Patents by Inventor Wilfried Toltsch

Wilfried Toltsch 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: 20210002397
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for producing a copolymer of propylene, optionally ethylene, and at least one comonomer selected from alpha olefins having from 4 to 12 carbon atoms using a specific class of metallocene complexes in combination with a cocatalyst system comprising a boron containing cocatalyst and an aluminoxane cocatalyst, preferably in a multistage polymerization process including a gas phase polymerization step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Matthias Hoff, Luigi Resconi, Simon Schwarzenberger, Wilfried Töltsch
  • Patent number: 10882934
    Abstract: The present invention relates to nucleated propylene-butylene copolymers comprising propylene and butylene monomer units, wherein the nucleated propylene-butylene copolymer has improved stiffness, better impact behaviour and optical properties such as low haze and improved optomechanical ability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Jingbo Wang, Wilfried Töltsch, Elisabeth Potter, Markus Gahleitner
  • Patent number: 10851191
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an olefin polymerization process, wherein propylene and a C4 to C10 a-olefin, preferably 1-butene and optionally ethylene are reacted in the presence of a Ziegler-Natta catalyst so as to obtain a polypropylene, wherein the polypropylene comprises C4 to C10 a-olefin, preferably 1-butene-derived comonomer units in an amount of from 0.5 wt % to 15 wt % and ethylene-derived comonomer units in an amount of 0 wt % to 3 wt %, and wherein the Ziegler-Natta catalyst comprises i) an external donor of the formula (I): (R3)z(R2O)ySi(R1)x and ii) a solid Ziegler-Natta catalyst component being free of external carrier material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Luigi Resconi, Pavel Shutov, Wilfried Toltsch
  • Publication number: 20200369861
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a heterophasic propylene copolymer polymerized the presence of a single-site catalyst with a low tensile modulus, a process for preparing such a heterophasic propylene copolymer and articles made therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Markus Gahleitner, Jingbo Wang, Klaus Bernreitner, Peter Wilfried Toltsch, Simon Schwarzenberger
  • Publication number: 20200325303
    Abstract: A propylene copolymer composition comprising A) a propylene butylene copolymer which is —free of phthalicacid esters as well as decomposition products thereof; —obtained by a Ziegler-Natta catalyst and B) at least one ?-nucleating agent, the propylene copolymer composition having —a MFR (2.16 kg/210° C.) in the range of 2 to 100 g/10 min —a melting point Tm(1) of less than 140° C. —a melting point Tm(2) of at least 150° C., said Tm(2) being associated with more than 75% of the total melting enthalpy and whereby the propylene copolymer —has monomer units derived from a) propylenein an amount of 90.0-98.0 mol.-% b) butylenein an amount of 2.0-10.0 mol.-% with respect to the total weight of the propylene butylene copolymer —an isotacticity mm % as determined by 13C NiNMR spectroscopy of below 99.0%; and —a Koenig-B parameter with respect to butylene as determined by 13C NMR spectroscopy of more than 0.98.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Jingbo Wang, Wilfried Töltsch, Luigi Maria Resconi, Friedrich Berger
  • Patent number: 10696764
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an olefin polymerization process, wherein propylene and 1-butene and optionally ethylene are reacted in the presence of a Ziegler-Natta catalyst system so as to obtain a polypropylene, wherein the polypropylene comprises 1-butene-derived comonomer units in an amount of from 0.5 to 15 wt % and optionally ethylene-derived comonomer units in an amount of up to 3 wt %, and the Ziegler-Natta catalyst system comprises an external donor of the formula (I) (R3)z(R2O)YSi(R1)X??(I).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Wilfried Toltsch, Luigi Resconi
  • Publication number: 20200131284
    Abstract: Process for producing a heterophasic propylene copolymer using a specific class of metallocene complexes in a multistage polymerization process including a gas phase polymerization step. The invention further relates to the use of catalysts which comprise a specific class of metallocene complexes to produce a heterophasic propylene copolymer in a multistep process including a gas phase polymerization step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Luigi Maria Cristoforo Resconi, Wilfried Toltsch, Ville Virkkunen, Ismo Lehtiniemi, Noureddine Ajellal
  • Publication number: 20190276571
    Abstract: The present invention relates to nucleated propylene-butylene copolymers comprising propylene and butylene monomer units, wherein the nucleated propylene-butylene copolymer has improved stiffness, better impact behaviour and optical properties such as low haze and improved optomechanical ability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Jingbo Wang, Wilfried Töltsch, Elisabeth Potter, Markus Gahleitner
  • Patent number: 10364307
    Abstract: A process for the preparation of a heterophasic copolymer of propylene and ethylene comprising polymerizing propylene and ethylene in the gas phase in the presence of a solid particulate catalyst free from an external carrier comprising: (i) a symmetrical complex of formula (I), wherein M is zirconium or hafnium; each X is a sigma ligand; L is a divalent bridge selected from —R?2C—, —R?2C—CR?2-, —R?2Si—, —R?2Si—SiR?2—, —R?2Ge—, wherein each R? is independently a hydrogen atom, C1-C20-alkyl, tri(C1-C20-alkyl)silyl, C6-C20-aryl, C7-C20-arylalkyl or C7-C20-alkylaryl; R2 is a C1-C20 hydrocarbyl radical; R5 is a C1-C20 hydrocarbyl radical; R6 is a tertiary C4-C20 hydrocarbyl radical; R7 is a hydrogen atom or a C1-10-hydrocarbyl radical; n is 0 to 3; R1 is a C1-C20 hydrocarbyl radical and optionally two adjacent R1 groups taken together can form a further mono or multicyclic ring condensed to Ph ring optionally substituted by one or two groups R4; and R4 is a C1-C10 alkyl radical and (ii) a cocatalyst, preferably c
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Borealis AG
    Inventors: Luigi Resconi, Norbert Hafner, Wilfried Töltsch
  • Patent number: 10287375
    Abstract: A process for the preparation of a propylene polymer in a multistage polymerisation process in the presence of a single site catalyst, said process comprising: (I) in a prepolymerisation step prepolymerising a single site catalyst in the presence of propylene and optionally at least one C2-10 alpha olefin comonomer and in the presence of hydrogen or in the absence of hydrogen; (II) in a slurry polymerisation step, polymerising propylene and optionally at least one C2-10 alpha olefin comonomer, with the pre-polymerised catalyst of step (I) in the presence of hydrogen; and subsequently (III) in a gas polymerisation step polymerising propylene and optionally at least one C2-10 alpha olefin comonomer, in the presence of catalyst and polymer from step (II) and optionally in the presence of hydrogen so as to form a propylene homopolymer or copolymer; wherein the amount of hydrogen fed to the pre-polymerisation step (I) is at most 15% of the total amount of hydrogen fed to steps (I) and (II) of the polymerisation pr
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Wilfried Töltsch, Luigi Resconi, Kristin Reichelt
  • Patent number: 10266624
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an olefin polymerization process, wherein propylene and 1-butene and optionally ethylene are reacted in the presence of a Ziegler-Natta catalyst system so as to obtain a polypropylene, wherein the polypropylene comprises 1-butene-derived comonomer units in an amount of from 0.5 to 15 wt % and optionally ethylene-derived comonomer units in an amount of up to 3 wt %, and the Ziegler-Natta catalyst system comprises an external donor of the formula (I) (R3)z(R2O)YSi(R1)X??(I).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Wilfried Toltsch, Luigi Resconi
  • Patent number: 10227427
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an olefin polymerization process, wherein propylene and 1-butene and optionally ethylene are reacted in the presence of a Ziegler-Natta catalyst system so as to obtain a polypropylene, wherein the polypropylene comprises 1-butene-derived comonomer units in an amount of from 5 to 20 wt % and optionally ethylene-derived comonomer units in an amount of up to 3 wt %, and the Ziegler-Natta catalyst system comprises an external donor of the following formula (I): (R3)z(R2O)ySi(R1)x.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Borealis AG
    Inventors: Kristin Reichelt, Wilfried Töltsch, Luigi Resconi
  • Publication number: 20190002610
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an olefin polymerization process, wherein propylene and a C4 to C10 ?-olefin monomer, preferably 1-butene- and optionally ethylene are reacted in the presence of a Ziegler-Natta catalyst so as to obtain a polypropylene, wherein the polypropylene comprises C4 to C10 ?-olefin, preferably 1-butene-derived comonomer units in an amount of from 0,5 to 15 wt % and ethylene-derived comonomer units in an amount of 0 to 3 wt %, and wherein the Ziegler-Natta catalyst comprises i) an external donor of the formula (I): (R3)z(R2O)ySi(R1)x, and ii) a solid catalyst component being free of external carrier material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Wilfried Töltsch, Luigi Resconi, Kristin Reichelt
  • Patent number: 10081686
    Abstract: A process for the preparation of a copolymer of propylene and ethylene comprising polymerizing propylene and ethylene in the gas phase in the presence of a solid particulate catalyst free from an external carrier comprising: (i) a symmetrical complex of formula (I), wherein M is zirconium or hafnium; each X is a sigma ligand; L is a divalent bridge selected from —R?2C—, —R?2C—CR?2—, —R?2Si—, —R?2Si—SiR?2—, —R?2Ge—, wherein each R? is independently a hydrogen atom, C1-C20-alkyl, tri(C1-C20-alkyl)silyl, C6-C20-aryl, C7-C20-arylalkyl or C7-C20-alkylaryl; R2 is a C1-C20 hydrocarbyl radical; m is 2 to 5; R9 is a H or C1-C20 hydrocarbyl radical; R7 is a hydrogen atom or a C1-10 hydrocarbyl radical; n is 0 to 3; R1 is a C1-C20 hydrocarbyl radical and optionally two adjacent R1 groups taken together can form a further mono or multicyclic ring condensed to Ph ring optionally substituted by one or two groups R4; and R4 is a C1-C10 alkyl radical; and (ii) a cocatalyst, preferably comprising an organometallic compound of
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Borealis AG
    Inventors: Luigi Resconi, Wilfried Töltsch, Jingbo Wang
  • Publication number: 20180134826
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an olefin polymerization process, wherein propylene and a C4 to C10 a-olefin, preferably 1-butene and optionally ethylene are reacted in the presence of a Ziegler-Natta catalyst so as to obtain a polypropylene, wherein the polypropylene comprises C4 to C10 a-olefin, preferably 1-butene-derived comonomer units in an amount of from 0.5 wt % to 15 wt % and ethylene-derived comonomer units in an amount of 0 wt % to 3 wt %, and wherein the Ziegler-Natta catalyst comprises i) an external donor of the formula (I): (R3)z(R2O)ySi(R1)x and ii) a solid Ziegler-Natta catalyst component being free of external carrier material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: Luigi Resconi, Pavel Shutov, Wilfried Toltsch
  • Patent number: 9932469
    Abstract: A heterophasic propylene ethylene copolymer having an MFR2 of 0.5 to 100 g/10 m in and obtained using single site catalysis comprising: (i) a propylene homopolymer or propylene ethylene copolymer matrix having up to 4 wt % ethylene; and (ii) an ethylene propylene rubber (EPR) dispersed in the matrix; said heterophasic propylene ethylene copolymer having a xylene cold soluble content (XS) of 20 to 40%; wherein the ethylene content of the xylene cold soluble fraction of said heterophasic propylene ethylene copolymer is between 70 and 90 wt. %; wherein the xylene cold soluble fraction of said heterophasic propylene ethylene copolymer has an intrinsic viscosity (IV) of 3.0 dl/g or more; and wherein the melting enthalpy (?HM) of the heterophasic propylene ethylene copolymer is between 10 and 30 J/g at a temperature of 0 to 130° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Borealis, AG
    Inventors: Jingbo Wang, Petar Doshev, Luigi Resconi, Wilfried Toltsch
  • Publication number: 20170335035
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an olefin polymerization process, wherein propylene and 1-butene and optionally ethylene are reacted in the presence of a Ziegler-Natta catalyst system so as to obtain a polypropylene, wherein the polypropylene comprises 1-butene-derived comonomer units in an amount of from 0.5 to 15 wt % and optionally ethylene-derived comonomer units in an amount of up to 3 wt %, and the Ziegler-Natta catalyst system comprises an external donor of the formula (I) (R3)z(R2O)YSi(R1)X??(I).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Inventors: Wilfried TOLTSCH, Luigi RESCONI
  • Publication number: 20170247484
    Abstract: A process for the preparation of a hetero-phasic copolymer of propylene and ethylene comprising polymerising propylene and ethylene in the gas phase in the presence of a solid particulate catalyst free from an external carrier comprising: (i) a symmetrical complex of formula (I), wherein M is zirconium or hafnium; each X is a sigma lig- and; L is a divalent bridge selected from —R?2C—, —R?2C—CR?2-, —R?2Si—, —R?2Si—SiR?2—, —R?2Ge—, wherein each R? is independently a hydrogen atom, C1-C20-alkyl, tri(C1-C20-alkyl)silyl, C6-C20-aryl, C7-C20-arylalkyl or C7-C20-alkylaryl; R2 is a C1-C20 hydrocarbyl radical; R5 is a C1-C20 hydrocarbyl radical; R6 is a tertiary C4-C20 hydrocarbyl radical; R7 is a hydrogen atom or a C1-10-hydrocarbyl radical; n is 0 to 3; R1 is a C1-C20 hydrocarbyl radical and optionally two adjacent R1 groups taken together can form a further mono or multi-cyclic ring condensed to Ph ring optionally substituted by one or two groups R4; and R4 is a C1-C10 alkyl radical and (ii) a cocatalyst, preferab
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Applicant: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Luigi RESCONI, Norbert HAFNER, Wilfried TÖLTSCH
  • Publication number: 20170247480
    Abstract: A process for the preparation of a copolymer of propylene and ethylene comprising polymerising propylene and ethylene in the gas phase in the presence of a solid particulate catalyst free from an external carrier comprising: (i) a symmetrical complex of formula (I), wherein M is zirconium or hafnium; each X is a sigma ligand; L is a divalent bridge selected from —R?2C—, —R?2C—CR?2—, —R?2Si—, —R?2Si—SiR?2—, —R?2Ge—, wherein each R? is independently a hydrogen atom, C1-C20-alkyi, tri(C1-C20-aikyl)silyl, C6-C20-aryl, C7-C20-arylalkyl or C7-C20-alkylaryl; R2 is a C1-C20 hydrocarbyl radical; m is 2 to 5; R9 is a H or C1-C20 hydrocarbyl radical; R7 is a hydrogen atom or a C1-10-hydrocarbyl radical; n is 0 to 3; R1 is a C1-C20 hydrocarbyl radical and optionally two adjacent R1 groups taken together can form a further mono or multicyclic ring condensed to Ph ring optionally substituted by one or two groups R4; and R4 is a C1-C10 alkyl radical; and (ii) a cocatalyst, preferably comprising an organometallic compound of
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Applicant: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Luigi RESCONI, Wilfried TÖLTSCH, Jingbo WANG
  • Patent number: 9701772
    Abstract: A process for the preparation of a propylene copolymer, preferably a heterophasic propylene copolymer, in a multistage polymerisation process in the presence of a single site catalyst, said process comprising: (I) in a slurry polymerisation step, polymerising propylene and optionally at least one C2-10 alpha olefin comonomer; and subsequently (II) in a gas polymerisation step polymerising propylene and optionally at least one C2-10 alpha olefin comonomer, in the presence of catalyst and polymer from step (I); (III) in a second gas polymerisation step, polymerising propylene and at least one C2-10 alpha olefin comonomer in the presence of the catalyst and polymer from step (II); wherein said catalyst comprises (i) a metallocene complex of a group (IV) metal, said metallocene comprising at least two cyclopentadienyl type ligands; (ii) a boron based cocatalyst; and (iii) an aluminoxane cocatalyst; said catalyst being in solid form, preferably in solid particulate form, and being free from an external carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Luigi Resconi, Wilfried Töltsch, Wang Jingbo