Patents by Inventor Gianni Vitale

Gianni Vitale 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).

  • Patent number: 10316122
    Abstract: A polypropylene composition made from or containing: A) from 50 wt % to 90 wt %; of a propylene homopolymer; B) from 10 wt % to 50 wt %; of a copolymer of propylene having from 30.0 wt % to 70.0 wt %, of ethylene derived units, based upon the total weight of the copolymer; the sum of the amount of component A) and B) being 100; the polypropylene composition having: i) an intrinsic viscosity of the fraction soluble in xylene at 25° C. between 2.2 to 4.0 dl/g; ii) a MFR L (Melt Flow Rate according to ISO 1133, condition L, at 230° C. and 2.16 kg load) from 0.5 to 100 g/10 min; iii) a xylene soluble fraction ranging from 20 wt % to 50 wt %, based upon the total weight of the polypropylene composition; wherein the polypropylene composition being obtained by a polymerization process wherein the catalyst system contains bismuth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Basell Poliolefine Italia S.r.l.
    Inventors: Paola Massari, Caroline Cathelin, Giampiero Morini, Fabrizio Piemontesi, Gianni Vitale, Marco Ciarafoni, Claudio Cavalieri, Roberto Pantaleoni, Michele Grazzi
  • Patent number: 10308734
    Abstract: Catalyst components component for the (co)polymerization of olefins CH2?CHR, in which R is a hydrocarbyl radical with 1-12 carbon atoms, optionally in mixture with ethylene, comprising Ti, Mg, Zn, Cl, and an electron donor compound characterized by the fact that more than 50% of the titanium atoms are in the +4 valence state, and that the amount of Zn ranges from 0.1 to 4% by weight based on then total weight of said solid catalyst component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Basell Poliolefine Italia S.r.l.
    Inventors: Simona Guidotti, Simona Esposito, Dario Liguori, Giampiero Morini, Fabrizio Piemontesi, Gianni Vitale
  • Publication number: 20190055333
    Abstract: A polypropylene composition made from or containing: A) from 50 wt % to 90 wt %; of a propylene homopolymer; B) from 10 wt % to 50 wt %; of a copolymer of propylene having from 30.0 wt % to 70.0 wt %, of ethylene derived units, based upon the total weight of the copolymer; the sum of the amount of component A) and B) being 100; the polypropylene composition having: i) an intrinsic viscosity of the fraction soluble in xylene at 25° C. between 2.2 to 4.0 dl/g; ii) a MFR L (Melt Flow Rate according to ISO 1133, condition L, at 230° C. and 2.16 kg load) from 0.5 to 100 g/10 min; iii) a xylene soluble fraction ranging from 20 wt % to 50 wt %, based upon the total weight of the polypropylene composition; wherein the polypropylene composition being obtained by a polymerization process wherein the catalyst system contains bismuth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2016
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Applicant: BASELL POLIOLEFINE ITALIA S.R.L.
    Inventors: PAOLA MASSARI, CAROLINE CATHELIN, GIAMPIERO MORINI, FABRIZIO PIEMONTESI, GIANNI VITALE, MARCO CIARAFONI, CLAUDIO CAVALIERI, ROBERTO PANTALEONI, MICHELE GRAZZI
  • Publication number: 20190055330
    Abstract: A catalyst for the homopolymerization or copolymerization of CH2?CHR olefins, made from or containing the product obtained by contacting: (i) a solid catalyst component made from or containing Ti, Mg, Cl, and an internal electron donor compound, wherein the solid catalyst component contains from about 0.1 to about 50 wt % of Bi, based upon the total weight of the solid catalyst component; (ii) an alkyl aluminum compound and, (iii) an external electron donor compound having the formula: (R1)aSi(OR2)b wherein R1 and R2 are independently selected from the group consisting of alkyl radicals with 1-8 carbon atoms and a is 0 or 1 and a+b=4.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Applicant: BASELL POLIOLEFINE ITALIA S.R.L.
    Inventors: FABRIZIO PIEMONTESI, GIANNI VITALE, DARIO LIGUORI, GIAMPIERO MORINI
  • Patent number: 10155825
    Abstract: A solid catalyst component for olefin polymerization, and in particular for the preparation of LLDPE, comprising Mg, Ti, halogen and an electron donor compound (ID) belonging to cyclic ethers having 3-6 carbon atoms, characterized by having the molar ratio Mg/Ti higher than 5, the molar ratio Mg/ID lower than 3, and by a specific X-ray diffraction spectrum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Basell Poliolefine Italia S.r.l.
    Inventors: Joachim T. M. Pater, Dario Liguori, Gianni Vitale, Gianni Collina, Diego Brita, Tiziano Dall'Occo, Giampiero Morini
  • Patent number: 10155827
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a propylene ethylene copolymer comprising: an ethylene content of between 1.8 and 10.0% by weight; a molecular weight distribution (MWD), expressed in terms of Mw/Mn, greater than 4.0; a content of xylene soluble fraction (XS) and ethylene content (C2) that fulfills the following relationship: XS<(C2×2.1)?2.4 where: XS=% by weight of the fraction soluble in xylene at 25° C.; and C2=% by weight of ethylene units in the copolymer as determined via NMR.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Basell Poliolefine Italia S.r.l.
    Inventors: Paola Massari, Fabrizio Piemontesi, Gianni Vitale, Caroline Cathelin, Giampiero Morini, Marco Ciarafoni, Claudio Cavalieri, Tiziana Caputo
  • Patent number: 10113012
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a solid catalyst component for the (co)polymerization of olefins CH2?CHR, in which R is hydrogen or a hydrocarbyl radical with 1-12 carbon atoms, comprising Ti, Mg, and Cl, and optionally an electron donor compound selected from the group consisting of ethers, amines, silanes, carbamates ketones, esters of aliphatic acids, alkyl and aryl esters of optionally substituted aromatic polycarboxylic acids, diol derivatives chosen among monoesters monocarbamates and monoesters monocarbonates or mixtures thereof, comprising from 0.1 to 50% wt of Bi with respect to the total weight of the solid catalyst component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Basell Poliolefine Italia S.r.l.
    Inventors: Simona Guidotti, Tiziano Dall'Occo, Dario Liguori, Giampiero Morini, Fabrizio Piemontesi, Gianni Vitale
  • Patent number: 10113015
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to catalyst systems for the polymerization of olefins of the general formula CH2?CHR that show improved polymerization activity, wherein R is an alkyl, cycloalkyl or aryl radical having 1-12 carbon atoms, comprising (A) a solid catalyst component comprising Ti, Mg, and halogen, (B) an aluminum alkyl compound, and (C) a halogenated cyclic ether compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Basell Poliolefine Italia S.r.l.
    Inventors: Tiziano Dall'Occo, Dario Liguori, Giampiero Morini, Gianni Vitale
  • Publication number: 20180258199
    Abstract: A process for preparing a solid catalyst component for the homopolymerization or copolymerization of CH2?CHR olefins, wherein R is hydrogen or hydrocarbyl radical with 1-12 carbon atoms, including a step (a), at a temperature ranging from 0 to 150° C., of reacting a Mg based compound of formula (MgClmX2-m).nLB, wherein m ranges from 0 to 2, n ranges from 0 to 6, X is, independently R1, OR1, —OCOR1 or O—C(O)—OR1 group, wherein R1 is a C1-C20 hydrocarbon group and LB is a Lewis base with a liquid medium made from or containing a Ti compound, having a Ti—Cl bond, in an amount such that the Ti/Mg molar ratio is higher than 3 and a Bi compound dissolved or dispersed in the liquid medium, wherein the solid catalyst compound is made from or contains the Ti compound, the Bi compound and optionally an electron donor on a Mg chloride based support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Applicant: BASELL POLIOLEFINE ITALIA S.R.L.
    Inventors: GIANNI VITALE, DARIO LIGUORI, GIAMPIERO MORINI
  • Publication number: 20180237564
    Abstract: A polyolefin composition made from or containing: A) from about 19 wt % to about 50 wt % of a propylene ethylene copolymer having an ethylene derived units content ranging from about 1.5 wt % to about 6.0 wt % B) from about 50 wt % to about 81 wt % of a propylene ethylene 1-butene terpolymer having an ethylene derived units content ranging from about 1.5 wt % to about 6.0 wt % and 1-butene derived units content between about 4.8 wt % and about 12.4 wt %; the sum of the amount of component A) and B) being 100; the polyolefin composition being characterized by the following features: molecular weight distribution (MWD), expressed in terms of Mw/Mn, greater than about 4.0; the creep and recovery curve measured on the polymer fuse at 200° C. shows a maximum value between 600 and 1200 seconds, lower than about 53×10?4 l/Pa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Applicant: BASELL POLIOLEFINE ITALIA S.R.L.
    Inventors: PAOLA MASSARI, FABRIZIO PIEMONTESI, GIANNI VITALE, CAROLINE CATHELIN, GIAMPIERO MORINI, CLAUDIO CAVALIERI, MARCO CIARAFONI, ROBERTO PANTALEONI
  • Publication number: 20180223084
    Abstract: A multilayer film made from or containing a skin layer made from or containing a polyolefin composition made from or containing: A) from 19 wt % to 50 wt % of a propylene ethylene copolymer having an ethylene derived units content ranging from 1.5 wt % to 6.0 wt % and B) from 50 wt % to 81 wt % of a propylene ethylene 1-butene terpolymer having an ethylene derived units content ranging from 1.5 wt % to 6.0 wt % and 1-butene derived units content of between 4.8 wt % to 12.4 wt %; the sum of the amount of component A) and B) being 100; the composition being characterized by the following features: molecular weight distribution (MWD), expressed in terms of Mw/Mn, greater than 4.0; the creep and recovery curve measured on the polymer fuse at 200° C. shows a maximum value between 600 and 1200 seconds, lower than 53×10?5 1/Pa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Applicant: BASELL POLIOLEFINE ITALIA S.R.L.
    Inventors: PAOLA MASSARI, CAROLINE CATHELIN, CLAUDIO CAVALIERI, MARCO CIARAFONI, ANDREA FELISATI, ANGELO FERRARO, GIAMPIERO MORINI, FABRIZIO PIEMONTESI, GIANNI VITALE
  • Publication number: 20180215845
    Abstract: A gas-phase process for the homopolymerization or copolymerization of propylene with other olefins, including carrying out the polymerization in the presence of a catalyst system made from or containing: (a) a solid catalyst component made from or containing Mg, Ti, halogen, an electron donor selected from 1.3-diethers and an olefin polymer in a specific amount; (b) an aluminum alkyl compound and (c) an external electron donor (ED) compound, wherein components (b) and (c) being employed in amounts such that the Al/(ED) molar ratio ranges from about 2 to about 200.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Applicant: BASELL POLIOLEFINE ITALIA S.R.L.
    Inventors: GIAMPIERO MORINI, MASSIMO COVEZZI, TIZIANO DALL'OCCO, DARIO LIGUORI, FABRIZIO PIEMONTESI, GIANNI VITALE
  • Publication number: 20180201003
    Abstract: A film made from or containing a polyolefin composition made from or containing: A) from about 19 wt % to about 50 wt %, based upon the total weight of the polyolefin composition, of a propylene ethylene copolymer having an ethylene derived units content ranging from about 1.5 wt % to about 6.0 wt %, based upon the total weight of the propylene ethylene copolymer; and B) from about 50 wt % to about 81 wt %, based upon the total weight of the polyolefin composition, of a propylene ethylene 1-butene terpolymer having an ethylene derived units content ranging from about 1.5 wt % to about 6.0 wt %, based upon the total weight of the propylene ethylene 1-butene terpolymer, and 1-butene derived units content of between about 4.8 wt % and about 12.4 wt %, based upon the total weight of the propylene ethylene 1-butene terpolymer; the sum of the amount of component A) and B) being 100.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Applicant: BASELL POLIOLEFINE ITALIA S.R.L.
    Inventors: PAOLA MASSARI, CAROLINE CATHELIN, CLAUDIO CAVALIERI, MARCO CIARAFONI, ANDREA FELISATI, ANGELO FERRARO, GIAMPIERO MORINI, FABRIZIO PIEMONTESI, GIANNI VITALE
  • Patent number: 9676883
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to propylene-ethylene copolymers comprising an ethylene content of 0.1-10% by weight, a molecular weight distribution (MWD), expressed in terms of Mw/Mn, of greater than 3.0 and a xylene soluble (XS) fraction content defined by values that fall below the line given by the equation XS=1.0296·e0.435C2. The propylene-ethylene copolymers advantageously exhibit high transparency and low melting temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Basell Poliolefine Italia S.r.l.
    Inventors: Fabrizio Piemontesi, Caroline Cathelin, Simona Guidotti, Dario Liguori, Giampiero Morini, Davide Tartari, Gianni Vitale
  • Publication number: 20170073444
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to propylene-ethylene copolymers comprising an ethylene content of 0.1-10% by weight, a molecular weight distribution (MWD), expressed in terms of Mw/Mn, of greater than 3.0 and a xylene soluble (XS) fraction content defined by values that fall below the line given by the equation XS=1.0296·e0.435C2. The propylene-ethylene copolymers advantageously exhibit high transparency and low melting temperatures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Applicant: BASELL POLIOLEFINE ITALIA S.R.L.
    Inventors: FABRIZIO PIEMONTESI, CAROLINE CATHELIN, SIMONA GUIDOTTI, DARIO LIGUORI, GIAMPIERO MORINI, DAVIDE TARTARI, GIANNI VITALE
  • Publication number: 20170066856
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a multilayer film characterized by one or more skin layers comprising propylene/ethylene copolymers characterized by the following features: an ethylene derived units content of between 1.0 wt % and 15.0% wt %; and a molecular weight distribution (MWD), expressed in terms of Mw/Mn, of greater than 4.0; a content of xylene soluble fraction (XS) and an ethylene derived units content (C2) that fulfills the following relationship: XS<1.0296·e0.435C2 where XS is the percentage by weight of the fraction soluble in xylene at 25° C., and C2 is the percentage by weight of ethylene units in the copolymers as determined via NMR.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Applicant: BASELL POLIOLEFINE ITALIA S.R.L.
    Inventors: PAOLA MASSARI, FABRIZIO PIEMONTESI, GIANNI VITALE, CAROLINE CATHELIN, GIAMPIERO MORINI, MARCO CIARAFONI, CLAUDIO CAVALIERI, ANDREA ISATI
  • Publication number: 20170066851
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a solid catalyst component for the (co)polymerization of olefins CH2?CHR, in which R is hydrogen or a hydrocarbyl radical with 1-12 carbon atoms, comprising Ti, Mg, and Cl, and optionally an electron donor compound selected from the group consisting of ethers, amines, silanes, carbamates ketones, esters of aliphatic acids, alkyl and aryl esters of optionally substituted aromatic polycarboxylic acids, diol derivatives chosen among monoesters monocarbamates and monoesters monocarbonates or mixtures thereof, comprising from 0.1 to 50% wt of Bi with respect to the total weight of the solid catalyst component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Applicant: BASELL POLIOLEFIINE ITALIA S.R.L.
    Inventors: SIMONA GUIDOTTI, TIZANO DALL'OCCO, DARIO LIGUORI, GIAMPIERO MORINI, FABRIZIO PIEMONTESI, GIANNI VITALE
  • Publication number: 20170066855
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a propylene ethylene copolymer comprising: an ethylene content of between 1.8 and 10.0% by weight; a molecular weight distribution (MWD), expressed in terms of Mw/Mn, greater than 4.0; a content of xylene soluble fraction (XS) and ethylene content (C2) that fulfills the following relationship: XS<(C2×2.1)?2.4 where: XS=% by weight of the fraction soluble in xylene at 25° C.; and C2=% by weight of ethylene units in the copolymer as determined via NMR.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Applicant: BASELL POLIOLEFINE ITALIA S.R.L.
    Inventors: PAOLA MASSARI, FABRIZIO PIEMONTESI, GIANNI VITALE, CAROLINE CATHELIN, GIAMPIERO MORINI, MARCO CIARAFONI, CLAUDIO CAVALIERI, TIZIANA CAPUTO
  • Publication number: 20170002114
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to catalyst systems for the polymerization of olefins of the general formula CH2?CHR that show improved polymerization activity, wherein R is an alkyl, cycloalkyl or aryl radical having 1-12 carbon atoms, comprising (A) a solid catalyst component comprising Ti, Mg, and halogen, (B) an aluminum alkyl compound, and (C) a halogenated cyclic ether compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Applicant: BASELL POLIOLEFINE ITALIA S.R.L.
    Inventors: TIZIANO DALL'OCCO, DARIO LIGUORI, GIAMPIERO MORINI, GIANNI VITALE
  • Patent number: 9266979
    Abstract: Catalyst components for the polymerization of olefins CH2?CHR wherein R is hydrogen or a hydrocarbon radical having 1-12 carbon atoms, comprising Mg, Ti, Cl and a compound (L) or its derivatives, selected from condensed cyclic structures which are formed by at least an aromatic ring and which are substituted with at least two hydroxy groups, said Cl and Ti atoms being in an amount such as to have a molar ratio ranging from 5 to 50.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Basell Poliolefine Italia S.r.l.
    Inventors: Dario Liguori, Tiziano Dall'Occo, Giampiero Morini, Joachim Pater, Gianni Vitale