Paper Or Wood Patents (Class 428/511)
  • Patent number: 10669387
    Abstract: Provided is a plastic thin film material, on which a process material can be applied or deposited at low cost and with high efficiency, and in which an inorganic substance powder capable of achieving a functional processing for enabling the strong adhesion of a laminated layer on the thin film material is filled at a high density. A thin film material for processing use, which contains a thermoplastic resin and an inorganic substance powder at a weight ratio of 18:82 to 50:50, and has a specific gravity of 0.60 to 1.40 inclusive and a degree of absorption of water of 0.0 to 11.0 g/m2·120 sec inclusive as measured by a Cobb method in accordance with JIS P 8140.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: TBM CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuichiro Sumi
  • Patent number: 10414938
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for preparing an aqueous dispersion of a polymer P, which comprises the emulsion polymerization of vinyl acetate, an acrylate monomer, which is a C1-C10 alkyl acrylate or a C1-C10 methacrylate, an ?,?-ethylenically unsaturated C3-C8 carboxylic acid, glycidyl methacrylate or glycidyl acrylate, optionally an ethylenically unsaturated sulfonic acid and optionally an ethylenically unsaturated other monomer. Furthermore, the aqueous polymer dispersion obtainable from this process and a powder form thereof are disclosed. They are useful for a paper coating slip containing one of the aforementioned forms. A paper or a cardboard, which is coated with the paper coating slip, shows surface strength, which is expressed by a good dry pick resistance, a good wet pick resistance or good offset test results. The aqueous polymer dispersion or the powder form thereof is furthermore useful as a binder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Nico Veling, Lucia Jimenez Garcia, Dirk Lawrenz
  • Patent number: 10352041
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to ceiling panels formed from a porous scrim that is coupled to an acoustical substrate using a scrim attachment system that includes an adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: AWI Licensing LLC
    Inventors: Anthony L. Wiker, Peter J. Oleske, Lida Lu
  • Patent number: 10041025
    Abstract: The invention relates to a multi-chambered, fluid-fillable apparatus, comprising two sheets bonded together to define a plurality of cells between them. In a first aspect, at least one, and preferably both, of the sheets are formed from polyvinyl alcohol. In a second aspect, the sheets are sealed together using both permanent and non-permanent seals. The non-permanent seals are formed to rupture at a predetermined internal pressure in order to dissipate externally applied load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: EDWARDS INNOVATIONS LIMITED
    Inventor: David Brian Edwards
  • Patent number: 9868269
    Abstract: A plaster-based board includes a plaster-based core positioned between two sheets of paper or nonwoven fabric, wherein the core contains at least one polymer selected from polyvinyl butyral (PVB), copolymers of vinyl acetate and an olefin, which copolymers have a glass transition temperature that varies from ?10° C. to +25° C., terpolymers of vinyl acetate, an olefin and a vinyl ester monomer, terpolymers of vinyl acetate, a vinyl ester monomer and a (meth)acrylate monomer, and copolymers of vinyl acetate and an acrylic monomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN PLACO
    Inventors: Katarzyna Chuda, Caroline Demathieu-Roeltgen, Véronique Chopin, Carl Riddle, Jeremy Simons
  • Patent number: 9745459
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a water redispersible polymer powder (RDP) which comprises a co-dried admixture of a water-insoluble film forming polymer, a colloidal stabilizer and rubber particles. The presence of rubber within the RDP does not significantly affect redispersibility and may, when incorporated into hydraulically-binding compositions, provide an improvement in the physical properties of the resultant hydraulically bound composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Juergen Dombrowski, Hartmut Kuehn, Margarita Perello, Sonja Scharlemann
  • Patent number: 9469776
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a pre-paint composite comprising an aqueous slurry of TiO2 particles and a polymeric binder, wherein from 35 to 90 weight percent of the polymeric binder is attached to the TiO2 particles, based on the weight of polymeric binder in the pre-paint composite. The pre-composite of the present invention is useful in paint compositions, particularly those that require freeze-thaw stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: David G. Kelly, Pu Luo, Michael Rhodes, Yogesh Tiwary
  • Patent number: 9334398
    Abstract: Described is an aqueous polymer dispersion comprising a chain growth addition polymer obtainable via free-radically initiated emulsion polymerization from ethylenically unsaturated, free-radically polymerizable monomers, wherein the chain growth addition polymer is formed to an extent of not less than 60 wt % from primary monomers selected from vinylaromatic compounds, conjugated aliphatic dienes, vinyl esters of saturated C1- to C20-carboxylic acids, esters of acrylic acid or of methacrylic acid with monohydric C1- to C20-alcohols, aliphatic hydrocarbons having 2 to 8 carbon atoms and one or two double bonds, or mixtures thereof, wherein the monomers are polymerized in the presence of lignosulfonate and wherein the chain growth addition polymer is branched or crosslinked. Also described is a process for preparing the aqueous polymer dispersion. The polymer dispersion is useful for preparing paper coating compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Rabie Al-Hellani, Carmen-Elena Cimpeanu, Juergen Schmidt-Thuemmes, Dirk Lawrenz, Kristina Georgieva, Anja Song
  • Patent number: 9321250
    Abstract: A selectively permeable protective structure and a method for limiting damage to the article due to corrosion or mold growth, comprising wrapping or covering the article in the selectively permeable protective structure. The selectively permeable structure comprises a membrane having a moisture vapor permeation value of at least 200 g-mil/m2/24 h and barrier to liquid water, and optionally a supporting substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: E.I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: John Chu Chen, Donna Lynn Visioli
  • Patent number: 9248684
    Abstract: A printable recording material containing an opaque supporting substrate; a resin barrier layer; an ink vehicle-receiving layer having a first structure with inorganic particles and, at least, a binder and a second structure with nano-porous particles and, at least, a binder; and an ink colorant-receiving layer. Also disclosed are the method for making such material and the method for producing printed images using said printable recording material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Hongqian Wang, Xiaoqi Zhou, Gracy Apprisiani Wingkono, David Edmondson, Vladek Kasperchik
  • Patent number: 9163205
    Abstract: A process for making a film from a nonwoven web by converting the nonwoven web into a film and films and unit dose products made therefrom are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Mark Robert Sivik, Frank William Denome, Gregory Charles Gordon, Paul Dennis Trokhan, Andreas Josef Dreher, Alyssandrea Hope Hamad-Ebrahimpour, John Gerhad Michael
  • Patent number: 9120936
    Abstract: Water-based compositions containing a low VOC coalescent, a latex or water-dispersible polymer, and a water-insoluble ultraviolet absorber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Valspar Sourcing, Inc.
    Inventors: Mary Jane Hibben, Michael C. Wildman, T. Howard Killilea, Iain Harvey
  • Patent number: 9040438
    Abstract: The invention relates to low-viscosity, low-monomer aqueous polymer dispersions based on polychloroprene, and a process for the preparation thereof and the use thereof as a contact adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Bayer MaterialScience AG
    Inventors: Dirk Achten, Peter Kueker, Juergen Kempkes, Bianka Lorenz, Peter Reichert, Winfried Jeske, Jose Colinas-Martinez
  • Publication number: 20150125652
    Abstract: Underlayment, wall paneling, and beadboard panels, with an improved vapor barrier provided at least partially by a layer of primer applied to at least one of an engineered veneer face and a wood back veneer of a plywood panel. The primer can include polyvinyl acetate and titanium oxide at selected concentrations to produce a primer with decreased drying time and increased coverage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Paul D. Senior
  • Patent number: 8993111
    Abstract: The present invention provides surface treated articles comprising a recoatable surface treatment of an acrylic or vinyl polymer that does not change the appearance of the treated surface, and which imparts blocking resistance and/or stain and dirt pickup resistance to the treated surface. The one or more acrylic or vinyl polymer has a number average molecular weight of from 1,000 to 100,000, a glass transition temperature of ?10° C. or higher, preferably, 30° C. or higher, and comprises the polymerization product of one or more non-ionic monomer, such as methyl methacrylate, with up to 47 wt. % of an ethylenically unsaturated acid monomer and, preferably, is non-migrating under use conditions. When dry, the surface treatments may form a layer of domains of polymer distributed all over the treated surface, rather than a film. Treated articles include coating or painted articles and elastomer films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Bonnie E. Baker, Arnold S. Brownell, Nancy P. Buford, Willie Lau, Joseph J. Spanier
  • Publication number: 20150083303
    Abstract: Disclosed are aspects of board finishing systems. For example, in various aspects, disclosed are joint compound compositions, wall assemblies, methods of treating walls, and products related to any of the foregoing, including reinforcement trim, e.g., for protecting corners where boards meet, fasteners, and tape. The joint compound preferably is a drying type composition with reduced shrinkage property, and includes binder and hollow spheres, resulting in an ultra lightweight formulation in some embodiments. The joint compound composition can be applied in a one-coat treatment in preferred embodiments. Other aspects of board finishing system accommodate such a one-coat treatment to thusly allow a user to manipulate the compound closer to the plane of board as compared with conventional formulations. Joint tape and reinforcement trim can include non-swelling synthetic paper facing material in some embodiments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Robert H. Negri, Mark Miklosz
  • Publication number: 20150072120
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides recording media and related methods. A recording media for printing can comprise a base paper and a backside extruded polyethylene layer on a side of the base paper. The backside extruded polyethylene layer can include a filler and an organic reagent admixed in the extruded polyethylene layer, wherein the filler and organic reagent are present in the backside extruded polyethylene layer in an amount of 20% by weight to 50% by weight based on the total weight of the backside extruded polyethylene layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company,L.P.
    Inventors: Christine E. Steichen, Xulong Fu, Lokendra Pal, Julio Cesar Alonso
  • Patent number: 8974911
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for applying a fire-protection coating to a substrate using a process comprising the steps of applying a first clearcoat layer to the substrate, applying an intumescent fire-protection layer to the first clearcoat layer, and applying a second clearcoat layer to the intumescent fire-protection layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Lufthansa Technick AG
    Inventor: Mathias Nolte
  • Publication number: 20150064486
    Abstract: An electrophotographic recording material that exhibits yellowing resistance, has high toner fixing strength, and prevents double-feeding of the recording material caused by the recording material having become charged with static electricity is provided. The electrophotographic recording material of the present invention includes a support and a toner receiving layer provided on at least one side of the support, the support is thermoplastic resin-coated paper, and the toner receiving layer includes an ionomer resin and a surfactant having an alkyl betaine structure or a fatty acid amidopropyl betaine structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Takao Arai, Kengo Yamane
  • Patent number: 8962145
    Abstract: The present invention concerns weakly anionic polymers including their use in paper coatings, especially those intended for paper for inkjet printing. These additives provide the sought thickening function, while improving water retention very appreciably. The invention also concerns a method of manufacture of such coatings, together with the coatings obtained in this manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Coatex
    Inventors: Murielle Guillot, Olivier Guerret, Francois Dupont
  • Publication number: 20150037865
    Abstract: Kits and assemblies for causing, enhancing, and/or expediting consumption of an article by at least one biodegradative living organism are disclosed. The kits and assemblies include at least one additional living organism that enhances and/or expedites consumption of the article by the at least one biodegradative living organism. Methods of producing and using same are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Donald E. Weder
  • Publication number: 20150004344
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polar group-containing olefin copolymer (A?) which is produced through polymerization using a transition metal catalyst, which has a weight-average molecular weight falling within a specific range and which contains a polar group-containing monomer within a specific range; a multinary polar olefin copolymer (A?) indispensably containing a polar monomer component that has a norbornene skeleton and a carboxyl group or an acid anhydride group and having three or more types of monomer units; and a resin composition (C) containing a specific amount of a polar group-containing olefin copolymer (A) and a specific amount of an olefin resin (B).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicants: JAPAN POLYPROPYLENE CORPORATION, JAPAN POLYETHYLENE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazunari Abe, Minoru Kobayashi, Hideshi Uchino, Hiroyuki Shimizu, Tetsuya Morioka, Naoshi Iwama
  • Publication number: 20140377486
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a curtain coatable gas barrier coating composition comprising polyvinyl alcohol and a surfactant, in which the surfactant is a water-soluble non-ionic ethoxylated alcohol. The present invention also relates to a method for providing a substrate with a gas barrier layer by means of the coating composition, and a coated substrate having at least one gas barrier layer obtained by coating the substrate with the coating composition. Further, the invention relates to a packaging material comprising a coated paperboard coated with the coating composition, and a liquid package comprising such a packaging material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Johan Larsson, Anders Karlsson
  • Publication number: 20140356597
    Abstract: Water-soluble, printable paper is disclosed. Methods of making and using water-soluble, printable paper are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: Eastern Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: John B. Steward
  • Publication number: 20140343172
    Abstract: A barrier coating composition may include an alcohol-based binder and an inorganic particulate. The barrier coating composition may be used in various ways, including in paper products including the barrier composition, methods of preparing the paper products, articles, particularly food grade packaging formed from the paper products, and packaged products, particularly packaged foodstuffs including the packaging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: IMERYS MINERALS LIMITED
    Inventors: Janet Preston, Graham O'Neill, Jonathan Phipps
  • Patent number: 8889038
    Abstract: This invention relates to wood preservatives containing copper complexes and calcium ions, zinc ions or calcium and zinc ions for protection of wood, cellulose, hemicellulose, lignocellulose, cellulosic materials and articles derived from cellulosic materials from decay caused by fungi. The calcium ions, zinc ions, or calcium and zinc ions improve the penetration of copper preservative agent into the interior of a treated material or article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: E I du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Albert Gordon Anderson, Mark A. Scialdone
  • Patent number: 8871318
    Abstract: A packaging laminate comprising a core layer of paper or carton with through-going holes, openings or slits, a first layer of heat sealable thermoplastic material applied on the outermost side of the packaging laminate, a second layer of heat sealable thermoplastic material applied on the other, innermost side of the packaging laminate, one or more barrier layers applied between the core layer and the innermost thermoplastic layer, the thermoplastic material and barrier layers all being laminated to each other within the regions of said holes to form a membrane of barrier and thermoplastic material layers. A method for manufacturing of the packaging laminate and a packaging container that is made from the packaging laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Tetra Laval Holdings & Finance S.A.
    Inventors: Nils Toft, Åke Persson
  • Patent number: 8871342
    Abstract: A cellulose fiber-based support of which at least one surface is coated with a layer containing at least one water-soluble polymer having hydroxyl functions, at least some of which have been reacted beforehand with at least one organic molecule that contains at least one vinylic function, characterized in that said organic molecule also has an aldehyde function. Method for production thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Ahlstrom Corporation
    Inventors: Menno Dufour, Diego Fantini, Gilles Gauthier
  • Publication number: 20140272340
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a low-tension cover layer intended for a laminate material and comprising a resin-impregnated, printed or unprinted decorative paper or comprising a resin-impregnated overlay paper or comprising a combination of the two, where the resin in each case comprises a mixture of at least one aminoplastic resin and at least one water-soluble or water-dispersible synthetic polymer selected from the group consisting of polyvinyl resin, polyvinyl acetate, and polyvinyl alcohol. The invention further relates to the use of the low-tension cover layer of the invention for the construction of a laminate material with appropriate balancing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2012
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: DARKOR MELAMIN IMPRAGNIERUNGEN GMBH
    Inventors: Elmar Beck, Detlef Andreas Wentzel
  • Patent number: 8815405
    Abstract: The present invention provides increased stain resistance, tannin blocking, adhesion, and various other properties. A composition in accordance with the principles of the present invention comprises at least three binders, nanoparticle pigment, and pigmentary titanium dioxide. In one embodiment, the present invention relates to a coating on a substrate wherein the coating has three binders, nanoparticle metal oxide pigment, and pigmentary titanium dioxide. Various additives may be included to formulate paint as known in the art.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Behr Process Corporation
    Inventors: Ming-Ren Tarng, Mark Minamyer, Anh Pham, Stan Brownell, Annie Pham, Anil Alexander, Deven Shah, Kim L. Nguyen, My Linh Pham, Sidney Maxey
  • Publication number: 20140193633
    Abstract: A non-transparent paper is described for non-transparent art or graphic design sketches, which prevents seepage of the inks, it accepts any type of gel, water-based, solvent-based, oil-based or mixed inks and solid materials for sketching and drawing, as well as fixatives for the solid materials. This paper consists of a lamination of at least two sheets of uncoated bond paper, inserting at least one intermediate layer of pigmented opacifying emulsion between both sheets, applied between the layers of paper to prevent transparency and the seepage of inks from one face of the lamination to the other. This layer of emulsion contains at least one opacifying pigment, at least one adhesive, agents to control viscosity and surface tension and other components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Inventors: Ricardo MILLARES-NEYRA, Ricardo Millares-Sotres, Dalila Rivera-Carmona
  • Publication number: 20140178609
    Abstract: Provided is a polyoxyalkylene modified vinyl alcohol-based polymer comprising a polyoxyalkylene group in a side chain, wherein the polymer has a viscosity average degree of polymerization of not less than 150 and not more than 5000, a degree of saponification of not less than 40 mol % and not more than 99.99 mol %, and a polyoxyalkylene group modification rate of not less than 0.05 mol % and not more than 10 mol %; and the polyoxyalkylene group is composed of a polyoxypropylene block and a (poly)oxyethylene block and is represented by the following general formula (I). Such polymer is excellent in temperature-sensitive thickening properties. (in the general formula (I), R1 denotes a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group having a carbon number of from 1 to 8; either one of R2 and R3 is a methyl group and the other is a hydrogen atom; and 10?m?40 and 1?n?50).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masako Kawagoe, Shinsuke Nii, Kazuki Tokuchi, Masato Nakamae
  • Patent number: 8747003
    Abstract: A pencil that includes a polymer-bonded lead, a polymerbonded wood substitute material that includes an organic filler and covers or surrounds the lead along its length, and an adhesion promoter layer disposed between the lead and the wood substitute material. The lead and the wood substitute material each have a polymer. The polymer in the lead being incompatible with the polymer in the wood substitute material so that the polymer of the lead and the polymer of the wood substitute material do not create any connection with one another. The adhesion promoter layer is connected to the polymer in the lead and to the polymer in the wood substitute material so that the adhesion promoter layer forms a connection with the polymer in the lead and with the polymer of the substitute material. The organic filler is formed by particles having a maximum particle size of 250 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: J.S. Staedtler GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Andreas Thies, Nikolas Lins, Christine Delapierre-Kohl, Johannes Herbolsheimer, Martin Jakob, Harald Lang, Simone Arthen
  • Publication number: 20140154938
    Abstract: A color sampling display product is provided that includes a radiation-curable water-based coating composition applied to a substrate, and shows mechanical integrity and aesthetic appeal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2014
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: Valspar Sourcing, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Haven, Michael Gustafson
  • Publication number: 20140147604
    Abstract: The invention concerns a heat-sealable biodegradable packaging material, which comprises a fibrous substrate (1) and one or more polymer coating layers (2) extruded onto said substrate. According to the invention the packaging material includes at least one polymer coating layer (2) containing at least 70 weight-% of polylactide (PLA) and at least 5 weight-% of polybutylene succinate (PBS) or its derivate blended therewith. Optionally an acryl copolymer such as ethylene butyl acrylate glycidyl methacrylate terpolymer (EBAGMA) may be included in the polymer blend. The invention further concerns a heat-sealed container, such as a disposable drinking cup, and a heat-sealed product package made from the packaging material, as well as uses of PBS or its derivates as blends with PLA in extrusion coating, for improving adhesivity of the coating to the fibrous substrate and reduced raw edge penetration to the packaging material, especially penetration of hot coffee held in the drinking cup.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: STORA ENSO OYJ
    Inventors: Kimmo Nevalainen, Ville Ribu
  • Publication number: 20140121099
    Abstract: Provided is a vinyl alcohol polymer that provides a coating film having superior water resistance and binder performances, and has sufficient solubility in water and viscosity stability even in a neutral pH region. Further provided are an aqueous solution, a coating agent, an ink jet recording material, a thermal recording material and a base paper for a release paper that comprise the vinyl alcohol polymer, and a method for producing same, and the like. The vinyl alcohol polymer includes a monomer unit represented by the following formula (1), with the following inequality (I) being satisfied. Preferably, the following inequalities (II) and (III) are further satisfied according to the PVA: wherein, P represents the viscosity average degree of polymerization; and S represents the content (mol %) of the monomer unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuta Taoka, Shinsuke Nii, Masato Nakamae
  • Patent number: 8709609
    Abstract: A stain blocking water borne coating composition is disclosed, said composition comprising (a) a styrene acrylic resin and, (b) a substituted styrene acrylate copolymer, wherein, by weight, said styrene acrylic resin is provided in excess of said substituted styrene acrylate copolymer. A method is also disclosed whereby this water-borne coating composition is applied to a substrate comprising water extractable staining agents, such as a tannin-containing open grain natural wood.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Akzo Novel Coatings International B.V.
    Inventors: Alice Jungen, Jorg Rudiger Schulz, Thomas Bernhofer
  • Publication number: 20140109507
    Abstract: Waterproof engineered floor and wall planks have a wear layer and an underlayer about an extruded dust and plastic composite core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: US Floors, Inc.
    Inventors: Piet V. Dossche, Philippe Erramuzpe
  • Publication number: 20140065435
    Abstract: An aqueous polymer dispersion comprising a vinyl polymer with at least two phases comprising: A) 40 to 90 wt % of a vinyl polymer A having a glass transition temperature in the range of from ?50 to 30° C.; and B) 10 to 60 wt % of a vinyl polymer B having a glass transition temperature the range of from 50 to 130° C.; wherein vinyl polymer A comprises 0.1 to 10 wt % of at least one acid-functional olefinically unsaturated monomer, wherein at least 20 wt % of the monomer composition used to form vinyl polymer A and vinyl polymer B is derived from at least one bio-renewable olefinically unsaturated monomer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: DSM IP ASSETS B.V.
    Inventor: Gerardus Cornelis Overbeek
  • Publication number: 20140053509
    Abstract: The present subject matter provides a shrink film free of silicon-containing material, fluorine-containing material, and solvent-formed seams. The shrink film utilizes a water soluble layer covering an adhesive layer. The water soluble layer is in dry form and non-tacky, allowing processing of the shrink film subsequent to adhesive application to the shrink film. When the water soluble layer is dissolved, the adhesive layer is exposed and is capable of forming a permanent bond. The adhesive can be used to form a seam in the film and/or can be used to form a bond between the film and a substrate. The water soluble layer facilitates removal of an optional release liner from the adhesive. A substrate with the shrink film attached thereto and a related method of attaching a heat shrinkable film to a substrate are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: AVERY DENNISON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kevin O. HENDERSON, Hoang T. PHAM
  • Patent number: 8653193
    Abstract: A polymeric composition that is suitable for use as a film or a coating. The polymeric composition comprises: (a) a first component comprising copolymer derived from ethylene and one or more C3 to C20 ?-olefin comonomers. The first component has a density of about 0.911 to about 0.918 g/cm3, a compositional distribution breadth index (CDBI) of about 60% to about 85%, a melt index (MI) of about 16.0 to about 30.0 g/10 min, a molecular weight distribution (MWD) of about 1.5 to about 4.0, and a melt index ratio (MIR) of less than about 25; and (b) a second component comprising a low density polyethylene (LDPE). The second component has a g? of about 0.8 to about 0.15 and a MI that is lower than the MI of the first component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Linda M. Van Den Bossche, Nancy G. Vogelaers, Jean-Marc C. Dekoninck, Arnaud F. Alabrune, Michael E. Sieloff, Bernard K. Beh
  • Publication number: 20140017468
    Abstract: A film which can be industrially coated easily and exhibits excellent gas barrier performance without being subjected to a high-temperature heat treatment, good gas barrier performance immediately after the production, and maintains the excellent gas barrier performance while exhibiting excellent hot water resistance and printing resistance; a gas barrier laminated film including a resin layer on an inorganic thin film formed on at least one surface of a support film, the resin layer being formed by applying: (1) an aqueous dispersion containing polyvinyl alcohol (a), an ethylene-unsaturated carboxylic acid copolymer (b), and inorganic particles (c); (2) an aqueous dispersion containing an ethylene-unsaturated carboxylic acid copolymer (b), inorganic particles (c), and/or a cross-linking agent (d); or (3) an aqueous dispersion containing polyvinyl alcohol (a), an ethylene-unsaturated carboxylic acid copolymer (b), inorganic particles (c), and cross-linking agent (d), to the inorganic thin film surface; and a
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI PLASTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Chiharu OKAWARA, Shigenobu Yoshida, Tooru Hachisuka, Motoyoshi Takemura
  • Publication number: 20130344304
    Abstract: A thermo-insulating packaging material including a paper-based substrate layer, a paper-based top layer and a thermal-insulating composition positioned between the paper-based substrate layer and the paper-based top layer, the thermal-insulating composition including a filler, an organic binder and a plasticizer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: MeadWestvaco Corporation
    Inventors: Vladislav Babinsky, Sven S. Arenander, Dobridge C. Newman, Bruce W. Babcock, David H. Hawes
  • Publication number: 20130333787
    Abstract: The invention provides a novel flexible, substantially gas impermeable laminate material comprising starch/polymer blends, which can be used to make dispensing tubes, e.g., for toothpaste, which material is light, resilient, and inexpensive, which can be made almost entirely from renewable materials, and which can be recycled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY
    Inventors: Yu Shi, Todd D. Van Gordon, Jun Wang, Kai Wang
  • Patent number: 8603610
    Abstract: The invention relates to an edge trim for pieces of furniture, comprising a meltable film. In order to improve a generic edge trim such that the same is more versatile and can especially be mounted on a wider selection of surfaces, the molecular structure of the meltable film contains both polar and non-polar parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Rehau AG + Co
    Inventors: Uwe Krämer, Peter Glaser
  • Patent number: 8580373
    Abstract: Embossed decorative boards having first and second opposite edges with a third and a fourth adjacent edge. The board includes an upper side decorative surface an upper side embossing and a base layer. The embossing is comprised by surface structure areas of which at least four are first and second outermost surface structure areas. The first outermost surface structure area has each one end edge coinciding with the first edge of the board while the second outermost surface structure area has each one end edge coinciding with the second edge. At least two surface structures having different visual characteristics are used, wherein two adjacent outermost surface structure areas within the same board have different surface structures. The end edge of the outermost surface structure areas with the same ordinal number of the first edge and the second edge has mainly the same length while the surface structure is similar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Pergo (Europe) AB
    Inventor: Ake Sjoberg
  • Patent number: 8563139
    Abstract: A method of finishing an interior wall includes the steps of preparing a substrate of building panels comprising gypsum, cement or combinations thereof, said substrate having a surface, followed by applying a coating to the substrate, said coating comprising 5-20% by weight of a latex emulsion binder, 40-80% by weight calcium sulfate hemihydrate, 0.05-2% by weight of a set preventer and 20-60% by weight water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: United States Gypsum Company
    Inventor: Lee K. Yeung
  • Publication number: 20130224505
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods to form coatings on a substrate, the coatings comprising a blend of a poly(vinyl alcohol) composition comprising a poly(vinyl alcohol) characterized by (i) a hydrolysis level of from about 85 to about 93 mol % and a 4 weight % aqueous viscosity of 15 centipoise (cp) or less; or (ii) a hydrolysis level of about 95 mol % to 100%; and an ionomer comprising a parent acid copolymer that comprises ethylene and about 18 to about 30 weight % of acrylic acid or methacrylic acid, the acid copolymer having a melt flow rate from about 200 to about 1000 g/10 min., wherein about 50% to about 70% of the carboxylic acid groups of the copolymer are neutralized to carboxylic acid salts comprising potassium cations, sodium cations or combinations thereof. Multilayer structures comprising the blend composition on a substrate are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: E.I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Elliott Echt, Richard Allen Hayes
  • Publication number: 20130225021
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods to form coatings on a substrate, the coatings comprising a blend of a poly(vinyl alcohol) composition comprising a poly(vinyl alcohol) characterized by a hydrolysis level of from about 85 to about 93 mole % and a 4 weight % aqueous viscosity at 20° C. of about 16 to about 75 centipoise; and an ionomer comprising a parent acid copolymer that comprises ethylene and about 18 to about 30 weight % of acrylic acid or methacrylic acid, the acid copolymer having a melt flow rate from about 200 to about 1000 g/10 min., wherein about 50% to about 70% of the carboxylic acid groups of the copolymer are neutralized to carboxylic acid salts comprising potassium cations, sodium cations or combinations thereof. Multilayer structures comprising the blend composition on a substrate are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: E.I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Elliott Echt, Richard Allen Hayes
  • Publication number: 20130209817
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to provide a novel alkyl-modified PVA capable of exerting superior thickening properties while maintaining high water solubility, and also capable of having high water resistance in a state being hardened without using an especial crosslinking agent. In addition, another object is to provide a composition, a thickener, a coating material for papers, a coated paper, an adhesive and a film containing the alkyl-modified PVA. Provided is an alkyl-modified vinyl alcohol polymer containing (a) a monomer unit represented by the following general formula (I): wherein, R1 represents a linear or branched alkyl group having 8 to 29 carbon atoms; and R2 represents a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group having 1 to 8 carbon atoms, and has a viscosity average degree of polymerization of no less than 200 and no greater than 5,000, a degree of saponification of no less than 20 mol % and no greater than 99.99 mol %, and a content of the monomer unit (a) of no less than 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2011
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: Kuraray Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinsuke Nii, Masato Nakamae, Yuta Taoka, Yasutomo Saito