Patents Assigned to Japan Polyethylene Corporation
  • Patent number: 10995167
    Abstract: The metallocene compound represented by the following general formula (1): (the numerals and signs in the general formula (1) are as described in the description).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: JAPAN POLYETHYLENE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tsutomu Sakuragi, Yoshiyuki Ishihama
  • Publication number: 20210122853
    Abstract: A catalyst configured to be handled more easily than conventional catalysts and configured to copolymerize an ?-olefin and a (meth)acrylic acid ester with high activity. The objects are achieved by polymerization using an olefin polymerization catalyst which contains a metal complex obtained by reacting a ligand having a specific structure and a transition metal compound containing a transition metal selected from nickel or palladium having a specific structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Applicants: Japan Polyethylene Corporation, Japan Polypropylene Corporation
    Inventors: Yohei KONISHI, Hiromasa TANAHASHI, Hisashi OHTAKI, Naomasa SATO
  • Publication number: 20210122856
    Abstract: The metallocene compound represented by the following general formula (1): (the numerals and signs in the general formula (1) are as described in the description).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2020
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Applicant: JAPAN POLYETHYLENE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tsutomu SAKURAGI, Yoshiyuki ISHIHAMA
  • Patent number: 10975182
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polar group-containing olefin copolymer (A?) which is produced through polymerization using a transition metal catalyst, which has a weight-average molecular weight falling within a specific range and which contains a polar group-containing monomer within a specific range; a multinary polar olefin copolymer (A?) indispensably containing a polar monomer component that has a norbornene skeleton and a carboxyl group or an acid anhydride group and having three or more types of monomer units; and a resin composition (C) containing a specific amount of a polar group-containing olefin copolymer (A) and a specific amount of an olefin resin (B).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignees: JAPAN POLYETHYLENE CORPORATION, JAPAN POLYPROPYLENE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazunari Abe, Minoru Kobayashi, Hideshi Uchino, Hiroyuki Shimizu, Tetsuya Morioka, Naoshi Iwama
  • Publication number: 20210061980
    Abstract: Provided is a multi-component, polar group-containing olefin copolymer balanced between transparency, rigidity and toughness. The multi-component, polar group-containing olefin copolymer is a multi-component, polar group-containing olefin copolymer comprising: at least one structural unit (A) selected from the group consisting of a structural unit derived from ethylene and a structural unit derived from an ?-olefin which contains 3 to 20 carbon atoms, at least one structural unit (B) composed of a polar group-containing olefin monomer, and a structural unit (C) derived from a non-polar cyclic olefin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicants: JAPAN POLYETHYLENE CORPORATION, JAPAN POLYPROPYLENE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohiko SATOU, Minoru KOBAYASHI, Masahiro UEMATSU, Yoshika YAMADA
  • Publication number: 20210054117
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing a copolymer of ethylene and an allyl monomer that is represented by formula (1) and has a polar group, or a copolymer of ethylene, the allyl monomer that is represented by formula (1) and has a polar group, and another monomer. This production method is characterized by using a metal complex, which is represented by general formula (C1), as a polymerization catalyst and by having a silane compound, which is represented by general formula (2) and has a silicon-hydrogen bond, coexist with the metal complex. (In the formulae, the symbols are as defined in the description.) According to the present invention, a copolymer of an allyl monomer that has a polar group is able to be produced with high catalytic activity, said copolymer being capable of having various applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Applicants: THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO, SHOWA DENKO K.K., JAPAN POLYETHYLENE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shingo ITO, Kyoko NOZAKI, Junichi KURODA, Yoshikuni OKUMURA, Shinya HAYASHI, Minoru KOBAYASHI, Yuichiro YASUKAWA
  • Patent number: 10919994
    Abstract: The metallocene compound represented by the following general formula (1): (the numerals and signs in the general formula (1) are as described in the description).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: JAPAN POLYETHYLENE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tsutomu Sakuragi, Yoshiyuki Ishihama
  • Publication number: 20210040251
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a method for producing a copolymer of ethylene and an allyl monomer having a polar group represented by general formula (1), or a copolymer of ethylene, an allyl monomer having a polar group represented by general formula (1), and other monomers, wherein the copolymer is produced in the presence of a boron compound having a boron-hydrogen bond or a boron-carbon bond (for example, a compound represented by general formula (2)) by using a metal complex represented by general formula (C1) as a polymerization catalyst (the symbols in the formulas are as described in the description). According to the present invention, a copolymer of ethylene and an allyl monomer can be efficiently produced with high catalytic activity, wherein the copolymer has a polar group and can be used in various applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Applicants: The University of Tokyo, SHOWA DENKO K. K., Japan Polyethylene Corporation
    Inventors: Kyoko NOZAKI, Shingo ITO, Junichi KURODA, Yoshikuni OKUMURA, Shinya HAYASHI, Minoru KOBAYASHI, Yuichiro YASUKAWA
  • Publication number: 20200385502
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a multi-component polar olefin copolymer which has sufficiently improved solvent solubility without impairing mechanical properties and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Applicants: Japan Polyethylene Corporation, Japan Polypropylene Corporation
    Inventors: Minoru KOBAYASHI, Tomohiko SATOU, Masahiro UEMATSU, Yoshika YAMADA
  • Publication number: 20200354551
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polyethylene resin composition for lamination having excellent adhesiveness to a substrate or the like, and preferably also excellent in easy-opening properties such as easy piercing properties, and more specifically, relates to a polyethylene resin composition (C) for lamination containing an ethylene/propylene copolymer (A) having the following properties (a-1) to (a-4). (a-1) A constituent unit derived from ethylene is contained 80 to 98 mol % as a main component, a constituent unit derived from propylene is contained 2 to 20 mol % as an essential sub-component, and a constituent unit derived from a third ?-olefin other than ethylene and propylene may be contained 5 mol % or less as a sub-component. (a-2) MFR 0.1 to 100 g/10 min. (a-3) Density is 0.88 to 0.94 g/cm3. (a-4) Total of vinyl and vinylidene is 0.35 or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: JAPAN POLYETHYLENE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chiaki MASUMURA, Yuichi UTO, Shinji SAKAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200347159
    Abstract: A catalyst for olefin polymerization that contains a metal complex represented by general formula (C1) and a method for producing polyethylene, a copolymer of ethylene and an olefin having a polar group represented by general formula (1), or a copolymer of ethylene, an olefin having a polar group represented by general formula (1) and another monomer, using the aforementioned metal complex as a polymerization catalyst, wherein the symbols in formula (C1) and formula (1) are as defined in the specification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Applicants: THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO, SHOWA DENKO K. K., JAPAN POLYETHYLENE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kyoko NOZAKI, Shingo ITO, Junichi KURODA, Yoshikuni OKUMURA, Shinya HAYASHI, Yumiko MINAMI, Minoru KOBAYASHI, Yuichiro YASUKAWA
  • Patent number: 10717855
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a novel production method of ethylene-based ionomer having excellent mechanical properties and heat resistance which exhibits remarkably excellent breaking elongation, breaking stress, and strain hardening, and has a high melting point. The present invention relates to a production method of an ethylene-based ionomer including a heating conversion step of heating a specific ethylene/unsaturated carboxylic acid ester copolymer and converting the ester group in the copolymer into a metal-containing carboxylate containing a metal ion of Group 1, 2, or 12 of the periodic table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignees: JAPAN POLYETHYLENE CORPORATION, JAPAN POLYPROPYLENE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takaaki Hattori, Toshiaki Egashira, Masahiro Uematsu
  • Patent number: 10633471
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a polyethylene-based resin composition excellent in the moldability and at the same time, excellent in the balance between impact strength and stiffness as well as in the transparency, and a molded product and a film, which are obtained by the molding of the polyethylene-based resin composition. The polyethylene-based resin composition of the present invention comprises from 41 to 99 wt % of (A) an ethylene-based polymer satisfying specific conditions and from 1 to 59 wt % of (B) an ethylene-based polymer satisfying specific conditions, wherein MFR of the composition as a whole is from 0.05 to 50 g/10 min and the density is from 0.910 to 0.960 g/cm3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: JAPAN POLYETHYLENE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Ishihama, Ryousuke Asakawa, Tsutomu Sakuragi, Tetsurou Fukuda, Kazuya Sakata, Masaru Aoki, Kenji Kawagishi, Keiichi Yoshimoto
  • Patent number: 10550211
    Abstract: Provided is a process of effectively producing an ethylene/unsaturated carboxylic acid copolymer having excellent mechanical and thermal properties. A process for producing an ethylene/unsaturated carboxylic acid copolymer comprises: producing an ethylene/unsaturated carboxylic acid ester copolymer from ethylene and unsaturated carboxylic acid ester using a late-transition-metal complex catalyst; and heating the ethylene/unsaturated carboxylic acid ester copolymer at a temperature capable of converting the ester group into a carboxylic acid group, thereby converting into the ethylene/unsaturated carboxylic acid copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignees: JAPAN POLYETHYLENE CORPORATION, JAPAN POLYPROPYLENE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naomasa Sato, Fumihiko Shimizu, Akio Tanna, Toshiaki Egashira
  • Publication number: 20200031965
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a polyethylene-based resin composition excellent in the moldability and at the same time, excellent in the balance between impact strength and stiffness as well as in the transparency, and a molded product and a film, which are obtained by the molding of the polyethylene-based resin composition. The polyethylene-based resin composition of the present invention comprises from 41 to 99 wt % of (A) an ethylene-based polymer satisfying specific conditions and from 1 to 59 wt % of (B) an ethylene-based polymer satisfying specific conditions, wherein MFR of the composition as a whole is from 0.05 to 50 g/10 min and the density is from 0.910 to 0.960 g/cm3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicant: JAPAN POLYETHYLENE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki ISHIHAMA, Ryousuke ASAKAWA, Tsutomu SAKURAGI, Tetsurou FUKUDA, Kazuya SAKATA, Masaru AOKI, Kenji KAWAGISHI, Keiichi YOSHIMOTO
  • Patent number: 10533085
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a polyethylene for injection molding, which has an excellent balance between moldability and durability, and a molded article such as an injection-molded plastic fuel tank that has an excellent balance among injection moldability, durability, and impact resistance. The invention relates to a polyethylene for injection molding, the polyethylene comprising at least two types of specific polyethylenes, wherein the density, the high load melt flow rate, and the relationship between the weight ratio and the density of the polyethylene satisfy specific characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Japan Polyethylene Corporation
    Inventors: Kouichi Ogawa, Kenji Hadano, Kazuhiro Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10414837
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing a copolymer of ethylene and a polar group-containing olefin using as a catalyst a metal complex of group 10 elements having a structure represented by formula (C4) and (C5) (in the formula, “Men” represents a menthyl group and “Me” represents a methyl group). The method of the present invention makes it possible to produce a polar group-containing olefin polymer available for various applications, as being a high molecular weight body, which has been difficult to produce, and to produce the polymer in a molecular weight range such that the polymer has good moldability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignees: THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO, SHOWA DENKO K.K., JAPAN POLYETHYLENE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kyoko Nozaki, Shingo Ito, Yusuke Ota, Yoshikuni Okumura, Junichi Kuroda, Masafumi Koyano, Minoru Kobayashi, Hiroyuki Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10377886
    Abstract: A polyethylene for a pipe and a joint of the present invention satisfies the following characteristics (1) to (5): Characteristic (1): a melt flow rate at a temperature of 190° C. and a load of 21.6 kg (HLMFR) is 5 to 20 g/10 minutes, Characteristic (2): a density (D) is 0.954 to 0.960 g/cm3, Characteristic (3): a ratio of weight-average molecular weight (Mw) and number-average molecular weight (Mn) (Mw/Mn) measured by gel permeation chromatography (GPC) is 15 to 27, Characteristic (4): a rupture time at 80° C. and 5 MPa by a full notch creep test (FNCT) is 150 hours or more, and Characteristic (5): a Charpy impact strength (CIS) measured at ?20° C. is 8.5 kJ/m2 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Japan Polyethylene Corporation
    Inventors: Tomomi Hiramoto, Tetsurou Fukuda
  • Patent number: 10301401
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a novel catalyst for olefin (co)polymer production, which has high activity without using a large amount of a cocatalyst and is aimed for obtaining a particulate olefin (co)polymer. The invention relates to an olefin polymerization catalyst which comprises: a solid carrier (1) that has been brought into contact with a specific compound; and a metal catalyst component (2) that contains a transition metal compound (C) containing a transition metal M belonging to Group 9, 10, or 11 of the periodic table and has a reactive group Ra.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignees: JAPAN POLYETHYLENE CORPORATION, JAPAN POLYPROPYLENE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yohei Konishi, Yasuo Maruyama, Naomasa Sato, Akio Tanna
  • Patent number: 10301409
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to provide an ethylene-based polymer excellent in moldability and durability, and also excellent in the balance of stiffness and durability, and to provide a molded product of hollow plastic using the ethylene-based polymer. The ethylene-based polymer according to the invention is an ethylene-based polymer having specific characteristics and manufactured by a homopolymerization of ethylene or a copolymerization of ethylene and ?-olefin using a chromium catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: JAPAN POLYETHYLENE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Monoi, Yuuichi Kuzuba, Satoshi Kanazawa, Kouichi Ogawa