Patents Assigned to Borealis AG
  • Publication number: 20220204719
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process for treating plastic waste chips containing a blend of polypropylene and polyethylene in an amount of at least 83.0 wt.-% to less than 100 wt.-% and further containing C7 to C11 aldehydes in an amount of 8000 ppb to 20000 ppb limonene in an amount of 5 ppm to 500 ppm, the process comprising subjecting said plastic waste chips, in a fixed bed without stirring under standard pressure or reduced pressure, to a gas flow for achieving a Reynolds number in the range of 35 to 1200 at a temperature in the range of 20° C. to a point 10° C. below the Vicat softening point (10N, ISO 306) of said plastic waste and recovering the treated plastic waste chips containing C7 to C11 aldehydes in a total amount of 50 ppb to less than 5000 ppb limonene in an amount of 0.5 to 5 ppm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: BOREALIS AG
    Inventor: Sameer VIJAY
  • Patent number: 11370904
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for producing a polypropylene composition by sequential polymerization the polypropylene composition having an improved balanced combination of high flowability, high stiffness and impact, and high level of optical properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Jingbo Wang, Markus Gahleitner, Elisabeth Potter, Jani Aho, Klaus Bernreitner, Luc Monnissen, Meta Cigon
  • Patent number: 11370905
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a polyolefin composition comprising a blend of a heterophasic polypropylene composition and 5.0 to 30.0 wt % of an ethylene homo- or copolymer, the ethylene homo- or copolymer having a density of at least 941 kg/m3 and a melt flow rate MFR21 of 1 to 10 g/10 min. The heterophasic polypropylene composition comprises a propylene homopolymer or a propylene ethylene random copolymer and an elastomeric ethylene propylene rubber, and is characterized by 75.0 to 95.0 wt % of a crystalline fraction having an ethylene content of up to 4.0 wt % and an MFR2 of 0.1 to 100 g/10 min, and 5.0 to 25.0 wt % of a soluble fraction having an ethylene content of 10.0 to 70.0 wt % and an intrinsic viscosity of 1.0 to 4.0 dl/kg, wherein the crystalline fraction and the soluble fraction are determined in 1,2,4-trichlorobenzene at 40° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Jingbo Wang, Markus Gahleitner, Klaus Bernreitner, Yi Liu
  • Patent number: 11359080
    Abstract: The invention relates to polymer composition comprising a polyolefin (a) and an inorganic filler (b) wherein the polyolefin (a) is obtainable by a high pressure process which process comprises the steps: (i) compressing one or more monomer(s) under pressure in a compressor, using a compressor lubricant for lubrication, (ii) polymerising a monomer optionally together with one or more comonomer(s) in a polymerisation zone, (iii) separating the obtained polyolefin (a) from the unreacted products and recovering the separated polyolefin (a) in a recovery zone, wherein in step (i) the compressor lubricant comprises a non-mineral oil, power cable, for example a direct current (DC) power cable, use of a polymer composition and a process for producing a DC power cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Villgot Englund, Per-Ola Hagstrand, Annika Smedberg, Ulf Nilsson
  • Patent number: 11352376
    Abstract: A complex of formula (I) wherein M is zirconium or hafnium; each X independently is a sigma ligand; L is a divalent bridge selected from —R?2C—, —R?2C—CR?2—, —R?2Si—, —R?2Si—SiR?2—, —R?2Ge—, wherein each R? is independently a hydrogen atom or a C1-C20-hydrocarbyl .
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Noureddine Ajellal, Luigi Resconi, Vyatcheslav V. Izmer, Dmitry S. Kononovich, Alexander Z. Voskoboynikov, Ville Virkkunen
  • Patent number: 11355260
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polymer composition comprising a polyolefin, peroxide and a sulphur containing antioxidant, wherein said peroxide is present in an amount which corresponds to X mmol —O—O—/kg polymer composition and said sulphur containing antioxidant is present in an amount which corresponds to Y mmol —OH/kg polymer composition, wherein Y1?Y?Y2, X?45 and 0.9*Y+m?X?n?k*Y, wherein Y1 is 0.50 and Y2 is 10, and m is 0.8, n is 70 and k is 4.7; and wherein said polymer composition has a melt flow rate (MFR) of less than 1.7, and said polymer composition comprises less than 0.05% by weight (wt %) 2,4-Diphenyl-4-methyl-1-pentene; a crosslinked polymer composition, and use thereof, a power cable insulation, a power cable, useful in high voltage (HV DC) and extra high voltage (EHV DC) direct current applications, and a method for reducing electrical conductivity of a crosslinked polymer composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Per-Ola Hagstrand, Villgot Englund, Annika Smedberg
  • Patent number: 11346490
    Abstract: The present invention provides a metal pipe coated on at least a section of the metal pipe with a polyolefin coating system, wherein the system consists of the following layers: (a) optionally, a corrosion protective layer of a chromate, phosphate or other salt; (b) a polyolefin based adhesive, preferably in a thickness of 0.3-5 mm; (c) a PE or PP coating layer, preferably in a thickness of 1-10 mm; (d) optionally, an adhesion promoting layer between the polyolefin based adhesive and a PE or PP layer; wherein the polyolefin based adhesive contains an organic phase consisting of substantially saturated hydrocarbons, and wherein the adhesive contains amorphous polypropylene, ethylene-propylene copolymers or poly(iso)butylene (co)polymers, said adhesive being flowable when a pressure of 10 kgf/cm2 is applied, wherein the PE or PP coating is a continuous layer over the coated section, and wherein said polyolefin based adhesive adheres to both the metal pipe and to said PE or PP coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignees: WINN & COALES INTERNATIONAL LIMITED, BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Edwin Welles, Leonard Van Beugen, Norbert Jansen
  • Patent number: 11345804
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to the use of a polypropylene composition comprising at least one heterophasic polypropylene and a filler for the production of at least partially painted articles which show both a good paintability and a good surface appearance; and the painted articles produced therefrom. Further the invention is directed to a polypropylene composition showing improved surface appearance and paintability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Borealis AG
    Inventors: Susanne Kahlen, Claudia Kniesel, Thomas Lummerstorfer, Daniela Mileva, Milorad Bogdanovic
  • Patent number: 11339277
    Abstract: A polymer composition comprising a blend of two or more high density polyethylenes: (A) a first high density polyethylene having a density of at least 940 kg/m3 and an MFR2 of 0.25 g/10 min or less; and (B) a second high density polyethylene having a density of at least 940 kg/m3 and an MFR2 of 1.0 g/10 min to 20 g/10 min; wherein said polymer composition has an MFR2 of 0.25 to 15 g/10 min and wherein the components (A) and (B) combined form at least 91 wt % of said polymer composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignees: ABU DHABI POLYMERS COMPANY LIMITED (BOROUGE) L.L.C., BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Katja Klimke, Andrey Buryak, Ashish Kumar
  • Publication number: 20220154870
    Abstract: The present invention provides a metal pipe coated on at least a section of the metal pipe with a polyolefin coating system, wherein the system consists of the following layers: (a) optionally, a corrosion protective layer of a chromate, phosphate or other salt; (b) a polyolefin based adhesive, preferably in a thickness of 0.3-5 mm; (c) a PE or PP coating layer, preferably in a thickness of 1-10 mm; (d) optionally, an adhesion promoting layer between the polyolefin based adhesive and a PE or PP layer; wherein the polyolefin based adhesive contains an organic phase consisting of substantially saturated hydrocarbons, and wherein the adhesive contains amorphous polypropylene, ethylene-propylene copolymers or poly(iso)butylene (co)polymers, said adhesive being flowable when a pressure of 10 kgf/cm2 is applied, wherein the PE or PP coating is a continuous layer over the coated section, and wherein said polyolefin based adhesive adheres to both the metal pipe and to said PE or PP coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2022
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Applicants: WINN & COALES INTERNATIONAL LIMITED, BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Edwin WELLES, Leonard VAN BEUGEN, Norbert JANSEN
  • Patent number: 11332603
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a polypropylene composition (C) comprising a heterophasic propylene copolymer (HECO1) having an intrinsic viscosity (IV) of the xylene soluble fraction (XCS) above 3.5 dl/g, an inorganic filler (F) and a nucleating agent (NU) being a dicarboxylic acid and/or a salt thereof. Further, the present invention is directed to the use of said polypropylene composition (C) for the production of a foamed article as well as a foamed article comprising said polypropylene composition (C). The present invention is also directed to the use of a nucleating agent (NU) being dicarboxylic acid and/or a salt thereof for the reduction of tigerskin of a polypropylene composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Daniela Mileva, Susanne Kahlen, Georg Grestenberger, Anton Sageder, Christof Wurnitsch, Anna Hartl, Patrick Rover, Erwin Pirklbauer
  • Publication number: 20220135779
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a polypropylene composition (P) comprising a copolymer (C) of propylene and 1-hexene comprising a first random propylene copolymer (A) of propylene and a 1-hexene, and a second random propylene copolymer (B) of propylene and 1-hexene having a higher 1-hexene content than the first random propylene copolymer (A) as well as a plastomer (PL) being an elastomeric copolymer of ethylene and at least one C4 to C10 ?-olefin. Further, the present invention is directed to an article comprising said polypropylene composition (P) and the use of said polypropylene composition (P) as a sealing layer in a multi-layer film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Applicant: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Jingbo WANG, Markus GAHLEITNER, Klaus BERNREITNER, Peter NIEDERSÜSS, Pauli LESKINEN
  • Patent number: 11322279
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cable jacket comprising a random heterophasic propylene copolymer, wherein said copolymer comprises a matrix (M) being a random propylene copolymer (R-PP) and dispersed therein an elastomeric propylene copolymer (E), wherein the random propylene copolymer (R-PP) has a melt flow rate MFR2 (230° C./2.16 kg) of 0.1 to 10.0 g/10 min and wherein the elastomeric propylene copolymer (E) has a comonomer content in the range of 40.0 to 55.0 mol %, and wherein said copolymer has MFR2 (230° C.) in the range of from 0.5 to 15 g/10 min, flexural modulus below 400 MPa, and relaxation spectrum index (RSI) at 200° C. below 20.0. The present invention further relates to a telecommunication cable comprising said jacket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Borealis AG
    Inventors: Åsa Wannerskog, Ola Fagrell
  • Patent number: 11299617
    Abstract: The present invention relates to silane crosslinking catalyst comprising: —75 to 85 wt.-% of an olefin acrylate interpolymer and—15 to 25 wt.-% of a hindered amine light stabilizer (HALS) having a number average molecular weight Mn of 1500 to 4000 g/mol; and—optionally up to 5 wt.-% wax, wherein the silane crosslinking catalyst is free of tin, carboxylic acid(s) and sulphonic acid(s), all weight percentages with respect to the total weight of the silane crosslinking catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Borealis AG
    Inventors: Oscar Prieto, Jeroen Oderkerk, Jari-Jussi Ruskeeniemi, Stefan Hellström, Tanja Piel, Daniela Mileva
  • Patent number: 11299610
    Abstract: A heterophasic propylene ethylene copolymer having an MFR2 of 0.5 to 100 g/10 min and obtained using single site catalysis comprising: (i) at least 40 wt % of a propylene homopolymer or propylene ethylene copolymer matrix having up to 4 wt % comonomer; (ii) at least 10 wt % of an ethylene propylene rubber dispersed in the matrix, said heterophasic propylene ethylene copolymer having a xylene cold soluble content (XS) of 12 to 60%; wherein the ethylene content of the xylene cold soluble fraction of said heterophasic propylene ethylene copolymer is between 18 and 70 wt. %; and wherein the intrinsic viscosity of the XS fraction of said heterophasic propylene ethylene copolymer is greater than the intrinsic viscosity of the matrix fraction of said copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Luigi Resconi, Wilfried Toltsch, Jingbo Wang, Markus Gahleitner
  • Patent number: 11292901
    Abstract: A propylene butylene polymer composition comprising A) a propylene butylene copolymer or a propylene butylene ethylene terpolymer which is—free of phthalic acid esters as well as decomposition products thereof; —obtained by a Ziegler-Natta catalyst and B) a mixture of at least one particulate and at least one soluble nucleating agent, whereby the propylene butylene polymer composition has—a MFR (2.16 kg/210° C.) in the range of 12 to 50 g/10 min—a tensile modulus (measured on injection moulded test specimens in accordance with ISO 527) of more than 1200 MPa—a Tm of more than 150° C.—an amount of xylene cold soluble (XCS) fraction of less than 7.0 wt.-% and whereby the propylene butylene copolymer includes monomer units derived from a) propylene in an amount of 91-96 wt.-% b) butylene in an amount of 4-9 wt.-% with respect to the total weight of the propylene butylene copolymer. or wherein the propylene butylene ethylene terpolymer includes monomer units derived from a) propylene in an amount of 90-96 wt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Jingbo Wang, Petar Emilov Doshev, Markus Gahleitner, Cornelia Anita Tranninger, Elisabeth Potter, Johanna Lilja
  • Patent number: 11292900
    Abstract: Polypropylene composition comprising a heterophasic polypropylene (HECO) and a bimodal metallocene linear low-density polyethylene (mLLDPE), as well as articles obtained from said polypropylene composition. The present invention is further related to the use of a bimodal metallocene linear low-density polyethylene (mLLDPE) as modifier for heterophasic polypropylenes (HECOs) to improve impact strength and optics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Borealis AG
    Inventors: Markus Gahleitner, Jingbo Wang, Klaus Bernreitner, Pauli Leskinen
  • Patent number: 11292858
    Abstract: The invention relates to a polypropylene composition which combines low sealing initiation temperature (SIT) and high melting point (Tm), thus having a broad sealing window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Luca Boragno, Luigi Resconi, Mattias Hoff, Shital Das, Kauno Alastalo, Markku Vahteri, Friedrich Berger, Davide Tranchida
  • Patent number: 11292156
    Abstract: The present invention provides a process for extruding and pelletising a propylene copolymer. The copolymer has a content of comonomer from 5 to 40% by mole, a melt flow rate MFR2 measured at 230° C. under a load of 2.16 kg of from 0.5 to 15 g/10 min and a content of cold xylene soluble material of from 20 to 60% by weight. The process comprises extruding the propylene copolymer through a die plate into an underwater pelletiser and cutting strands of the propylene copolymer into pellets in the underwater pelletiser, wherein the ratio of the mass flow rate of the propylene copolymer to the mass flow rate of the cooling water is from 0.020 to 0.060; and the propylene copolymer comprises a polymeric nucleating agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Borealis AG
    Inventors: Martina Sandholzer, Klaus Bernreitner, Hermann Braun, Hermann Prokschi, Ulrich Schreider, Frank Schroder, Thomas Hager, Katja Klimke, Markus Gahleitner
  • Patent number: 11286315
    Abstract: The invention relates to a polyethylene having a melt flow rate at (2.16) kg loading (MFR2), determined according to method ISO1133-1:2011, which MFR2 is A g/10 min and A1?A?A2; wherein A1 is (0.5) and A2 is (1.70), and containing a total amount of vinyl groups which is B vinyl groups per (1000) carbon atoms, and B1?B, wherein B1 is (0.45), determined according to method ASTM D6248-98, a polymer composition, an article being e.g. a cable, e.g. a power cable, and processes for producing a polyethylene, a polymer composition and an article, and an article; useful in different end applications, such as wire and cable (W&C) applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Borealis AG
    Inventors: Annika Smedberg, Emil Hjärtfors, Villgot Englund, Per-Ola Hagstrand, Bernt-Åke Sultan, Thomas Hjertberg