Patents Assigned to Omya International AG
  • Patent number: 12006286
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for transesterification of carboxylic acid esters by heterogeneous catalysis using a catalyst that is obtainable by calcination of surface-reacted calcium carbonate. The invention further relates to the use of said method in the production of fuel or fuel components, such as biodiesel. Further aspects of the present invention relate to the transesterified ester obtainable by the inventive method and to its use as fuel or as fuel component. Still another aspect of the present invention relates to a corresponding transesterification catalyst and to its use in transesterification reactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: OMYA INTERNATIONAL AG
    Inventors: Jamal Ftouni, Matthias Welker, Samuel Rentsch
  • Patent number: 12006419
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition comprising a first component being an inorganic mineral or mineral-like material having a porous structure, and a second component being a hygroscopic compound; a process for preparing such a composition; a composite material comprising a such a composition; a product comprising such a composition and/or composite material as well as a use of such a composition and/or a composite material as a flame retardant or as a humidity adjusting agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: Omya International AG
    Inventors: Joachim Schoelkopf, Tomasz Ozyhar
  • Patent number: 12006454
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a paper article comprising a paper component having a first side and a second side, wherein the first side and/or the second side of the paper component is at least partially coated with a heat-sealable coating, wherein the heat-sealable coating comprises a first polymer comprising units derived from a (meth)acrylate and/or (meth)acrylic acid and/or a salt thereof, and a second polymer, being different from the first polymer, comprising units derived from a) a (meth)acrylate and/or (meth)acrylic acid and/or a salt thereof, and b) an alkene, wherein the first polymer and the second polymer are present in the heat-sealable coating in a weight ratio of 90:10 to 35:65, and wherein the first polymer and the second polymer are present in the heat-sealable coating in an overall amount of at least 50 wt. %, based on the total weight of the coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: OMYA INTERNATIONAL AG
    Inventors: Jan Philipp Weihs, Fabien Wilhelm Monnard
  • Publication number: 20240182673
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a thermally conductive filler composition comprising a mixture of fillers comprising at least one inorganic aluminium compound and at least one inorganic magnesium compound, wherein the fillers are in form of particles having a volume median particle size d50 from 0.1 to 500 ?m, and the mixture of fillers comprises a first filler fraction A and a second filler fraction B. Furthermore, the present invention relates to a polymeric composition comprising the same as well as to the use of said thermally conductive filler composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2022
    Publication date: June 6, 2024
    Applicant: Omya International AG
    Inventors: Andrea BATTISTI, Jamal FTOUNI, Fabrizio ORLANDO, Manuel EGGIMANN
  • Patent number: 11975984
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a process for the preparation of a surface-treated magnesium hydroxide-comprising material, a surface-treated magnesium hydroxide-comprising material as well as the use of the surface-treated magnesium hydroxide-comprising material in polymer composition, in paper making, paper coatings, agricultural applications, paints, adhesives, sealants, composite materials, wood composite materials, construction applications, pharma applications and/or cosmetic applications as well as surrounding materials, wherein the surface treatment agent of the surface-treated magnesium hydroxide-comprising material is undergoing a reaction with the surrounding material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Omya International AG
    Inventors: Fabio Ippolito, Sarah Gysin, Jamal Ftouni
  • Publication number: 20240093043
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a kit for improving food shelf life comprising a sheet-like element component and an alkaline component. The sheet-like element component comprises a particulate filler comprising surface-reacted calcium carbonate, a binder and an oxygen scavenger. The oxygen scavenger is a compound comprising at least two phenolic hydroxyl groups, which can be deprotonated by the alkaline component, thus activating the oxygen scavenger. Further aspects of the present invention relate to an activated sheet-like element formed from the inventive kit, a process for the manufacture of a kit for improving shelf life, a process for the manufacture of a sheet-like element component, a process for activating the sheet-like element component, a supply device comprising the activated sheet-like element, a food packaging comprising the activated sheet-like element and the use of the kit or the activated sheet-like element in a food packaging and for prolonging food shelf life.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2022
    Publication date: March 21, 2024
    Applicant: Omya International AG
    Inventors: Fabien Wilhelm MONNARD, Bettina RÖCKER, Stefanie WALLER, Jan Philipp WEIHS, Selcuk YILDIRIM, Rico MÉNARD
  • Publication number: 20240041028
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to delivery system comprising a first hydromagnesite, wherein the first hydromagnesite is an unloaded hydromagnesite, and a second hydromagnesite, wherein the second hydromagnesite is loaded with at least one active agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2021
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Applicant: Omya International AG
    Inventors: Hocine HELLAL, Fabien Wilhelm MONNARD, Florentine Marianne HILTY-VANCURA, Evangelia PAPAGIANNAKI
  • Publication number: 20240042421
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a catalytic system comprising a transition metal compound on a solid carrier, wherein the content of the transition metal element on the surface of the solid carrier is from 0.1 to 30 wt.-%, based on the dry weight of the solid carrier. Furthermore, the present invention refers to a method for manufacturing the catalytic system, the use of the inventive catalytic system in a chemical reaction, the use of a solid carrier loaded with a transition metal as a catalyst and to granules mouldings or extrudates comprising the catalytic system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Applicant: OMYA INTERNATIONAL AG
    Inventor: Jamal FTOUNI
  • Publication number: 20240042413
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for taking up one or more nitrogen oxide(s) from a medium using at least one particulate magnesium ion-comprising material, a particulate magnesium ion-comprising material obtained by the process as well as an adsorbing material comprising said at least one particulate magnesium ion-comprising material and the use of at least one particulate magnesium ion-comprising material having a BET specific surface area as measured by the BET nitrogen method in the range from 4 to 400 m2/g for taking up one or more nitrogen oxide(s) from a gaseous and/or aero
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2021
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Applicant: Omya International AG
    Inventors: Kai Max HETTMANN, Joachim SCHOELKOPF
  • Publication number: 20240042422
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for performing a condensation reaction by heterogeneous catalysis using a surface-reacted calcium carbonate catalyst and the use of a dry surface-reacted calcium carbonate as a catalyst. The condensation reaction involves reacting a first substrate comprising a C?O double bond and a second substrate comprising an activated hydrogen to obtain a reaction mixture comprising one or more condensation products and one or more condensation byproducts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2021
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Applicant: Omya International AG
    Inventors: Jamal FTOUNI, Jose THARUN, Pieter C.A. BRUIJNINCX
  • Patent number: 11891522
    Abstract: A process is described for manufacturing white pigment containing products. The white pigment containing products are obtained from at least one white pigment and impurities containing material via froth flotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Omya International AG
    Inventors: Jörg Sötemann, Jörg Andreas Maier
  • Patent number: 11889853
    Abstract: The present invention refers to an edible composition comprising water and/or at least one edible oil and a surface reacted calcium carbonate having a volume median particle size d50 from 0.1 to 90 ?m, an edible coating and/or filling comprising the surface-reacted calcium carbonate, a food product or pharmaceutical product or neutraceutical product at least partially coated and/or filled with the edible composition, a method for producing a food product or pharmaceutical product or neutraceutical product at least partially coated and/or filled with the edible composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Omya International AG
    Inventors: Tanja Budde, Anaïs Hecker, Lalit Sharma, Laura De Miguel
  • Publication number: 20240026160
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a pigment comprising the steps of a) providing at least one surface-reacted calcium carbonate, b) providing at least one water-soluble iron compound, c) providing at least one treatment agent, d) combining the at least one surface-reacted calcium carbonate of step a) with the at least one water-soluble iron compound of step b) in an aqueous medium, e) adding the at least one treatment agent to the mixture of step d), f) dewatering the mixture of step e), g) thermally treating the mixture of step f) at a temperature of from 80 to 150° C., wherein the surface-reacted calcium carbonate is a reaction product of ground natural calcium carbonate-containing mineral or precipitated calcium carbonate with carbon dioxide and one or more H3O+ ion donors; a pigment obtained by said method and products thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2021
    Publication date: January 25, 2024
    Applicant: Omya International AG
    Inventors: Jamal FTOUNI, Fabrizio ORLANDO
  • Publication number: 20240019361
    Abstract: A method for detecting an amorphous and/or crystalline structure of phosphate and/or sulphate salts on the surface of a substrate or within a substrate is described. The method comprises the steps of providing an LWIR imaging system with an infrared light emitting source (A) configured to emit infrared light over the whole range of 8 to 14 micrometers, an LWIR detecting device (B) configured to detect an intensity of electromagnetic radiation scattered, emitted and/or reflected by the substrate, and a control circuitry for controlling the LWIR detecting device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2021
    Publication date: January 18, 2024
    Applicant: OMYA INTERNATIONAL AG
    Inventors: Roger BOLLSTROM, Gilbert BOTTY
  • Patent number: 11873388
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mono or multi-layer polyester film, a process for producing the mono or multi-layer polyester film, an article comprising the mono or multi-layer polyester film as well as the use of the mono or multi-layer polyester film packaging products, insulating materials, solar, marine or aviation applications, science, electronic or acoustic applications, wires, cables, radio frequency identifications, flexible circuits, graphic arts, stone paper, holograms, filter products, cosmetic products, household products imaging, recording media, or industrial products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: OMYA INTERNATIONAL AG
    Inventors: Michael Knerr, Tazio Fornera, Pierre Blanchard, Karsten Udo Schulz, Martin Brunner, Sulejman Zendeli, Matthias Welker
  • Patent number: 11873387
    Abstract: A mono or multi-layer polyester film is described. Also described, is a process for producing the mono or multi-layer polyester film, the use of a surface-treated filler material product as a voiding agent in the mono or multi-layer polyester film, and an article including the mono or multi-layer polyester film. Further, use of the mono or multi-layer polyester film is described in packaging products, insulating materials, solar, marine or aviation applications, science, electronic or acoustic applications, wires, cables, radio frequency identifications, flexible circuits, graphic arts, stone paper, holograms, filter products, cosmetic products, household products, imaging, recording media, or industrial products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: OMYA INTERNATIONAL AG
    Inventors: Martin Brunner, Michael Knerr, Michael Tinkl, Karsten Udo Schulz
  • Publication number: 20240002650
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the invention include polymer compositions. In other embodiments, the polymer compositions Ncomprise a polymer resin composition and a masterbatch composition. Some embodiments of the invention include methods for decreasing fusion time. Further embodiments include methods for making polymer products from the polymer composition. Certain embodiments include the polymer products made from the polymer composition and/or the methods disclosed herein. Additional embodiments of the invention are also discussed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2021
    Publication date: January 4, 2024
    Applicant: OMYA INTERNATIONAL AG
    Inventors: Anthony DYMEK, Mannie Lee CLAPP
  • Patent number: 11859909
    Abstract: A device for producing expanded granulated material from grains of sand with an expanding agent includes a furnace with a furnace shaft, which has upper and lower ends. A conveying section extends between the ends and passes through separately-arranged heating zones in a conveying direction. At least one feeder charges at least the unexpanded material into the furnace shaft at one end toward the other end. At least one rotatable shaft insert is arranged at least in sections in the furnace shaft and has at least one scraper blade forming with an inner wall of the furnace shaft at least one gap having a gap width and being designed, during rotation of the at least one shaft insert in an operating state of the device, to remove caking on the inner wall at least in sections if a thickness of the caking is greater than the respective gap width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Omya International AG
    Inventors: Julian Neubacher, Harald Tschernko
  • Patent number: 11859905
    Abstract: A device for producing expanded granulated material from mineral material in the form of grains of sand with an expanding agent includes a furnace with a furnace shaft, having an upper end and a lower end. A conveying section extends between the two ends and passes through a number of heating zones arranged separately from one another in a conveying direction. The device also includes at least one feeder in order to charge at least the unexpanded material into the furnace shaft at one of the two ends in the direction of the other of the two ends. At least one directing element is at least partly arranged in the furnace shaft and forms a gap with an inner wall of the furnace shaft, at least in the region of one of the two ends. The at least one feeder is designed for charging the material into the gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Omya International AG
    Inventors: Hartmut Kremer, Julian Neubacher, Harald Tschernko
  • Publication number: 20230416499
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a breathable film having a basis weight from 1 to 15 g/m2 comprising at least one thermoplastic polymer and a surface-treated filler material comprising calcium carbonate. The surface-treated filler material has a specific particle size distribution and a specific surface-treatment layer. The present invention further relates to a process for producing the breathable film, the use of a surface-treated filler material comprising calcium carbonate as a filler in a breathable film, an article comprising the breathable film and uses of the breathable film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2021
    Publication date: December 28, 2023
    Applicant: OMYA INTERNATIONAL AG
    Inventors: Michael KNERR, Christoph HIRSIGER