Patents Assigned to Lummus Novolen Technology GmbH
  • Publication number: 20210261699
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method for producing a propylene copolymer, comprising extruding a molten propylene copolymer and a composition essentially comprising at least one peroxydicarbonate and at least one organic peroxide. Extruding is performed by extruding the propylene copolymer, adding the composition to the propylene copolymer, and melt extruding the propylene copolymer in the presence of the composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Applicant: Lummus Novolen Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Neidhöfer, Volker Heinrich Jörres
  • Publication number: 20200332032
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method for modifying the rheology of a polymer and a polymeric composition obtained by the method. The composition comprises at least one organic peroxide and water in emulsion form. The polymer may comprise a polyolefin. The method comprises extruding a molten polymer and the composition and removing volatile compounds from the molten polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: Lummus Novolen Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Manfred Wittner, Angela Hilgers, Geoffrey Detavernier, Michael Neidhoefer
  • Patent number: 10703831
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method for modifying the rheology of a polymer and a polymeric composition obtained by the method. The composition comprises at least one organic peroxide and water in emulsion form. The polymer may comprise a polyolefin. The method comprises extruding a molten polymer and the composition and removing volatile compounds from the molten polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Lummus Novolen Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Manfred Wittner, Angela Hilgers, Geoffrey Detavernier, Michael Neidhoefer
  • Patent number: 10358513
    Abstract: Improved Ziegler-Natta catalysts and methods of making the improved catalyst are described. The Ziegler-Natta catalyst is formed using a spherical MgCl2-xROH support, where R is a linear, cyclic or branched hydrocarbon unit with 1-10 carbon atoms and where ROH is an alcohol or a mixture of at least two different alcohols and where x has a range of about 1.5 to 6.0, preferably about 2.5 to 4, more preferably about 2.9 to 3.4, and even more preferably 2.95 to 3.35. The Ziegler-Natta catalyst includes a Group 4-8 transition metal and an internal donor. The catalyst has improved activity in olefin polymerization reactions as well as good stereoregularity and hydrogen sensitivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Lummus Novolen Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Douglas D. Klendworth, Kenneth W. Johnson, Andreas Winter, Franz Langhauser
  • Patent number: 10273319
    Abstract: A catalyst system for the polymerization of olefins may include a first solid catalytic component and a second solid catalytic component. The first solid catalytic component may include: a spherical MgCl2-xROH support; a group 4-8 transition metal; and a diether internal electron donor. The second solid catalytic component may include: a spherical MgCl2-xROH support; a group 4-8 transition metal; and a diether internal electron donor. The first solid catalytic component produces a propylene homopolymer having a Xylene Solubles (XS) value of greater than 2 wt %; and the second solid catalytic component produces a propylene homopolymer having a XS value of less than 2 wt %. The second catalytic component may act as an external electron donor during use, and embodiments herein do not require use of any additional external electron donors to control polymerization and reliably vary the properties of the resulting polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Lummus Novolen Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Yvonne Denkwitz, Oliver Schuster, Andreas Winter
  • Patent number: 10066034
    Abstract: Improved Ziegler-Natta catalysts and methods of making the improved catalyst are described. The Ziegler-Natta catalyst is formed using a spherical MgCl2-xROH support, where R is a linear, cyclic or branched hydrocarbon unit with 1-10 carbon atoms and where ROH is an alcohol or a mixture of at least two different alcohols and where x has a range of about 1.5 to 6.0, preferably about 2.5 to 4, more preferably about 2.9 to 3.4, and even more preferably 2.95 to 3.35. The Ziegler-Natta catalyst includes a Group 4-8 transition metal and an internal donor comprising a diether compound. The catalyst has improved activity in olefin polymerization reactions as well as good stereoregularity and hydrogen sensitivity, and may be useful in the production of phthalate-free propylene polymers having a molecular weight distribution (PI(GPC)) in the range from about 5.75 to about 9.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Lummus Novolen Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Yvonne Denkwitz, Oliver Schuster, Andreas Winter
  • Patent number: 10000589
    Abstract: A method for making a solid catalyst component for use in a Ziegler-Natta catalyst includes combining in a hydrocarbon solvent a porous particulate support with a hydrocarbon soluble organomagnesium compound to form a suspension. The organomagnesium compound is halogenated followed by addition of an alcohol and the mixture is then reacted with a titanium compound followed by a reaction with at least one diether compound to form the solid catalyst component. Afterwards the reaction product is extracted with a mixture of a titanium compound and a hydrocarbon solvent. The solid catalyst component recovered is combined with an aluminum cocatalyst to form a Ziegler-Natta catalyst system for the polymerization of olefins. In particular, the catalyst system including a diether internal electron donor may have an activity and hydrogen response suitable for the production of propylene polymers having a molecular weight distribution (PI(GPC)) in the range from about 5.75 to about 9.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Lummus Novolen Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Yvonne Denkwitz, Oliver Schuster, Andreas Winter
  • Publication number: 20180056584
    Abstract: A process and printer systems for printing a three-dimensional object are disclosed. The processes may include providing a non-crosslinked peroxydicarbonate-branched polypropylene filament, flake, pellet, or powder adapted for one of a fused deposition modeling (Arburg Plastic Freeforming) printer or a fused filament fabrication printer; and printing the non-crosslinked peroxydicarbonate-branched polypropylene with fused deposition modeling (Arburg Plastic Freeforming) printer or a fused filament fabrication printer to form a three-dimensional article. The printer systems may include one or more print heads for printing a polymer provided in filament, powder, flake, or pellet form to form a three-dimensional article; and one or more feed systems for providing a non-crosslinked peroxydicarbonate-branched polypropylene to a respective print head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Applicant: Lummus Novolen Technology GmbH
    Inventor: Manfred Wittner
  • Publication number: 20180030163
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method for modifying the rheology of a polymer and a polymeric composition obtained by the method. The composition comprises at least one organic peroxide and water in emulsion form. The polymer may comprise a polyolefin. The method comprises extruding a molten polymer and the composition and removing volatile compounds from the molten polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Applicant: Lummus Novolen Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Manfred Wittner, Angela Hilgers, Geoffrey Detavernier, Michael Neidhoefer
  • Patent number: 9725536
    Abstract: A process for the polymerization of propylene is disclosed. The process may include contacting, in a gas phase polymerization reactor, propylene and optionally one or more comonomers with a catalyst system comprising a Ziegler-Natta catalyst and an external electron donor system comprising di(bicyclo[2.2.1]heptan-2-yl)dimethoxysilane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Lummus Novolen Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Nogai, Andreas Winter, Yvonne Denkwitz, Oliver Schuster
  • Publication number: 20170107308
    Abstract: A catalyst system for the polymerization of olefins may include a first solid catalytic component and a second solid catalytic component. The first solid catalytic component may include: a spherical MgCl2-xROH support; a group 4-8 transition metal; and a diether internal electron donor. The second solid catalytic component may include: a spherical MgCl2-xROH support; a group 4-8 transition metal; and a diether internal electron donor. The first solid catalytic component produces a propylene homopolymer having a Xylene Solubles (XS) value of greater than 2 wt %; and the second solid catalytic component produces a propylene homopolymer having a XS value of less than 2 wt %. The second catalytic component may act as an external electron donor during use, and embodiments herein do not require use of any additional external electron donors to control polymerization and reliably vary the properties of the resulting polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Applicant: Lummus Novolen Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Yvonne Denkwitz, Oliver Schuster, Andreas Winter
  • Patent number: 9611340
    Abstract: A catalyst system for the polymerization of olefins may include a first solid catalytic component and a second solid catalytic component. The first solid catalytic component may include: a spherical MgCl2-xROH support; a group 4-8 transition metal; and a diether internal electron donor. The second solid catalytic component may include: a spherical MgCl2-xROH support; a group 4-8 transition metal; and a diether internal electron donor. The first solid catalytic component produces a propylene homopolymer having a Xylene Solubles (XS) value of greater than 2 wt %; and the second solid catalytic component produces a propylene homopolymer having a XS value of less than 2 wt %. The second catalytic component may act as an external electron donor during use, and embodiments herein do not require use of any additional external electron donors to control polymerization and reliably vary the properties of the resulting polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Lummus Novolen Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Yvonne Denkwitz, Oliver Schuster, Andreas Winter
  • Publication number: 20170022305
    Abstract: A method for making a solid catalyst component for use in a Ziegler-Natta catalyst includes combining in a hydrocarbon solvent a porous particulate support with a hydrocarbon soluble organomagnesium compound to form a suspension. The organomagnesium compound is halogenated followed by addition of an alcohol and the mixture is then reacted with a titanium compound followed by a reaction with at least one diether compound to form the solid catalyst component. Afterwards the reaction product is extracted with a mixture of a titanium compound and a hydrocarbon solvent. The solid catalyst component recovered is combined with an aluminum cocatalyst to form a Ziegler-Natta catalyst system for the polymerization of olefins. In particular, the catalyst system including a diether internal electron donor may have an activity and hydrogen response suitable for the production of propylene polymers having a molecular weight distribution (PI(GPC)) in the range from about 5.75 to about 9.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Applicant: Lummus Novolen Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Yvonne Denkwitz, Oliver Schuster, Andreas Winter
  • Publication number: 20170022304
    Abstract: Improved Ziegler-Natta catalysts and methods of making the improved catalyst are described. The Ziegler-Natta catalyst is formed using a spherical MgCl2-xROH support, where R is a linear, cyclic or branched hydrocarbon unit with 1-10 carbon atoms and where ROH is an alcohol or a mixture of at least two different alcohols and where x has a range of about 1.5 to 6.0, preferably about 2.5 to 4, more preferably about 2.9 to 3.4, and even more preferably 2.95 to 3.35. The Ziegler-Natta catalyst includes a Group 4-8 transition metal and an internal donor comprising a diether compound. The catalyst has improved activity in olefin polymerization reactions as well as good stereoregularity and hydrogen sensitivity, and may be useful in the production of phthalate-free propylene polymers having a molecular weight distribution (PI(GPC)) in the range from about 5.75 to about 9.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Applicant: Lummus Novolen Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Yvonne Denkwitz, Oliver Schuster, Andreas Winter
  • Patent number: 9522968
    Abstract: Improved Ziegler-Natta catalysts and methods of making the improved catalyst are described. The Ziegler-Natta catalyst is formed using a spherical MgCl2-xROH support, where R is a linear, cyclic or branched hydrocarbon unit with 1-10 carbon atoms and where ROH is an alcohol or a mixture of at least two different alcohols and where x has a range of about 1.5 to 6.0, preferably about 2.5 to 4, more preferably about 2.9 to 3.4, and even more preferably 2.95 to 3.35. The Ziegler-Natta catalyst includes a Group 4-8 transition metal and an internal donor comprising a diether compound. The catalyst has improved activity in olefin polymerization reactions as well as good stereoregularity and hydrogen sensitivity, and may be useful in the production of phthalate-free propylene polymers having a molecular weight distribution (PI(GPC)) in the range from about 5.75 to about 9.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Lummus Novolen Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Yvonne Denkwitz, Oliver Schuster, Andreas Winter
  • Patent number: 9481741
    Abstract: A method for making a solid catalyst component for use in a Ziegler-Natta catalyst includes combining in a hydrocarbon solvent a porous particulate support with a hydrocarbon soluble organomagnesium compound to form a suspension. The organomagnesium compound is halogenated followed by addition of an alcohol and the mixture is then reacted with a titanium compound followed by a reaction with at least one diether compound to form the solid catalyst component. Afterwards the reaction product is extracted with a mixture of a titanium compound and a hydrocarbon solvent. The solid catalyst component recovered is combined with an aluminum cocatalyst to form a Ziegler-Natta catalyst system for the polymerization of olefins. In particular, the catalyst system including a diether internal electron donor may have an activity and hydrogen response suitable for the production of propylene polymers having a molecular weight distribution (PI(GPC)) in the range from about 5.75 to about 9.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Lummus Novolen Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Yvonne Denkwitz, Oliver Schuster, Andreas Winter
  • Publication number: 20140357815
    Abstract: A catalyst system for the polymerization of olefins may include a first solid catalytic component and a second solid catalytic component. The first solid catalytic component may include: a spherical MgCl2-xROH support; a group 4-8 transition metal; and a diether internal electron donor. The second solid catalytic component may include: a spherical MgCl2-xROH support; a group 4-8 transition metal; and a diether internal electron donor. The first solid catalytic component produces a propylene homopolymer having a Xylene Solubles (XS) value of greater than 2 wt %; and the second solid catalytic component produces a propylene homopolymer having a XS value of less than 2 wt %. The second catalytic component may act as an external electron donor during use, and embodiments herein do not require use of any additional external electron donors to control polymerization and reliably vary the properties of the resulting polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: LUMMUS NOVOLEN TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Yvonne Denkwitz, Oliver Schuster, Andreas Winter
  • Publication number: 20140148565
    Abstract: A method for making a solid catalyst component for use in a Ziegler-Natta catalyst includes combining in a hydrocarbon solvent a porous particulate support with a hydrocarbon soluble organomagnesium compound to form a suspension. The organomagnesium compound is halogenated followed by addition of an alcohol and the mixture is then reacted with a titanium compound followed by a reaction with at least one diether compound to form the solid catalyst component. Afterwards the reaction product is extracted with a mixture of a titanium compound and a hydrocarbon solvent. The solid catalyst component recovered is combined with an aluminum cocatalyst to form a Ziegler-Natta catalyst system for the polymerization of olefins. In particular, the catalyst system including a diether internal electron donor may have an activity and hydrogen response suitable for the production of propylene polymers having a molecular weight distribution (PI(GPC)) in the range from about 5.75 to about 9.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: Lummus Novolen Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Yvonne Denkwitz, Oliver Schuster, Andreas Winter
  • Publication number: 20140148566
    Abstract: Improved Ziegler-Natta catalysts and methods of making the improved catalyst are described. The Ziegler-Natta catalyst is formed using a spherical MgCl2-xROH support, where R is a linear, cyclic or branched hydrocarbon unit with 1-10 carbon atoms and where ROH is an alcohol or a mixture of at least two different alcohols and where x has a range of about 1.5 to 6.0, preferably about 2.5 to 4, more preferably about 2.9 to 3.4, and even more preferably 2.95 to 3.35. The Ziegler-Natta catalyst includes a Group 4-8 transition metal and an internal donor comprising a diether compound. The catalyst has improved activity in olefin polymerization reactions as well as good stereoregularity and hydrogen sensitivity, and may be useful in the production of phthalate-free propylene polymers having a molecular weight distribution (PI(GPC)) in the range from about 5.75 to about 9.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: Lummus Novolen Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Yvonne Denkwitz, Oliver Schuster, Andreas Winter
  • Patent number: 8507706
    Abstract: Certain metallocene compounds are provided that, when used as a component in a supported polymerization catalyst under industrially relevant polymerization conditions, afford high molar mass homo polymers or copolymers like polypropylene or propylene/ethylene copolymers without the need for any ?-branched substituent in either of the two available 2-positions of the indenyl ligands. The substituent in the 2-position of one indenyl ligand can be any radical comprising hydrogen, methyl, or any other C2-C40 hydrocarbon which is not branched in the ?-position, and the substituent in the 2-position of the other indenyl ligand can be any C4-C40 hydrocarbon radical with the proviso that this hydrocarbon radical is branched in the ?-position. This metallocene topology affords high melting point, very high molar mass homo polypropylene and very high molar mass propylene-based copolymers. The activity/productivity levels of catalysts including the metallocenes of the present invention are exceptionally high.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Lummus Novolen Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Anita Dimeska, Ralph-Dieter Maier, Nicola Stephanie Paczkowski, Matthew Grant Thorn, Andreas Winter, Joerg Schulte, Thorsten Sell