Part Added To Furnish Or Pulp Patents (Class 162/185)
  • Patent number: 9017520
    Abstract: Paper coating or binding formulations are provided that comprise aqueous copolymer emulsions including copolymers derived from one or more copolymerizable surfactants of formula I and one or more monomers. The paper coating or binding formulations can include one or more mineral fillers, coating pigments, or mixtures thereof, wherein the total weight concentration of the one or more mineral fillers, coating pigments, or mixtures thereof is 65% or higher, based on the total weight of the composition. Paper products coated with the paper coating or binding formulations, methods of making the paper coating or binding formulations, and methods of making the coated paper products are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventor: Peter C. Hayes
  • 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: 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
  • Patent number: 8939155
    Abstract: A filter wrapper paper for a smoking article is shown, the paper having a content of long-fiber pulp of at least 30 wt %, preferably at least 40 wt %, relative to the pure fiber mass of the paper. The freeness of the long-fiber pulp as per ISO 5267, Schopper-Riegler method, is between 80° SR and 100° SR, preferably between 85° SR and 95° SR. The filter wrapper paper has a filler content of less than 10 wt %, preferably less than 8 wt %, and especially preferably less than 6 wt % relative to the total mass of the paper and is impregnated with a material that is suitable for forming an aqueous composition, more particularly an aqueous solution or an aqueous suspension. The oil-resistance of the filter wrapper paper has a KIT level of at least 4, preferably at least 5, according to TAPPI T559 cm-02.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Delfortgroup AG
    Inventors: Roland Zitturi, Dietmar Volgger, Dieter Möhring
  • Patent number: 8926797
    Abstract: Process for the production of paper, board and cardboard having high dry strength by addition of (a) at least one trivalent cation in the form of a salt, (b) at least one water-soluble cationic polymer and (c) at least one water-soluble amphoteric polymer to the paper stock, draining of the paper stock with sheet formation and subsequent drying of the paper products, the water-soluble cationic polymer (b) being selected from the group consisting of the (i) polymers comprising vinylamine units and (ii) polymers comprising ethylenimine units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Christian Jehn-Rendu, Ellen Krueger, Hans-Joachim Haehnle, Martin Ruebenacker, Norbert Schall, Thomas Muehlenbernd
  • Patent number: 8920606
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a continuous process for preparing cellulose reactive adducts of polyvinylamide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventor: Matthew D. Wright
  • Patent number: 8894815
    Abstract: The instant invention relates to storage stable solutions of optical brighteners based on certain salt forms of anilino-substituted bistriazinyl derivatives of 4,4?-diaminostilbene-2,2?-disulphonic acid and of organic acids which do not need extra solubilizing additives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Clariant Finance (BVI) Limited
    Inventors: John Martin Farrar, Andrew Clive Jackson, Margaret Mahon, Martin Oberholzer
  • Patent number: 8894814
    Abstract: Wiping products, such as facial tissues, contain an interior temperature change composition and an exterior hydrophilic lotion composition that can provide a cooling sensation when contacted with the skin of a user. The temperature change composition, for instance, can contain one or more phase change agents that undergo a phase change at slightly elevated temperatures. The phase change agents, in one embodiment, can have a relatively high heat of fusion. When undergoing a phase change, the phase change agents absorb heat and thereby provide a cooling feeling to the skin of a user. The hydrophilic lotion composition may contain a carrier and a thermo-reversible gelling agent. The hydrophilic lotion composition maintains the temperature change composition within the tissue and helps to prevent skin irritation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott W. Wenzel, Jeffery Richard Seidling, Helen Kathleen Moen, Frederick John Lang, Stephanie Diana Scharenbroch, Mark Anthony Barnes, Judy Marie Casper
  • Patent number: 8888957
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for producing paper which comprises: providing an aqueous suspension comprising cellulosic fibers, adding to the suspension, after all points of high shear, a cationic polysaccharide; an inorganic polymer P1 being a cationic polyaluminium compound; and a polymer P2 being an anionic polymer; and, dewatering the obtained suspension to form paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Akzo Nobel N.V.
    Inventors: Fredrik Solhage, Joakim Carlén, Birgitta Johansson
  • Patent number: 8871054
    Abstract: A process is provided for making a fluff pulp sheet, comprising: contacting at least one cationic dye and at least one debonder surfactant with a composition comprising fluff pulp fibers, to form a fluff pulp mixture; forming a web from the fluff pulp mixture; and drying the web, to obtain the fluff pulp sheet. A fluff pulp sheet is also provided, comprising a web comprising fluff pulp fibers; at least one cationic dye; and at least one debonder surfactant. Products and uses of the fluff pulp sheet are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventor: James E. Sealey
  • Patent number: 8858759
    Abstract: Methods and compositions for improving dewatering efficiency during a papermaking or pulp drying process are disclosed. The methods can include a step of adding a dewatering agent solution to a location on a paper machine or pulp drying machine. The dewatering agent solution can include a soy based component. The soy based component can be soy flour or soy protein. The dewatering agent solution can be added to a wet end location of the pulp drying machine or paper machine or it can be sprayed onto a paper sheet prior to entering the press section of a paper machine. Additional dewatering agent solutions can also be added. The additional dewatering agent solutions can include cationic polymers or surfactants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Prasad Duggirala, Weiguo Cheng, Luiz W. Pace
  • Patent number: 8834680
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a filler composition comprising a) a filler, b) a cationic inorganic compound, c) a cationic organic compound, and d) an anionic polysaccharide, wherein the filler is present in an amount of at least about 1% by weight, based on the total weight of the composition, the anionic polysaccharide is present in an amount of about 1 to about 100 kg/ton, based on the weight of filler, and wherein the composition is substantially free from fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: AKZO Nobel N.V.
    Inventors: Patrik Simonson, Michael Persson
  • Patent number: 8821689
    Abstract: A composition comprising starch, a biogum and water subjected to heat, shearing and optionally depolymerization is provided which is useful as a stable high solids dispersion useful in various applications including as wet-end additives for paper making.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Penford Products Co.
    Inventors: Daryl Holland, Edward P. Pauley, Joseph S. Squires
  • Patent number: 8821687
    Abstract: A flushable article such as a wipe that includes a substrate that includes fibers, and a dried binder composition in contact with the fibers, the article (e.g., wipe) being insoluble in water having a pH of no greater than 6, and disintegrating in water having a pH of at least 6.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: H.B. Fuller Company
    Inventors: Mutombo J. Muvundamina, Brian W. Carlson
  • Patent number: 8808500
    Abstract: Microbial growth in an aqueous system containing borohydride residues is controlled by adding an aldehyde or aldehyde source, followed by adding an active halogen biocide. The active halogen biocide is preferably stabilized by an N-hydrogen compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Lonza Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin Janak
  • Patent number: 8790494
    Abstract: The invention provides a three layered reprographic paper having improved strength, stiffness and curl resistance properties, and a method for making same. The paper has a central core layer made largely of cellulose and bulked with a bulking agent such as a diamide salt. A starch-based metered size press coating is pressed on both sides of the core layer, wherein the starch has a high solid content. The coating forms a three layered paper having an I-beam arrangement with high strength outer layers surrounding a low density core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventors: Agne Swerin, Jay C. Song, Ladislav Bednarik, Peter F. Lee, Michael C. Herman, Sen Yang
  • Patent number: 8790493
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for producing paper which comprises: (vii) providing an aqueous suspension comprising cellulosic fibers, (viii) adding to the suspension after all points of high shear a first polymer being a cationic polymer having a charge density above 2.5 meq/g; a second polymer, and a third polymer being an organic or inorganic anionic polymer; and (ix) dewatering the obtained suspension to form paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Akzo Nobel N.V.
    Inventors: Fredrik Solhage, Joakim Carlén, Birgitta Johansson
  • Patent number: 8784612
    Abstract: The instant invention relates to storage stable solutions of optical brighteners based on certain salt forms of anilino-substituted bistriazinyl derivatives of 4,4?-diaminostilbene-2,2?-disulphonic acid and of organic acids which do not need extra solubilizing additives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Clariant Finance (BVI) Limited
    Inventors: John Martin Farrar, Andrew Clive Jackson, Margaret Mahon, Martin Oberholzer
  • Patent number: 8778140
    Abstract: A method of preparing a stable dispersion of flocculated filler particles for use in papermaking processes comprises use of microparticle prior to, simultaneous to, and/or after addition of a first flocculating agent to an aqueous dispersion of filler particles, followed by addition of a second flocculating agent to the dispersion and further optional shearing of the resultant filler flocs to the desired particle size resulting in shear resistant filler flocs with a defined and controllable size distribution. In addition, a neutralizing coagulant can be added to the dispersion to partially or completely neutralize the charge of the filler before the microparticle and/or the first flocculating agent is added.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Nalco Company
    Inventors: Weiguo Cheng, Katherine M Broadus, Dorota Smoron, Shawnee M Wilson
  • Publication number: 20140193890
    Abstract: Provided herein are compositions and methods for enhancing enzyme activity, half-life and/or thermostability. Also provided herein are compositions and methods including the enhanced enzymes. Also provided herein are methods and compositions related to improved pectinolytic enzymes, such as pectate lyase, which exhibit enhanced activity, thermostability and/or longer half-life.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2012
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Inventors: Arka Mukhopadhyay, Hirak Kumar Patra, Krishanu Chakraborti, Anjan Kr. Dasgupta, Dhrubajyoti Chattopadhyay
  • Patent number: 8771470
    Abstract: A method of preparing a treated article comprises the step of providing a slurry comprising fibers. The method further comprises the step of combining the slurry and a first fluorinated composition to form a mixture. In addition, the method comprises the step of forming at least one sheet from the mixture. Finally, the method comprises the step of applying a second fluorinated composition on at least one surface of the at least one sheet to prepare the treated article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: AGC Chemicals Americas, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Sanchez, James L. Scott
  • Patent number: 8771469
    Abstract: This invention relates to resins useful for drainage in papermaking and the process of making paper using the resins. In particular the invention relates to glyoxalated copolymers of acrylamide containing significant amounts of cationic comonomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Hercules Incorporated
    Inventors: Shane Cyr, Henk Bakker, Willem Marinus Stevels, Ronald Richard Staib
  • Patent number: 8753480
    Abstract: The current invention includes a composition having stability additives of selected inorganic salts and/or organic incorporated into an aldehyde-functionalized polymer product. The stability additive can be post added to the finished polymer product, added to the reaction vessel prior to inducing functionalization of the non-functionalized polymer, or added at any stage during the functionalization reaction. Methods for forming the composition and using the composition to produce a cellulosic fiber-based medium are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Nalco Company
    Inventors: Heinrich E. Bode, Michael R. St. John, Mei Liu, Robert M. Lowe
  • Patent number: 8753479
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for the production of paper, card and board, including the steps of draining a filler-containing paper stock, having a certain fibrous concentration and containing at least one water-soluble amphoteric copolymer, with sheet formation in a wire section, then pressing the paper in a press section, diluting the paper stock to a fibrous concentration in the range from 5 to 15 g/l, draining the diluted paper stock to form a sheet, and then pressing the sheet in the press section to a solids content G(x) wt % or greater, such that G(x) computes according to: G(x)=48+(x?15)·0.4, where x is the numerical value of a filler content of the dry paper, card or board (in wt %), and G(x) is a numerical value of the minimal solids content (in wt %) to which the sheet is pressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Anton Esser, Hans-Joachim Haehnle
  • Patent number: 8753481
    Abstract: The present invention relates to powder compositions whose particles comprise at least one inorganic pigment, wherein at least one biodegradable polyester polymer and/or polyalkylene carbonate polymer is arranged on the pigment surface, a process for producing these powder compositions and use thereof in the production of paper, card and board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Rainer Blum, Gabriel Skupin
  • Patent number: 8747616
    Abstract: The invention is directed towards methods and compositions for improving the sizing of paper using PAE. Proper sizing of paper requires that a sizing agent adequately disperse so as to evenly distribute on the paper. Proper sizing also requires that the agent not cause runnability or chemical problems with other materials or equipment used in the papermaking process. PAE displays unexpected attributes that allow it to disperse sizing agents. Best of all it is not subject to the same overdose effect of typical emulsifiers such as cationic starch. As a result PAE is an excellent option for use in sizing paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc
    Inventors: Gary S. Furman, Jr., Robert M. Lowe, David J. Castro
  • Patent number: 8747617
    Abstract: A method of preparing a stable dispersion of flocculated filler particles for use in papermaking processes comprises sequential addition of a first flocculating agent to an aqueous dispersion of filler particles followed by shearing of the dispersion, followed by addition of a second flocculating agent to the dispersion and further shearing of the resultant filler flocs to the desired particle size resulting in shear resistant filler flocs with a defined and controllable size distribution. In addition, a neutralizing coagulant can be added to the dispersion to partially or completely neutralize the charge of the filler before the first flocculating agent is added.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Nalco Company
    Inventors: Weiguo Cheng, Ross T. Gray
  • Patent number: 8728275
    Abstract: Described herein are methods of reducing the deposition of organic contaminants, such as pitch and stickies, in papermaking processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaojin Harry Li, Paul F. Richardson, Sergey M. Shevchenko
  • Patent number: 8715465
    Abstract: A process for making paper, comprising contacting an anionic binder with a cationizing agent to make a cationized binder, contacting the cationized binder with an anionic pigment to form a binder/pigment agglomerate, contacting the agglomerate with an aqueous slurry of fibers, and forming a paper product from the slurry. The agglomerate may reduce the total cost of the paper product being produced while maintaining the strength of the paper at acceptable levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Styron Europe GmbH
    Inventors: Jouko Vyorykka, Pekka Salminen, Jonathan Budd
  • Patent number: 8709209
    Abstract: The invention is directed to methods and compositions for reducing the deposition of pitches and stickies in a papermaking process. The method involves introducing an anionic glycerol-based polymer to the papermaking process. This anionic polymer prevents the pitches and stickies from depositing and agglomerating in papermaking processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Nalco Company
    Inventors: Xiaojin Harry Li, Paul Richardson, Qing Qing Yuan, Qun Dong
  • Patent number: 8691052
    Abstract: The invention relates to a stable aqueous slurry composition comprising clay or clay-like material, hydrophobically associative polymer, and optionally a surfactant; and a method of inhibiting the deposition of organic contaminants in pulp and papermaking applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Hercules Incorporated
    Inventors: Fushan Zhang, William S. Carey, Erin A. S. Doherty, John Todd Sarraf
  • Patent number: 8673117
    Abstract: A degrading agent composition for use in manufacturing a tissue product generally includes a degrading agent, a degradation inhibiting carrier, and a non-ionic surfactant. The non-ionic surfactant stabilizes the viscosity of the composition as a function of time. The degrading agent composition can be used in combination with a temporary wet strength agent to produce a tissue product exhibiting high initial wet tensile strength and desirable decay properties. Processes for forming the tissue product and pumpable fluids containing the degrading agent composition are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Kemira Oyj
    Inventors: Scott Rosencrance, Yuping Luo, Vladimir Grigoriev
  • Patent number: 8647472
    Abstract: The invention provides a method of producing paper with a higher proportion of mineral filler particles than is otherwise be possible without the expected loss in paper strength by preflocculating the filler particles. The method allows for the use of the greater amount of filler particles by coating at least some of the filler particles with a material that prevents the filler materials form adhering to a strength additive. The strength additive holds the paper fibers together tightly and is not wasted on the filler particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Nalco Company
    Inventors: Weiguo Cheng, Ross T. Gray
  • Patent number: 8613832
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a drainage and retention aid composition which comprises: (d) a first anionic component which is a water-soluble anionic organic polymer; (e) a second anionic component which is a water-dispersible or branched anionic organic polymer; and (f) a third anionic component which is an anionic siliceous material; wherein the first, second and third anionic components are present in a dry matter content of from 0.01 to 50% by weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Akzo Nobel N.V.
    Inventors: Johan Nyander, Fredrik Solhage
  • Patent number: 8613833
    Abstract: Aqueous slurries of finely divided fillers which are at least partly covered by anionic latices, the slurries being obtainable by treating aqueous slurries of finely divided fillers with at least one anionic latex with a glass transition temperature of ?5 to ?50° C., preparation of the aqueous slurries and their use as an additive to the paper stock in the production of filler-containing paper, filler-containing cardboard or filler-containing board by draining the paper stock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Juergen Schmidt-Thuemmes, Anton Esser, Joerg Nieberle
  • Patent number: 8613836
    Abstract: A process is provided for making a fluff pulp sheet, comprising contacting at least one cationic trivalent metal, salt thereof, or combination thereof with a composition comprising fluff pulp fibers and water at a first pH, to form a first mixture; contacting at least one debonder surfactant with the first mixture and raising the pH to a second pH, which is higher than the first pH, to form a fluff pulp mixture; forming a web from the fluff pulp mixture; and drying the web, to make the fluff pulp sheet. A fluff pulp sheet is also provided, comprising a web comprising fluff pulp fibers; at least one cationic trivalent metal, salt thereof, or combination thereof; at least one debonder surfactant; and a fiberization energy of <145 kJ/kg. Products and uses of the fluff pulp sheet are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventors: James E. Sealey, Michael Hevenor
  • Patent number: 8608905
    Abstract: This invention concerns the production of a multilayer fiber product. According to the method, on top of a bottom layer consisting of at least one fiber layer, a second fiber layer is fitted containing filler that forms the surface layer. According to the invention, the layers are formed by multilayer web forming technology, and the surface layer filler includes cellulose or lignocellulose fibrils, on which light-scattering material particles are deposited, having a maximum proportion of the total filler weight of 85%. By means of the invention, a base paper is achieved that is suited to thin, coated paper grades, where conventionally the intrusion of the coating color into the bottom paper and through it is a problem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Inventors: Markku Leskela, Jari Meuronen, Petri Silenius, Sami Haapala
  • Patent number: 8518215
    Abstract: Vinylamine-containing polymers are disclosed where the amine groups are substituted with cationic functional groups. Processes for preparing such polymers, as well as compositions comprising such polymers are also disclosed. Among other applications, these polymers can be used in papermaking applications as dry strength additives, wet strength additives, retention aids, drainage aids, and pitch and stickies control agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Hercules Incorporated
    Inventors: Jonathan M. McKay, Qu-Ming Gu, Richard J. Riehle
  • Patent number: 8512520
    Abstract: A paper size which comprises a stable aqueous dispersion of a reactive size, from 5 to 100% by weight, based on the reactive size, of a substantially linear nitrogen-comprising polymer having at least 3 mmol/g of basic nitrogen atoms, and from 1 to 50% by weight of cationic starch having a degree of substitution of at least 0.05 is described. The paper size has a good sizing effect and a stable viscosity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Markus Schmid, Roland Ettl, Klaus Lorenz, Rainer Dyllick-Brenzinger, Andreas Brockmeyer
  • Patent number: 8491754
    Abstract: There is disclosed an expansion molded product, and a web and stampable sheet suitable for use in the production thereof as well as a method of producing the same. A disclosed method of producing a web, stampable sheet and expansion molded product of a stampable sheet comprises uniformly dispersing reinforcing fibers, thermoplastic resin and thermal expandable particles in an aqueous medium containing a surfactant with fine foams to prepare a foamy solution, filtering the foamy solution to form a web, heating pressing and cooling the web to form a stampable sheet, heating the stampable sheet to expand the thermal expandable particles, and shaping and cooling the stampable sheet, wherein the expanded thermal expandable particles are eccentrically located toward one-side surface of the expansion molded product of the stampable sheet by removing foams by suction during the filtering and eccentrically locating the thermal expandable particles toward one-side surface of the web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: K-Plasheet Corporation
    Inventors: Yutaka Araki, Seiji Hanatani
  • Patent number: 8486227
    Abstract: A process for the production of paper, board and cardboard by draining a paper stock containing interfering substances in the presence of polymers which contain vinylamine units and which have an average molar mass Mw of at least 1 million, a high-consistency stock first being prepared, at least one polymer containing vinylamine units and having an average molar mass Mw of at least 1 million and a degree of hydrolysis of from 1 to 20 mol % being metered into the high-consistency stock, the high-consistency stock being diluted to a low-consistency stock by adding water, and the low-consistency stock being drained, the polymers being hydrolyzed homo- or copolymers of N-vinylcarboxamides additives for reducing deposits in the wire part, press section and drying section of paper machines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Anton Esser, Rainer Blum, Joachim Kuhn, Marc Leduc, Ralf Hemel
  • Patent number: 8480852
    Abstract: Wiping products, such as facial tissues, contain an interior temperature change composition and an exterior hydrophilic lotion composition that can provide a cooling sensation when contacted with the skin of a user. The temperature change composition, for instance, can contain one or more phase change agents that undergo a phase change at slightly elevated temperatures. The phase change agents, in one embodiment, can have a relatively high heat of fusion. When undergoing a phase change, the phase change agents absorb heat and thereby provide a cooling feeling to the skin of a user. The hydrophilic lotion composition may contain a carrier and a thermo-reversible gelling agent. The hydrophilic lotion composition maintains the temperature change composition within the tissue and helps to prevent skin irritation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott W. Wenzel, Jeffery Richard Seidling, Helen Kathleen Moen, Frederick John Lang, Stephanie Diana Scharenbroch, Mark Anthony Barnes, Judy Marie Casper
  • Patent number: 8465624
    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: July 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventors: James E. Sealey, Peter M. Froass, Sylvie Marie Rita Carriere
  • Patent number: 8444818
    Abstract: A stable aqueous composition comprising polyvinylamine and liquid cationic starch in a ratio of from 90 to 55 parts of polyvinylamine on active basis to 10 to 45 parts of liquid cationic starch on active basis is disclosed. The composition can be used in papermaking as a strength or as a drainage aid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Hercules Incorporated
    Inventors: Frank J. Sutman, Christopher P. Dilkus, Qu-Ming Gu
  • Patent number: 8444820
    Abstract: An aqueous composition which is anionic in nature, includes at least one soluble gelatinized anionic starch and at least one insoluble anionic starch. A method of using the composition, in particular for the manufacture of a paper or of a flat board, and the paper or the flat board obtained therefrom, along with various industrial uses such as water treatment or the production of cosmetic products, are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Roquette Freres
    Inventors: Herve Gombert, Jerome Klaeyle, Claude Quettier
  • Patent number: 8435382
    Abstract: Storage-stable glyoxalated polyacrylamide polymers and high solids aqueous compositions formulated with them are described. These glyoxalated polyacrylamide compositions can be used as additives for papermaking, providing paper with good dry and temporary wet strength, and increasing papermaking de-watering rates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Buckman Laboratories International, Inc.
    Inventors: Chen Lu, James Andrew Ward
  • Patent number: 8414739
    Abstract: There is provided a filled paper containing a coated filler obtained by coating a filler with a acrylamide copolymer (composite PAM) comprising (A) an anionic polysaccharide and (B) a cationic and/or an amphoteric acrylamide copolymer. The composite PAM is obtained, for example, by mixing the component (A) and the component (B). Since the filler is treated with a combination of the components (A) and (B) different from each other in charge properties and structure, suitable coagulation effect can be attained and the coated filler has excellent affinity for pulp slurry. Therefore, even in the case of a highly filled paper, a large paper strengthening effect can be attained by using a small amount of the chemical agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignees: Harima Chemicals, Inc., Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiharu Kimura, Takao Sezaki, Yuko Iijima, Koji Kutsuwa
  • Patent number: 8404084
    Abstract: A filler treatment process enhances the fixation of anionic latex on filler in a short time. Anionic polymer dispersions (latex) are added to papermaking filler slurries at ambient temperature and then mixed with water of temperature higher than the glass transition temperature (Tg) of the latex used. The anionic latexes applied by this process are totally and irreversibly fixed or bound onto the filler particles and the treated filler particle agglomerate to form an aggregated filler slurry which is stable over time. The latex-treated filler slurry can be added to papermaking furnishes at any point prior to the headbox of the paper machine or stored for later use. The latex-treated filler slurry improves filler retention, only slightly reduces sheet strength and improves sizing performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: FPInnovations
    Inventors: Makhlouf Laleg, Roderick Collins, Danielle Gagne, Steven Middleton
  • Patent number: RE44936
    Abstract: A composition for enhancing the dewatering of a paper sheet on a paper machine and a method for using the composition is disclosed. The composition comprising one or more aldehyde-functionalized polymers comprising amino or amido groups wherein at least about 15 mole percent of the amino or amido groups are functionalized by reacting with one or more aldehydes and wherein the aldehyde functionalized polymers have a molecular weight of at least about 100,000. The method comprising adding the composition to the paper machine at a dosage of about 0.05 lb/ton to about 15 lb/ton, based on dry fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Nalco Company
    Inventors: Michael R. St. John, Angela P. Zagala
  • Patent number: RE45383
    Abstract: A method of enhancing the dewatering of a paper sheet on a paper machine comprising adding to the paper sheet about 0.05 lb/ton to about 15 lb/ton, based on dry fiber, of one or more aldehyde functionalized polymers comprising amino or amido groups wherein at least about 15 mole percent of the amino or amido groups are functionalized by reacting with one or more aldehydes and wherein the aldehyde functionalized polymers have a molecular weight of at least about 100,000.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Nalco Company
    Inventors: Michael R. St. John, Angela P. Zagala