Patents Assigned to Eastman Chemical Company
  • Publication number: 20190218170
    Abstract: The invention provides branched hydrophobes for the production of surfactants with improved properties over linear hydrophobes. The invention also provides branched C10-12 enals and aldehydes that are oxidized to branched fatty acids or hydrogenated to branched fatty alcohols and further derivatized to surfactants, through ethoxylation or esterification and other or subsequent reactions. The invention further provides surfactants made from the branched trialkylamine intermediates, including amphoteric, cationic and nonionic surfactants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Stephanie Kay Clendennen, Vasudev R. Bhonde, Damon Ray Billodeaux, Matthew Allen Boone, Kim Dumoleijn, Stijn Simonne Paul Van de Vyver, Kristof Moonen, Neil Warren Boaz
  • Publication number: 20190218171
    Abstract: The invention provides branched hydrophobes for the production of surfactants with improved properties over linear hydrophobes. The invention also provides branched C10-12 enals and aldehydes. The invention additionally provides branched C10-12 enals and aldehydes that are oxidized to branched fatty acids or hydrogenated to branched fatty alcohols and further derivatized to surfactants, through ethoxylation or esterification and other or subsequent reactions. The enals and aldehydes are useful in making branched trialkylamine intermediates useful in making certain surfactants, including amphoteric, cationic and nonionic surfactants. The surfactants which can be produced from the trialkylamine intermediates include the quaternary ammonium compounds of the invention. The quaternary ammonium compounds of the invention are also useful in making the branched enals and/or aldehydes useful in the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Stephanie Kay Clendennen, Vasudev R. Bhonde, Damon Ray Billodeaux, Matthew Allen Boone, Kim Dumoleijn, Stijn Simonne Paul Van de Vyver, Kristof Moonen, Neil Warren Boaz
  • Publication number: 20190218169
    Abstract: The invention provides branched trialkylamine oxides with improved properties. The trialkylamine oxides of the invention produced from branched trialkylamines, in one embodiment, can be made using certain branched C10-12 enals and aldehydes. The invention also provides an trialkylamine oxide having the formula: wherein R5, R6 and R7 are independently at least one of C3H7, C2H5, CH3, or H, or mixtures thereof; and wherein R5 and R6 are not H at the same time. In one embodiment, the trialkylamine oxides of the invention can be useful in making various products, for example, as surfactants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Stephanie Kay Clendennen, Vasudev R. Bhonde, Damon Ray Billodeaux, Matthew Allen Boone, Kim Dumoleijn, Stijn Simonne Paul Van de Vyver, Kristof Moonen, Neil Warren Boaz
  • Patent number: 10350584
    Abstract: Disclosed is an oxidation process to produce a crude carboxylic acid product carboxylic acid product. The process comprises oxidizing a feed stream comprising at least one oxidizable compound to generate a crude carboxylic acid slurry comprising furan-2,5-dicarboxylic acid (FDCA) and compositions thereof. Also disclosed is a process to produce a dry purified carboxylic acid product by utilizing various purification methods on the crude carboxylic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Kenny Randolph Parker, Mesfin Ejerssa Janka, Ashfaq Shahanawaz Shaikh, Lee Reynolds Partin
  • Patent number: 10351583
    Abstract: Ligands for use with catalyst compositions used in hydroformylation reactions are described herein. The ligands are used with various octofluorotoluene or hydrocarbon solvents and achieve an increase in isoselectivity with an increase in temperature, an increase in TON with an increase in temperature, and/or will show isoselectivity that is surprisingly high in comparison to the hydroformylation reactions using common solvents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Leo Iu, Matthew Clarke, Kevin John Fontenot, Mesfin Ejerssa Janka
  • Publication number: 20190211167
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a shrink film comprising a polyester composition comprising: (1) at least one polyester which comprises: (a) a dicarboxylic acid component comprising: (i) about 70 to about 100 mole % of terephthalic acid residues; (ii) about 0 to about 30 mole % of aromatic and/or aliphatic dicarboxylic acid residues having up to 20 carbon atoms; and (b) a diol component comprising: (i) about 0.01 to about 30 mole % neopentyl glycol residues; (ii) about 0.01 to about less than 15 mole % 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol residues; (iii) about 50 to 90 mole % ethylene glycol residues; and (iv) about 2 to 15 mole % total diethylene glycol residues in the final polyester composition; wherein the total mole % of the dicarboxylic acid component is 100 mole %, and wherein the total mole % of the diol component is 100 mole %.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Mark Allen Peters, James Carl Williams, Rondell Paul Little, JR., James Wesley Peer, Jacob E. Napierala
  • Publication number: 20190211145
    Abstract: Polyester compositions are provided which comprise tetramethylcyclobutanediol and ethylene glycol that provide superior processing characteristics for calendering and, more specifically, to polyester compositions which enable higher rates of production in calendering processes. The present disclosure further pertains to calendering processes for these polyester compositions and to the polyester film and/or sheet produced therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Marc Alan Strand, Robert Erik Young, James Thomas Goetz, Douglas Weldon Carico, JR.
  • Publication number: 20190211147
    Abstract: Described as one aspect of the invention are polyester compositions including at least one polyester which comprises: (a) a dicarboxylic acid component comprising about 90 to about 100 mole % of terephthalic acid residues; and (b) a glycol component comprising: (i) about 10 to about 27 mole % 2,2,4,4-tetramethyl-1,3-cyclobutanediol residues; and (ii) about 73 to about 90 mole % ethylene glycol residues; wherein the total mole % of the dicarboxylic acid component is 100 mole %, and wherein the total mole % of the glycol component is 100 mole %; wherein the inherent viscosity of the polyester is from 0.50 to 0.8 dL/g; and wherein the L* color values for the polyester is 90 or greater. The polyesters may be manufactured into articles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Emmett Dudley Crawford, James Thomas Goetz, Michael Keith Coggins, Douglas Weldon Carico, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20190211161
    Abstract: Vulcanizable elastomeric formulation are disclosed. The formulations comprise at least one elastomer; a vulcanizing agent comprising cyclododecasulfur; and a prevulcanization inhibitor, present in an amount, for example, from about 0.01 phr to about 10 phr.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Scott Donald Barnicki, Frederick Ignatz-Hoover, Robert Thomas Hembre, Andrew Neil Smith, Henk Kreulen, Aruna M. Velamakanni, Chenchy Lin, Ronald H. Arthur
  • Publication number: 20190211146
    Abstract: This invention relates to an oriented film or a shrink film comprising a polyester composition comprising: (1) at least one polyester which comprises: (a) a dicarboxylic acid component comprising: (i) about 90 to about 100 mole % of terephthalic acid residues; (ii) about 0 to about 10 mole % of aromatic and/or aliphatic dicarboxylic acid residues having up to 20 carbon atoms; and (b) a glycol component comprising: (i) about 10 to about 29 mole % 2,2,4,4-tetramethyl-1,3-cyclobutanediol residues; and (ii) about 71 to about 90 mole % ethylene glycol residues; and (iii) optionally, diethylene glycol residues; wherein the total mole % of the dicarboxylic acid component is 100 mole %, and wherein the total mole % of the glycol component is 100 mole %; wherein the inherent viscosity of the polyester is from 0.50 to 0.8 dL/g as determined in 60/40 (wt/wt) phenol/tetrachloroethane at a concentration of 0.25 g/50 ml at 25° C.; wherein the polyester has a Tg of from 80° C. to 105° C. or of from 80° C. to 100° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: James Carl Williams, James Wesley Peer
  • Patent number: 10344011
    Abstract: Disclosed is an oxidation process to produce a crude carboxylic acid product carboxylic acid product. The process comprises oxidizing a feed stream comprising at least one oxidizable compound to generate a crude carboxylic acid slurry comprising furan-2,5-dicarboxylic acid (FDCA) and compositions thereof. Also disclosed is a process to produce a dry purified carboxylic acid product by utilizing various purification methods on the crude carboxylic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Kenny Raldolph Parker, Mesfin Ejerssa Janka
  • Publication number: 20190194448
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the combination of halogen-free flame retardant additives in a copolyester to improve the flame retardant properties of the copolyester composition while retaining clarity and impact properties, methods of making the copolyester composition and articles made from the copolyester composition. More specifically, the present invention relates to the use of a polymeric sulfonyl and phosphonate containing flame retardant compound in copolyester compositions to improve the flame retardant properties while retaining clarity, glass transition temperature, impact properties, methods of making said copolyester compositions and articles therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Robert Erik Young, Kendrick Casey Halsey
  • Patent number: 10329395
    Abstract: Disclosed is a shrink film containing a copolyester having a minimum crystallization half-time of at least 8.6 minutes and a polyester plasticizer having a weight-average molecular weight of 900 to 12,000 g/mol. The polyester plasticizer includes (i) a polyol component comprising residues of a polyol having 2 to 8 carbon atoms, and (ii) a diacid component comprising residues of a dicarboxylic acid having 4 to 12 carbon atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Wayne Ken Shih, Kimberley Carmenia Carico, Nancy Ellen Kinkade
  • Patent number: 10329393
    Abstract: Disclosed is a shrink film containing a copolyester having a minimum crystallization half-time of at least 8.6 minutes and a polyester plasticizer having a weight-average molecular weight of 900 to 12,000 g/mol. The polyester plasticizer includes (i) a polyol component comprising residues of a polyol having 2 to 8 carbon atoms, and (ii) a diacid component comprising residues of a dicarboxylic acid having 4 to 12 carbon atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Wayne Ken Shih, Kimberley Carmenia Carico, Nancy Ellen Kinkade
  • Patent number: 10329230
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process for the purification of a mixed diol stream. The mixed diol stream comprising two-, three-, and four-carbon diols is separated into component diols by extraction with a hydrophobic solvent mixture. The diols recovered in the extractant may be removed from the extractant stream by back extraction with water or by distillation with an azeotrope-forming agent present, preferably an azeotroping agent already present in the extractant mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventor: Scott Donald Barnicki
  • Publication number: 20190171143
    Abstract: Amorphous propylene-ethylene copolymers are described herein that can include high amounts of ethylene and exhibit desirable softening points and needle penetrations. The desirable combinations of softening points and needle penetrations in these propylene-ethylene copolymers allow them to have a broad operating window. Due their broad operating window, the propylene-ethylene copolymers can be utilized in a wide array of applications and products, including hot melt adhesives.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Marc Stacey Somers, Bennett H. Novak, Puthenkovilakom Rajesh Raja, Raymond Prescott Cottle
  • Patent number: 10308740
    Abstract: A low molecular weight copolymer is provided comprising propylene and ethylene, wherein the low molecular weight copolymer has a softening point in the range of 90 to 140° C., wherein the low molecular weight copolymer has a needle penetration that is equal to y, wherein y is defined by the following formula: y??0.000000262249x6+0.000172031278x5?0.046669720165x4+6.701746779438x3?537.286013331959x2+22,802.983472587x?400,204.018086126 wherein x in the above formula is the softening point of the low molecular weight copolymer, and wherein the low molecular weight copolymer has a molecular weight polydispersity index of about 3 to about 25, a crystallinity of about 18% to about 30% measured by X-Ray diffraction, and a Brookfield viscosity in the range of about 1000 to about 4000 cp at 190° C. measured by ASTM D 3236. Adhesive compositions comprising the low molecular weight copolymer are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Mutombo Joseph Muvundamina, Gary Robert Robe, Timothy Williams, Andrea Gail Hagood, Dhiraj Sudesh Sood, Marc Stacey Somers, Bennett H. Novak, Puthenkovilakom Rajesh Raja, Raymond Prescott Cottle
  • Patent number: 10308799
    Abstract: This disclosure pertains to fiber reinforced polyvinyl chloride compositions which comprise fibrous materials, at least one polyvinyl chloride resins and at least one high Tg copolyester. Processes for producing the novel fiber reinforced polyvinyl chloride compositions as well as articles made using these compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Marc Alan Strand, Robert Erik Young, Mark Allan Treece
  • Publication number: 20190161508
    Abstract: Ligands for use with catalyst compositions used in hydroformylation reactions are described herein. The ligands are used with various octofluorotoluene or hydrocarbon solvents and achieve an increase in isoselectivity with an increase in temperature, an increase in TON with an increase in temperature, and/or will show isoselectivity that is surprisingly high in comparison to the hydroformylation reactions using common solvents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Leo Iu, Matthew Clarke, Kevin John Fontenot, Mesfin Ejerssa Janka
  • Patent number: 10287418
    Abstract: A compound represented by the formula: wherein R is selected from the group consisting of (i) substituted or unsubstituted alkyl with C=0 to 12 inclusive; (ii) substituted or unsubstituted aryl; and (iii) substituted and unsubstituted alkylaryl; wherein X1, X2, X3 and X4 are each selected from the group consisting of alkyl, aryl, alkylaryl groups and hydrogen; wherein R1, R2, R3, and R4 are each selected from the group consisting of alkyl, aryl, alkylaryl groups and hydrogen and R2 and R3 may optionally be bridged by a polymethylene group; wherein when C=0 in R, the combined group R1 R2 is the same as the combined group R3 R4; and wherein when C=1 in R, each of R1, R2, R3, and R4 are hydrogen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Matthew Allen Boone, Donald L. Fields, Jr., Frederick Ignatz-Hoover