Nitrogen Containing Patents (Class 162/164.6)
  • Patent number: 10953568
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the production of MDF boards, fibre and particle boards, based on cellulose fibres, comprising the following steps: obtaining wood chips; transporting them to a vaporizer silo where they are heated; transporting the wood chips to a digester where they continue to be heated and are conveyed via a supply outlet screw towards a shredder/refiner; adding a paraffinic emulsion to the chips; transporting them towards the shredder/refiner; injecting resin; carrying to a dryer; transporting towards a fibre silo; carrying the fibres to a step of forming, pre-pressing, pressing, measuring, classification, cooling, standing, formatting and packaging of the boards produced, wherein nanofibrillated cellulose (NFC) is added, together with microfibrillated cellulose (MFC), be it in the supply screw, or after the shredder/refiner, or after the dryer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: INVESTIGACIONES FORESTALES BIOFOREST S.A.
    Inventors: Olli Joutsimo, Bruno Gorrini
  • Patent number: 10927200
    Abstract: In a method for preparing glyoxylated polyacrylamide, in which an aqueous solution of polyacrylamide is supplemented with ethanedial (glyoxal) under stirring by means of a circulation pump, the reaction is started by the addition of a base, at a basic pH value above 8, and is allowed to react under stirring and/or circulating, whereupon the reaction is stopped by the addition of an acid under stirring and/or circulating after completion of a predetermined reaction time, wherein the method is per as a discontinuous method in which the quantitative reaction of ethanedial with an excess amount of polyacrylamide in an aqueous basic medium is controlled and/or regulated by at least one, of the following factors: a) turbidity measurement b) adaptation as a function of the temperature c) pH adaptation as a function of the reaction time d) drop of pH the value, or e) current consumption of the circulation pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: APPLIED CHEMICALS HANDELS-GMBH
    Inventor: Nuri Kerman
  • Patent number: 10876254
    Abstract: A method of increasing chemical efficiency of chemical additives in a papermaking system includes the steps of providing thick stock pulp comprising soluble lignin, process water, and at least about 2% by weight of cellulosic fiber based on total weight of thick stock pulp, and adding at least one laccase enzyme and at least one organic polymer to the thick stock pulp to reduce the amount of soluble lignin therein. The organic polymer is chosen from cationic polymers, non-ionic polymers and combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: SOLENIS TECHNOLOGIES, L.P.
    Inventors: John C. Harrington, Mingxiang Luo, Davit E. Sharoyan, Sujan Singh
  • Patent number: 10815622
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for vacuum forming a beverage carrier yoke using a slurry. The slurry comprises: a moisture barrier comprising AKD in the range of about 4% by weight; and a fiber base comprising OCC and NP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Footprint International, LLC
    Inventors: Yoke Dou Chung, Brandon Michael Moore, Yiyun Zhang, Michael Lembeck
  • Patent number: 10711401
    Abstract: Compositions and methods related to new wet strength resins are provided. By using functionally-symmetrical cross-linkers and mono-functional modifiers, and separating the steps of reacting a prepolymer with the cross-linkers from the reaction of intermediate cross-linked prepolymer with epichlorohydrin, new wet strength resin products are provided having improved properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventors: Clay E. Ringold, Cornel Hagiopol, Dexter C. Johnson
  • Patent number: 10704201
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a dry strength agent composition, use of an amine-containing cationic polymer for enhancing the dry strength of paper, and a method for enhancing the dry strength of paper. The dry strength agent composition includes at least two components. The first component is an amine-containing cationic polymer and the second component may be one or more anionic or amphoteric polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventors: Yulin Zhao, Chunhao Wang, Na Xu, Jun Li, Meng Zhang
  • Patent number: 10689809
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for manufacturing a sheet of paper and/or board from a fibrous suspension, according to which, before the formation of said sheet, added to the fibrous suspension, at one or more injection points, are at least two retention aids respectively: (a) at least one water-soluble organic cationic polymer P1 having a cationicity greater than 2 meq·g?1, and (b) at least one water-soluble amphoteric polymer P2 of at least one anionic monomer and of at least one cationic monomer. The polymer P2 is added to the fibrous suspension after dissolving, in aqueous solution, the polymer P2 previously obtained by one of the following polymerization techniques: gel polymerization, suspension polymerization, inverse emulsion polymerization, dispersion polymerization. The polymer P2 has a factor F>2, said factor F being defined by the formula: F=UL2×[(100?A)/(100?C)] with UL: Brookfield viscosity of the polymer P2 at 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: S.P.C.M. SA
    Inventors: Gatien Faucher, Damien Fougerouse, René Hund
  • Patent number: 10647802
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a polymer compound capable of improving adhesiveness between a hydrophobic member and a hydrophilic member. The polymer compound of the present invention is a polymer compound having a repeating unit represented by Formula (I) and a repeating unit represented by Formula (II).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Shunya Katoh, Masaru Yoshikawa, Masaaki Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10626558
    Abstract: A method of producing paper and board by using at least one water-soluble amphoteric polymer is provided. The water-soluble amphoteric polymer is obtained by copolymerizing a monomer mixture containing a) at least one N-vinylcarboxamide, b) at least one monoethylenically unsaturated monomer having at least one free acid group or at least one acid group in salt form, c) optionally at least one monoethylenically unsaturated monomer other than components (a) and (b), and d) optionally at least one compound having two or more ethylenically unsaturated double bonds, and then partly or wholly hydrolyzing the —CO—R1 groups of the polymer. The cationic monomer units and the anionic monomer units differ in their respective molar fractions, each based on the total number of moles of all monomer units, by not more than 10 mol % in absolute terms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: SOLENIS TECHNOLOGIES, L.P.
    Inventors: Anton Esser, Hans-Joachim Haehnle
  • Patent number: 10450197
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a silica sol having a pH above about 10, molar ratio of SiO2:M2O, in which M is alkali metal, of from about 6:1 to about 16:1, concentration of soluble silica above about 3000 mg SiO2/l, and S-value of from about 18 to about 40%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Akzo Nobel Chemicals International B.V.
    Inventors: Erik Sanne, Freddie Hansson
  • Patent number: 10378154
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method and composition for increasing wet and/or dry strength of a paper product. The method comprises adding a composition comprising at least one polymer having a molecular weight more than 0.5 million Dalton and a degradation agent to a pulp suspension, and forming said paper product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Kemira Oyj
    Inventors: Yuping Luo, Jiang Li, Thomas J. Lynch, Jenna Sue Rabideau, Scott Rosencrance
  • Patent number: 10351996
    Abstract: A cellulose based pressboard for insulation in an electrical power transformer, the pressboard includes polyvinylamine (PVAm), and polyacrylamide (PAM), in a combined amount of between 0.01% and 20% by weight of the pressboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Claire Pitois, Elson Montibon, Fredrik Sahlen, Lars Schimdt, Orlando Girlanda, Torbjorn Brattberg, Lars Wagberg
  • Patent number: 10329374
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for preparing a thermoplastic copolymer from polycaprolactam and thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU), to thermoplastic copolymers thus obtained and to shaped articles formed from copolymers of this type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Philippe Desbois, Rajan Hollmann, Dirk Kempfert, Bernd Bruchmann, Frank Thielbeer, Rolf Muelhaupt
  • Patent number: 10316224
    Abstract: A composition based on phenolic resin comprising at least one phenolic resin, a vegetable protein hydrolysate, preferentially a wheat gluten hydrolysate, and an agent for accelerating curing, and also to the process for the production thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignees: TEREOS STARCH AND SWEETENERS BELGIUM, UNIVERSITE DE LORRAINE
    Inventors: Antonio Pizzi, Marie-Christine Lagel, Andreas Redl
  • Patent number: 10113270
    Abstract: Process for the Manufacture of Paper and Paperboard The present invention relates to a process of making paper or paperboard in which a cellulosic thin stock is provided and subjected to one or more shear stages and then drained and a moving screen to form a sheet which is dried, wherein the process employs a retention system which is applied to the thin stock, said retention system comprising as components i) a blend of different cationic polymers and ii) a microparticulate material, in which the blend of cationic polymers comprises, a) a cationic polymer having a charge density of from 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Christopher Alan Gray, Antonius Moormann-Schmitz, Hubert Meixner, Luis Miguel Sanchez Cerro, Thomas Muehlenbernd, Christian Jehn-Rendu
  • Patent number: 10104866
    Abstract: Provided are a sheet for pets which contains carbon and has a superior appearance, and a method of manufacturing the sheet for pets. A sheet for pets is provided with a liquid-permeable front surface sheet, a liquid-impermeable back surface sheet, an absorbent layer that contains carbon and is positioned between the front surface sheet and the back surface sheet, and a front surface-side liquid-permeable sheet that is black and is positioned on the front surface sheet-side of the absorbent layer. The front surface-side liquid-permeable sheet is preferably formed from pulp fibers that have been dyed black.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: UNICHARM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi Hasegawa, Yasuhiro Sasano
  • Patent number: 10080344
    Abstract: Provided are: a sheet for pets which contains carbon and has a superior appearance, and a method of manufacturing the sheet for pets. A sheet for pets is provided with a liquid-permeable front surface sheet, a liquid-impermeable back surface sheet, an absorbent layer that contains carbon and organic acid and is positioned between the front surface sheet and the back surface sheet, and a front surface-side liquid-permeable sheet that is black and is positioned on the front surface sheet-side of the absorbent layer. The front surface-side liquid-permeable sheet is preferably formed from pulp fibers that have been dyed black.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: UNICHARM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi Hasegawa, Yasuhiro Sasano
  • Patent number: 10006170
    Abstract: Disclosed are compositions and methods useful in applications relating to papermaking. The compositions and methods of the present invention comprise aldehyde-functionalized polymers designed to impart high paper strength and enhance water removal during the papermaking process. The aldehyde-functionalized polymers are of relatively low molecular weight, and comprise amino and/or amide groups mono-reacted and di-reacted at a ratio of at least about 1.5 to 1. The low molecular weight polymers of the present invention have the same strength and dewatering performance as corresponding high molecular weight polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Herman Mark Grimm, Mei Liu, Robert M. Lowe
  • Patent number: 10005982
    Abstract: The invention provides methods and compositions for recovering oil from stillage. The method comprises the addition of a surfactant and a microparticle comprising hydrophilic silica to a grain to ethanol stillage. The methods and compositions of the present invention release oil trapped in solid aggregates, increasing the total amount of oil extracted from the stillage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Lan Xiao, Xiaodong Huang, Xuejun Wang, Philip Eastin, Jason Van't Hul
  • Patent number: 9982395
    Abstract: Strengthening resins and methods for making and using same. The strengthening resin can include a polyamine partially cross-linked with a bridging moiety and having azetidinium ions. The bridging moiety can be derived from a functionally symmetric cross-linker. The functionally symmetric cross-linker can include a diisocyanate, a 1,3-dialkyldiazetidine-2,4-dione, a dianhydride, a diacyl halide, a dienone, a dialkyl halide, or any mixture thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventors: Clay E. Ringold, Cornel Hagiopol, Dexter C. Johnson, Brian L. Swift, David R. Snead
  • Patent number: 9975781
    Abstract: The present invention relates to colloidal silicas having a low S-value and a high solids content, the preparation thereof, and the use thereof in the production of paper. When used in the production of paper, the colloidal silicas of the invention exhibit good retention and drainage performance so that they can be used in lower amounts compared to conventional colloidal silicas. The present invention also relates to an apparatus and a method for producing such activated colloidal silicas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Wen Bai, Jian Xu, Jia Wu, Zhi Chen, Jian Kun Shen, Raymond D. Miller, Jr., Jane B. Wong Shing
  • Patent number: 9873986
    Abstract: A paper-making aid composition comprising dialdehyde-modified polyacrylamide-type strengthening agent, polyacrylamide-type strengthening agent and water and having a pH value of 6 or more is provided. A method of paper-making by using the paper-making aid composition is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Bo Zhu, Na Xu, Meng Zhang, Yulin Zhao
  • Patent number: 9725532
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the preparation of an aqueous polymer solution containing at least one cationic or amphoteric (co)polymer, comprising the following steps: Hofmann degradation reaction on a (co)polymer based on at least one non-ionic monomer chosen from the group including acrylamide, methacrylamide, N,N-dimethylacrylamide, and acrylonitrile; post-processing of the resulting aqueous polymer solution of viscosity V1; characterized in that the post processing comprises the following successive steps: obtaining of an aqueous polymer solution containing at least one cationic or amphoteric (co)polymer derived from the Hofmann degradation reaction; post-processing of this aqueous polymer solution; characterized in that the post processing comprises the following successive steps: (a) adjustment of the pH of the aqueous polymer solution to a value greater than or equal to 5.5; (b) decrease of the pH of the aqueous polymer solution to a value between 2 and 5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: S.P.C.M. SA
    Inventors: René Hund, Christophe Auriant, Laurent Mialon
  • Patent number: 9708771
    Abstract: A method of preparing an aqueous emulsion of a sizing agent for use in a papermaking process comprising, emulsifying the sizing agent into an aqueous liquid, in which an aqueous dispersion of a water-soluble polymer of N-vinylformamide and/or N-vinylacetamide units is added to either the sizing agent or the aqueous liquid before, during or after emulsification, wherein the dispersion contains, based on 100 parts by weight of water, (A) from 0.1 to 80 parts by weight of a water-soluble polymer containing N-vinylformamide units and/or N-vinylacetamide units, and (B) from 0.02 to 50 parts by weight of at least one polymeric dispersant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Ingrid Haufe, Klaus Möller, Attila Kurucz
  • Patent number: 9656914
    Abstract: Rheology modifying agents and methods of modifying the rheology of a slurry are disclosed, in addition to methods for the prevention of fouling. The slurry can be a lime slurry or a magnesium oxide slurry. The rheology modifying agent can be a low molecular weight anionic polymer, a high molecular weight polymer, a mixture of a low molecular weight anionic polymer and a high molecular weight polymer, a mixture of a high molecular weight polymer and a chelating agent, and a mixture of a chelating agent, a high molecular weight polymer, and a low molecular weight anionic polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventors: Jasbir Gill, Tzu Y Chen, Reagan Faith, Adam Coulterman
  • Patent number: 9644320
    Abstract: A cellulose reactive glyoxalated copolymer composition and methods of producing and using the glyoxalated copolymer composition to, for instance, strengthen paper or board are discussed. A glyoxalated copolymer composition includes an aqueous medium containing a glyoxalated copolymer, wherein the glyoxalated copolymer is obtained by reaction in an aqueous reaction medium of a dry weight ratio of glyoxalxationic copolymer. The cationic copolymer can have a weight average molecular weight of about 120,000 to about 1 million Daltons, the cationic copolymer can include diallyldimethylammonium halide monomer and acrylamide monomer, and a ratio a ratio of the weight average molecular weight of the cationic copolymer before glyoxalation to weight % of diallyldimethylammonium halide monomer making up the cationic copolymer before glyoxalation can be equal to or greater than 4,000 or range from 4,000 to 40,000 Daltons/weight %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventor: Matthew D. Wright
  • Patent number: 9631319
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a process of making paper, board or paperboard in which a cellulosic thin stock is provided and subjected to one or more shear stages and then drained on a moving screen to form a sheet which is dried, wherein the process employs a treatment system which is applied to the thin stock, said treatment system comprising as components, a) a cationic organic polymer of charge density of at least 3.0 meq/g with a molar mass Mw of up to 3 million Daltons or poly aluminum chloride (PAC), b) a cationic polymer having an average molar mass Mw of at least 500,000 Daltons and a charge density not exceeding 4.0 meq/g; c) a microparticulate material; in which components (b) and (c) are added to the cellulosic thin stock after the last shear stage before the head box and component (a) is added to the cellulosic thin stock before the said last shear stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventor: Christopher Alan Gray
  • Patent number: 9598820
    Abstract: Mixtures of polyvinylamines and of liquid compositions of cationic amylaceous materials having very specific characteristics in terms of dry matter, viscosity, nitrogen content and pH. With such mixtures, it is possible to produce preparations that are particularly effective at increasing the dry strength of paper and cardboard. Also, the use of such mixtures for the production of paper and cardboard, the corresponding production method and the resulting paper and cardboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: ROQUETTE FRERES
    Inventor: Regis Houze
  • Patent number: 9506200
    Abstract: Process for manufacturing a sheet of paper and/or of paperboard and the like, according to which, the cellulosic material is brought into contact with at least one dry strength aid, characterized in that said dry strength aid is a cationic or amphoteric (co)polymer derived from the reaction between at least one aldehyde and at least one base (co)polymer comprising at least one nonionic monomer, said base copolymer being modified with at least one polyfunctional compound comprising at least three heteroatoms chosen from N, S, O and P, in which at least three of these heteroatoms each have at least one mobile hydrogen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: S.P.C.M. SA
    Inventors: René Hund, Cyril Barriere
  • Publication number: 20150144282
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for increasing paper strength in papermaking process comprising adding to a pulp a composition comprising an anionic polyacrylamide (APAM) and a high charge cationic glyoxylated polyacrylamide (GPAM). The present invention also provides paper obtained with said method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: KEMIRA OYJ
    Inventors: Chen Lu, Scott Rosencrance, Danny Nguyen
  • Patent number: 9028650
    Abstract: This technology relates to a method of sizing paper through the use of an aqueous solution of ketene dimer and vinylamine-containing polymers. It also relates to the stability of the ketene dimer/polyvinylamine solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Solenis Technologies, L.P.
    Inventors: Susan M. Ehrhardt, Kyle Bottorff
  • Publication number: 20150114582
    Abstract: This invention relates to a sheet comprising fibers and fibrids wherein either comprises a mixture of at least a first polymer and a second polymer; the first polymer derived from the reaction of one or more amine monomers and a plurality of acid monomers, wherein the one or more amine monomers includes at least 60 mole percent 5(6)-amino-2-(p-aminophenyl)benzimidazole, based on the total amount of amine monomers; and the plurality of acid monomers include those having a structure of Cl—CO—Ar1—CO—Cl & Cl—CO—Ar2—CO—Cl wherein Ar1 is an aromatic group having para-oriented linkages and Ar2 is an aromatic group having meta-oriented linkages, and wherein the plurality of acid monomers has at least 50 mole percent of the monomer containing aromatic group Ar2; and the second polymer derived from the reaction of metaphenylene diamine and isophthaloyl chloride.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: KIU-SEUNG LEE
  • Patent number: 9005397
    Abstract: The invention relates to an aqueous polymer dispersion comprising an anionic water-soluble dispersion polymer comprising in polymerized form a monomer mixture comprising (i) one or more anionic monomers, (ii) a first non-ionic vinyl monomer which is acrylamide, and (iii) at least one second non-ionic vinyl monomer; a water-soluble salt and a stabilizer, wherein the water soluble salt is present in an amount of at least 2.0% by weight, based on the total weight of the dispersion. The invention further relates to a process for producing the aqueous polymer dispersion, use of the aqueous polymer dispersion as a flocculating agent in papermaking or for water purification, and a process for producing paper which comprises adding one or more drainage and retention aids comprising the aqueous polymer dispersion to an aqueous suspension containing cellulosic fibers and then dewatering the obtained suspension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignees: Akzo Nobel N.V., Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung E.V.
    Inventors: Christian Przybyla, Oliver Struck, André Laschewsky, Bernd-Reiner Paulke
  • Patent number: 8999112
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a sheet of paper and/or board having improved retention and drainage properties is provided, according to which, before the formation of the sheet and/or board, at least two retention aids are added to the fibrous suspension. These two retention aids are a main retention aid corresponding to a (co)polymer having a cationic charge density above 2 meq/g, obtained by the Hofmann degradation reaction, and a secondary retention aid corresponding to a water-soluble or water-swellable polymer having an anionic charge density above 0.1 meq/g. The main retention aid is introduced into the fibrous suspension in a proportion of 100 to 800 g/t of dry pulp, and the secondary retention aid is introduced into the fibrous suspension in a proportion of 50 to 800 g/t of dry pulp and has an intrinsic viscosity IV above 3 dl/g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: S.P.C.M. SA
    Inventors: Gatien Faucher, Rene Hund
  • Patent number: 8999110
    Abstract: Resin systems and methods for making and using same are provided. The method for making a paper product can include contacting a plurality of pulp fibers with a resin system. The resin system can include a first polyamidoamine-epihalohydrin resin and a second resin that can include a second polyamidoamine-epihalohydrin resin, a urea-formaldehyde resin, or a mixture thereof to produce a paper product. The first resin and the second resin can be sequentially or simultaneously contacted with the plurality of pulp fibers. The period for sequential addition between the first resin and the second resin is about 1 second to about 1 hour.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Chemicals LLC
    Inventors: Cornel Hagiopol, David F. Townsend, Clay E. Ringold, James W. Johnston, Robert McDonald, Metric M. Simpson, Frederick S. Potter
  • Patent number: 8992732
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for making paper or paper board comprising forming a cellulosic suspension, flocculating the suspension, draining the suspension on a device to form a sheet and then drying the sheet, wherein the suspension is flocculated using a formation improving 3-component flocculation system comprising a) a linear cationic or ampoteric co-polymer of: i) acrylamide, and ii) a substance with formula (I) with a halide as counter-ion; b) at least one water soluble component chosen from the group of anionic polyacrylamide, non-ionic polyacrylamide and polyethyleneoxide; and c) inorganic microparticles, whereby the flocculation system does not contain a wafer-dispersible or branched anionic organic polymer. The invention also relates to use of the flocculation/retention system in the manufacture of paper or paper board, and to paper and paper board thus produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Innventia AB
    Inventors: Tom Lindström, Anna Svedberg, Mikael Ankerfors
  • Publication number: 20150083355
    Abstract: A composition comprises (i) an elastomer, (ii) from 1 to 5 volume % of fibrous pulp, the pulp having a specific surface area of from 7 to 11 sq.m./g and the fiber having a fiber length of from 0.5 to 1.1 mm, a tensile modulus of from 2.5 to 130 GPa, and a tensile strength of from 1 to 3 GPa, and (iii) from 5 to 14 volume % of yield-strain promoter in the form of fibers, needles, powder or platelets, wherein the composition has a yield strain of at least 70%, an elongation at break of at least 200%, and a yield stress of at least 4 MPa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventor: RAMESHCHANDRA M. GOHIL
  • Publication number: 20150083026
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a process for preparing self-binding pigment particles from an aqueous suspension of a calcium carbonate containing material, wherein an anionic binder and at least one cationic polymer are mixed with the suspension.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Daniel Gantenbein, Patrick A.C. Gane, Joachim Schoelkopf, Maximilian Laufmann, Lars Andersson
  • Patent number: 8980054
    Abstract: The present invention provides a modified cellulosic fiber having reduced hydrogen bonding capabilities. The modified fiber formed in accordance with the present invention may be useful in the production of tissue products having improved bulk and softness. More importantly, the modified fiber is adaptable to current tissue making processes and may be incorporated into a tissue product to improve bulk and softness without an unsatisfactory reduction in tensile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: SeungRim Yang, JeongKyung Kim, Jian Qin
  • Patent number: 8980055
    Abstract: A disposable cellulosic wiper includes (a) a percentage by weight of pulp-derived papermaking fibers, and (b) a percentage by weight of fibrillated regenerated independent cellulosic microfibers having a characteristic Canadian Standard Freeness (CSF) value of less than 175 ml and having a weight average diameter of less than 2 microns. The microfibers are further characterized in that 40% by weight thereof is finer than 14 mesh.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Daniel W. Sumnicht, Joseph H. Miller
  • Patent number: 8980056
    Abstract: A dry strength additive composition generally includes an anionic and/or amphoteric polyacrylamide having a molecular weight of less than 1,000,000 Daltons, wherein the amphoteric polyacrylamide has a net negative charge; a cationic and/or amphoteric starch; and a cationic non-starch polymer having a charge density greater than 1 milliequivalent per gram (meq/g) at a pH of 3. The components defining the composition can be added to a pulp suspension sequentially or as a pre-blended mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Kemira Oyj
    Inventors: Chen Lu, Vladimir Grigoriev, Scott Rosencrance
  • Patent number: 8980011
    Abstract: A method of cleaning residue from a surface includes providing a disposable cellulosic wiper including a percentage by weight of pulp-derived papermaking fibers. The pulp-derived papermaking fibers have a characteristic scattering coefficient of less than 50 m2/kg. The wiper also includes a percentage by weight of fibrillated regenerated independent cellulosic microfibers having a number average diameter of less than about 2 microns, and a characteristic Canadian Standard Freeness (CSF) value of less than 175 ml. The microfibers are selected and present in amounts such that the wiper exhibits a scattering coefficient of greater than 50 m2/kg. The wiper is applied, with a predetermined amount of pressure, to a residue-bearing surface, and the surface is wiped, while applying the predetermined amount of pressure, to remove residue from the surface, such that the surface has less than 1 g/m2 of residue after being wiped under the predetermined amount of pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Daniel W. Sumnicht, Joseph H. Miller
  • Publication number: 20150068697
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for dissolving cationic starch. In the method is obtained an aqueous polyelectrolyte solution comprising a synthetic cationic polymer, which has a charge density value of at least 0.1 meq/g, determined at pH3, the concentration of the cationic polymer in the polyelectrolyte solution being >2.5 weight-%, and the aqueous polyelectrolyte solution is brought together with cationic starch having a degree of substitution, DS, >0.1. The cationic starch is dissolved to the polyelectrolyte solution by heating and/or mixing. The invention relates also to a papermaking agent comprising 2-40 weight-% of synthetic cationic polymer which has a charge density value of at least 0.1 meq/g, determined at p H 3, and 2.5-25 weight-% cationic starch having degree of substitution, DS, >0.1. The papermaking agent is in slurry form and has a viscosity of 50-20 000 m Pas, measured at 25° C. with Brookfield DVI+ viscometer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Asko Karppi, Esko Tirronen
  • Publication number: 20150068696
    Abstract: Paperboards having improved MD and CD bending stiffness by including a paperboard binder coalescing agent to cause starch paperboard binder to coat at least some of the paperboard fibers. Also a method for preparing these improved bending stiffness paperboards by combining with an untreated paperboard fiber stream a treated paperboard fiber stream where at least some/at least a portion of the paperboard fibers are coated with a starch paperboard binder due to the coalescing action of a paperboard binder coalescing agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: DAVID V. REED, DAVID A. DYER
  • Patent number: 8974637
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the production of paper and board which comprises: (a) introducing one or more fillers, one or more anionic polysaccharides and one or more cationic agents into a mixing zone to form a filler composition; (b) introducing by means of a pump the filler composition into an aqueous suspension comprising cellulosic fibers; and (c) dewatering the obtained suspension. The present invention also relates to a process for the production of a filler composition which comprises: (a) introducing one or more fillers, one or more anionic polysaccharides and one or more cationic agents into a mixing zone to form a filler composition; (b) introducing by means of a pump the filler composition into a storage tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Akzo Nobel Chemicals International B.V.
    Inventor: Patrik Simonson
  • Patent number: 8974636
    Abstract: A fluff pulp or other pulp, comprises a multivalent cationic metal ion selected from the group consisting of Al+3, B+3, Mn+2, Cu+2, Cu+3, Zn+2, Sn+2, Sn+4, water-soluble salt thereof, or combination thereof; an amine-containing anti-static agent; and pulp. Methods of making and using the pulp, as well as articles therefrom, are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventors: James E. Sealey, Peter M. Froass, Sylvie Marie Rita Carriere
  • Publication number: 20150027651
    Abstract: A pulp making process in which fibrous cellulosic material is pulped to form an aqueous suspension of cellulosic material, the suspension is drained through a screen to form a pulp sheet and that the pulp sheet is dried to form a dry market pulp, in which a water soluble cationic polymer is added to the suspension as the sole drainage aid wherein the water-soluble cationic polymer is either, i) a copolymer comprising (a) between 1 and 70 mole % (meth) acrylamide and (b) between 30 and 99 mole % (meth) acryloyloxyethyltrimethyl ammonium chloride with an intrinsic viscosity between 5 and 9 dl/g; or ii) a hydrolysed homopolymer of vinylformamide comprising between 1 and 100 mole % vinyl amine units and having a K value of between 45 and 240. The process of the invention provides improved drainage time and solids content of the dewatered pulp.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Christian JEHN-RENDU, Joachim Hege, Detlef Kannengiesser
  • Publication number: 20150020988
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides for a method of preparing and using an emulsion for treating a papermaking process. The emulsion is an oil-in-water emulsion of alkenyl succinic anhydride emulsified with a polymer comprising at least one primary or secondary amine containing monomer. The method comprises adding an oil-in-water emulsion to the papermaking process; wherein the oil-in-water emulsion comprises alkenyl succinic anhydride emulsified with a polymer comprising at least one primary or secondary amine containing monomer; and wherein the oil-in-water emulsion is added in an amount sufficient to improve sizing of the paper produced by the papermaking process. The primary or secondary amine may be a secondary amine comprising diallylamine, and the polymer may be a diallylamine-acrylamide copolymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventors: Michael R. St. John, David J. Castro, Mei Liu
  • Patent number: 8932433
    Abstract: A method of improving retention and drainage in a papermaking process is disclosed. The addition of an associative polymer, a poly(vinylamine) and optionally a siliceous material to the papermaking slurry to improve retention and drainage is disclosed. Additionally a method to improve retention and drainage comprising addition of an organic microparticle, a poly(vinylamine) and optionally a siliceous material to the papermaking slurry is disclosed. A composition comprising an associative polymer, and a poly(vinylamine) and optionally further comprising cellulose fiber is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Solenis Technologies, L.P.
    Inventors: Frank J. Sutman, John C. Harrington, Robert A Gelman
  • Publication number: 20150000852
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a dispersion for making décor paper having improved optical performance without negatively impacting mechanical strength comprising a TiO2 particle slurry comprising a treated TiO2 particle having a surface area of at least about 30 m2/g, and a cationic polymer; wherein the treatment comprises an oxide of silicon, aluminum, phosphorus or mixtures thereof; and the treatment is present in the amount of at least 15% based on the total weight of the treated titanium dioxide particle; paper pulp; and a cationic polymer; wherein the cationic 1.5 polymer in the slurry and the cationic polymer in the dispersion are compatible; wherein for equal optical performance, the amount of treated TiO2 particle in the dispersion is reduced by about 10% when compared to a dispersion not comprising the treated TiO2 particle of (a). These dispersions are useful in making décor paper that may be used in paper laminates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Mitchell Scott Chinn, Franck Andre Vanhecke