Patents Assigned to W. R. Grace & Co.-Conn.
  • Patent number: 11905347
    Abstract: Propylene and alpha olefin random copolymers are disclosed that have excellent flow characteristics. For instance, the copolymers can be formulated so as to have a melt flow rate of greater than about 45 g/10 min. While still retaining the above flow characteristics, the copolymer can also be formulated to have greater stiffness, low xylene soluble content, and excellent transparency characteristics especially when combined with one or more clarifying agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: W.R. GRACE & CO .- CONN.
    Inventors: Matthew John Fedec, Jan Willem Van Egmond, John Kalevi Kaarto, Amaia Montoya-Goni
  • Publication number: 20240043633
    Abstract: Olefin polymers are produced having a controlled amount of xylene soluble content. For example, polypropylene polymers can be produced having a relatively high xylene soluble content. The polymers are produced using particular external electron donors. The polymers can be produced without using a silicon-containing external electron donor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2021
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Applicant: W.R. Grace & Co.-CONN.
    Inventor: Jan W. Van Egmond
  • Patent number: 11891460
    Abstract: An activated solid catalyst component is disclosed formed from a magnesium compound, a titanium compound, an organosilicon compound, a supportive electron donor, and at least one internal electron donor. The solid catalyst component is activated to include titanium and carbon bonds by reaction with an activation agent, such as an aluminum compound. In one embodiment, small amounts of polymer are polymerized with the catalyst component during activation. The activated catalyst component is stable and, when formed, can later be used to produce various polyolefin polymers. The activated catalyst component has controlled reaction kinetics so that the catalyst does not overheat and degrade during initial polymerization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: W. R. Grace & Co.-Conn.
    Inventor: Vladimir Marin
  • Publication number: 20240018346
    Abstract: A polymer composition includes a low ethylene random copolymer that can be used to form a meltspun or spunbond article at high spinning velocities. The polymer composition has a low xylene soluble content, a high crystallinity, or both, while having reduced spin-break at high spinning velocities. The polymer composition also exhibits good fiber tenacity and fabric softness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2021
    Publication date: January 18, 2024
    Applicant: W.R. Grace & Co.-CONN.
    Inventor: John Kaarto
  • Patent number: 11873355
    Abstract: Propylene-ethylene copolymer compositions and production methods are provided. The copolymer compositions can be particularly advantageous for use in hot fill packaging of foodstuffs. The propylene-ethylene copolymers can be produced using a Ziegler-Natta catalyst and an alkoxysilane electron donor. The compositions can have propylene as a primary monomer with an ethylene content ranging from 2.0 to 6.0 percent by weight with a xylene soluble content of less than 7.0 percent by weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: W.R. Grace & Co.-Conn.
    Inventors: Matthew John Fedec, Jan Willem Van Egmond, Manu Rego, John Kalevi Kaarto, Li-Min Tau
  • Publication number: 20230357552
    Abstract: Polymer compositions are disclosed that can be used to produce different types of molded articles, such as extruded piping structures. The polymer composition contains an oxidative stabilizing package. The oxidative stabilizing package contains at least one antioxidant, a nucleating agent, and an acid scavenger. The nucleating agent is a phosphate ester or a dicarboxylate metal salt. The stabilizing package of the present disclosure dramatically improves oxidation induction time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2021
    Publication date: November 9, 2023
    Applicant: W. R. Grace & Co.-Conn.
    Inventor: Zhiru MA
  • Publication number: 20230331882
    Abstract: Olefin polymers are produced having an ultra-high melt flow rate. The olefin polymers can be used to produce meltblown fibers and meltblown webs, which can then be incorporated into protective apparel. The polyolefin polymer is produced using a Ziegler-Natta catalyst and without having to use peroxides in order to obtain the high melt flow rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2021
    Publication date: October 19, 2023
    Applicant: W. R. Grace & Co.-Conn.
    Inventor: Jan Van Egmond
  • Publication number: 20230312782
    Abstract: Phthalate-free polypropylene homopolymers and compositions incorporating the homopolymers are described. The phthalate-free polypropylene homopolymers exhibit high molecular weight as well as low XS content. Composition incorporating the phthalate-free polypropylene homopolymer can have relatively high stiffness properties. In addition, the polypropylene compositions can have good melt flow characteristics. Phthalate-free compositions including the homopolymers can be advantageously utilized in forming containers and other articles in food contacting, medical, and personal care applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2021
    Publication date: October 5, 2023
    Applicant: W.R. Grace & Co.-Conn.
    Inventor: Zhiru MA
  • Publication number: 20230271163
    Abstract: A process for catalytic cracking of an iron-contaminated fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) feedstock. The process may include combining a FCC catalyst, a slurry containing a magnesium compound, and an iron-contaminated FCC feedstock during a FCC process under fluid catalytic cracking conditions, thereby generating an equilibrium FCC catalyst with reduced iron poisoning. The slurry containing the magnesium compound may not contain a calcium compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2021
    Publication date: August 31, 2023
    Applicant: W. R. Grace & Co.-Conn.
    Inventors: Shankhamala Kundu, Ruizhong Hu, Wu-Cheng Cheng, Michael Ziebarth
  • Publication number: 20230257497
    Abstract: Propylene and butene random copolymers are disclosed that have excellent stiffness properties, low xylene soluble content, and excellent transparency characteristics especially when combined with one or more nucleating agents. The propylene-butene copolymers can be made with different melt flow characteristics making them well suited for use in injection molding, blow molding and thermoforming applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2021
    Publication date: August 17, 2023
    Applicant: W. R. Grace & Co.-Conn.
    Inventors: Zhiru MA, John K. Kaarto
  • Publication number: 20230257569
    Abstract: Propylene and butene random copolymers are disclosed that have excellent stiffness properties and excellent transparency characteristics especially when combined with one or more nucleating agents. The propylene-butene copolymers can be made with different melt flow characteristics making them well suited for use in injection molding, blow molding and thermoforming applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2021
    Publication date: August 17, 2023
    Applicant: W.R. Grace & Co.-Conn.
    Inventors: Jing Zhong, John K. Kaarto, Zhiru Ma
  • Patent number: 11691124
    Abstract: A process for preparing a catalyst comprises coating substantial internal surfaces of porous inorganic powders with titanium oxide to form titanium oxide-coated inorganic powders. After the coating, an extrudate comprising the titanium oxide-coated inorganic powders is formed and calcined to form a catalyst support. Then, the catalyst support is impregnated with a solution containing one or more salts of metal selected from the group consisting of molybdenum, cobalt, and nickel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2023
    Assignee: W.R. GRACE & CO.-CONN
    Inventors: Stephen R Schmidt, Cristian Libanati
  • Publication number: 20230147998
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for making 1,4-butanediol. The process may include reacting a solution comprising 1,4-butynediol with hydrogen in a presence of an effective amount of a catalyst. The catalyst may include copper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2021
    Publication date: May 11, 2023
    Applicant: W. R. Grace & Co.-Conn.
    Inventor: Stephen Schmidt
  • Patent number: 11643481
    Abstract: The present invention provides polymer compositions having improved corrosivity, color stability and clarity. Also disclosed is a process of preparing the polymers. The process may comprise incorporating into the polymer an acid neutralizing amount of an amorphous aluminum silicate. The amorphous aluminum silicate may be present in the polymer in an amount such that the polymer composition having a Corrosivity Index of less than 6. A refractive index of the amorphous aluminum silicate may be the same or substantially the same as a refractive index of the polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: W.R. Grace & Co.-Conn.
    Inventors: Amaia Montoya-Goni, John Kaarto, Michelle Ni Paine, Jose Manuel Rego, Feng Gu, Demetrius Michos, James Neil Pryor
  • Patent number: 11634520
    Abstract: A process of preparing a solid catalyst component for the production of polypropylene includes a) dissolving a halide-containing magnesium compound in a mixture, the mixture including an epoxy compound, an organic phosphorus compound, and a hydrocarbon solvent to form a homogenous solution; b) treating the homogenous solution with an organosilicon compound during or after the dissolving step; c) treating the homogenous solution with a first titanium compound in the presence of a first non-phthalate electron donor, and an organosilicon compound, to form a solid precipitate; and d) treating the solid precipitate with a second titanium compound in the presence of a second non-phthalate electron donor to form the solid catalyst component, where the process is free of carboxylic acids and anhydrides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: W.R. Grace & Co.-CONN.
    Inventors: Vladimir P. Marin, Ahmed Hintolay
  • Patent number: 11628381
    Abstract: Chromatography devices contain chromatography media and methods of making and methods of using chromatography devices. Chromatography devices enable a more efficient, productive and/or environmentally friendly chromatographic operation due to one or more of the following advantages over conventional chromatographic operations: elimination of a device packing step by the user; elimination of clean-in-place (CIP) steps; elimination of clean-in-place (CIP) steps utilizing sodium hydroxide solution; elimination of any validation steps by the user; and use of a chromatography device comprising biodegradable material. The chromatography media includes porous inorganic particles having a functionalized surface and having a median pore size of at least about 300 Angstroms (A), or at least about 300 A up to about 3000 A. The inorganic particles may have a BET surface area of at least about 20 m2/g, or at least about 25 m2/g, or about 30 m2/g, up to about 2000 m2/g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Assignee: W.R. GRACE & CO. CONN.
    Inventors: Feng Gu, Ning Mu
  • Patent number: 11591458
    Abstract: A polymerization process includes contacting an olefin or a mixture of the olefin and one or more copolymerizable comonomers under polymerization conditions with a catalyst composition and forming a polymer with a total ash content of less than 15 ppm. The catalyst composition includes one or more polymerization catalysts; and a mixed external electron donor comprising a selectivity control agent comprising at least one silicon-containing compound containing at least one C1-C10 alkoxy group bonded to a silicon atom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: W.R. GRACE & CO.-CONN.
    Inventor: Jan Willem van Egmond
  • Publication number: 20230051744
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for making 1,4 butanediol. The process may include reacting a solution comprising 1,4-butynediol with hydrogen in a presence of a catalyst. The catalyst may include cerium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2022
    Publication date: February 16, 2023
    Applicant: W. R. Grace & Co.-Conn.
    Inventor: Stephen Raymond Schmidt
  • Patent number: 11578146
    Abstract: A process comprising polymerizing olefin monomers and optionally comonomers in a first reactor vessel, thereby forming a raw product stream comprising polymerized solids, unreacted monomer and optionally comonomer, the polymerized solids comprising olefin polymer, volatile organic compounds (VOC) and catalyst system. Then the polymerized solids are contacted with a catalyst poison selected from carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, oxygen, water, alcohols, amines, or mixtures thereof, thereby forming a passivated stream. The passivated stream is maintained in an agitated state within a second reactor. The passivated stream within the second reactor is then contacted with a circulating gas comprising unreacted monomer for a residence time, thereby reducing the concentration of VOC in the polymerized solids by at least 10 wt % compared to the level before entering the second reactor, thereby forming a purified olefin polymer solids stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: W. R. GRACE & CO.-CONN.
    Inventors: Jan W. Van Egmond, Jeffrey D. Goad, John K. Kaarto, Daniel J. Chismar
  • Patent number: 11529610
    Abstract: Functionalized particulate support material and chromatographic media prepared therefrom are disclosed. The functionalized particulate support material is a plurality of particles, each particle having a particle surface. Chemically bonded to and extending from the surface of the particles is a combination of hydrophobic and hydrophilic functional groups. The hydrophobic functional groups enable polymerization of one or more monomers onto the particle surface while the hydrophilic functional groups provide increased wettability of the particle surface compared to an unmodified particle surface. The functionalized particulate support material may be further processed so as to form polymer chains extending from the hydrophobic functional groups. In one embodiment, the resulting polymer functionalized material is useful as a chromatographic media in chromatography columns or cartridges, such as in a liquid chromatography (HPLC) column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: W.R. GRACE & CO.-CONN.
    Inventor: Feng Gu