concentration of aluminum alkyl co-catalyst is recycled to the polymerization, the concentration of aluminum alkyl co-catalyst in the recycled suspension medium is determined; and the amount of fresh aluminum alkyl co-catalyst fed to the polymerization is adjusted to maintain a targeted aluminum alkyl co-catalyst concentration in the recycled suspension medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Reinhard Kuehl, Rodrigo Carvajal, Gerhardus Meier, Elke Damm, Phil Pyman
  • Publication number: 20180030160
    Abstract: A process for polymerizing or copolymerizing ethylenically unsaturated monomers in the presence of free-radical polymerization initiators, wherein the polymerization is carried out at temperatures from 100° C. to 350° C. and pressures in the range of from 110 MPa to 500 MPa in a continuously operated polymerization reactor which is controlled by a pressure control valve at the outlet of the polymerization reactor, the process comprising continuously monitoring the pressure within the polymerization reactor, feeding a pressure signal to a controller for controlling the control valve and having the controller altering the opening of the pressure control valve to control the pressure within the polymerization reactor, wherein the controller starts an emergency shutdown program when the pressure control valve closes more than a preset threshold value and the pressure within the polymerization reactor decreases below a preset pressure threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Applicant: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Sven Wolfram, Andre-Armand Finette, Udo Backes, Andrei Gonioukh, Hicran Cabuk
  • Patent number: 9879099
    Abstract: A polyethylene composition made from or containing a polyethylene, having the following features: 1) a density from about 0.930 to about 0.945 g/cm3, determined according to ISO 1183 at 23° C.; 2) a ratio of MIF/MIP from about 30 to about 55; 3) a MIF from about 3 to about 25 g/10 min.; 4) a Mz equal to or greater than about 1,500,000 g/mol; and 5) a long-chain branching index, LCBI, equal to or lower than about 0.55, wherein the LCBI is the ratio of the measured mean-square radius of gyration Rg, measured by GPC-MALLS, to the mean-square radius of gyration for a linear PE having about the same molecular weight of 1,000,000 g/mol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Gerd Mannebach, Bernd Lothar Marczinke, Gerhardus Meier, Ulf Schuller, Iakovos Vittorias, Harilaos Mavridis
  • Publication number: 20180022842
    Abstract: A slurry polymerization process for the preparation of polyethylene in a reactor cascade of two or more polymerization reactors including the steps of feeding to a polymerization reactor amounts of ethylene, of a Ziegler catalyst, of fresh aluminum alkyl and of a diluent; feeding the slurry product withdrawn from the polymerization reactor to a second polymerization reactor; and feeding additional amounts of ethylene and of diluent wherein the ethylene is first passed through an ethylene purification unit, which reduces at least the concentration of carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, oxygen, acetylene and water contained in the ethylene, before it is fed to the two or more polymerization reactors of the reactor cascade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Applicant: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Gerhardus Meier, Elke Damm, Reinhard Kuehl, Rodrigo Carvajal, Phil Pyman