Food Or Tobacco Contact Composition Or Process Of Preparing Patents (Class 523/100)
  • Patent number: 11317654
    Abstract: An additive assembly for an e-vaping device includes an adsorbent material that includes adsorbed carbon dioxide. The additive assembly may be in fluid communication with a vaporizer assembly that forms a generated vapor. The adsorbent material may release the carbon dioxide into the generated vapor based on at least a portion of the generated vapor adsorbing on the adsorbent material. The additive assembly may include a flavor material including a flavorant. The adsorbent material may generate heat based on at least a portion of the generated vapor adsorbing on the adsorbent material, and the flavor material may release flavorant into the generated vapor based at least in part on the heat generated by the adsorbent material. One or more of the adsorbent material and the flavor material may be included in beads. Adsorbent material and flavor material may be included in multiple additive structures within the additive assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Georgios Karles, Tracy M. Ogbonlowo, Danielle Crawford, San Li
  • Patent number: 11203187
    Abstract: A high barrier oriented PET film includes one or more PET layers forming a core of the PET film and one or more outer layers of a dispersed nylon containing PET positioned on the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Flex Films (USA), Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Sargeant, Rajeev Parashar, Dinesh Sargaiyan, Sudhir Naik, J. K. Sharma, Aarushi Srivastava, Krishna Kant Sharma
  • Patent number: 10882963
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide a method for producing a chlorine-containing resin composition and a method for producing a chlorine-containing resin processed product, the methods being capable of providing a processed product that is excellent in thermal stability and heat resistance and that has various excellent properties derived from the chlorine-containing resin in an efficient, easy, simple, and high-yield manner, without degrading the appearance of the processed product. The present invention provides a method for producing a chlorine-containing resin composition, including: step (I) of dry-mixing a silicone oil and/or a liquid fatty acid having a C12 or higher carbon chain with a hydrotalcite powder to obtain a mixture; and step (II) of further mixing a chlorine-containing resin with the mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Sakai Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Tai, Koichi Tsuda
  • Patent number: 10370516
    Abstract: A bio based plasticizer with improved properties and processing characteristics of polymer comprising at least 95% by weight compound of formula 1, [Formula should be inserted here] wherein R1 R2 and R3 represent each an acyl group or a hydrogen atom, said acyl group comprises at least one with 2 carbon atoms and one with 12 carbon atoms, the acyl group having 2 carbon atoms is present in an amount, on an average, of up to 2 mole per mole of glycerine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Fine Organics Industries Pvt Ltd.
    Inventors: Mayukh Warawdekar, Digambar Chavan
  • Patent number: 10358571
    Abstract: The present invention relates to strategies by which one or more phenolic resins are provided in aqueous phenolic dispersions in a manner so that the resultant aqueous phenolic dispersions are more easily combined with water-based latex compositions. The principles of the present invention make it much easier to formulate water-based latex compositions in which substantial phenolic resin content can be stably dispersed for long periods of time. In one aspect, the present invention relates to a method of making a coating composition, comprising a) providing an inverted aqueous dispersion comprising i) at least one polymer having one or more polar, hydrophilic groups; and ii) at least one phenolic resin; b) providing a latex composition; and c) blending the latex composition with the aqueous dispersion to form the coating composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: The Sherwin-Williams Company
    Inventors: Anthony C. Youlton, Robert M. O'Brien, Mary Jo Scandolari
  • Patent number: 10212964
    Abstract: An additive assembly for an e-vaping device includes an adsorbent material that includes adsorbed carbon dioxide. The additive assembly may be in fluid communication with a vaporizer assembly that forms a generated vapor. The adsorbent material may release the carbon dioxide into the generated vapor based on at least a portion of the generated vapor adsorbing on the adsorbent material. The additive assembly may include a flavor material including a flavorant. The adsorbent material may generate heat based on at least a portion of the generated vapor adsorbing on the adsorbent material, and the flavor material may release flavorant into the generated vapor based at least in part on the heat generated by the adsorbent material. One or more of the adsorbent material and the flavor material may be included in beads. Adsorbent material and flavor material may be included in multiple additive structures within the additive assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: ALTRIA CLIENT SERVICES
    Inventors: Georgios Karles, Tracy M. Ogbonlowo, Danielle Crawford, San Li
  • Patent number: 9492395
    Abstract: A film coating composition comprising a cellulosic polymer, an opacifying agent, and a fatty acid is disclosed herein. Also disclosed is a film coating composition comprising a cellulosic polymer, an opacifying agent, a plasticizing agent, and a polyol. The disclosed film coating compositions may be mixed with a solvent to produce a film coating suspension. The film coating suspension can be applied to a substrate, such as a nutritional supplement, pharmaceutical, tablet, capsule, softgel, granule, particle, food confectionary form, agricultural seed, and the like to form a film coating on the substrate. Methods of coating a substrate with the film coating suspensions are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: SENSIENT COLORS LLC
    Inventors: Beverly A. Schad, Brian K. Cheng
  • Patent number: 9221583
    Abstract: The present technology provides a bisphenol A capture system for food and beverage containers which include BPA-containing coatings. The capture system is made of one or more materials which bind any BPA eluting from the BPA-containing coating. The present capture system therefore reduces or prevents BPA from migrating from the can coating into the food or beverages stored in the can. The present technology further provides methods of manufacturing and using such coatings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT LLC
    Inventors: Fujiko Ozawa, Takahisa Kusuura
  • Patent number: 9221930
    Abstract: A polyethylene can be prepared with a metallocene catalyst system. The polyethylene can have a density of at least 0.945 g/cm3 measured according to ISO 1183, and a Si content of 5 to 40 ppm by weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: TOTAL RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY FELUY
    Inventors: Aurélien Vantomme, Christopher Willocq
  • Publication number: 20150038611
    Abstract: In the present invention, biodegradable nanocomposites are introduced which include nanoclay particles, titanium dioxide nanoparticles, polyethylene, polypropylene, starch as a biopolymer, maleic anhydride and glycerol. The obtained nanocomposites have very high physical, mechanical and antimicrobial properties. Proper dispersion and distribution of nanoparticles in composite substrate would help in improving the quality of the product to a great extent. The presence of polypropylene next to polyethylene would eliminate the weak points of polyethylene/biopolymer composite as polypropylene helps to modify the physical and engineering properties of nanocomposites in the presence of nanoclay. Titanium dioxide nanoparticles have antimicrobial properties and would result in products which are useful for food and pharmaceutical industries. Another important aspect of this invention is the production of samples in one step by reaction extrusion method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: ABDUL RASOUL OROMIEHIE, PEGAH GUSHEH
  • Patent number: 8946316
    Abstract: A polymer and coating composition containing the polymer are provided that are useful in coating applications such as, for example, food or beverage packaging containers. The polymer preferably includes a backbone having one or more polycyclic groups. In one embodiment, the polymer is a polyester and, more preferably, a polyester-urethane polymer. In one embodiment, the one or more polycyclic groups is a tricyclic or higher group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Valspar Sourcing, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Stenson, Benoit Prouvost, Jeffrey Niederst, Donald Wind, Richard H. Evans, Charles Skillman, Paul E. Share, James Robinson
  • Publication number: 20150017359
    Abstract: Aqueous polymer dispersions based on core-shell polymers and the use of these aqueous dispersions to coat food cans are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Debra L. Singer, John M. Dudik
  • Patent number: 8927077
    Abstract: A polyester-carbamate polymer and coating compositions containing the polymer are provided. The polyester-carbamate polymer preferably includes a polyester-carbamate backbone and one or more blocked isocyanate groups. A coating composition is provided that preferably includes the polyester-carbamate polymer and a thermoplastic dispersion. In a preferred embodiment, the coating composition is an organosol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Valspar Sourcing, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicolas Doreau, Benoit Prouvost, Paul Stenson
  • Publication number: 20140357752
    Abstract: A bio-degradable composition comprising 0.2%-10% w/w bio-degradable polymer and an organic non hydroxylic solvent may be used as a coating or adhesive in agriculture and home gardening as well as in other industries.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2011
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: BIO PLASMAR LTD.
    Inventor: Chanoch Samet
  • Publication number: 20140336300
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composition comprising a polyester, a photoreactive comonomer and a co-reactant, wherein the co-reactant comprises at least one member selected from the group consisting of an unsaturated diol, an unsaturated aliphatic diacid, an unsaturated aromatic diacid, an unsaturated aliphatic ester, an unsaturated aromatic ester, an unsaturated anhydride and mixtures thereof. Other aspects of the present invention include articles produced from these compositions and processes for producing these compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2011
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: INVISTA NORTH AMERICA S.A R.L.
    Inventors: Simon Paul Bradshaw, Peter John Coleman, Stephen Derek Jenkins, Sanjay Mehta, Lon J. Mathias
  • Publication number: 20140322394
    Abstract: A novel smokable thermoplastic film, smokable by both liquid smoke and gaseous smoke, that may be produced as a film or a tube, as in a food casing. This newly disclosed film is a blend of a polyamide base, an amorphous polyvinyl alcohol and, optionally, an antiblocking agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Aamir W. Siddiqui, Nancy Tamez de Caballero
  • Publication number: 20140314915
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition for shirring artificial casings which allows conferring the casing with a high capacity to cling to the meat paste stuffed therein. The composition of the invention comprises at least one heat curable polycationic resinous component, a polyolic component and water, wherein the water activity (aw) index has a value greater than or equal to 0.70. A casing impregnated by said composition, the meat product stuffed in said casing and the method for impregnating the casing with the composition of the invention is also contemplated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: VISCOFAN, S.A.
    Inventor: Ion Inaki Garcia Martinez
  • Patent number: 8851084
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions comprising a blend of cellulose acetate and a water soluble polymer. In some embodiments, the composition is water dispersive and/or biodegradable. Embodiments of the invention also relate to processes for preparing such compositions, and to materials and products including such compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: British American Tobacco (Investments) Limited
    Inventors: Yahia Lemmouchi, Robert Quintana, Olivier Persenaire, Leila Bonnaud, Philippe Dubois
  • Publication number: 20140187665
    Abstract: A material comprising a biopolymer blend including a crosslinked mixture of polylactic acid (PLA) and a polysaccharide, blended with particles of CaCO3 that have been coated with a fatty acid compound; particles of mica; and a cellulose filler; products made from said material; and methods of manufacturing said material and said products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventor: Michael John Flaherty
  • Patent number: 8753727
    Abstract: A polyester-carbamate polymer and coating compositions containing the polymer are provided. The polyester-carbamate polymer preferably includes a polyester-carbamate backbone and one or more blocked isocyanate groups. A coating composition is provided that preferably includes the polyester-carbamate polymer and a thermoplastic dispersion. In a preferred embodiment, the coating composition is an organosol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Valspar Sourcing, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicolas Doreau, Benoit Prouvost, Paul Stenson
  • Publication number: 20140120277
    Abstract: Polymeric formulations which contain aqueous dispersions of acrylic monomers and copolymers and modified polyethylene terephthalate resin are disclosed which are useful as a coating system or treatment for imparting water, oil and grease resistance to underlying cellulosic substrates. The formulations do not contain any fluorochemicals, polyethylene or wax. Moreover, the formulations provide water, oil and grease resistance properties that are an improvement in the art to known coatings and treatments which contain polyethylene and or wax for water, oil and grease resistance. These coatings can also impart improved anti-wicking properties over the existing art. These formulations have interest as they contain components that are permitted to come into direct contact with food products. Therefore, the formulations of the present invention are ideal for use as coatings for paper and paperboard, including paper packaging such as that utilized in food wrappers, food containers, food receptacles, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: Sustainable Fiber Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: Robert Scott VONFELDEN
  • Patent number: 8697210
    Abstract: A polymer and coating composition containing the polymer are provided that are useful in coating applications such as, for example, food or beverage packaging containers. The polymer preferably includes a backbone having one or more polycyclic groups. In one embodiment, the polymer is a polyester and, more preferably, a polyester-urethane polymer. In one embodiment, the one or more polycyclic groups is a tricyclic or higher group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Valspar Sourcing, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Stenson, Benoit Prouvost, Jeffrey Niederst, Donald Wind, Richard H. Evans, Charles Skillman, Paul E. Share, James Robinson
  • Publication number: 20140023782
    Abstract: The invention relates to a water-based can inner coating comprising a copolymer or a copolymer mixture of at least one aliphatic and acyclic alkene with at least one ?,?-unsaturated carboxylic acid in water-dispersed form, wherein the acid number of the copolymer or of the copolymer mixture is at least 20 mg KOH/g, but not more than 200 mg KOH/g, and at least one water-dispersed or water-soluble curing agent. Inventive can inner coatings are characterized in that due to the good crosslinking of the copolymer or of the copolymer mixture with the curing agent, the cured film on the inner surfaces of metal cans possesses excellent properties in regard to hardness, abrasion resistance and resistance towards hot liquids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Inventors: Andreas KUNZ, Patrick Podwoiski, Holger Endres, Wolfgang Schneider, Bernd Struck
  • Patent number: 8609744
    Abstract: An oxygen-scavenging mixture comprising: (I) an oxidizable metal component; (II) an electrolyte component selected from the group consisting of KCl and CaCl2, and (III) a non-electrolytic, acidifying component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Edoardo Menozzi, Enrico Galfré, Yijun Ye, Mauro Mazzini
  • Publication number: 20130303653
    Abstract: A composition containing (a) at least one biodegradable/biorenewable thermoplastic material that includes poly(lactic acid) (PLA); and (b) at least one plasticizer that includes an epoxidized fatty acid alkyl ester is provided. In some embodiments, the epoxidized fatty acid alkyl ester is methyl epoxy soyate. It was found that epoxidized fatty acid alkyl esters impart a reduction in tensile modulus in compositions containing PLA. The compositions may be formed into films, such as those used in food packaging. A method that includes extruding a composition comprising PLA and at least one epoxidized fatty acid alkyl ester is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: Arkema Inc.
    Inventor: Zuzanna Donnelly
  • Publication number: 20130295364
    Abstract: The present invention provides a film suitable for applications requiring high water vapor transmission rates. The film comprises a polyolefin polymer together with from 1 to 30 percent by weight of the film of a hydrophilic polymer and from 30 to 75 percent by weight of the film of a filler having a hydrophilic surface functionality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Jose V. Saavedra, Rajen M. Patel, Jacquelyn A. Degroot, Selim Bensason, Yijian Lin, Pamela Smith
  • Patent number: 8574672
    Abstract: A polymer and coating compositions containing the polymer are provided that are useful in coating applications such as, for example, food or beverage packaging coatings. The polymer preferably includes a polyester backbone and at least one deblockable isocyanate group attached to the backbone. In one embodiment, the polymer includes a polyester-carbamate backbone, one or more pendant deblockable isocyanate groups, and one or more terminal or pendant isocyanate-reactive groups. The deblockable isocyanate groups may be provided, for example, through use of a partially blocked polyisocyanate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Valspar Sourcing, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicolas Doreau, Benoit Prouvost, Paul Stenson, Charles Skillman, Paul Share
  • Publication number: 20130287903
    Abstract: A polylactic acid resin composition containing a polylactic acid resin; a lasticizer, preferably a plasticizer represented by the formula (4) and/or a plasticizer represented by the formula (5); a nonionic surfactant represented by the formula (1), such as an ester obtained from a fatty acid and a polyoxyethylene glycol or a polyoxyethylene-polyoxypropylene copolymer; and a crystal nucleating agent represented by the formula (2) and/or a crystal nucleating agent represented by the formula (3). The polylactic acid resin composition of the present invention can be suitably used in various industrial applications, such as daily sundries, food wrapping materials, household electric appliance parts, packaging materials for household electric appliance parts, and automobile parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Munehisa Okutsu, Ryoichi Hashimoto, Akira Takenaka
  • Publication number: 20130266755
    Abstract: Food packaging inserts comprising a myoglobin blooming agent that promote or preserve the desirable appearance of food products, food packages, and methods of food packing comprising the same, are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: Curwood, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew LeRoy Mengel, Douglas Mark Latreille, Dan G. Siegel
  • Publication number: 20130261214
    Abstract: A polylactic acid resin composition containing a polylactic acid resin; and a compound represented by the formula (I), the compound being contained in an amount of from 0.1 to 30 parts by weight, based on 100 parts by weight of the polylactic acid resin; a sheet obtained with the composition, a stretched film or thermoformed article obtained by secondary forming of the sheet; and a wrapping material made of the stretched film or thermoformed article. The polylactic acid resin composition of the present invention can be suitably used in various industrial applications, such as daily sundries, household electric appliance parts, and automobile parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Munehisa Okutsu, Ryoichi Hashimoto
  • Publication number: 20130224413
    Abstract: The present invention provides novel packaging articles, e.g., food and beverage cans, having a novel coating composition applied to at least a portion of a surface thereon. In preferred embodiments, the coating composition includes at least a film-forming amount of a copolyester resin having a backbone that includes one or more soft segments and a plurality of hard segments. The copolyester resin preferably has a glass transition temperature from about from about 10° C. to about 50° C. The present invention also provides a method for making coated articles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: Valspar Sourcing, Inc.
    Inventor: Valspar Sourcing, Inc.
  • Patent number: 8507576
    Abstract: Vinylidene chloride copolymer composition characterized in that it comprises: (A) at least one vinylidene chloride copolymer which is a copolymer composed of vinylidene chloride in an amount of at least 50 wt % and of at least one comonomer at least one of which is chosen from (meth)acrylic monomers corresponding to the general formula: CH2?CR1R2, in which R1 is chosen from hydrogen and the methyl radical and R2 is the —CO—R3 radical in which R3 is the —O—R4 radical with R4 chosen from the linear or branched alkyl radicals containing from 1 to 18 carbon atoms optionally bearing one or more —OH radicals, the epoxyalkyl radicals containing from 2 to 10 carbon atoms and the alkoxyalkyl radicals containing a total of 2 to 10 carbon atoms; (B) from 0.5 to 4 parts by weight, per 100 parts by weight of (A), of epoxidized soybean oil; (C) from 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Solvay S.A.
    Inventors: Yves Vanderveken, Pascal Dewael, Giovanni Fontana
  • Publication number: 20130189889
    Abstract: Grease resistant coatings for fibrous materials, particularly paper and the like used for packaging but also nonwoven, woven or knitted textile materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: Dow Corning Corporation
    Inventors: Serge Creutz, Emmanuelle Deloffre, Christian Parein, Flore Martine Jeanne Vandemeulebroucke, Nicolas Ziolkowski
  • Publication number: 20130091803
    Abstract: Provided herein are various bathers and methods of making and using them. In some embodiments, the barriers include a porous crystalline charge-transfer complex and a filler.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT LLC
    Inventor: Takashi Iwamoto
  • Patent number: 8367171
    Abstract: A polymer and coating composition containing the polymer are provided that are useful in coating applications such as, for example, food or beverage packaging containers. The polymer preferably includes a backbone having one or more polycyclic groups. In one embodiment, the polymer is a polyester and, more preferably, a polyester-urethane polymer. In one embodiment, the one or more polycyclic groups is a tricyclic or higher group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Valspar Sourcing, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Stenson, Benoit Prouvost, Jeffrey Niederst, Donald G. Wind, Richard H. Evans, Charles Skillman, Paul E. Share, James Robinson
  • Publication number: 20120302660
    Abstract: A process for applying a heat sealable layer to a substrate in which the substrate is provided with a coating composition containing a cyclic imide, which can be a maleimide, an itaconimide, a citraconimide or a 2,3 dialkyl maleimide. Preferably the coating composition is brought on the substrate from a water borne formulation in which the coating composition containing a cyclic imide is dispersed in the water phase and the coating composition containing a cyclic imide is a copolymer of cyclic imides and vinylic co-monomers, preferably a co-polymer of cyclic imides and styrene. The dispersed product in the water phase has a particle size between 20 and 500 nm, preferably between 30 and 200 nm, and the particles have a core-shell structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: TOPCHIM NV
    Inventors: Dirk Stanssens, Eric Jonsson
  • Patent number: 8309622
    Abstract: Oxygen-scavenging polymers and packaging for holding oxygen-sensitive products. A heat treatment process has been found to significantly increase the oxygen-scavenging performance of the polymer. The enhanced scavenging polymer can be effectively incorporated into various packaging, including transparent multilayer containers for beer and juice. In one embodiment, a multilayer package made from the scavenger provides an actual reduction in oxygen content of a contents of the package, over a long period of time (e.g., 24 weeks). The package can be stored unfilled for an extended period (without significant loss of scavenging capability) and will scavenge substantially immediately upon filling with a liquid product. The package may incorporate a relatively low weight percentage of the scavenger, thus providing enhanced scavenging in a cost-effective manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Graham Packaging PET Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Steven L. Schmidt, Brian Lynch, Keith Barker, Ronald Adams, Sr., Amit S. Agrawal
  • Publication number: 20120263974
    Abstract: An oxygen-scavenging composition comprising (I) a polymeric resin, (II) a metal organic oxidation additive based on a chelating aromatic or non aromatic amine and transition metal complex, (III) a sacrificial oxidizable substrate, and optionally (IV) additional components, and further an article containing said oxygen-scavenging composition and the use of said oxygen-scavenging composition in food packaging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2010
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Edoardo Menozzi, Enrico Galfré, Nazzareno Ruggeri
  • Patent number: 8288486
    Abstract: Disclosed is an improved coating composition for food containers that is resistant to high pH processing environments. The improved coating composition is based upon an epoxy-amino resin coating composition that has been modified with other components to improve its performance in high pH environments balanced with flexibility, formability and abrasion resistance. Typically, the coating composition includes an epoxy resin, an amino resin cross-linking agent, a blocked polyisocyanate and a saturated polyester.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: W. R. Grace & Co.-Conn.
    Inventors: Armi G. Garcia, Benedick M. Francisco
  • Publication number: 20120244300
    Abstract: The layered product of the present invention has a base, and a gas barrier layer stacked on the base. The gas barrier layer is formed of a composition that includes a hydrolyzed condensate of a compound (L) containing a hydrolyzable characteristic group, and a neutralized product of a polymer (P) containing at least one functional group selected from the group consisting of carboxyl group and carboxylic acid anhydride group. The compound (L) includes a compound (L1) and a compound (L2). The compound (L1) and the compound (L2) each contains a silicon atom to which the hydrolyzable characteristic group is bonded. The compound (L1) contains an organic group having amino group. The compound (L2) does not contain an organic group having amino group. At least part of the —COO— group in the at least one functional group contained in the polymer (P) is neutralized with a divalent or higher valent ion (E) of a metal element that has a higher electronegativity than calcium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Applicant: Kuraray Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kentaro Yoshida, Wataru Hirose, Manabu Shibata, Tatsuya Oshita
  • Patent number: 8256434
    Abstract: The present invention concerns an at least partially transparent cigarette filter tipping film comprising a biodegradable substrate, and softener in an amount of less than 25% by weight of the biodegradable substrate, and a cigarette filter comprising a filtration material encased in a cylinder of the said tipping film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Innovia Films Limited
    Inventors: Paul Watters, Colin Marshall
  • Publication number: 20120220687
    Abstract: Biodegradable aliphatic/aromatic copolyester comprising 49 to 66 mol % of an aromatic polyfunctional acid; 51 to 34 mol % of an aliphatic acid, at least 70% of which is sebacic acid; and butandiol; and blends containing such copolyester.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Applicant: Novamont S.p.A.
    Inventors: Catia BASTIOLI, Tiziana MILIZIA, Giovanni FLORIDI, Andrea Scaffidi LALLARO, Giandomenico CELLA, Maurizio TOSIN
  • Publication number: 20120213896
    Abstract: The presently disclosed subject matter relates generally to packaging films that exhibit favorable sealing characteristics and reduced adhesion to meat at high temperatures. The presently disclosed subject matter also relates to packages constructed from such films and methods of using the films in high temperature applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Applicant: CRYOVAC, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph E. Owensby, Amy T. Hunter
  • Publication number: 20120199147
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a biodegradable cigarette filter tow comprising composite filaments of cellulose and cellulose acetate, and a process for making such a filter tow comprising providing a solution dope comprising a blend of cellulose and cellulose acetate in an ionic liquid or in N-methylmorphilone-N-oxide (NMMO), and spinning casting the blend into a protic solvent to generate fibres or films, and converting the fibres or films into cigarette filter tow. The invention also concerns cigarette filters and cigarettes made from such a filter tow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Applicant: INNOVIA FILMS LIMIITED
    Inventors: Colin Marshall, Jamie Moffat
  • Publication number: 20120196950
    Abstract: Described herein are biodegradable compositions, methods for making these compositions, and applications using these compositions. In one embodiment, a process of manufacturing paper or other products is provided using a composition comprising a mixture of 25% to 80% calcium carbonate along with a biodegradable biopolymer matrix made from renewable resources including polylactic acid (“PLA”), soy proteins, polyhydroxyalkanoate (“PHA”), polyhydroxybutyrate (“PHB”), and/or starch from corn, wheat, tapioca, potatoes, or similar renewable resource products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Applicant: C-STONE LLC
    Inventors: Paul Weismann, Sandee Whiteman
  • Publication number: 20120192883
    Abstract: The present invention concerns an at least partially transparent cigarette filter tipping film comprising a biodegradable substrate, and softener in an amount of less than 25% by weight of the biodegradable substrate, and a cigarette filter comprising a filtration material encased in a cylinder of the said tipping film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2010
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Applicant: INNOVIA FILMS LIMITED
    Inventors: Paul Watters, Colin Marshall
  • Publication number: 20120184641
    Abstract: This invention relates to a blend comprising: (A) about 80% by weight to about 99.99% by weight of at least one polyester comprising terephthalic acid residues, 2,2,4,4-tetramethyl-1,3-cyclobutanediol residues; and 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol residues; and (B) about 0.01% by weight to about 20% by weight of at least one antimicrobial agent; said weight percentages being based on the total weight of the blend.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Applicant: EASTMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY
    Inventors: Michael Eugene Donelson, James Collins Maine, Gary Stuart Hawkins, Jeff Scott Howell
  • Publication number: 20120183709
    Abstract: Oxygen-scavenging polymers and packaging for holding oxygen-sensitive products. A heat treatment process has been found to significantly increase the oxygen-scavenging performance of the polymer. The enhanced scavenging polymer can be effectively incorporated into various packaging, including transparent multilayer containers for beer and juice. In one embodiment, a multilayer package made from the scavenger provides an actual reduction in oxygen content of a contents of the package, over a long period of time (e.g., 24 weeks). The package can be stored unfilled for an extended period (without significant loss of scavenging capability) and will scavenge substantially immediately upon filling with a liquid product. The package may incorporate a relatively low weight percentage of the scavenger, thus providing enhanced scavenging in a cost-effective manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Applicant: Graham Packaging PET Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Steven L. SCHMIDT, Brian Lynch, Keith Barker, Ronald Adams, SR., Amit S. Agrawal
  • Publication number: 20120142810
    Abstract: A polyamide moulding composition is described, based on a mixture made of transparent copolyamides and of semicrystalline, aliphatic polyamides for producing transparent mouldings, an example being, in particular, a material for the casing of devices such as mobile phones etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: EMS-PATENT AG
    Inventors: Friedrich Severin BÜHLER, Sepp BASS
  • Publication number: 20120135151
    Abstract: The present invention provides novel packaging articles, e.g., food and beverage cans. Preferred cans typically comprise a body portion and an end portion, wherein at least one of the body and end portions are aluminum and are coated on at least one major surface with a coating composition of the present invention. Suitable coating compositions of the present invention comprise: one or more polyester resins, wherein at least on the polyester resins has a glass transition temperature (“Tg”) less than about 50° C., and wherein the polyester resin is formed by the reaction of one or more polyacid molecules and one or more polyol molecules; and a crosslinker. The present invention also provides a method of making such cans.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2012
    Publication date: May 31, 2012
    Applicant: VALSPAR SOURCING, INC.
    Inventors: Girish G. Parekh, George K. Bartley, III, Greg M. Paulson, Paul E. Fuchs, Daniel E. Rardon, Robert M. O'Brien