Zirconium Compound Containing (zr) Patents (Class 106/438)
  • Patent number: 10329411
    Abstract: A resin composition, containing: (A) polyolefin; (B) a saponified ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer having an ethylene content of from 20 to 65 mol % and a degree of saponification of vinyl acetate units of 96% or more; (C) a saponified ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer having an ethylene content of from 68 to 98 mol % and a degree of saponification of vinyl acetate units of 20% or more; (D) a random copolymer consisting of ethylene and vinyl acetate; (E) a pigment comprising titanium oxide particles comprising a surface coated with a compound of a metal other than titanium or a silicon compound; and (I) a lubricant; wherein a mass ratio (AB) is from 3 to 99.5, a mass ratio (B/C) is from 1 to 100, a mass ratio of (D/C) is from 0.1 to 15, a mass ratio (E/C) is from 0.04 to 50, and a content of (C) is from 0.01 to 2.4 parts, particularly 0.33 to 1.5 parts, by mass based on 100 parts by mass of (A) and (B).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeyuki Igarashi, Yasuhiko Haneda, Masahiro Kitamura, Shinji Tai
  • Patent number: 8906154
    Abstract: A coating, ink, or article containing a pearlescent pigment comprising a substrate and a first layer, wherein the first layer comprises iron oxide, wherein the iron has from about 1% to about 30% Fe(II) and from about 70% to about 99% Fe(III).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Sun Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Aaron M. Hollman, Stephane Nicolas, Philippe Schottland, Marguerite Debacker, Aurelie Antonowicz, Hai Hui Lin
  • Publication number: 20140338566
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the surface treatment of inorganic pigment particles with agglomerates of fine primary particles or single crystals of inorganic compounds, particularly of oxides or sulphates. The method is characterized in that the inorganic compounds are first precipitated from an aqueous solution under suitable pH conditions in a separate vessel in the form of fluffily structured agglomerates and/or single crystals. The precipitation product is subsequently added to an aqueous suspension of inorganic pigment particles. The method is particularly suitable for the surface treatment of titanium dioxide particles, in order to achieve high hiding power or high opacity when used in emulsion paints or laminates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: Kronos International, Inc.
    Inventors: Volker Juergens, Alexander Breyder, Frank Mersch, Siegfried Bluemel, Volker Schmitt
  • Publication number: 20140261086
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing titanium dioxide pigment is provided. The process comprises preparing an aqueous slurry of titanium dioxide particles. The process further includes deagglomerating the aqueous slurry of titanium dioxide particles using ultrasonication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Tronox LLC
    Inventors: Venkata Rama Rao Goparaju, David F. Marshall, Vahid Kazerooni
  • Publication number: 20140234595
    Abstract: The aqueous ink white pigment of the present embodiment contains a metal compound (1) which satisfies the following specific conditions of (A), (B), and (C). (A) The metal compound (1) described above includes titanium dioxide, and a metal compound (2) where a refractive index at a wavelength of 550 nm is 1.60 or more and 2.45 or less, when the total of the titanium dioxide described above and the metal compound (2) described above is 100 wt %, the content of the titanium dioxide described above is 50 wt % or more and 99 wt % or less and the content of the metal compound (2) described above is 1 wt % or more and 50 wt % or less. (B) The peak value of the volume particle size distribution of the metal compound (1) which is measured with a dynamic light scattering method is in a range of 100 to 700 nm. (C) The pore volume of the metal compound (1) described above which is calculated with the BJH (Barrett-Joyner-Halenda) method is 0.1 ml/g or more and 0.65 ml/g or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: Mitsui Chemicals Inc.
    Inventors: Yukiko Egami, Hiroko Wachi, Norio Nakayama, Hiroshi Maekawa
  • Patent number: 8808447
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a pigment paint for an exterior material and to a method for manufacturing the same. The pigment paint comprises: a flake matrix, a first metal oxide layer coated on the upper portion of the transparent matrix, an oxide layer containing MgO—SiO2 coated on the upper portion of the first metal oxide layer, and a second metal oxide layer coated on the upper portion of the oxide layer. In order to ensure humidity resistance and weather resistance required for a lustrous pigment paint for exterior materials, a cerium layer and an aluminum oxide layer are further coated. Properties such as high luminance, high chromaticity, and high gloss, which could not be achieved using conventional techniques, can be achieved and a pigment paint having a multi-colored pearl luster can be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: CQV Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae-Il Jeong, Nam-Il Lee, Sang-Keun Park, Jin-Hyung Lee, Kwang-Choong Kang, Byung-Ki Choi, Kwang-Soo Lim, Kil-Wan Chang
  • Publication number: 20140010772
    Abstract: A silver-colored pigment is provided having a nonmetallic platelet-shaped substrate and at least one ilmenite-containing coating, wherein the nonmetallic platelet-shaped substrate is a nonmetallic platelet-shaped synthetic substrate and the amount of iron compounds, calculated as elemental iron, in the pigment is less than 5.0% by weight, based on the total weight of the pigment. Processes for preparing the pigment also are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: ECKART GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Gruner, Thomas Schneider, Gunter Kaupp, Christian Rummer, Dirk Schumacher
  • Patent number: 8524124
    Abstract: The invention provides a process for producing an aqueous dispersion of zirconium oxide comprising: reacting a zirconium salt with an alkali in water to obtain a slurry of particles of zirconium oxide; filtering, washing, and repulping the slurry; adding an organic acid to the resulting slurry in an amount of one mole part or more per mole part of the zirconium in the slurry; hydrothermally treating the resulting mixture at a temperature of 170° C. or higher; and washing the resulting aqueous dispersion of particles of zirconium oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Sakai Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenichi Nakagawa, Takanori Morita
  • Patent number: 8475582
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for making a titanium dioxide pigment consisting of titanium dioxide and single layer of inorganic surface treatment consisting of aluminum phosphate wherein the pigment is characterized by and isoelectric point which is greater than pH 6 and a negative zeta potential of at a pH of 7.5 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: E I du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Erik Shepard Thiele, John Davis Bolt, Scott Richard Mehr
  • Patent number: 8449845
    Abstract: In light of the recent analytical technology demanded of fast and accurate measurement of high purity materials, a zirconium crucible is provided for melting an analytical sample and is capable of inhibiting the inclusion of impurities from the crucible by using a high-purity crucible, improving the durability of high-purity zirconium as an expensive crucible material, and increasing the number of times that the zirconium crucible can be used. With this zirconium crucible used for melting an analytical sample in the pretreatment of the analytical sample, the purity excluding gas components is 3N or higher, and the content of carbon as a gas component is 100 mass ppm or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: JX Nippon Mining & Metals Corporation
    Inventors: Yuichiro Shindo, Masahiro Sakaguchi, Mitsuru Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 8377194
    Abstract: A silica-containing composition is disclosed. The composition comprises a compound having the following formula: (SiO2)x(OH)yMzSaF.B. M comprises at least one metal or metalloid cation S is a sulfur-based species. F optionally exists and F is at least one of the following: a functionalized organosilane, a sulfur-containing organosilane, an amine-containing organosilane, and an alkyl-containing organosilane at a surface area coverage of about 0.01 to about 100%. The molar ratio of y/x is equal to about 0.01 to about 0.5, the molar ratio of x/z is equal to about 0.5 to about 300 or from about 0.5 to about 100, and the molar ratio of a/z is about 0.5 to about 5. B is a hygroscopic solid at a water to solid molar ratio of 0.1-6 and preferably comprises at least one alkaline earth oxide or lanthanide oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Nalco Company
    Inventors: Nicholas S. Ergang, Ian Saratovsky, Hung-Ting Chen
  • Publication number: 20130035399
    Abstract: The subject matter of the present invention is marked inorganic additives, a method for their production and also their use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicant: SACHTLEBEN CHEMIE GMBH
    Inventor: SACHTLEBEN CHEMIE GMBH
  • Publication number: 20130028948
    Abstract: Disclosed are titanium dioxide-containing composite particles which can maintain whiteness of natural titanium dioxide even after calcination step, and can provide titanium dioxide-containing composite particles having excellent weather resistance. In each of the composite particles, at least one oxide layer containing silicon oxide and zirconium oxide is provided as coating components of titanium dioxide. That is, provided are composite particles including a base that contains titanium dioxide and at least one oxide layer that contains silicon oxide and zirconium oxide provided on the base, and a method of producing the composite particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2011
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: Sakai Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsutomu Yamamoto, Harunobu Saito, Mika Onai, Atsuki Terabe, Masaru Mikami
  • Patent number: 8333835
    Abstract: A silica-containing composition is disclosed. The composition comprises a compound having the following formula: (SiO2)x(OH)yMzSaF. M comprises at least one metal or metalloid cation S is a sulfur-based species optionally exists and F is at least one of the following: a functionalized organosilane, a sulfur-containing organosilane, an amine-containing organosilane, and an alkyl-containing organosilane at a surface area coverage of about 0.01 to about 100%. The molar ratio of y/x is equal to about 0.01 to about 0.5, the molar ratio of x/z is equal to about 0.5 to about 300 or from about 0.5 to about 100, and the molar ratio of a/z is about 0.5 to about 5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Nalco Company
    Inventors: Nicholas S. Ergang, Bruce A. Keiser, Richard Mimna
  • Patent number: 8137596
    Abstract: A transparent titanium oxide in which the titanium oxide particles have been coated with a hydrated metal oxide having no photocatalytic activity in order to block photocatalytic activity. Hydrous titanium oxide sol particles are coated with a layer comprising a hydrated oxide of silicon. The coating layer can further contain a hydrated oxide of at least one metal selected among tin, aluminum, and zirconium and a hydrated oxide of antimony. Also provided are a process for producing a sol of surface-coated transparent titanium oxide and a coating composition containing a sol of surface-coated transparent titanium oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Tayca Corporation
    Inventor: Nobuyuki Yokoyama
  • Patent number: 8105432
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a TiO2 pigment coated sequentially in a wet treatment process with hydrous silica and hydrous alumina both in the presence of citric acid wherein the resulting pigment is coated with from 1 to 4% amorphous alumina based on the weight of the untreated TiO2; from 3 to 6% silica glass based on the weight of the untreated TiO2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Charles Robert Bettler, Michael Patrick Diebold
  • Publication number: 20110319498
    Abstract: A multilayer effect pigment includes a transparent substrate, a layer of high refractive index material on the substrate, and alternating layers of low refractive index and high refractive index materials on the first layer, the total number of layers being an odd number of at least three, all adjacent layers differing in refractive index by at least about 0.2 and at least one of the layers having an optical thickness which is different from all of the other layers. The resulting multilayer effect pigment is not a quarter-wave stack. The present effect pigments may be used in cosmetic and industrial applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2011
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Inventors: Daniel S. Fuller, Curtis J. Zimmermann
  • Publication number: 20110245397
    Abstract: The invention provides a dispersion of zirconium oxide having a content as high as 20% by weight or more, but a low viscosity, and having a high transparency, which has a transmittance of 35% or more at a wave length of 400 nm, a transmittance of 95% or more at a wave length of 800 nm, and a viscosity of 20 mPa·s or less at a temperature of 25° C. Such a dispersion of zirconium oxide can be obtained by reacting a zirconium salt with an alkali in water to obtain a slurry of particles of zirconium oxide; filtering, washing, and repulping the slurry; adding an organic acid to the resulting slurry in an amount of one mole part or more per mole part of the zirconium in the slurry; hydrothermally treating the slurry at a temperature of 170° C. or higher; and washing and concentrating the resulting aqueous dispersion of particles of zirconium oxide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2009
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Inventors: Kenichi Nakagawa, Takanori Morita
  • Patent number: 8029615
    Abstract: A pearlescent pigment includes a ceramic flake coated with a metal oxide. The metal oxide is, preferably, an oxide of titanium, iron, tin, chromium1, zirconium or a combination thereof, and the refractive index of the metal oxide coating is preferably at least 0.5 higher than that of the ceramic flake. The pearlescent pigment may be included in a coating applied to a metallic or plastic surface to give the surface a lustrous or pearlescent optical effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Inventor: Charles Watkinson
  • Publication number: 20110201749
    Abstract: The invention provides a pigment, the production and use thereof, furthermore a polymeric material delustred with pigments, processes for producing this polymeric material, and the use thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Inventors: Jurgen KASTNER, Hartmut Wagner, Bernard Becker
  • Patent number: 7951420
    Abstract: A method of preparing a pigment exhibiting a color-shifting effect, including at least heating mica powder suspension in water, adjusting the pH value of the mixture to between 2 and 9, adding a first inorganic salt solution, maintaining the pH value of the mixture constant, stirring the mixture at constant temperature, adjusting the pH value of the mixture to between 6 and 14, adding a second inorganic salt solution, maintaining the pH value of the mixture constant, stirring the mixture at constant temperature, adjusting the pH value of the mixture to between 2 and 9, adding a third inorganic salt solution, maintaining the pH value of the mixture constant, and stirring the mixture at constant temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Inventors: Jiansheng Fu, Yiting Peng, Xiaohui Tian
  • Patent number: 7850775
    Abstract: A pearlescent pigment comprising a substrate and a first layer, wherein the first layer comprises iron oxide, wherein the iron has from about 1% to about 30% Fe(II) and from about 70% to about 99% Fe(III). A process for making these pearlescent pigment, comprise reducing a metal oxide substrate with a hydrogen source in the presence of a noble metal catalyst in a liquid medium. The pigments may be used in a variety of applications including cosmetics, plastics, automotive or architectural coatings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Sun Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Aaron M. Hollman, Stephane Nicolas, Philippe Schottland, Marguerite Debacker, Aurelie Antonowicz, Hai Hui Lin
  • Publication number: 20100239872
    Abstract: There is provided a sol of modified metal oxide composite colloidal particles including titanium oxide having a high refractive index and excellent light resistance and weather resistance that discoloration of the colloidal particles by photoexcitation is almost completely inhibited. A titanium oxide-tin oxide-zirconium oxide-tungsten oxide composite colloidal particle having a primary particle diameter of 2 to 50 nm, and a SnO2/TiO2 molar ratio of 0.1 to 1.0, a ZrO2/TiO2 molar ratio of 0.1 to 0.4, and a WO3/TiO2 molar ratio of 0.03 to 0.15.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2008
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Applicant: NISSAN CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshinari Koyama, Motoko Asada
  • Publication number: 20100227181
    Abstract: A bright pigment 100 includes: a flaky substrate 10; a first layer 20 that is formed on the flaky substrate 10 and that contains one selected from the group consisting of titanium dioxide, silver and a silver alloy as its main component; and a second layer 30 that is formed so that the first layer 20 is interposed between the flaky substrate 10 and the second layer 30 and that contains the hydroxide or hydrated oxide of neodymium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2008
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Applicant: NIPPON SHEET GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventor: Takeaki Kitamura
  • Publication number: 20100218703
    Abstract: The present invention relates to pigments comprising (A) a platelet-shaped substrate (S), (B) a coating comprising two different metal oxides having a difference in refractive index of at least 0.1, wherein the metal oxide having a higher refractive indexis the metal oxide MOH and the metal oxide having a lower refractive index is the metal oxide MOL, wherein the amount of MOH and the amount of MOL changes (continuously), (C) a coating comprising metal oxides MOH and MOL, wherein the amount of MOH and the amount of MOL changes (continuously), and (D) optionally an outer protecting layer; a process for their production and their use in paints, ink-jet printing, for dyeing textiles, for pigmenting coatings (paints), printing inks, plastics, cosmetics, glazes for ceramics and glass. The pigments can show enhanced colour chroma while maintaining the lightness of coventional interference pigments, or vice versa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2008
    Publication date: September 2, 2010
    Inventors: Patrice Bujard, Philippe Bugnon
  • Publication number: 20100221556
    Abstract: There is provided a sol of modified metal oxide composite colloidal particles including titanium oxide having a high refractive index and excellent light resistance and weather resistance that discoloration of the colloidal particles by photoexcitation is almost completely inhibited. A modified metal oxide composite colloidal particle comprises; a titanium oxide-tin oxide-zirconium oxide-tungsten oxide composite colloidal particle (A) having a primary particle diameter of 2 to 50 nm and having a SnO2/TiO2 molar ratio of 0.1 to 1.0, a ZrO2/TiO2 molar ratio of 0.1 to 0.4, and a WO3/TiO2 molar ratio of 0.03 to 0.15, as a core; and a tungsten oxide-tin oxide-silicon dioxide composite colloidal particle (B) having a primary particle diameter of 1 to 7 nm with which a surface of the core is coated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2008
    Publication date: September 2, 2010
    Applicant: NISSAN CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshinari Koyama, Motoko Asada
  • Publication number: 20100189666
    Abstract: The present invention provides products comprising rutile-type titanium dioxide of a specific shape, i.e., cosmetics which have high UV blocking ability, provide a good feel upon use without leaving squeakiness or graininess on the skin, and also give a natural bare skin appearance without causing white masking, due to adequate tinting strength and covering power, as well as external additives for toner which are excellent in prevention of filming on a photosensitive member and inhibition of aggregation between toner particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2010
    Publication date: July 29, 2010
    Applicant: TITAN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Akira NAKAMURA, Masayasu MORISHITA, Hiromasa KONDOH
  • Publication number: 20100148135
    Abstract: A transparent titanium oxide in which the titanium oxide particles have been coated with a hydrated metal oxide having no photocatalytic activity in order to block photocatalytic activity. Hydrous titanium oxide sol particles are coated with a layer comprising a hydrated oxide of silicon. The coating layer can further contain a hydrated oxide of at least one metal selected among tin, aluminum, and zirconium and a hydrated oxide of antimony. Also provided are a process for producing a sol of surface-coated transparent titanium oxide and a coating composition containing a sol of surface-coated transparent titanium oxide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2007
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Applicant: TAYCA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Nobuyuki Yokoyama
  • Publication number: 20100116169
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an effect pigment comprising as a substrate a glass flake with a coating, said coating comprising at least one layer of at least one high refractive material, said material having a refractive index of at least 1.8, and/or at least one layer of at least one semitransparent metallic material, wherein said glass flakes comprising the following composition: 65-75 wt.-% silicon oxide, preferably SiO2 2-9 wt.-% aluminium oxide, preferably AI2O3 0.0-5 wt.-% calcium oxide, preferably CaO 5-12 wt.-% sodium oxide, preferably Na2O 8-15 wt.-% boron oxide, preferably B2O3 0.1-5 wt.-% titanium oxide, preferably TiO2 0.0-5 wt.-% zirconium oxide, preferably ZrO2 based on the weight of said glass flakes. The invention relates also to a method for producing the effect pigments as well as to the use of said effect pigments. The invention further relates to coating formulations based on the effect pigments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2008
    Publication date: May 13, 2010
    Inventors: Günter Kaupp, Ulrich Schmidt, Dirk Schumacher, Katrin Steinbach
  • Publication number: 20100064941
    Abstract: A pearlescent pigment includes a ceramic flake coated with a metal oxide. The metal oxide is, preferably, an oxide of titanium, iron, tin, chromium1, zirconium or a combination thereof, and the refractive index of the metal oxide coating is preferably at least 0.5 higher than that of the ceramic flake. The pearlescent pigment may be included in a coating applied to a metallic or plastic surface to give the surface a lustrous or pearlescent optical effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Inventor: Charles Watkinson
  • Publication number: 20090275686
    Abstract: A pigment, the production and use thereof, furthermore a polymeric material delustered with pigments, processes for producing this polymeric material, and the use thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2007
    Publication date: November 5, 2009
    Inventors: Jurgen Kastner, Hartmut Wagner, Bernard Becker
  • Publication number: 20090126604
    Abstract: A flame spray pyrolysis process for the preparation of ultrafine titania particles coated with a smooth, homogeneous coating of one or more metal oxides is provided. The metal oxide coating is achieved by contacting the titania particles with a metal oxide precursor downstream of the titania formation zone, after the titania particles have formed. The process provides titania particles with a high rutile content and a smooth and homogeneous coating of a metal oxide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2007
    Publication date: May 21, 2009
    Inventors: M. Kamal Akhtar, Sotiris Emmanuel Pratsinis, Martin Christian Heine, Alexandra Teleki Harsanyi, Reto Strobel
  • Patent number: 7470467
    Abstract: The invention relates to modified nanoparticles based on pyrogenic silica which are produced by treating pyrogenic silica with compounds of the general formula I Me(OR1)4, and/or of the general formula II Me(OCOR1)4, wherein R1 means an alkyl, aryl and/or aralkyl residue and Me means zirconium and/or titanium and to coating compositions containing the modified nanoparticles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2008
    Assignee: E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Uwe Wilkenhoener, Martin Wulf, Paer Winkelmann
  • Patent number: 7455726
    Abstract: The present invention relates to photostabilised effect pigments in which one or more calcined and vanadium-containing oxide layers, alone or mixed with sulfates, borates or phosphates, have been applied to a substrate, to a process for the preparation thereof, and to the use thereof in plastics, paints, coatings, printing inks, cosmetics, films, in security printing, for laser marking, in thermal protection or for colouring seed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2008
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Ulrich Schoenefeld, Padma Kaviratna
  • Patent number: 7407606
    Abstract: A method for producing a titanium dioxide powder having a well electroconductive layer containing substantially no antimony, which comprises providing a titanium dioxide powder containing specific amounts or less of alkali metals, such as sodium and potassium, alkaline earth metals, such as magnesium and calcium, and metals having a valence of four or less, such as aluminum, zinc and iron, preparing an aqueous suspension of the titanium dioxide powder, adding an acidic aqueous solution containing a tin compound and a phosphorus compound and an alkaline solution to the above aqueous suspension so that the aqueous suspension has a pH in the range of 2 to 6 or 8 to 12, and firing the resulting product at a temperature of 600 to 925° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2008
    Assignee: Ishihara Sangyo Kaisha, Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsuichi Chiba, Yuichi Yasuda
  • Publication number: 20080110371
    Abstract: A pearlescent pigment comprising a substrate and a first layer, wherein the first layer comprises iron oxide, wherein the iron has from about 1% to about 30% Fe(II) and from about 70% to about 99% Fe(III). A process for making these pearlescent pigment, comprise reducing a metal oxide substrate with a hydrogen source in the presence of a noble metal catalyst in a liquid medium. The pigments may be used in a variety of applications including cosmetics, plastics, automotive or architectural coatings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2007
    Publication date: May 15, 2008
    Applicant: Sun Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Aaron M. Hollman, Stephane Nicolas, Philippe Scottland, Marguerite Debacker, Aurelie Antonowicz, Hai Hui Lin
  • Patent number: 7291217
    Abstract: A corrosion-inhibiting pigment comprising a rare earth element and a valence stabilizer combinded to form a rare earth/valence stabilizer complex. The rare earth element is selected from cerium, terbium, praseodymium, or a combination thereof, and at least one rare earth element is in the tetravalent oxidation state. An inorganic or organic material is used to stabilize the tetravalent rare earth ion to form a compound that is sparingly soluble in water. Specific stabilizers are chosen to control the release rate of tetravalent cerium, terbium, or praseodymium during exposure to water and to tailor the compatibility of the powder when used as a pigment in a chosen binder system. Stabilizers may also modify the processing and handling characteristics of the formed powders. Many rare earth-valence stabilizer combinations are presented that can equal the performance of conventional hexavalent chromium systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2007
    Assignee: University of Dayton
    Inventors: Andrew Wells Phelps, Jeffrey Allen Sturgill, Joseph Thomas Swartzbaugh
  • Patent number: 7250080
    Abstract: An improved process for making an organosilicon compound surface-treated titanium dioxide material, comprising (a) forming a mixture of the titanium dioxide material in water, (b) wet milling the mixture, (c) adjusting the pH of the slurry resulting from step (b) to between about 5.0 and about 8.5, (d) after step (c), removing the titanium dioxide material from the mixture by vacuum or pressure filtration, (e) after step (d), washing the titanium dioxide material so removed, (f) after step (e), converting the washed titanium dioxide material to a fluid dispersion having a pH of from about 3.5 to less than about 7 via addition of a fluidizing agent comprising a water-soluble monoprotic acid, (g) after, or concurrently with, step (f), adding to the resulting dispersion of titanium dioxide material an organosilicon compound, with mixing, and (h) spray drying the dispersion of the washed titanium dioxide material resulting from step (g) to yield a dry titanium dioxide pigment powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2007
    Assignee: Tronox LLC
    Inventors: Daniel H. Craig, Mark D. Westmeyer
  • Patent number: 7238231
    Abstract: An improved process is described for manufacturing zirconia-treated titanium dioxide pigments, wherein the zirconia treatment is accomplished in the process of fluidizing a titanium dioxide filter or press cake and then drying the same, through the addition to the filter or press cake of one or more alkaline water-soluble zirconium reagents selected from ammonium zirconyl carbonate, the water-soluble ammonium zirconyl carboxylates and mixtures of these. Aqueous solutions of such zirconium reagents, in addition to being effective for imparting a zirconia surface treatment to the titanium dioxide materials, also prove to be effective fluidizing agents for forming high solids dispersions of the zirconia-treated titanium dioxide pigment materials which can be spray dried without substantial dilution and excessive energy requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2007
    Assignee: Tronox LLC
    Inventors: Daniel H. Craig, Jeffrey D. Elliott, Harmon E. Ray
  • Patent number: 7220793
    Abstract: A curable film-forming composition is provided comprising (i) 10 to 90 percent by weight based on the total weight of resin solids in the film-forming composition of a crosslinking agent; (ii) 10 to 90 percent by weight of a polymer containing a plurality of functional groups reactive with the crosslinking agent; and (iii) 5 to 85 percent by volume of particles having a mean particle size less than 100 nm. The particles comprise 1 to 99 percent by weight of at least one metal oxide wherein the metal is selected from zinc, titanium, cerium, manganese, bismuth, copper, zirconium and iron. A multi-component composite coating composition is also provided, comprising a pigmented basecoat and a clear coat. The basecoat and/or clearcoat may be derived from the curable film-forming composition described above. Also provided are coated substrates in which the curable coating compositions or the multi-component composite coating compositions described above are applied to a substrate and cured to form a cured coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2007
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Noel R. Vanier, Calum H. Munro
  • Patent number: 7160374
    Abstract: A flaky pigment excellent in leafing properties and in adhesion between pigment particles and a coating (resin) was obtained by coating the surface of a flaky pigment with a coupling agent and a phosphate having a perfluoroalkly group or a silane compound. Accordingly, the flaky pigment is excellent as a pigment for coating or printing ink of which brightness and durability are required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2007
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Eiji Umehara, Koushiro Kunii
  • Patent number: 7138010
    Abstract: The invention is a pigment comprising titanium dioxide and an amino phosphoryl compound. The pigment of the invention imparts improved physical qualities, such as improved lacing resistance and dispersion, when incorporated into polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2006
    Assignee: Millennium Inorganic Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Modasser El-Shoubary, M. Kamal Akhtar
  • Patent number: 7135206
    Abstract: A method for producing nanoscale titanium dioxide particles which are coated with an oxide, a hydroxide or an oxide hydroxide of Al, Ce, Zr and/or Si wherein the enzymatic precipitant system urease/urea is used. Said coated titanium dioxide particles can have an average size of less than 50 nm, the coating providing effective protection against photocatalytic reactions. The coated particles are suitable, in particular, as UV absorbers in a transparent organic matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2006
    Assignee: Leibniz-Institut Fuer Neue Materialien Gemeinnuetzige GmbH
    Inventor: Martin Schichtel
  • Patent number: 7135065
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the post-treatment of titanium dioxide, in order to produce particularly weather-resistant titanium dioxide pigments with good optical properties. The method is characterized in that, together with the hydrous oxides of tin and zirconium, at least one other from the group comprising aluminium, silicon and titanium is additionally precipitated onto the particle surface. The post-treatment components are added to the aqueous TiO2 suspension either in the acidic range (pH value of 3 at most) or in the alkaline range (pH value of 10 at least). The pH value is subsequently set to between 6 and 8. Final tempering of the pigment at elevated temperatures from over 125° C. to up to 500° C. can improve the tone b. The pigment is particularly suitable for use in paints, coatings and plastics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2006
    Assignee: Kronos International
    Inventors: Lydia Drews-Nicolai, Siegfried Bluemel
  • Patent number: 7018465
    Abstract: A spray glaze or opaque composition for coating dental restorations and other surfaces and objects such as hobby ceramics that comprises about 4 to about 50 weight % glaze material, about 5 to about 60 weight % restoration wetting agent, and about 10 to about 90% non CFC propellant. An opaque composition further comprises about 5 to about 30% opaque material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2006
    Assignee: Enamelite, LLC
    Inventors: Phillip G. Pitts, James R. Vinson
  • Patent number: 6984682
    Abstract: A metallic effect pigment including a metallic, corrosion resistant reflective core of reflectivity from 40% to 80%; having deposited thereupon at least one dielectric coating layer formed of at least one metal oxide, the metal oxide layer having been formed by deposition on the core by hydrolysis of a hydrolyzable metal salt in an strongly acidic aqueous medium, and thereafter full transformation into the oxide by calcination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2006
    Assignee: Ciba Specialty Chemicals Corporation
    Inventors: Jack Polonka, Patrice Bujard, Natacha Bonnard Pillonel, Fritz Herren
  • Patent number: 6955771
    Abstract: Disclosed are metal oxide sols made by mixing at least one metal alkoxide, wherein the metal is a transition metal, a post-transition metal, an alkali metal, or alkaline earth metal; at least one organosilane; at least one boron oxide compound selected from the group consisting of boric acid, alkoxy boron compounds, hydrocarbyl boric acids, hydrocarbyl hydroxy boron alkoxides, and hydroxy boron alkoxides; and a liquid. Also disclosed are composites containing a polymer and the metal oxide sols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2005
    Assignee: APS Laboratory
    Inventor: Hong-Son Ryang
  • Patent number: 6884289
    Abstract: The present invention relates to colored pigments based on multicoated platelet-shaped substrates which are distinguished by the fact that they comprise (A) a coating having a refractive index of n>1.8 and a layer thickness of 20-500 nm, (B) a colorless coating having a refractive index of n?1.8 and a layer thickness of 10-100 nm, (C) a colorless coating having a refractive index of n>1.8 and a layer thickness of 20-500 nm, (D) a covering of absorbent pigment particles having a particle size of 1-500 nm, and optionally (E) an outer protective layer, and to their use in paints, coatings, printing inks, plastics, ceramic materials, glasses, for laser marking, in cosmetic formulations and for the production of pigment preparations and dry preparations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2005
    Assignee: Merck Patent Gmbh
    Inventors: Sabine Schoen, Christoph Schmidt
  • Patent number: 6875264
    Abstract: A multilayer effect pigment includes a transparent substrate, a layer of high refractive index material on the substrate, and alternating layers of low refractive index and high refractive index materials on the first layer, the total number of layers being an odd number of at least three, all adjacent layers differing in refractive index by at least about 0.2 and at least one of the layers having an optical thickness which is different from all of the other layers. The resulting multilayer effect pigment is not a quarter-wave stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2005
    Assignee: Engelhard Corporation
    Inventors: Curtis J. Zimmermann, Daniel Stevenson Fuller
  • Patent number: RE41858
    Abstract: A pearlescent pigment based on a metal oxide-coated, platelet-shaped substrate and a top layer on the metal oxide layer, where the top layer comprises silicon dioxide, at least one further metal hydroxide or metal oxide hydrate and at least one organic coupling reagent. The further metal hydroxides or metal oxide hydrates are hydroxides or oxide hydrates of cerium, aluminum or zirconium, or mixtures thereof. The coupling reagents employed are organofunctional silanes, zirconium aluminates or metal acid esters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Merck Patent Gesellschaft MIT Beschrankter Haftung
    Inventors: Joachim Duschek, Ralf Glausch