With Halogenated Nonreactant Material Patents (Class 524/411)
  • Patent number: 10377864
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a plasticizer composition, a resin composition and a method for preparing thereof. The present invention can provide a plasticizer composition, which can improve properties required to the plasticizer composition contained in a vinyl chloride-based resin composition, such as plasticizing efficiency, volatile loss, and migration resistance, to a level equal to or better than the existing plasticizer composition, and a resin composition comprising thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyun Kyu Kim, Mi Yeon Lee, Jeong Ju Moon, Joo Ho Kim, Seok Ho Jeong
  • Patent number: 10300165
    Abstract: Novel semi-crystalline, p-dioxanone-rich ABA triblock copolymers of p-dioxanone and epsilon-caprolactone, where “B” block is a random copolymer of p-dioxanone and epsilon-caprolactone, and absorbable devices for long term medical applications are disclosed. The novel polymer compositions are useful for long term absorbable surgical sutures, and other medical devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Ethicon, Inc.
    Inventors: Sasa Andjelic, Kenneth Keilman
  • Patent number: 9481831
    Abstract: The invention relates to flame retardant mixtures comprising flame retardant and aluminum phosphites, to processes for preparation thereof and to the use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Clariant International Ltd.
    Inventors: Harald Bauer, Sebastian Hoerold, Martin Sicken
  • Patent number: 9000066
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a multi-modal shape memory polymer material comprising a blend of at least one polymer component having a first molecular weight and at least a second polymer component having a second molecular weight that is less than the first component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Malcolm Brown, Horacio Montes De Oca Balderas, Michael Hall, John Rose
  • Patent number: 8785519
    Abstract: This invention relates to latex compositions that incorporate at least one bioactive component such as an antibacterial or an antifungal agent, and methods for making and using such latex compositions. The latex compositions disclosed herein can be prepared by the emulsion polymerization of the latex component monomers in the presence of the at least one bioactive component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Mallard Creek Polymers, Inc.
    Inventor: Venkataram Krishnan
  • Patent number: 8557910
    Abstract: The invention relates to polymer compositions comprising PCT (poly((cyclohexylene-dimethylene)terephthalate)) polymer and a fibrous glass filler having a non-circular cross-sectional aspect ratio of greater than at or about 4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Inventor: Thierry Arpin
  • Patent number: 8557906
    Abstract: A flame-retardant composition having (a) a copolymer comprising at least about 50 wt. % of propylene-derived units, and about 5-35 wt. % of units derived from at least one of ethylene or a C4-10 alpha-olefin, wherein the copolymer has a heat of fusion of about 75 J/g or less; and (b) a flame retardant, wherein the composition satisfies the requirements of UL94 with a V2 rating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventor: Randal Howard Kerstetter, III
  • Patent number: 8461662
    Abstract: A carbon/epoxy composition includes a bisphenol-based epoxy, an amine-based curing agent, an imidazole-based curing catalyst, and carbon black. A carbon-epoxy dielectric layer is fabricated using a reaction product of the carbon/epoxy composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eun-Sung Lee, Jin-Young Bae, Yoo-Seong Yang, Sang-Soo Jee
  • Patent number: 8399099
    Abstract: The present invention relates to cationically and radically curable coating compositions for coating a surface. The coating compositions consist essentially of a radically or cationically curable monomer, and a metal salt. The metal salt is chosen so that it is reduced at the surface to be coated, and where the standard reduction potential of the metal salt is greater than the standard reduction potential of the surface, and where when the composition is placed in contact with the surface, the metal salt of the composition is reduced at the surface, thereby initiating cure of the curable component in the compositions. Redox mediated cure of the coating compositions results in a coating or film on the surface. The invention also provides for functionalization of surfaces. Cross-linking of the coating occurs directly on the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Henkel Ireland Limited
    Inventors: David Farrell, Ciaran B. McArdle, Michael Doherty
  • Patent number: 7981960
    Abstract: A thermoplastic resin composition can include (A) about 30 to about 99 parts by weight of an epoxy group-containing styrenic polymer comprising (A1) about 5 to about 100% by weight of an epoxy group-containing vinyl copolymer and (A2) about 0 to about 95% by weight of a rubber modified styrenic copolymer resin; and (B) about 1 to about 70 parts by weight of a polyester resin. The resin composition may further comprise (C) about 3 to about 20 parts by weight of a bromine-containing flame retardant, per 100 parts by weight of a base resin comprising (A) and (B); and (D) about 0.1 to about 6 parts by weight of a flame retardant aid, per 100 parts by weight of a base resin comprising (A) and (B).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Cheil Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Sung Hee Ahn, Se Bum Son, In Hwan Oh, Sung Duk Hwang
  • Patent number: 7923508
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a flame retardant styrene-based resin composition with high impact property. The styrene-based resin composition of the present invention comprises 1-30 parts by weight of a flame retardant, 0.5-15 parts by weight of a flame retardant aid and 0.1-15 parts by weight of a styrene-containing graft copolymer per 100 parts by weight of a base resin comprising a rubber-modified styrene-based copolymer and offers high impact property and good rigidity and fluidity, without appearance problem under a variety of processing conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin-woo Yi, Ki-young Nam, Yong-yeon Hwang, Tae-woo Kim, Young-shim Kim, Chan-hong Lee
  • Publication number: 20110034587
    Abstract: A flameproof thermoplastic resin composition comprises (A) 100 parts by weight of a thermoplastic resin; (B) about 1 to about 40 parts by weight of a sublimational filler; and (C) about 1 to about 30 parts by weight of a flame retardant. The thermoplastic resin composition can solve the problems of high specific gravity and deterioration of flame retardancy caused by adding a conventional filler.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Applicant: CHEIL INDUSTRIES INC.
    Inventors: Seon Ae LEE, Sang Hyun HONG, Kyung Hoon SHIN, Jin Seong LEE, Seong Ho KONG
  • Publication number: 20110011615
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions for use as cable coverings, e.g. insulation or jacket, that meets industry requirements (especially Mil-PRF-85045F) for low water absorption, and high tensile strength and elongation retention properties upon fluid immersion. The compositions contain a base polymer having (a) a thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU); (b) a chlorinated flame retardant; and (c) an antimony flame retardant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2010
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Applicant: General Cable Technologies Corpoation
    Inventors: Gregg R. Szylakowski, Michael J. Burke
  • Publication number: 20090306262
    Abstract: There is provided a polyamide resin composition capable of not only maintaining inherent properties of polyamide resins including moldability, mechanical properties, thermal stability, heat resistance and electrical properties but also exhibiting a good flame retardance and an excellent laser marking property, as well as a resin molded product for laser marking which is molded from the composition. The polyamide resin composition for laser marking according to the present invention includes 100 parts by weight of a polyamide resin and 0.1 to 100 parts by weight of a halogen-containing organic compound and/or an antimony compound, wherein when subjecting a molded product obtained from the composition to laser marking, a color tone of a laser-marked portion of the molded product exhibits a darker color than that of a surface of a laser-non-irradiated portion of the molded product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2006
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Inventors: Morio Tsunoda, Yasushi Yamanaka, Masami Suzuki
  • Patent number: 7619022
    Abstract: The present invention provides flame retardant thermoplastic moulding compositions comprising: A) from 65% to 99.5% by weight (with respect of the total weight of the final composition) of a polyolefinic polymer particularly selected among polypropylene polymers; B) from 0.1% to 30% by weight (with respect of the total weight of the final composition) of a synergic mixture of an hypophosphorous acid metal salt and halogenated organic compounds; C) from 0.5% to 10% by weight (with respect of the total weight of the final composition) of a plurality of selected additives consisting of processing aids, heat and process stabilizers, UV stabilizers, antidripping agents (PTFE—Polytetrafluoroethylene), pigments, mould releasing agents, nucleating agents; D) from 0% to 50% by weight (with respect of the total weight of the final composition) of an inorganic filler. The total of the percentages by weight of components A to D is 100%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Assignee: Italmatch Chemicals S.p.A.
    Inventor: Silvestro Costanzi
  • Publication number: 20090239987
    Abstract: Thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) formulations are disclosed which comprise a halogenated flame retardant together with an antimony oxide and talc. The formulations exhibit a high LOI (at least 30) and are V-0 rated on the UL-94 test. The halogenated flame retardant can be a chlorinated or brominated compound. The antimony oxide compound is selected from the group consisting of antimony trioxide and antimony pentaoxide. When brominated flame retardants are used, talc is not required, but is preferred to meet the high LOI and V-0 rating. The TPU formulations are useful for wire and cable jacketing applications and for jacketing for fiber optic cables.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2008
    Publication date: September 24, 2009
    Applicant: LUBRIZOL ADVANCED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventor: Sridhar K. Siddhamalli
  • Patent number: 7553898
    Abstract: A fire retardant composition that includes: a polyolefin and an additive package that includes a brominated polystyrene or decabromodiphenyl ether; a nanoclay; and metal oxide fillers in the nanometer particle range. The compositions can have high weight percentages of the additive package because of the compatibilizing effect of the nanoclay. The nanoclay is preferably a quantenary amine treated nanoclay, wherein the quantenary amine causes exfoliation of the nanoclay. The polyolefin is a polyethylene or a polypropylene and the preferred metal oxide is antimony oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2009
    Assignee: The Research Foundation of State University of New York
    Inventors: Miriam Rafailovich, David Abecassis
  • Patent number: 7452934
    Abstract: The invention relates to a flame retardant polyamide composition, comprising a polyamide polymer, a polyamide prepolymer, a halogen containing flame retardant, and an antimony containing synergist having a low lead content. The composition shows surprisingly improved mechanical properties. The invention also relates to a process for preparing the flame retardant polyamide composition, use the flame retardant polyamide composition for preparing moulded parts and to a moulded part obtainable from the flame retardant polyamide composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2008
    Assignee: DSM IP Assets B.V.
    Inventor: Johannes H. G. Ottenheijm
  • Patent number: 7432323
    Abstract: Disclosed is a polyolefin resin composition comprising 100 parts by weight of component (A), 0.001 to 10 parts by weight of component (B) and 0.01 to 100 parts by weight of component (C): component (A): polyolefin resin; component (B): carbon black which satisfies the following requirements (1) and (2): requirement (1): containing a volatile component in an amount of less than 0.2% by weight as measured by the method provided in JIS K6221; requirement (2): containing at least one element selected from the group consisting of iron, nickel, copper, cobalt, aluminum, manganese and vanadium in an amount, based on the weight of the carbon black, of 4 ppm or less; component (C): stabilizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2008
    Assignee: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Oobayashi, Katsuhisa Kitano, Kazunori Teraoka
  • Publication number: 20080207812
    Abstract: Thermoplastic molding compositions comprising A) from 10 to 99% by weight of at least one thermoplastic polymer, B) from 0 to 50% by weight of B1) at least one highly branched or hyperbranched polycarbonate with an OH number of from 1 to 600 mg KOH/g of polycarbonate (to DIN 53240, Part 2), or B2) at least one highly branched or hyperbranched polyester of AxBy type, where x is at least 1.1 and y is at least 2.1, or a mixture of these, C) from 1 to 30% by weight of a flame retardant combination composed of, based on 100% by weight of C), C1) from 20 to 99% by weight of a halogen-containing epoxy resin, C2) from 1 to 80% by weight of an antimony oxide, D) from 0 to 60% by weight of other additives, where the total of the percentages of components A) to D) is 100%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2006
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Applicant: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Claudia Mettlach, Andreas Eipper, Bernd Bruchmann, Carsten Weiss, Michael Gall, ByungSeok Kim, James Zhao
  • Patent number: 7262234
    Abstract: A process for preparing an RPET polymer blend component comprises providing a quantity of RPET flakes, comminuting the RPET flakes to prepare RPET particles having an average mean particle size from about 500 microns to about 5 microns, adding at least one specialty additive to the RPET particles, and mixing the RPET particles and specialty additive, to prepare a homogeneous blend of RPET carrier and specialty additive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2007
    Assignee: Phoenix Technologies International, LLC
    Inventor: L. Robert Deardurff
  • Patent number: 7125923
    Abstract: The invention relates to thermoplastic moulding materials containing A) 10–98 wt. % of at least one thermoplastic polyester, B) 1–30 wt. % of a flame resistant material combination made of 100 wt. % B), b1) 20 99 wt. % of a flame resistant material containing halogen b2) 1–80 wt. % of an antimonoxide, C) 0.01–5 wt. % of tartaric acid or tartrates or a mixture thereof, D) 0 is 5 wt.-% of at least one stabilisator containing phosphorous, E) 0–70 wt.-% of additional materials, whereby the sum of the wt % of the components A)–E) is 100%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2006
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Michael Geprägs
  • Patent number: 7105589
    Abstract: The invention relates to thermoplastic molded masses, comprising A) 10 to 97 wt. % of at least one thermoplastic polyester, B) 1 to 30 wt. % of a flame-resistant agent combination with, based on 100 wt. % B), b1) 20 to 99 wt. % of a halogenated flame resistant agent, b2) 1 to 80 wt. % of a antimony oxide, C) 0.01 to 3 wt. % of at least one polyamide, D) 0.01 to 2 wt. % of at least one nigrosin, E) 0.01 to 3 wt. % of at least one anti-dripping agent and F) 0 to 70 wt. % of further adjuncts, whereby the sum of components A) to F) is 100%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2006
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Michael Geprägs
  • Patent number: 7067576
    Abstract: The present invention provides a polypropylene resin composition including a polypropylene resin having a melt flow rate of 4-18 g/10 minutes, a flame retardant additive having a low melting point, an antimony oxide, a UV stabilizer, a silane coupling agent, and titanium dioxide as a light-blocking agent. The resin composition of the invention produces products exhibiting excellent flame retarding properties, stability against weather, and maintainability of physical/mechanical properties as shown by maintaining the original flame retarding properties after long periods of outdoor exposure and hydrothermal dipping treatments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2006
    Assignee: Samsung Atofina, Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: In-Sik Jung, Jong-Soo Hong, Sung-Man Lee, Man-Seang Her
  • Patent number: 7012112
    Abstract: A thermoplastic resin composition for an electrical/electronic contact part according to the present invention includes a thermoplastic resin and a polyol, wherein the polyol is contained in a range of 0.2 to 10 parts by weight based on 100 parts by weight of the thermoplastic resin. Alternatively, a thermoplastic resin composition for an electrical/electronic contact part according to the present invention includes: a thermoplastic resin; a halogenated aromatic compound which is contained in a range of 1 to 50 parts by weight based on 100 parts by weight of the thermoplastic resin; and a double salt represented by at least one of (X2O)n.Sb2O5 and (YO)n.Sb2O5, where X represents a monovalent alkaline metal element, and Y represents a divalent alkaline earth metal element, and n represents a ratio of X2O or YO to Sb2O5 exceeding 0.7, the double salt having an adsorbed water elimination rate of not more than 50 min.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2006
    Assignees: Omron Corporation, Mitsubishi Engineering Plastics Corporation
    Inventors: Yutaka Takenaka, Kenji Funaki, Toshiyuki Furuya, Shigeru Muramatsu, Yoshitaka Kanazawa, Osamu Kimura
  • Patent number: 6951896
    Abstract: The invention relates to a flame-retardant thermoplastic composition which comprises at least (A) a thermoplastic polymer and (B) a flame-retardant system and which also contains (C) an n-alkanelactam-substituted polymer. Such a composition shows both a good flame retardancy, in particular a short afterflame time and little dripping, and also excellent mechanical properties. In particular, the n-alkanelactam-substituted polymer is a polyolefine, substituted with n-alkanelactam groups, with n being chosen from between 2 and 12. More in particular, the n-alkanelactam is polyvinyl pyrrolidone. Preferably, the thermoplastic polymer is a polycondensation polymer, in particular a polyamide, a polyester or a polycarbonate. Particularly suitable for use as the polyamide are PA-6, PA-6,6, PA-4,6 and semi-aromatic polyamides. The flame-retardant system may be both a halogen-containing and a halogen-free system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2005
    Assignee: DSM IP Assets B.V.
    Inventor: Johannes H. G. Ottenheijm
  • Patent number: 6818731
    Abstract: A polyamide resin composition contains 100 parts by weight of (A) a polyamide resin with a melting point of 270° C. to 340° C.; 0.2 to 20 parts by weight of (B) a compound represented by Formula (I) where R1 and R2 are alkyl groups having at least 9 carbon atoms, and m and n are integers from 1 to 3; and 1 to 100 parts by weight of (C) a bromine-based flame retardant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2004
    Assignees: Kuraray Co., Ltd., Asahi Denka Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideharu Matsuoka, Hideaki Oka, Koichi Uchida, Masahide Tsuzuki, Koji Beppu
  • Publication number: 20040220312
    Abstract: The present invention provides a polypropylene resin composition including a polypropylene resin having a melt flow rate of 4-18 g/10 minutes, a flame retardant additive having a low melting point, an antimony oxide, a UV stabilizer, a silane coupling agent, and titanium dioxide as a light-blocking agent. The resin composition of the invention produces products exhibiting excellent flame retarding properties, stability against weather, and maintainability of physical/mechanical properties as shown by maintaining the original flame retarding properties after long periods of outdoor exposure and hydrothermal dipping treatments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2003
    Publication date: November 4, 2004
    Inventors: In-Sik Jung, Jong-Soo Hong, Sung-Man Lee, Man-Seang Her
  • Patent number: 6780963
    Abstract: The polyamide resin composition of the invention is characterized by having a solder reflow heat-resistant temperature of not lower than 250° C. Since the polyamdie resin composition has low water absorption and is excellent in moldability, heat resistance, shape stability and mechanical strength, it can be suitably used for, for example, automobile parts and electric or electronic parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2004
    Assignee: Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Masahiro Sawada, Kunihiro Ohuchi
  • Patent number: 6518344
    Abstract: The present invention provides a new and improved flame retarded polyolefin composition that displays good retained physical properties upon aging. The composition also exhibits excellent moldability and it may be easily colored. In a preferred embodiment the composition includes a polyolefin, a halogen-containing flame retardant additive, from at least about 1.00% by weight to about 2.5% by weight of a stabilizer package, and from about 0% to about 1.0% by weight of an acid/halogen scavenger. The stabilizer package includes by weight from about 20% to about 80% of a hindered phenolic antioxidant, from about 20% to about 80% of a phosphite containing antioxidant, and from about 0% to about 40% of a thio-ester antioxidant. In addition to displaying excellent color and physical property development and retention characteristics, the composition of the present invention displays an improved UL94 vertical burn rating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2003
    Assignee: Ferro Corporation
    Inventors: Deenadayalu Chundury, Ann Mendel, Howard E. Munro, Roy C. Sanford
  • Patent number: 6448324
    Abstract: Provided are a flame-retardant polycarbonate resin composition having good blow moldability, and blow moldings of the composition having good flame retardancy and having good impact resistance, high mechanical strength and good thermal stability intrinsic to polycarbonate resins. The composition comprises 100 parts by weight of a resin or resin mixture of (A) from 30 to 100% by weight of a polycarbonate resin and (B) from 0 to 70% by weight of a styrenic resin, from 1 to 50 parts by weight of (C) a flame retardant, and from 1 to 20 parts by weight of (D) a methyl methacrylate polymer having a weight-average molecular weight of at least 1,000,000, and optionally contains (E) a fluoro-olefinic resin, (F) a rubber-like elastomer, and (G) an inorganic filler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2002
    Assignee: Idemitsu Petrochemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akio Nodera, Naoki Mitsuta, Kouichi Hara
  • Patent number: 6441072
    Abstract: The invention relates to a polyamide composition for the production of electrical and electronic components that are suitable for the conditions of the surface mounting technology. In particular, the composition exhibits a high resistance to blistering during the reflow soldering process. The composition according to the invention comprises (a) a polyamide having a melting point higher than 280° C., (b) a polymer having a melting point lower than 230° C., (c) a halogen-containing compound, (d) optionally a synergist for the flame-retardant properties (e) reinforcing material (f) optionally other additives. A particularly good resistance to blistering is achieved if (f) contains at least a compound with acid imide groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2002
    Assignee: DSM N.V.
    Inventors: Hubertus G. J. Havenith, Wilhelmus J. M. Sour, Johannes Tijssen, Robert M. Leeuwendal
  • Patent number: 6420470
    Abstract: A plastic film or laminates comprising films blended with flame retardants and corrosion inhibitors to provide simultaneous flame retardancy and corrosion protection for metallic particles when enclosed or packaged in envelopes comprising such films. The additives, while typically mutually antagonistic, are compatible when the flame component is a mixture of an antimony oxide such as antimony trioxide, antimony pentoxide, or zinc borate with a bromoaryl compound commonly bromoaryl having a bromine content ranging from between 36% to 75% and selected from group consisting of decabromodiphenyl oxide, poly (dibromostyrene) and bis-(tribromophenoxy ethane) and with the antimony oxide component in the flame retardant mixture being present in an amount such that the molar ratio of the antimony or zinc to bromine is such that for each mole of the antimony or zinc, approximately between about 2.5 and 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2002
    Assignee: Cortec Corporation
    Inventors: Boris A. Miksic, Alex Sobkin, Anna Miksic
  • Patent number: 6372828
    Abstract: Flame retardant compositions useful as insulation for 150° C.-rated wire and cable applications are provided. The compositions of the invention utilize an ethylene-alkyl acrylate copolymer base resin with a two-component stabilizer package consisting of a zinc salt of a mercaptobenzimidazole and an aromatic secondary amine compound. Also, included to achieve the requisite flame retardance, crosslinkability and physical properties are a brominated flame retardant, antimony trioxide, a hydrated inorganic filler and a chemical crosslinking agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2002
    Assignee: Equistar Chemicals, LP
    Inventor: Lester Y. Lee
  • Patent number: 6372831
    Abstract: The present invention is an flame resistant resin composition comprising: A) from about 50 to about 90 parts by weight of a rubber modified polymer derived from a vinyl aromatic monomer, B) from about 1 to about 8 parts by weight of an impact modifier, C) from about 0.5 to about 5 parts by weight of a polyolefin having a density of greater than 0.940 g/cm3 and a melt flow rate of less than 4 as measured according to ASTM D1238 at 190° C. using a 2.16 kg weight, D) a sufficient amount of a halogen-containing flame retardant to provide the composition with 7 to 14 parts by weight halogen, and E) from about 2 to about 6 parts by weight of an inorganic flame retardant synergist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2002
    Assignee: The Dow Chemical Company
    Inventors: Kevin D. Sikkema, Dawn M. Orbeck, Robert G. Nelb, II
  • Patent number: 6340721
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a flame-retardant resin composition comprising: (A) 60 to 98 wt % of a thermoplastic resin comprising a rubber-reinforced resin; and (B) 40 to 2 wt % of a halogen type flame-retardant which comprises a mixture of compounds, the mixture comprising 5 to 60 mol % of a compound (B-1) having epoxy groups at both terminals of the molecular chain, 15 to 70 mol % of a compound (B-2) having epoxy group at one terminal alone and 5 to 80 mol % of a compound (B-3) having no epoxy group at both terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2002
    Assignee: Techno Polymer Company Limited
    Inventors: Ryuki Hashitani, Takeshi Wakao, Masahiko Noro, Hisao Nagai, Kouji Okada
  • Publication number: 20020002221
    Abstract: Flame retardant compositions useful as insulation for 150° C.-rated wire and cable applications are provided. The compositions of the invention utilize an ethylene-alkyl acrylate copolymer base resin with a two-component stabilizer package consisting of a zinc salt of a mercaptobenzimidazole and an aromatic secondary amine compound. Also, included to achieve the requisite flame retardance, crosslinkability and physical properties are a brominated flame retardant, antimony trioxide, a hydrated inorganic filler and a chemical crosslinking agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 1999
    Publication date: January 3, 2002
    Inventor: LESTER Y. LEE
  • Patent number: 6291574
    Abstract: A moldable polyester composition comprising a sound damping amount of an isoprenoid rubber modifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2001
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Robert R. Gallucci
  • Patent number: 6277905
    Abstract: This invention relates to a process for improving the toughness of a polymer composition comprising blending: (A) a polyester comprising: (1) terephthalic acid in the amount of 85 to 100 mole % based on the mole percentages of the dicarboxylic acid component equaling a total of 100 mole %. (2) a glycol component comprising from about 60 to 100 mole % 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol based on the total percentages of the glycol component equaling a total of 100 mole %; (B) one or more rubber impact modifiers; (C) one or more halogenated organic compounds containing at least one imide group having a melting point of greater than 240° C.; and (D) reinforcing fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2001
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventor: Gerald Timothy Keep
  • Patent number: 6255374
    Abstract: A formulation based on polyvinyl chloride compounds (PVC) particularly to high mechanical resistance compounds, specially with regard to abrasion. The composition does not have heavy metal based stabilizers and is used for insulation of thin wall automotive primary cable. The present invention includes a process to prepare said formulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2001
    Assignee: Servicios Condumes S.A. de C.V.
    Inventors: Alfonso Perez Sanchez, Arturo Hjort Delgado
  • Publication number: 20010005731
    Abstract: Disclosed is a flame-retardant resin composition for insulated wires, shielded wires and insulating tubes which are used in the field requiring high-frequency current transmission, for example, in the field of high-density wiring of internal circuits in electronic appliances. The composition comprises (a) a thermoplastic polyolefinic resin having a density of smaller than 0.89, which is prepared by copolymerizing ethylene and a non-polar &agr;-olefin in the presence of a single-site metallocene catalyst, (b) a halogen-containing flame retardant, and (c) zinc oxide. After crosslinking, the composition is used in forming an insulating coating for insulated wires and shielded wires, and in forming insulating tubes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2001
    Publication date: June 28, 2001
    Applicant: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Hayami, Yumi Kawabata, Satoshi Ebina
  • Patent number: 6245842
    Abstract: A flame-intumescent coating is provided for a wood-based building product, the coating being adapted to expand to form an expanded coating when exposed to heat from a fire. The coating comprises a polymeric binder, at least one blowing agent dispersed in the binder, and at least one intumescent compound dispersed in the binder. The blowing agent and intumescent compound are adapted to expand the coating when the coating is exposed to heat from a fire. The polymeric binder is formed from a mixture including castor oil and an isocyanate, wherein the castor oil is present in the mixture in a quantity of 9-36% of the total weight of the coating. A flame-retardant building product is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2001
    Assignee: Trus Joist MacMillan a Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Richard L. Buxton, Erik M. Parker
  • Patent number: 6204318
    Abstract: A flame-retardant resin composition for insulated wires, shielded wires and insulating tubes which are used in the field requiring high-frequency current transmission, for example, in the field of high-density wiring of internal circuits in electronic appliances. The composition comprises (a) a thermoplastic polyolefinic resin having a density of smaller than 0.89 g/cm3, which is prepared by copolymerizing ethylene and a non-polar &agr;-olefin in the presence of a single-site metallocene catalyst, (b) a halogen-containing flame retardant, and (c) zinc oxide. After crosslinking, the composition is used in forming an insulating coating for insulated wires and shielded wires, and in forming insulating tubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2001
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Hayami, Yumi Kawabata, Satoshi Ebina
  • Patent number: 6197864
    Abstract: Improved flame retardant compositions suitable for insulating wire and cable products comprised of ethylene-alkoxy silane copolymer, halogenated organic compound, antimony trioxide, silane condensation catalyst and magnesium hydroxide are provided. Additionally, antioxidant(s), other mineral fillers and other conventional compounding ingredients may be included in the formulations. The compositions have good processability and are capable of being cured under ambient conditions to provide products which meet all of the specifications of SAE J-1128 for thin wall crosslinked polyolefin low tension primary cable insulation. Wire and cable products comprising a metal conductor coated with from 2 to 100 mils of the flame retardant insulation are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2001
    Assignee: Equistar Chemicals, LP
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. Borke, Koksal Tonyali
  • Patent number: 6190581
    Abstract: A dehydrated mixture of hydrated sodium antimonate and ionomer polymer flame retard a polymer or resin composition such as film, fiber, electrical connection and molded part. From 10 to 90 parts sodium antimonate containing 3% moisture mixed with 10 to 90 parts ionomer polymer or polyethylene or ethylene vinyl acetate are added to a single screw vented extruder to produce pellet concentrate with a 0.1% moisture content for flame proofing PET. A composition may be prepared in a single or twin screw extruder or in a high shear blender in the presence of glass fiber by adding a dehydrated mixture of an alkyl tertabromophtalate and sodium antimonate and brominated polystyrene to polyethylene terephthalate or polybutylene terephthalate. A preferred temperature range for dehydration of hydrated sodium antimonate in the presence of a polymer is between 150° C. and 250° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2001
    Assignee: Laurel Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Duffin, Jr., Irving Touval
  • Patent number: 6162851
    Abstract: A highly flame retardant, impact modified polyolefin alloy is described, the composition of which includes: at least one polyolefin; at least one halogenated organic flame retardant; at least one semi-crystalline ethylene copolymer impact modifier, the copolymer optionally being functionalized, at least one oxygen-containing metal compound wherein the metal is selected from the group consisting of Group III, IV, V, and VI of the Periodic Table; and at least one fluorocarbon, at least a portion of which is fibrillated or fibrillatable. Optionally, the alloy will contain at least one of a functionalized silicone polymer, a hydrated metal silicate, a hydrated metal borate, a primary antioxidant, and a secondary antioxidant. Such thermoplastic polymer blends/alloys can be produced by combining all ingredients in a melt and applying shear to the melt through means of a high shear internal/continuous mixer or an extruder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2000
    Assignee: ICC Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Michael T. Wood, Steven D. Landau, Victor W. Lee, Ralph E. WyKoff
  • Patent number: 6136901
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a flame-retardant resin composition comprising:(A) 60 to 98 wt % of a thermoplastic resin comprising a rubber-reinforced resin (A-1) obtained by graft polymerizing a monomer component (b) comprising an aromatic vinyl or an aromatic vinyl and other monomer(s) copolymerizable therewith in the presence of a rubber-like polymer (a), a polymer (A-2) obtained by polymerizing the monomer component (b), or a mixture of (A-1) and (A-2); and(B) 40 to 2 wt % of a halogen type flame-retardant which comprises a mixture of compounds, the mixture comprising 5 to 60 mol % of a compound (B-1) having epoxy groups at both terminals of the molecular chain, 15 to 70 mol % of a compound (B-2) having epoxy group at one terminal alone and 5 to 80 mol % of a compound (B-3) having no epoxy group at both terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2000
    Assignee: Techno Polymer Company Limited
    Inventors: Ryuki Hashitani, Takeshi Wakao, Masahiko Noro, Hisao Nagai, Kouji Okada
  • Patent number: 6096818
    Abstract: A polyester-type resin composition which has sufficient anti-static property and flame-retardant property, in addition to maintaining mechanical strength and thermal resistance and which is useful for, in particular, electrical and electronic mechanical parts field. The flame-retardant anti-static polyester-type resin composition of the present invention comprises 100 parts by weight of a thermoplastic polyester (A), from 1 to 35 parts by weight of a bromine-type flame-retardant (B), from 0.1 to 5 parts by weight of an antimony compound (C) and from 3 to 12 parts by weight of conductive carbon black (D), wherein the Br/Sb weight ratio in said polyester-type resin composition is in a range from 5.5/1 to 35.0/1. Moreover, a reinforcing filler (E), a crystallizing accelerator (F) and a multifunctional compound (G) can be added in further to the said polyester-type resin composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2000
    Assignee: Kaneka Corporation
    Inventors: Misuzu Nakaura, Kimihiko Nakano, Kazushi Hirobe
  • Patent number: 6008283
    Abstract: Flame retardants comprising oligomeric bromine-containing compounds comprising aryl groups that are connected by aliphatic chains are described. Flame retardant compositions comprising the flame retardants of the present invention and flame retardant aids are also described. Polymeric compositions comprising the flame retardants of the present invention optionally combined with a flame retardant aid, along with a method of fireproofing a material, are further described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 28, 1999
    Assignee: Great Lakes Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Richard S. Rose, Gurudas Zingde, David M. Hemmerly
  • Patent number: 5939467
    Abstract: The present invention relates to polymeric compositions that are biodegradable and that can be melt processed into various forms, including films, fibers, and nonwovens. The compositions include compatible or semicompatible blends of biodegradable polymers and have physical and thermomechanical integrity. Films formed from preferred polymeric compositions are suitable for use as backsheets in disposable absorbent articles. In a preferred embodiment, the polymeric composition includes a polyhydroxyalkanoate and at least one other biodegradable polymer selected from aliphatic polyester-based polyurethanes, a polylactide, polycaprolactone, or a mixture of two or more of these polymers. Where the second polymer is polycaprolactone, the composition preferably also includes a third polymer for enhancing the melt processability of the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1999
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Andrew Julian Wnuk, David Harry Melik, Terrill Alan Young
  • Patent number: 5004219
    Abstract: A conveying system comprising an upfeed conveyor for conveying individual stock items upwardly to a press or the like and a generally horizontal infeed conveyor for conveying endwise a stack of items positioned on edge thereon to the upfeed conveyor which has several sections all of which are activated to move the item delivered thereto upwardly and wherein the lower sections are periodically stopped and the uppermost section is freely adapted to move to facilitate withdrawal of the item in transit from the upfeed conveyor, the infeed conveyor being vertically adjustable and tiltable with respect to the upfeed conveyor for handling different sized stock items, and wherein conveyors are so juxtaposed that the item in transit on the upfeed conveyor shields the upper portion of the next item from engaging movable section until the item in transit is completely withdrawn from the upfeed conveyor and wherein a retard is provided with an items gauge shield to insure single item feeding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 2, 1991
    Inventor: Edward S. Godlewski