Patents by Inventor Auli Nummila-Pakarinen

Auli Nummila-Pakarinen has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20220097351
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a multilayer collation shrink film comprising at least the following layers: A) a layer comprising at least the following components: a1) a multimodal polymer of ethylene with at least two different comonomers selected from alpha-olefins having from 4 to 10 carbon atoms, which multimodal polymer of ethylene has a density in the range from 910 to 935 kg/m3, and a Mw/Mn of 2 to 8; a2) a multimodal terpolymer of ethylene and two alpha olefin comonomers wherein the multimodal terpolymer has a density in the range from 930 to 950 kg/m3 and a Mw/Mn of 10 to 20; and a3) LORE; B) a layer comprising at least the following components: b1) recycled LORE; and b2) a multimodal terpolymer of ethylene and two alpha olefin comonomers wherein the multimodal terpolymer has a density in the range from 930 to 950 kg/m3 and a Mw/Mn of 10 to 20.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Inventors: Chantal Semaan, Auli Nummila-Pakarinen, Christian Goetzloff
  • Patent number: 11180586
    Abstract: The present invention deals with a process for producing a multimodal ethylene polymer composition suitable for producing films by blow moulding and comprising the steps of (i) homopolymerising ethylene or copolymerising ethylene and an alpha-olefin comonomer in a first polymerisation step in the presence of a silica supported Ziegler-Natta catalyst to produce a first ethylene homo- or copolymer (PEI) having a density of from 940 to 980 kg/m3 and a melt flow rate MFR2 of from 2 to 1000 g/10 min, provided that if the first ethylene homo- or copolymer (PE1) is a copolymer, MFR2 thereof is in the range of 2 to 100 g/10 min; (ii) homopolymerising ethylene or copolymerising ethylene and an alpha-olefin comonomer in a second polymerisation step in the presence of the first ethylene homo- or copolymer to produce a first ethylene polymer mixture (PEM1) comprising the first ethylene homo- or copolymer and a second ethylene homo- or copolymer (PE2), said first ethylene polymer mixture having a density of from 940 to 98
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Borealis AG
    Inventors: Jari Äärilä, Auli Nummila-Pakarinen, Jarmo Kela, Anh Tuan Tran
  • Patent number: 11097305
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of a at least a part of a polymer layer comprising a composition (Co), the composition comprising a low density polyethylene (LDPE) produced in a tubular reactor which composition is free of additives as a thermoplastic surface of an extrusion coated structure comprising the polymer layer and a first substrate for preparing heat-sealed articles by heat-sealing of said thermoplastic surface with a second substrate; and The use of a at least a part of a polymer layer comprising a composition (Co), the composition comprising a low density polyethylene (LDPE) having a melt flow rate (MFR) according to ISO 1133 (190° C., 2.16 kg) higher than 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Auli Nummila-Pakarinen, Mikko Peltovuori, Mattias Bergqvist
  • Patent number: 10982025
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process for producing a multimodal ethylene polymer composition suitable for producing films by blow moulding. The process comprises (i) copolymerising ethylene and an alpha-olefin comonomer in a first polymerisation step to produce a first ethylene copolymer (PE1); (ii) copolymerising ethylene and an alpha-olefin comonomer in a second polymerisation step in the presence of the first ethylene copolymer to produce a first ethylene polymer mixture (PEM1), wherein the MFR2 of PE1 is higher than the MFR2 of PEM1; and (iii) copolymerising ethylene and an alpha-olefin comonomer in a third polymerisation step in the presence of the PEM1 to produce a second ethylene polymer mixture (PEM2) having a density of from 915 to 925 kg/m3 and a melt flow rate MFR5 of from 0.3 to 5 g/10 min.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Borealis AG
    Inventors: Jari Äärilä, Auli Nummila-Pakarinen, Jarmo Kela, Anh Tuan Tran
  • Publication number: 20210040254
    Abstract: The invention provides a multimodal linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) which has been grafted with an acidic grafting agent to form a grafted LLDPE (g-LLDPE), wherein said LLDPE is a copolymer of ethylene and at least one ?-olefin comonomer and wherein said LLDPE has an MFR2 of 0.05 to 50 g/10 min, preferably 0.05 to 10 g/10 min.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: Auli NUMMILA-PAKARINEN, Tua SUNDHOLM, Hannu Kalervo TAHVANAINEN, Valeria POLIAKOVA
  • Patent number: 10745498
    Abstract: The present invention relates to low density polyethylene having a melt flow rate (MFR) according to ISO 1133 (190° C., 2.16 kg) which is higher than 4.0 g/10 min, a storage modulus G?, measured at a loss modulus G? of 5 kPa, which is above 3000 Pa and a vinylidene content which is at least 24/100 k C, compositions, a process for production of the low density polyethylene, a low density polyethylene which is obtainable by the process, a continuous ethylene polymerization method for introducing vinylidene in a low density polyethylene, a method for an extrusion coating process or an extrusion lamination process, an article, e.g. an extrusion article, an extrusion lamination article, film blowing article, film casting article, wire and cable extrusion article, injection moulding article, blow moulding article or pipe extrusion article, and uses of the low density polyethylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Borealis AG
    Inventors: Auli Nummila-Pakarinen, Bernt-Ake Sultan, Bjorn Voigt, Martin Anker, Mattias Bergqvist, Thomas Gkourmpis, Thomas Hjertberg, Gabriel Ruess
  • Publication number: 20200010655
    Abstract: The present invention deals with a process for producing a multimodal ethylene polymer composition suitable for producing films by blow moulding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Jari Äärilä, Auli Nummila-Pakarinen, Jarmo Kela, Anh Tuan Tran
  • Publication number: 20190299574
    Abstract: The present invention deals with a multilayer structure comprising a first polyethylene layer as a first external layer. The first polyethylene layer is oriented in at least machine direction. The structure also comprises a second polyethylene layer as a second external layer. It further comprises a layer made of a copolymer of ethylene and vinyl alcohol (EVOH) between the first external layer and the second external layer and a tie layer on each side of the EVOH layer. Furthermore, the tie layers comprise one or more copolymers of ethylene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Nina Ackermans, Paulo Cavacas, Willem De Wever, Auli Nummila-Pakarinen
  • Publication number: 20190300630
    Abstract: The present invention deals with a process for producing a multimodal ethylene polymer composition suitable for producing films by blow moulding and comprising the steps of (i) homopolymerising ethylene or copolymerising ethylene and an alpha-olefin comonomer in a first polymerisation step in the presence of a silica supported Ziegler-Natta catalyst to produce a first ethylene homo- or copolymer (PEI) having a density of from 940 to 980 kg/m3 and a melt flow rate MFR2 of from 2 to 1000 g/10 min, provided that if the first ethylene homo- or copolymer (PE1) is a copolymer, MFR2 thereof is in the range of 2 to 100 g/10 min; (ii) homopolymerising ethylene or copolymerising ethylene and an alpha-olefin comonomer in a second polymerisation step in the presence of the first ethylene homo- or copolymer to produce a first ethylene polymer mixture (PEM1) comprising the first ethylene homo- or copolymer and a second ethylene homo- or copolymer (PE2), said first ethylene polymer mixture having a density of from 940 to 98
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Jari Äärilä, Auli Nummila-Pakarinen, Jarmo Kela, Anh Tuan Tran
  • Patent number: 10328678
    Abstract: A multilayer machine direction oriented film comprising at least an (A) layer and (B) layer, at least one of said (A) layer or (B) layer comprising at least 50 wt % of a multimodal linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) having a density of 905 to 940 kg/m3 and an MFR2 of 0.01 to 20 g/10 min and comprising a lower molecular weight (LMW) component and a higher molecular weight (HMW) component; wherein said LMW component is an ethylene homopolymer and said HMW component is an ethylene polymer of ethylene with at least two C4-12 alpha olefins; wherein said film is a stretched film which is uniaxially oriented in the machine direction (MD) in a draw ratio of at least 1:3 and has a film thickness of at least 40 microns (after stretching) and wherein said film does not comprise a layer in which more than 50 wt % of said layer comprises a polymer component having a melting point (Tm) of 100° C. or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Auli Nummila-Pakarinen, Peter Niedersuess
  • Patent number: 10144789
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a low density polyethylene having a molecular weight distribution Mw/Mn which is 15 or less, a storage modulus G?, measured at a loss modulus G? of 5 kPa, which is above 3000 Pa, a weight average molecular weight (Mw) which is between 192000 and 250000 g/mol and has a melt flow rate (MFR) according to ISO 1133 (190° C., 2.16 kg) which is higher than 3.0 g/10 min, compositions, a process for production of the low density polyethylene, a low density polyethylene which is obtainable by the process, a continuous ethylene polymerization method for introducing vinylidene in a low density polyethylene, a method for an extrusion coating process or a method for an extrusion lamination process, an article, e.g. an extrusion article, an extrusion lamination article, film blowing article, film casting article, wire and cable extrusion article, injection molding article, blow molding article or pipe extrusion article, and uses of the low density polyethylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Auli Nummila-Pakarinen, Bernt-Ake Sultan, Bjorn Voigt, Gabriel Ruess, Martin Anker, Mattias Bergqvist, Thomas Gkourmpis, Thomas Hjertberg
  • Publication number: 20180298168
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polymer composition suitable to be used in extrusion coated articles as a heat sealable layer. The polymer composition comprises 10 to 60 wt-% of low density polyethylene and 90 to 40 wt-% of a plastomer, wherein the low density polyethylene has melt flow rate (MFR2), measured according to ISO1133 (190 ° C., 2.16 kg load) of 2.5 to 10 kg/10 min, density 920 kg/m3 or less, and the plastomer is an ethylene copolymer with at least one ?-olefin comonomer of 4 to 10 C-atoms, and has a density of 880 to 915 kg/m3. The invention relates also to the extrusion coated article and preparation thereof, the article comprising a substrate layer, at least one heat sealable layer and optionally at least one additional layer, wherein the at least one heat sealable layer is located on at least one surface of the extrusion coated article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: Auli Nummila-Pakarinen, Mikko Peltovuori
  • Patent number: 9976020
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polymer composition (A) comprising a blend of i) 60 to 90 wt-% of propylene polymer composition (a) comprising a blend of (a-1) 55 to 95 wt-% of propylene polymer and (a-2) 5 to 45 wt-% of low density ethylene polymer and ii) 10 to 40 wt-% of a plastomer (b) of ethylene copolymer. The invention relates also to extrusion coating articles, comprising at least a substrate layer and a heat sealable layer, wherein composition (A) is used as said heat sealable layer, process for producing the extrusion coated articles as well use of the composition (A) as a heat sealable layer in an extrusion coated article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Borealis AG
    Inventors: Auli Nummila-Pakarinen, Mikko Peltovuori
  • Publication number: 20170321048
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polymer composition (A) comprising a blend of i) 60 to 90 wt-% of propylene polymer composition (a) comprising a blend of (a-1) 55 to 95 wt-% of propylene polymer and (a-2) 5 to 45 wt-% of low density ethylene polymer and ii) 10 to 40 wt-% of a plastomer (b) of ethylene copolymer. The invention relates also to extrusion coating articles, comprising at least a substrate layer and a heat sealable layer, wherein composition (A) is used as said heat sealable layer, process for producing the extrusion coated articles as well use of the composition (A) as a heat sealable layer in an extrusion coated article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Applicant: Borealis AG
    Inventors: Auli NUMMILA-PAKARINEN, Mikko PELTOVUORI
  • Patent number: 9593177
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a low density polyethylene having a molecular weight distribution Mw/Mn which is greater than 15, a storage modulus G? (5 kPa) which is above 3000 and a vinylidene content which is at least 15/100 k C, compositions, a process for production of the low density polyethylene, a continuous ethylene polymerization method for introducing vinylidene in a low density polyethylene, a method for an extrusion coating process, an article, e.g. an extrusion article, and use in extrusion coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Borealis AG
    Inventors: Auli Nummila-Pakarinen, Bernt-Ake Sultan, Bjorn Voigt, Martin Anker, Mattias Bergqvist, Thomas Gkourmpis, Thomas Hjertberg
  • Patent number: 9574116
    Abstract: Two-component adhesion composition suitable for extrusion coating paper substrates which comprises: a) from 70 to 98 wt % of high melt strength polypropylene (A) with a branching index g? of 0.9 or less; and b) from 2 to 30 wt % of a component (B) selected from the group consisting of: (i) maleic anhydride-modified polypropylene (MAPP); (ii) maleic anhydride-modified polypropylene wax; (iii) polypropylene homopolymer with high melt flow rate; or (iv) ethylene-vinyl acetate-based hot melt adhesive, and its use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Borealis, AG
    Inventors: Erkki Laiho, Auli Nummila-Pakarinen, Elke Pachner, Hanna Rajala, Markku Sainio, Juha Yli-Peltola
  • Publication number: 20160296965
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of a at least a part of a polymer layer comprising a composition (Co), the composition comprising a low density polyethylene (LDPE) produced in a tubular reactor which composition is free of additives as a thermoplastic surface of an extrusion coated structure comprising the polymer layer and a first substrate for preparing heat-sealed articles by heat-sealing of said thermoplastic surface with a second substrate; and The use of a at least a part of a polymer layer comprising a composition (Co), the composition comprising a low density polyethylene (LDPE) having —a melt flow rate (MFR) according to ISO 1133 (190° C., 2.16 kg) higher than 3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Inventors: Auli Nummila-Pakarinen, Mikko Peltovuori, Mattias Bergqvist
  • Publication number: 20160297903
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a low density polyethylene having a molecular weight distribution Mw/Mn which is greater than 15, a storage modulus G? (5 kPa) which is above 3000 and a vinylidene content which is at least 15/100k C, compositions, a process for production of the low density polyethylene, a continuous ethylene polymerization method for introducing vinylidene in a low density polyethylene, a method for an extrusion coating process, an article, e.g. an extrusion article, and use in extrusion coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Applicant: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Auli Nummila-Pakarinen, Bernt-Ake Sultan, Bjorn Voigt, Martin Anker, Mattias Bergqvist, Thomas Gkourmpis, Thomas Hjertberg
  • Publication number: 20160271917
    Abstract: A multilayer machine direction oriented film comprising at least an (A) layer and (B) layer, at least one of said (A) layer or (B) layer comprising at least 50 wt % of a multimodal linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) having a density of 905 to 940 kg/m3 and an MFR2 of 0.01 to 20 g/10 min and comprising a lower molecular weight (LMW) component and a higher molecular weight (HMW) component; wherein said LMW component is an ethylene homopolymer and said HMW component is an ethylene polymer of ethylene with at least two C4-12 alpha olefins; wherein said film is a stretched film which is uniaxially oriented in the machine direction (MD) in a draw ratio of at least 1:3 and has a film thickness of at least 40 microns (after stretching) and wherein said film does not comprise a layer in which more than 50 wt % of said layer comprises a polymer component having a melting point (Tm) of 100° C. or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Applicant: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Auli NUMMILA-PAKARINEN, Peter NIEDERSUESS
  • Patent number: 9353296
    Abstract: Two-component adhesion composition suitable for extrusion coating paper substrates comprising: a) from 70 to 98 wt % of high melt strength polypropylene (A) with a branching index g? of 0.9 or less; and b) from 2 to 30 wt % of a component (B) selected from the group of: (i) polypropylene homopolymer with high melt flow rate; or (ii) ethylene-vinyl acetate-based hot melt adhesive, and its use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Borealis AG
    Inventors: Erkki Laiho, Auli Nummila-Pakarinen, Elke Pachner, Hanna Rajala, Markku Sainio, Juha Yli-Peltola