Patents Assigned to Performance Materials NA, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20210363277
    Abstract: A copolymer of ethylene and hydrolysable silane includes from 0.1 wt % to 5.0 wt % hydrolysable silane groups and has a Mz(abs)/Mw(abs) of less than or equal to 9.5; a ratio of Mz(abs)/Mw(abs) to polydispersity of less than or equal to 1.5; a polydispersity of 6.6 or greater; a Density×Polydispersity of 6.0 or greater; or an Amorphous Content at Room Temperature×Polydispersity of 360 or greater. Methods for forming a moisture-crosslinkable polymer composition include forming a copolymer of ethylene and hydrolysable silane at a polymerization temperature of greater than or equal to 180° C. to less than or equal to 400° C. at a pressure from 5,000 psi to 50,000 psi; and adding a silanol condensation catalyst to the copolymer of ethylene and hydrolysable silane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Applicants: Dow Global Technologies LLC, Performance Materials NA, Inc.
    Inventors: Bharat I. Chaudhary, Bruce Michael Hasch, Sarat Munjal, Christopher Eddy, Kevin Paul Rogers, Rajesh P. Paradkar, Arkady Krasovskiy, Manish Talreja, Saurav S. Sengupta
  • Publication number: 20210317291
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a foamable composition comprising an olefin copolymer that comprises ethylene and an ?-olefin; an unneutralized carboxylated olefin copolymer; a crosslinking agent; a blowing agent; and an activator; where a weight ratio of the activator to the unneutralized carboxylated olefin copolymer is greater than 0.3. Disclosed herein too is a method of manufacturing a foamable composition comprising blending together an olefin copolymer that comprises ethylene and an ?-olefin; an unneutralized carboxylated olefin copolymer; a crosslinking agent; a blowing agent; and an activator to form the foamable composition; where a weight ratio of the activator to the unneutralized carboxylated olefin copolymer is greater than 0.3; heating the foamable composition to activate the blowing agent to form a foam; and crosslinking the foam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Applicants: Dow Global Technologies LLC, Performance Materials NA, Inc.
    Inventors: Haiyang Yu, Jinliang Yan, Shanshan Feng, Richard Tien-Hua Chou
  • Publication number: 20210277215
    Abstract: Described in embodiments herein are ionomers comprising a neutralized blend of an ethylene acid copolymer, an aliphatic and a mono-functional organic acid. The blend includes from 40 wt % to 95 wt % of the ethylene acid copolymer, from 5 to 50 wt % of the aliphatic, mono-functional organic acid, based on the total weight of the blend. The ethylene acid copolymer is the polymerized reaction product of ethylene, from 1 to 25 wt % of monocarboxylic acid and from 1 to 40 wt % of alkyl acrylate, based on the total weight of the monomers present in the ethylene acid copolymer. The aliphatic, mono-functional organic acid has fewer than 36 carbon atoms. In various embodiments, at least 70 mole % of total acid units are neutralized with both a trivalent cation and either a mono- or di-valent cation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Applicant: Performance Materials NA, Inc.
    Inventor: Xian Jiang
  • Publication number: 20210277214
    Abstract: A foam bead is formed from a composition comprising an ionomer comprising, in polymerized form, ethylene, an unsaturated acid comonomer and, optionally, an acrylate comonomer, wherein the unsaturated acid comonomer is at least partially neutralized with a neutralizing agent. A sintered foam structure is formed from foam beads that are formed from above composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Applicants: Dow Global Technologies LLC, Performance Materials NA, Inc.
    Inventors: Haiyang Yu, Jinliang Yan, Yunfeng Yang, Jozef J.I. Van Dun
  • Publication number: 20210269566
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an ionomer includes a neutralized blend of an ethylene acid copolymer. The ethylene acid copolymer comprises the polymerized reaction product of ethylene; from 2 to 20 wt. % of monocarboxylic acid monomer based on the total wt. % of the monomers present in the ethylene acid copolymer; from 2 to 15 wt. % of unsaturated dicarboxylic acid monomer based on the total wt. % of the monomers present in the ethylene acid copolymer. In the ionomer 10 to 60% of total acid units of the ethylene acid copolymer are neutralized by a magnesium cation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Applicant: Performance Materials NA, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Tien Hua Chou
  • Publication number: 20210261762
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an ionomer includes a neutralized blend of an ethylene acid copolymer and an aliphatic, mono-functional organic acid. The blend includes from 60 to 95 wt. %, based on the total wt. % of the blend, and from 5 to 40 wt. % of the aliphatic, mono-functional organic acid based on the total wt. % of the blend. The ethylene acid copolymer being the polymerized reaction product of: ethylene, alkyl acrylate; optionally monocarboxylic acid monomer; and unsaturated dicarboxylic acid monomer. At least 30 mole percent of total acid units of the blend are neutralized with a magnesium cation of the magnesium neutralizing salt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Applicant: Performance Materials NA, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Tien Hua Chou
  • Publication number: 20210252838
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to coextruded multilayer films comprising a comprising a plurality of layers, wherein at least one layer comprises the thermoplastic adhesive composition, the thermoplastic adhesive composition comprising: at least one maleic anhydride-grafted ethylene-based polymer; at least one at least one ethylene/?-olefin/non-conjugated diene interpolymer having a molecular weight distribution (MWD)?2.5, wherein MWD=Mw/Mn, wherein Mw is weight averaged molecular weight and Mn is number averaged molecular weight, which are both determined by gel permeation chromatography; and a very low density polyethylene (VLDPE) having a density in the range 0.885 to 0.915 grams/cm3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Applicant: Performance Materials NA, Inc.
    Inventors: Camille Olry, Karlheinz Hausmann, I-Hwa Lee
  • Publication number: 20210115239
    Abstract: Provided herein is an encapsulant composition and photovoltaic modules having Anti-PID ability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: Performance Materials NA, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard T. Chou, Jane Kapur
  • Patent number: 10766231
    Abstract: Disclosed is a multilayer film comprising a first surface layer comprising a cross-linked, partially neutralized copolymer of ethylene and one or more ?,?-unsaturated C3 to C8 carboxylic acid, and a second surface layer comprising a polyamide; a use of such multilayer film for, for example, decorating a substrate such as for example a ski, snowboard or skate board; as well as a ski comprising such coextruded multilayer film. Also disclosed is a process for decorating a substrate comprising coextruding a multilayer film comprising the first surface layer and the second surface layer comprising a polyamide; irradiating the coextruded multilayer film to cross-link the film; printing a decorative element on the second surface layer comprising a polyamide; cutting the multilayer film; contacting the second surface layer of the multilayer film with a surface to be decorated on a substrate; laminating, e.g., by heat, the multilayer film to the surface to be decorated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: PERFORMANCE MATERIALS NA, INC.
    Inventors: Loic Pierre Rolland, Aurelien Barrois
  • Patent number: 10696771
    Abstract: Provided is a method for preparing a latex composition, comprising providing an ethylene copolymer comprising copolymerized units of ethylene and copolymerized units of at least one polar comonomer; dissolving the ethylene copolymer with one or more latex monomers to prepare a solution; mixing the solution with water; optionally adding a surfactant or protectant colloid to form an aqueous emulsion; and polymerizing the latex monomer in the emulsion to form a latex composition comprising the ethylene copolymer and a latex polymer. Further provided are the emulsion polymerization product and the mini-emulsion polymerization product of at least one ethylene copolymer substantially dissolved in at least one latex monomer, such as an acrylic, styrene or vinyl monomer. Finally, formulated products comprising or produced from the emulsion or mini-emulsion polymerization product and articles comprising or produced from the formulated products are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Performance Materials NA, Inc.
    Inventors: David D Zhang, David M Dean, Elizabeth R Griffin, Richard Allen Hayes, Donna Lynn Visioli
  • Patent number: 10597533
    Abstract: Disclosed is a polyamide-ionomer composition suitable for use in a backsheet in a photovoltaic module comprising a polymer component a polyamide and an anhydride ionomer comprising a copolymer of ethylene, an alpha, beta-unsaturated C3-C8 carboxylic acid and an ethylenically unsaturated dicarboxylic acid or derivative thereof selected from the group consisting of maleic acid, fumaric acid, itaconic acid, maleic anhydride, and a C1-C1 alkyl half ester of maleic acid, wherein the carboxylic acid functionalities present are at least partially neutralized to carboxylate salts of one or more alkali metal, transition metal, or alkaline earth metal cations; 0 to 20 weight % of pigment; and 0 to 40 weight % of filler; preferably wherein the combination of pigment and filler comprises 10 to 50 weight % of the composition; and 0 to 5 weight % of weatherability additives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Performance Materials NA, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard T. Chou, Timothy A. Libert, Barry Alan Morris, Benjamin Andrew Smillie, Jingjing Xu
  • Patent number: 10569517
    Abstract: Disclosed is a selectively permeable protective structure, a method for providing personal protection from exposure to harmful chemical and biological agents using an article that provides a barrier to such agents and a method for limiting damage to the article due to corrosion or mold growth, comprising wrapping or covering the article in the selectively permeable protective structure. The selectively permeable structure comprises a membrane comprising a copolymer comprising copolymerized units of ethylene and copolymerized units of a comonomer providing an amine-reactive site combined with a short chain polymer having from about 5 to 50 repeat units and containing one primary amine active amine site, having a moisture vapor permeation value of at least 200 g-mil/m2/24 h and barrier to liquid water, and optionally a supporting substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Performance Materials NA, INC.
    Inventor: Richard T Chou
  • Patent number: 10435606
    Abstract: Disclosed is a cable comprising a core and a PCM layer surrounding the core wherein the PCM layer consists of a PCM composition wherein the PCM composition comprises a PCM and an ethylene copolymer; and the core consists of a yarn, strand, or wire each made of a natural or synthetic polymeric material or a metal. The invention is useful for thermal management in a variety of applications in such as, for example, automotive, building, packaging, garments, and footwear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Performance Materials NA, INC.
    Inventors: Loic Pierre Rolland, Jacques Andre, Jacques Roulin
  • Patent number: 10435550
    Abstract: Disclosed is a vapor permeable composition comprising a copolymer comprising copolymerized units of ethylene and copolymerized units of a comonomer providing an amine-reactive site; a short chain polymer having one primary amine active amine site, and comprising propylene oxide, ethylene oxide, or mixture thereof. The composition is useful as a vapor barrier for moisture control of buildings. Also disclosed are articles comprising the vapor permeable composition and methods of their use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: PERFORMANCE MATERIALS NA, INC.
    Inventors: Richard T Chou, Loic Pierre Rolland
  • Patent number: 10435560
    Abstract: In a process for producing a cross-linked asphalt/polymer composition (“polymer-modified asphalt” or PMA) that comprises or is produced from asphalt and an ethylene copolymer, an anhydride is used as a promoter. The ethylene copolymer comprises copolymerized units derived from ethylene and an epoxy-containing comonomer. An improvement in asphalt properties is demonstrated without the use of an acid catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Performance Materials NA, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles J. Dubois, George Wyatt Prejean
  • Patent number: 10421258
    Abstract: Disclosed is a composition that comprises or is produced from a first ethylene ?-olefin copolymer, a modified first ethylene ?-olefin copolymer, and a second ethylene ?-olefin copolymer or propylene ?-olefin copolymer. Also disclosed is a multilayer film or sheet structure containing at least one barrier layer; at least one predominantly propylene-based layer, at least one predominantly ethylene-based layer, or both; and at least one adhesive layer produced from the composition. Further disclosed is a produced for producing a multilayer structure using the composition as adhesive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Performance Materials NA, Inc.
    Inventors: I-Hwa Lee, Karlheinz Hausmann