Elemental Oxygen Or Nonmetallic Inorganic Oxygen-containing Material, Other Than Water Patents (Class 502/120)
  • Patent number: 10640586
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the preparation of a catalyst system suitable for olefin polymerization wherein the external electron donor is n-propyltriethoxysilane, and a catalyst system obtained or obtainable by said process. The invention also relates to a process for preparing a polyolefin using said catalyst system. The invention further relates to a polyolefin, in particular polyprolyene, obtainable by such a process, and shaped articles manufactured from such a polymer. The polymers produced using the catalyst system exhibit low volatiles and therefore have a reduced environmental and health impact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignees: SAUDI BASIC INDUSTRIES CORPORATION, SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Aurora Alexandra Batinas-Geurts, Martin Alexander Zuideveld
  • Patent number: 10294316
    Abstract: Olefin polymerization catalyst systems having high aluminoxane loading and methods for making and using them are disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Lubin Luo, Anupriya Jain, Xuan Ye
  • Patent number: 10100135
    Abstract: Processes for preparing a polyethylene in at least one continuously stirred tank reactor are described herein. The process may comprise the step of: polymerizing ethylene in the presence of at least one supported metallocene catalyst, a diluent, optionally one or more co-monomers, and optionally hydrogen, thereby obtaining the polyethylene, wherein the supported metallocene catalyst comprises a solid support, a co-catalyst and at least one metallocene, wherein the solid support has a surface area within the range of from 100 to 500 m2/g, and has a D50 value within the range of from 4 ?m to 18 ?m, with D50 being defined as the particle size for which fifty percent by weight of the particles has a size lower than the D50; and D50 being measured by laser diffraction analysis on a Malvern type analyzer. Polyethylene obtained by the disclosed process and articles comprising the polyethylene are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: TOTAL RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY FELUY
    Inventors: Aurelien Vantomme, Christopher Willocq, Alexandre Welle, Martine Slawinski
  • Patent number: 10077325
    Abstract: Olefin polymerization catalyst systems having high aluminoxane loading and methods for making and using them are disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Lubin Luo, Anupriya Jain, Xuan Ye
  • Patent number: 9890093
    Abstract: Oligomerization processes include the steps of introducing a monomer containing a C3 to C30 olefin and a chemically-treated solid oxide into a reaction zone, and oligomerizing the monomer to form an oligomer product in the reaction zone. Fluorided silica-coated alumina and fluorided-chlorided silica-coated alumina are illustrative chemically-treated solid oxides that can be used in the oligomerization processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP
    Inventors: Qing Yang, Uriah J. Kilgore, Max P. McDaniel, Brooke L. Small, Kenneth D. Hope, Eduardo J. Baralt
  • Patent number: 9862657
    Abstract: Methods for selectively hydrogenating substituted arenes with a supported organometallic hydrogenating catalyst are provided. An exemplary method includes contacting a substituted arene-containing reaction stream with hydrogen in the presence of a supported organometallic hydrogenating catalyst under reaction conditions effective to selectively hydrogenate the substituted arenes to the cis isomer with high selectivity. In this method, the supported organometallic hydrogenating catalyst includes a catalytically active organometallic species and a Brønsted acidic sulfated metal oxide support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignees: UOP LLC, Northwestern University
    Inventors: Massimiliano Delferro, Madelyn Marie Stalzer, Christopher P. Nicholas, Tobin Jay Marks, Alakananda Bhattacharyya
  • Patent number: 9809664
    Abstract: This invention relates to high porosity (?15%) and/or low pore diameter (PD<165 ?m) propylene polymers and propylene polymerization processes using single site catalyst systems with supports having high surface area (SA?400 m2/g), low pore volume (PV?2 mL/g), a specific mean pore diameter range (PD=1-20 nm), and high average particle size (PS?30 ?m).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Luo Lubin, Matthew W. Holtcamp, Gregory S. Day
  • Patent number: 9725537
    Abstract: This invention relates to single site catalyst supportation methods involving high temperature treatment (?40° C., e.g., 100-130° C.) to improve catalyst activity for olefin polymerization, e.g., propylene polymerization, and to the supported catalyst systems obtained by the methods, e.g., single site catalyst systems supported on a support having high average particle size (PS?30 ?m), high surface area (SA?200 m2/g), low pore volume (PV?2 mL/g), and a mean pore diameter range of 1?PD?20 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Lubin Luo, Gregory S. Day
  • Patent number: 9487608
    Abstract: A Ziegler-Natta catalyzed ethylene copolymer having a novel composition distribution in which comonomers are incorporated into the high molecular weight polymer molecules and distributed evenly among the entire polyethylene chains, and a method for making the same are provided. The resins having a novel composition distribution have controlled molecular weight distribution which is narrower than conventional ZN-ethylene copolymers but broader than single-site catalyzed ethylene copolymers. The resins having a novel composition distribution exhibit a superior tear strength and impact strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Formosa Plastics Corporation, USA
    Inventors: Honglan Lu, Guangxue Xu
  • Patent number: 9023959
    Abstract: Methods for the preparation of fluorided-chlorided silica-coated alumina activator-supports are disclosed. These activator-supports can be used in catalyst systems for the production of olefin-based polymers, such as polyethylene and polypropylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP
    Inventors: Max P. McDaniel, Uriah Kilgore, Qing Yang, Kathy S. Collins
  • Patent number: 9012347
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a preparation method of a metallocene catalyst. More particularly, the present invention relates to a preparation method of a supported hybrid metallocene catalyst, including the steps of treating a support having a water content of 4 to 7% by weight with trialkyl aluminum at a predetermined temperature; supporting alkyl aluminoxane on the support; and supporting a metallocene compound on the alkyl aluminoxane-supported support. According to the present invention, it is possible to prepare a supported hybrid metallocene catalyst which shows a high activity in the polymerization of olefins and enables the preparation of polyolefins having a high bulk density, by a simple process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyeon-Gook Kim, Ki-Soo Lee, Dae-Sik Hong, Eun-Kyoung Song, Man-Seong Jeon
  • Patent number: 9012359
    Abstract: Activating supports may be suitably prepared by the following procedure (a) providing a porous mineral oxide support material, (b) treating the support with a phosphorus-containing compound, (c) treating the support from step (b) with an organometallic compound, (d) heating the functionalized support from step (c) under an inert gas and then under an atmosphere comprising oxygen, (e) fluorinating the support with a fluorinating agent, and (f) recovering an activating support. The activating supports are suitable used in combination with single site catalysts for the polymerization of olefins. The supports are most preferably used in combination with metallocene complexes. The preparative route for the activating supports provides for supported polymerization catalyst systems having excellent activities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Ineos Sales (UK) Limited
    Inventors: Melanie Muron, Gaelle Pannier, Christopher John Whiteoak, Roger Spitz, Christophe Boisson
  • Patent number: 8993693
    Abstract: A Ziegler-Natta catalyzed ethylene copolymer having a novel composition distribution in which comonomers are incorporated into the high molecular weight polymer molecules and distributed evenly among the entire polyethylene chains, and a method for making the same are provided. The resins having a novel composition distribution have controlled molecular weight distribution which is narrower than conventional ZN-ethylene copolymers but broader than single-site catalyzed ethylene copolymers. The resins having a novel composition distribution exhibit a superior tear strength and impact strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Formosa Plastics Corporation
    Inventors: Honglan Lu, Guangxue Xu
  • Patent number: 8987392
    Abstract: The present invention discloses catalyst compositions employing silicon-bridged metallocene compounds with bulky substituents. Methods for making these silicon-bridged metallocene compounds and for using such compounds in catalyst compositions for the polymerization of olefins also are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP
    Inventors: Joel L. Martin, Qing Yang, Max P. McDaniel, Jim B. Askew
  • Patent number: 8987393
    Abstract: The invention relates to a new catalyst component for the polymerization of olefins comprising a compound of formula CyLMZp, wherein M is a Group 4-6 metal, Z is an anionic ligand, p is the number of anionic ligands, Cy is a mono- or poly-substituted cyclopentadienyl-type ligand and L is a guanidinate ligand of the formula wherein: each A is independently selected from nitrogen or phosphorus and R, R1, R2 and R3 are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, hydrocarbyl, silyl and germyl residues, substituted or not with one or more halogen, amido, phosphido, alkoxy, or aryloxy radicals. The invention also relates to a catalyst system for the polymerization of olefins and a process for the polymerization of at least one olefin having 2 to 20 carbon atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: LANXESS Elastomers B.V.
    Inventors: Gerardus Henricus Josephus Van Doremaele, Martin Alexander Zuideveld, Victor Fidel Quiroga Norambuena, Alexandra LeBlanc
  • Patent number: 8975209
    Abstract: Disclosed is a solid support-polymethylaluminoxane complex exhibiting a higher polymerization activity than a conventional substance and being homogeneous. Also disclosed is a method for producing an olefin-based polymer having a favorable quality using the complex and a transition metal compound. The complex comprises a coating layer containing polymethylaluminoxane and trimethylaluminum on the surface of a solid support. The coating layer comprises a solid polymethylaluminoxane composition in which (i) the content of aluminum is in a range of 36 to 41 mass % and (ii) the molar fraction of methyl groups derived from a trimethylaluminum moiety to the total number of moles of methyl groups is 12 mol % or less. Also disclosed is an olefin polymerization catalyst comprising the complex and a transition metal compound represented by general formula (III): MR5R6R7R8 as catalyst components, and a method for producing a polyolefin comprising polymerizing an olefin using the catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Tosoh Finechem Corporation
    Inventors: Eiichi Kaji, Etsuo Yoshioka
  • Patent number: 8962775
    Abstract: A highly active, supported phosphinimine catalyst is fed to a gas phase reactor as a slurry in a liquid hydrocarbon. Feeding the catalyst to a gas phase reactor in a viscous liquid hydrocarbon modifies catalyst initiation kinetics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Nova Chemicals (International) S.A
    Inventors: Peter Phung Minh Hoang, Cliff Robert Baar, P. Scott Chisholm, Rajesh Dahyabhai Patel
  • Patent number: 8952111
    Abstract: Olefin polymerization is carried out with a supported phosphinimine catalyst which has been treated with a long chain substituted amine compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Nova Chemicals (International) S.A.
    Inventors: Peter Phung Minh Hoang, Benjamin Milton Shaw, Patrick Lam, Victoria Ker, Cliff Robert Baar, Lee Douglas Henderson, Charles Ashton Garret Carter, Yan Jiang
  • Patent number: 8932975
    Abstract: A catalyst composition comprising (a) a first metallocene complex represented by the general formula: where M1 is Ti, Zr or Hf, X1 and X2 are each independently F, Cl, Br, I, methyl, benzyl, phenyl, H, BH4, a hydrocarbyloxide group having up to 20 carbon atoms, a hydrocarbylamino group having up to 20 carbon atoms, a trihydrocarbylsilyl group having up to 20 carbon atoms, OBR?2 wherein R? may be an alkyl group having up to 12 carbon atoms or an aryl group having up to 12 carbon atoms, and SO3R? wherein R? may be an alkyl group having up to 12 carbon atoms or an aryl group having up to 12 carbon atoms, and Cp1 and Cp2 are each independently a substituted or unsubstituted cyclopentadienyl group, or a substituted or unsubstituted indenyl group, where any substituent on Cp1 and Cp2 is H, a hydrocarbyl group having up to 18 carbon atoms or a hydrocarbylsilyl group having up to 18 carbon atoms, (b) a second metallocene complex, (c) a non-group 4 metallocene transition-metal complex, (d) an activator or activato
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP
    Inventors: Qing Yang, Max P. McDaniel, Joel L. Martin, Errun Ding, David C. Rohlfing, Tony R. Crain
  • Patent number: 8916494
    Abstract: Methods for the vapor phase preparation of fluorided solid oxide activator-supports, using certain calcining temperatures and fluoriding temperatures, are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP
    Inventors: Max P. McDaniel, Kathy S. Collins, Qing Yang, Tony R. Crain
  • Patent number: 8895465
    Abstract: This invention provides activator precursor compositions and activator compositions. The activator precursor compositions are formed from a support material, an organoaluminum compound, and polyfunctional compounds having at least two aromatic groups in which at least two of said aromatic groups each has at least one polar moiety thereon. The activator compositions are formed from a support material, an organoaluminum compound, an aluminoxane, and a polyfunctional compound having at least two aromatic groups in which at least two of said aromatic groups each has at least one polar moiety thereon. Also provided are catalyst compositions, processes for forming catalyst compositions, and polymerization processes utilizing the catalyst compositions of this invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Albemarle Corporation
    Inventor: Lubin Luo
  • Patent number: 8895679
    Abstract: An imine phenol compound having Structure I: wherein O and N represent oxygen and nitrogen respectively; R comprises a halogen, a hydrocarbyl group, or a substituted hydrocarbyl group; R2 and R3 can each independently be hydrogen, a halogen, a hydrocarbyl group, or a substituted hydrocarbyl group; and Q is a donor group. A method comprising contacting a catalyst composition with a monomer under conditions suitable for the formation of a polymer wherein the catalyst composition comprises a metal salt complex of an imine (bis)phenolate compound, a solid oxide, and an optional metal alkyl and wherein the metal salt complex of an imine (bis)phenolate compound has Structure XIV where M is titanium, zirconium, or hafnium; OEt2 is ethoxide, R comprises a halogen, a hydrocarbyl group, or a substituted hydrocarbyl group; and R2 comprises hydrogen, a halogen, a hydrocarbyl group, or a substituted hydrocarbyl group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP
    Inventor: Mark L. Hlavinka
  • Patent number: 8883670
    Abstract: A method is described to prepare a Mo containing supported catalyst comprising TeO2 as active promoter and a process for preparing methanethiol in the presence of said catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Yiquan Yang, Aiping Chen, Qi Wang, Jan-Olaf Barth, Christoph Weckbecker, Klaus Huthmacher
  • Publication number: 20140303332
    Abstract: The provided is an olefin (co)polymerization catalyst with an excellent catalyst activity, wherein the catalyst component is prepared by using a metallocene compound and titanocene compound or a half-titanocene compound so as to provide polyolefins having a high molecular weight and a low melt index, and also a method for olefin (co)polymerization using said catalyst.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: Chun Byung Yang, Joon Ryeo Park
  • Patent number: 8759246
    Abstract: The present invention provides polymerization catalyst compositions employing half-metallocene compounds with a heteroatom-containing ligand bound to the transition metal. Methods for making these hybrid metallocene compounds and for using such compounds in catalyst compositions for the polymerization of olefins also are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP
    Inventors: Errun Ding, Joel L. Martin, Albert P. Masino, Qing Yang, Youlu Yu
  • Patent number: 8754249
    Abstract: Chelating ligand precursors for the preparation of olefin methathesis catalysts are disclosed. The resulting catalysts are air stable monomeric species capable of promoting various methathesis reactions efficiently, which can be recovered from the reaction mixture and reused. Internal olefin compounds, specifically beta-substituted styrenes, are used as ligand precursors. Compared to terminal olefin compounds such as unsubstituted styrenes, the beta-substituted styrenes are easier and less costly to prepare, and more stable since they are less prone to spontaneous polymerization. Methods of preparing chelating-carbene methathesis catalysts without the use of CuCl are disclosed. This eliminates the need for CuCl by replacing it with organic acids, mineral acids, mild oxidants or even water, resulting in high yields of Hoveyda-type methathesis catalysts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Materia, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard L. Pederson, Jason K. Woertink, Christopher M. Haar, David E. Gindelberger, Yann Schrodi
  • Patent number: 8703886
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are polymerization processes for the production of olefin polymers. These polymerization processes use a catalyst system containing at least two activator-supports. One activator-support is a halided solid oxide, and the other activator-support is a sulfated solid oxide and/or phosphated solid oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP
    Inventors: Qing Yang, Max P. McDaniel, Tony R. Crain, Kathy S. Collins
  • Patent number: 8691715
    Abstract: The present invention provides a polymerization process utilizing a dual ansa-metallocene catalyst system. Polymers produced from the polymerization process are also provided, and these polymers have a reverse comonomer distribution, a non-bimodal molecular weight distribution, a ratio of Mw/Mn from about 3 to about 8, and a ratio of Mz/Mw from about 3 to about 6.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP
    Inventors: Qing Yang, Max P. McDaniel, William B. Beaulieu, Joel L. Martin, Tony R. Crain
  • Patent number: 8680001
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for preparing a catalyst solid for olefin polymerization, comprising a finely divided support, an aluminoxane and a metallocene compound, which comprises: a) firstly combining the finely divided support with the aluminoxane and subsequently b) adding the reaction product of a metallocene compound with at least one organometallic compound to the modified support, catalyst solids obtainable by this process, catalyst systems comprising these catalyst solids, their use for the polymerization of olefins and a process for the polymerization of olefins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Heike Gregorius, Volker Fraaije, Manfred Lutringshauser
  • Patent number: 8598061
    Abstract: The present invention provides a polymerization process utilizing a dual metallocene catalyst system for the production of broad or bimodal molecular weight distribution polymers, generally, in the absence of added hydrogen. Polymers produced from the polymerization process are also provided, and these polymers can have a Mn in a range from about 9,000 to about 30,000 g/mol, and a short chain branch content that decreases as molecular weight increases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP
    Inventors: Qing Yang, Max P. McDaniel, Tony R. Crain, Youlu Yu
  • Patent number: 8575284
    Abstract: Compositions useful for activating catalysts for olefin polymerization, and methods for making same, are provided. Such compositions can be derived from at least: an organoaluminum compound, a carrier, an oxygen source, and, optionally, a Lewis base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Albemarle Corporation
    Inventors: Lubin Luo, Samuel A. Sangokoya, Xiao Wu, Steven P. Diefenbach, Brian Kneale
  • Patent number: 8563671
    Abstract: Method employing a supported metallocene catalyst composition in the production of an isotactic ethylene propylene co-polymer. The composition comprises a metallocene component supported on a particulate silica support having average particle size of 10-40 microns, a pore volume of 1.3-1.6 ml/g, a surface area of 200-400 m2/g. An alkylalumoxane cocatalyst component is incorporated on the support. The isospecific metallocene is characterized by the formula: B(CpRaRb)(FlR?2)MQn??(1) or by the formula: B?(Cp?R?aR?b)(Fl?)M?Q?n???(2) In the formulas Cp and Cp? are substituted cyclopentadienyl groups, Fl and Fl? are fluorenyl groups, and B and B? are structural bridges. R? are substituents at the 2 and 7 positions, Ra and R?a are substituents distal to the bridge, and Rb and R?b are proximal to the bridge. M and M? are transition metals, Q? is a halogen or a C1-C4 alkyl group; and n? is an integer of from 0-4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Fina Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: William Gauthier, David Rauscher, Jun Tian, Nathan Williams
  • Patent number: 8524626
    Abstract: The present invention provides polymerization catalyst compositions employing novel dinuclear metallocene compounds. Methods for making these new dinuclear metallocene compounds and for using such compounds in catalyst compositions for the polymerization and copolymerization of olefins are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP
    Inventors: Rex E. Murray, Kumudini C. Jayaratne, Qing Yang, Joel L. Martin
  • Patent number: 8524627
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for preparing an activating support for metallocene complexes in the polymerization of olefins comprising the steps of: I) providing a support consisting in particles formed from at least one porous mineral oxide; II) optionally fixing the rate of silanols on the surface of the support; III) functionalizing the support with a solution containing a metallic salt; IV) heating the functionalized support of step c) under an inert gas or hydrogen; V) oxidizing the support of step IV by treatment under N2O and then under oxygen; VI) retrieving an active support having a controlled number of OH groups. That activating support is used to activate a metallocene catalyst component for the polymerization of olefins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Total Research & Technology Feluy
    Inventors: Gaëlle Pannier, Christophe Boisson, Roger Spitz
  • Patent number: 8524844
    Abstract: Carbon dioxide is used to control the ratio of polymer components in a polyethylene composition made using a combination catalyst comprising a chromium catalyst, a single site catalyst and one or more activators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Nova Chemicals (International) S.A.
    Inventors: Yves Lacombe, Victoria Ker, Peter Phung Minh Hoang, Patrick Evans
  • Patent number: 8501654
    Abstract: The present invention provides dual catalyst systems containing a metallocene catalyst and a hydrogen scavenging catalyst, and polymerization processes employing these dual catalyst systems. Due to a reduction in hydrogen levels in the polymerization processes, olefin polymers produced from these polymerization processes may have a higher molecular weight, a lower melt index, and higher levels of unsaturation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Chevron Philips Chemical Company LP
    Inventors: Rex E. Murray, William B. Beaulieu, Qing Yang, Errun Ding, Gary L. Glass, Alan L. Solenberger, Steven J. Secora
  • Patent number: 8450436
    Abstract: The present invention provides dual catalyst systems and polymerization processes employing these dual catalyst systems. The disclosed polymerization processes can produce olefin polymers at higher production rates, and these olefin polymers may have a higher molecular weight and/or a lower melt index.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP
    Inventors: Albert P. Masino, Rex E. Murray, Qing Yang, Steve J. Secora, Kumudini C. Jayaratne, William B. Beaulieu, Errun Ding, Gary L. Glass, Alan L. Solenberger, Ted H. Cymbaluk
  • Patent number: 8435911
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a new hybrid catalyst system for the polymerization of olefins and to a polymerization process carried out in the presence of said catalyst. The new hybrid catalyst system comprises a tridendate iron compound and a zirconocene having a bridge of at least three carbon atoms connecting two indenyl ligands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Harald Schmitz, Shahram Mihan
  • Patent number: 8435914
    Abstract: A polymerization catalyst system and polymerization processes using the catalyst systems are disclosed. The polymerization catalyst systems may include a) a first catalyst compound, and b) a second catalyst compound, wherein the first catalyst compound includes an oxadiazole-containing compound. In some embodiments, the oxadiazole-containing compound has essentially no hydrogen response, thus allowing better and/or tailored control of product properties when producing polymers using the catalyst system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Univation Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Sun-Chueh Kao, Francis C. Rix, Dongming Li, C. Jeff Harlan, Parul A. Khokhani
  • Patent number: 8399375
    Abstract: The invention relates to a supported metallocene catalyst composition and a process for the preparation of polyolefin using the same. A supported metallocene catalyst composition according to the invention is prepared by bringing a compound of a group IV transition metal into contact with an inorganic or organic porous carrier treated with an ionic compound. Advantages of a supported metallocene catalyst composition of the invention include an increase in the catalyst activity during polymerization of slurry and an olefin compound in the vapor phase even at a low content of metallocene metal components within the carrier, and an improvement in solving process problems such as fouling, sheeting, plugging or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignees: SK Global Chemical Co., Ltd., SK Innovation Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seungyeol Han, Myungahn Ok, Young-Soo Ko, Chang-il Lee
  • Patent number: 8394737
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method for preparing an activating support and its use to activate metallocene or post-metallocene catalyst component for use in the oligomerization and polymerization of ethylene and alpha-olefins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignees: Total Petrochemicals Research Feluy Seneffe, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
    Inventors: Abdelkrim El Kadib, Karine Molvinger, Daniel Brunel, Floran Prades, Sabine Sirol
  • Publication number: 20130018157
    Abstract: Method employing a supported metallocene catalyst composition in the production of an isotactic ethylene propylene co-polymer. The composition comprises a metallocene component supported on a particulate silica support having average particle size of 10-40 microns, a pore volume of 1.3-1.6 ml/g, a surface area of 200-400 m2/g. An alkylalumoxane cocatalyst component is incorporated on the support. The isospecific metallocene is characterized by the formula: B(CpRaRb)(FlR?2)MQn??(1) or by the formula: B?(Cp?R?aR?b)(Fl?)M?Q?n.??(2) In the formulas Cp and Cp? are substituted cyclopentadienyl groups, Fl and Fl? are fluorenyl groups, and B and B? are structural bridges. Ra are substituents at the 2 and 7 positions, Ra and R?a are substituents distal to the bridge, and Rb and R?b are proximal to the bridge. M and M? are transition metals, Q? is a halogen or a C1-C4 alkyl group; and n? is an integer of from 0-4.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2012
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Applicant: Fina Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Fina Technology, Inc.
  • Patent number: 8354485
    Abstract: Compositions useful for activating catalysts for olefin polymerization, and methods for making same, are provided. Such compositions can be derived from at least: an organoaluminum compound, a carrier, an oxygen source, and, optionally, a Lewis base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: Albemarle Corporation
    Inventors: Lubin Luo, Samuel A. Sangokoya, Xiao Wu, Steven P. Diefenbach, Brian Kneale
  • Publication number: 20120329966
    Abstract: Provided are a supported metallocene catalyst, a method for preparing the same and a method for preparing polyolefin using the same. The supported metallocene catalyst prepared by incorporating a metallocene compound having a ligand substituted with alkoxide or aryloxide into a conventional supported metallocene catalyst and incorporating a borate compound as a second co-catalyst exhibits considerably superior catalyst activity and easily controls molecular weight distribution, as compared to the conventional metallocene-supported catalyst.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2011
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventors: Hyuck-Ju Kwon, San-Ak Hwang, Dong-Gil Lee, Churl-Young Park
  • Patent number: 8338324
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the covalent anchorage of non-coordinating anions on mineral supports to prepare activating supports for the polymerisation of ethylene and alpha-olefins and wherein the activating species is provided by a phosphonium-borate or phosphonium alane pair. The invention also discloses the concomitant covalent anchorage of zwitterionic systems containing both the non-coordinating anion and the counter cation parts of the activating supports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignees: Total Petrochemicals Research Feluy, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
    Inventors: Abdelkrim El Kadib, Karine Molvinger, Daniel Brunel, Floran Prades, Sabine Sirol
  • Patent number: 8329834
    Abstract: The present invention provides dual catalyst systems and polymerization processes employing these dual catalyst systems. The disclosed polymerization processes can produce olefin polymers at higher production rates, and these olefin polymers may have a higher molecular weight and/or a lower melt index.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP
    Inventors: Albert P. Masino, Rex E. Murray, Qing Yang, Steve J. Secora, Kumudini C. Jayaratne, William B. Beaulieu, Errun Ding, Gary L. Glass, Alan L. Solenberger, Ted H. Cymbaluk
  • Patent number: 8324126
    Abstract: The present invention relates a process for the preparation of catalytic support and the supported metallocene catalysts used in the production of ethylene homopolymers and ethylene copolymers with ?-olefins, of high and ultra high molecular weight with broad molecular weight distribution, in gas or liquid phase polymerization processes, the latter being in slurry, bulk or suspension, and the products obtained from these processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Braskem S.A.
    Inventors: Marcia Silva Lacerda Miranda, Fernanda Oliveira Vieira da Cunha
  • Patent number: 8314199
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a homo- or co-polymer of ethylene characterised in that it combines the properties of: a) melt strength MS?0.021 p-0.131 wherein melt strength MS is expressed in N and extruder head pressure p is expressed in MPa, when processed in a rheological extruder through a die with L/D of 30:2 at a rate of 500 s?1 and at temperature of 190° C.; b) long chain branching index g? determined by SEC-VISCO larger than 0.90; c) polydispersity index (Mw/Mn) of at most 7. It also discloses a method to prepare said polyethylene resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Total Petrochemicals Research Feluy
    Inventors: Jacques Michel, Marc Dupire, Prades Floran
  • Patent number: 8304361
    Abstract: Fouling in a dispersed phase reactor in the presence of a phosphinimine catalyst and MAO may be reduced by reducing the loading of the phosphinimine catalyst to provide from 0.02 to 0.031 mmol of transition M per g of catalyst while still maintaining a productivity of not less than 2500 g of polymer/gram of catalyst. The catalyst may optionally be used in the presence of an antistatic agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: NOVA Chemical (International) S.A.
    Inventors: Xiaoliang Gao, Benjamin Milton Shaw, Cliff Robert Baar
  • Patent number: 8298977
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a catalyst system consisting of a mono- or di-fluorinated metallocene catalyst component of formula and a fluorinated activating support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Total Petrochemicals Research Feluy
    Inventor: Floran Prades