Solid Polymer Derived From Ethylenic Reactants Only Patents (Class 524/52)
  • Patent number: 10759925
    Abstract: A preparation method of a rubber composition for a tire assures that good processability can be obtained even if a silane coupling agent having a mercapto group is blended. The preparation method of a rubber composition for a tire characterized by initiating kneading of a rubber component and a compound of the formula (1) before kneading the rubber component and a silane coupling agent having a mercapto group. (Wherein R1 represents a straight-chain or branched chain alkyl group having 1 to 18 carbon atoms or a cycloalkyl group having 3 to 12 carbon atoms, and R2 and R3 together with nitrogen bonded thereto form a succinimide group, a maleimide group or a phthalimide group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuhiro Tanaka, Takayuki Nagase, Keiji Ikeda
  • Patent number: 10703884
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a carbonic acid-modified nitrile-based copolymer latex, a process for producing the same, a latex composition for dip-molding comprising the latex composition and a molded article produced therefrom. More specifically, modified nitrile-based copolymer latex, which can improve the stability of latex even with the use of inorganic pigments by making the inherently modified nitrile-based copolymer latex, enables the production of a dip-molded article having a smoothness of syneresis, less stickiness, and excellent tensile strength, a process for producing the same, a latex composition for dip-molding comprising the same, and a molded article made therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyun Woo Kim, Jung Eun Kim
  • Patent number: 9994664
    Abstract: An underwater pelletizing method for pelletizing brittle hydrocarbon resins with low melt viscosity. A feed material comprising the hydrocarbon resin is formed into a melt, extruded through a die into a water bath below the Tg of the hydrocarbon resin to form a plurality of extrudates and cut adjacent the die surface to form a slurry of resin pellets. A graft monomer and/or other reactants, such as a hydrosilylation agent, may be introduced into the resin melt to chemically modify the hydrocarbon resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Eugene R. Uhl, Edward J. Blok, Dennis Kumor, Randal H. Kerstetter, III, Ronald DeYoung
  • Patent number: 9957404
    Abstract: A reaction product is obtained by free-radical emulsion polymerization in an aqueous medium of ethylenically unsaturated monomers including at least one conjugated diene. The free-radical emulsion polymerization is conducted in the presence of a degraded polysaccharide having a DE of 38 to 70 measured according to ISO 5377 (1981 Feb. 15) and optionally an alkyl mercaptan in an amount of no more than 2.5 weight percent based on the total weight of ethylenically unsaturated monomers. A coating composition includes the reaction product, and a paper or a board can be coated with such a coating composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Synthomer Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Claudia Eigen, Martina Pieper, Bertholt Schostak, Uwe Schulze, Gareth Simpson, Michael Voss
  • Patent number: 9481795
    Abstract: An underwater pelletizing method for pelletizing brittle hydrocarbon resins with low melt viscosity. A feed material comprising the hydrocarbon resin is formed into a melt, extruded through a die into a water bath below the Tg of the hydrocarbon resin to form a plurality of extrudates and cut adjacent the die surface to form a slurry of resin pellets. A graft monomer and/or other reactants, such as a hydrosilylation agent, may be introduced into the resin melt to chemically modify the hydrocarbon resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Eugene Ronald Uhl, Edward J. Blok, Dennis Kumor, Randal Howard Kerstetter, III, Ronald DeYoung
  • Patent number: 9376566
    Abstract: An elastomeric composition and method incorporating a hydrocarbon polymer modifier with improved permanence. The composition comprises elastomer, filler and silane-functionalized hydrocarbon polymer modifier (Si-HPM) adapted to couple the Si-HPM to the elastomer, filler or both, wherein the Si-HPM comprises an interpolymer of monomers chosen from piperylenes, cyclic pentadienes, aromatics, limonenes, pinenes, amylenes, and combinations thereof. The method comprises melt processing a mixture to form the elastomeric composition in the shape of an article, wherein the mixture comprises elastomer, Si-HPM, silica, bifunctional organosilane crosslinking agent; and curing the elastomeric composition to form the article. Also disclosed are a silylated hydrocarbon polymer modifier coupled with a bifunctional organosilane crosslinking agent, and a silica-coupled hydrocarbon polymer modifier coupled to the silica via the bifunctional organosilane crosslinking agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Edward J Blok, Anthony J Dias, Robert J Claassen, II, Eugene Ronald Uhl
  • Patent number: 9150713
    Abstract: This disclosure describes formulations, systems and methods for a novel tackifier. The novel tackifier is composed of a modified starch and an acrylamide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Rantec Corporation
    Inventors: Rick Bilodeau, Lloyd Marsden
  • Patent number: 9103051
    Abstract: Hydroxyl polymer-containing compositions, especially hydroxyl polymer-containing compositions that can be processed into polymeric structures, especially polymeric structures in the form of fibers are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Paul Arlen Forshey, Gregory Charles Gordon, Larry Neil Mackey, Mark Ryan Richards
  • Publication number: 20150105502
    Abstract: The present invention provides an automobile interior sheet using a bioresin that includes: 5 to 100 parts by weight of a bioresin prepared from a starch extracted from at least one natural plant selected from the group consisting of corn, potato, sweet potato, sugar cane, bamboo, or similarities thereof; 30 to 100 parts by weight of a thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) resin or a thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) resin; 5 to 40 parts by weight of a compatibilizer; 0.1 to 1.5 part by weight of a lubricant; and 0.5 to 5 parts by weight of a crosslinking agent. The present invention can prepare an automobile interior sheet using a bioresin that is applicable to vacuum molding and excellent in sewing performance to offer remarkable performances not only in securing the product performance, embossing quality and sensorial quality such as hand feeling as an automobile surface material required to have various mechanical characteristics but also in reducing emission of CO2 and total volatile organic compounds (TVOC).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Su Hyeong Yun, Kyo Hoon Shin, Dae Jong Baek
  • Patent number: 9006315
    Abstract: The present invention relates to improvements in prevention of discoloration of thermoplastic starch materials and their blends with other thermoplastic materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Co
    Inventors: Norman Scott Broyles, Pier-Lorenzo Caruso, Emily Charlotte Boswell, Robert Earl Magness, Ludwig Busam, Jorg Harren, Laurent Wattebled
  • Publication number: 20150094404
    Abstract: A styrenic composition including a polar modified styrenic co-polymer resulting from the polymerization of a combined mixture of at least one styrenic monomer and at least one comonomer and a biodegradable component is disclosed. The at least one comonomer includes a polar functional group and the polar modified styrenic co-polymer and the biodegradable component are combined to obtain a styrenic composition having a biodegradable component. Also disclosed is a method of enhancing bio-polymer miscibility in a styrenic based polymer. The polarity of a blend is manipulated by combining a styrenic monomer and a polar co-monomer to form a combined mixture and subjecting the combined mixture to polymerization to obtain a styrenic polymer blend to which a bio-polymer is added.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Wei Wang, David W. Knoeppel, Jose M. Sosa
  • Publication number: 20150068697
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for dissolving cationic starch. In the method is obtained an aqueous polyelectrolyte solution comprising a synthetic cationic polymer, which has a charge density value of at least 0.1 meq/g, determined at pH3, the concentration of the cationic polymer in the polyelectrolyte solution being >2.5 weight-%, and the aqueous polyelectrolyte solution is brought together with cationic starch having a degree of substitution, DS, >0.1. The cationic starch is dissolved to the polyelectrolyte solution by heating and/or mixing. The invention relates also to a papermaking agent comprising 2-40 weight-% of synthetic cationic polymer which has a charge density value of at least 0.1 meq/g, determined at p H 3, and 2.5-25 weight-% cationic starch having degree of substitution, DS, >0.1. The papermaking agent is in slurry form and has a viscosity of 50-20 000 m Pas, measured at 25° C. with Brookfield DVI+ viscometer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Asko Karppi, Esko Tirronen
  • Publication number: 20150050434
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a sizing composition that, when applied to paper substrate, creates a substrate, preferably suitable for inkjet printing, having increased print density, print sharpness, low HST, and/or image dry time, the substrate preferably having high brightness and reduced color-to-color bleed as well. In addition, the present invention relates to a method of reducing the HST of a paper substrate by applying the sizing composition to at least one surface thereof. Further, the application relates to methods of making and using the sizing composition, as well as methods of making and using the paper containing the sizing composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Jay C. SONG, Sen YANG, Yan C. HUANG, Kapil M. SINGH, Michael F. KOENIG, David B. SHELMIDINE
  • Publication number: 20150045480
    Abstract: An exemplary embodiment of the present invention provides starch-based hot melt adhesive comprised of a composition including starch, a thermoplastic polymer, a tackifier, a plasticizer, and an adhesion promoter. The hot melt adhesive according to the exemplary embodiment of the present invention contains about 25 to 55 weight % of the starch which is infinitely renewable biomass, and, thus, it is less harmful and more eco-friendly and has a reduced manufacturing costs and is less sensitive to exhaustion of petroleum-based resources, as compared with the conventional hot melt adhesive mainly containing a petroleum-based material. Further, the hot melt adhesive according to the exemplary embodiment of the present invention imparts excellent adhesion strength and workability at the time of adhesion between different kinds of adherends such as a hydrophobic adherend and a hydrophilic adherend and can be applied to various fields such as packaging, bookbinding, construction, woodworking, and textile fields.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: DAESANG CORPORATION
    Inventors: Young Seong Jeon, Se Na Lee, Jee Young Yoon, Jun Soo Lee, Ssang Ok Kim
  • Patent number: 8945664
    Abstract: A biomimetic surfactant polymer modified with various crosslinking embodiments is described. The crosslinking embodiments provide a biomimetic surfactant coating that is designed to resist cracking, scratching, spalling and chemical dissolution. The crosslinking embodiments comprise the use of various hydrophilic and hydrophobic functional groups. The modified biomimetic surfactant adheres to different substrate surfaces, particularly the surfaces of medical devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Greatbatch Ltd.
    Inventors: Jan J. Lewandowski, Yubiao Liu
  • Patent number: 8932678
    Abstract: Disclosed is a composition (e.g., a texture composition) comprising, consisting of, or consisting essentially of calcium carbonate and superabsorbent polymer that can absorb at least about 50 times its mass and having a particle size of about 250 microns or less, wherein the composition is substantially free of a setting-type cementitious material. In some embodiments, cellulosic thickener content is reduced or eliminated from the texture composition. Also disclosed is a method of finishing a substrate comprising applying to the surface a wet composition comprising, consisting of, or consisting essentially of calcium carbonate and superabsorbent polymer that can absorb at least about 50 times its mass and having a particle size of about 250 microns or less, wherein the composition is substantially free of a setting-type cementitious material, and drying the composition on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: United States Gypsum Company
    Inventor: Jeffrey F. Grussing
  • Publication number: 20150011664
    Abstract: An example starch-based material for forming a biodegradable component includes a mixture of a starch and an expansion additive. The starch has an amylose content of less than about 70% by weight. The expansion additive enhances the expansion and physical properties of the starch. A method of preparing a starch-based material is also disclosed and an alternate starch-based material for forming a biodegradable component is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventor: Joseph Wycech
  • Publication number: 20140377481
    Abstract: Copolymers having a substantially heterogeneous composition distribution and strong UV absorption comprise the direct reaction product of an isoolefin and at least one terpene having the molecular formulae of (C5H8)n where n is equal to or greater than two, and optionally additional monomers. More specifically, the invention relates to copolymers of isobutylene and alloocimene that exhibit thermoplastic elastomeric properties and exhibit strong filler interaction. The present invention also relates to methods for producing copolymers of at least one isoolefin and at least one terepene by a two-phase living polymerization that produces a substantially linear diblock, triblock, and multiblock copolymer having substantially heterogeneous distribution of the isoolefin and terpene units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: UNIVERSITY OF AKRON
    Inventors: Judit E. Puskas, Gabor Kaszas
  • Patent number: 8916629
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composition comprising very low density polyethylene having a density of less than 0.905 g/cm3, ethylene acrylic acid copolymer and thermoplastic starch and/or the constituent components thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Tristano Pty Ltd.
    Inventors: Changping Chen, John Scheirs
  • Publication number: 20140357755
    Abstract: A solvent free method for making an ethylene propylene diene terpolymer latex by blending water with 1 weight percent to 50 weight percent surfactant; blending solvent free ethylene propylene diene terpolymer with the water and surfactant at a low pressure to form a terpolymer mixture; high shear mixing the terpolymer mixture at 0.5 atm to 1.5 atm for 5 minutes to 24 hours at a temperature from 20 degrees Celsius to 100 degrees Celsius to form a solvent free ethylene propylene diene terpolymer latex formation, wherein the solvent free ethylene propylene diene terpolymer latex formation has a viscosity from 1 centipoise to 2000 centipoise; a density from 0.8 to 1.1; and a shelf life of from 7 days to 365 days without separating or stratifying.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: LION COPOLYMER GEISMAR, LLC
    Inventor: Zhiyong Zhu
  • Publication number: 20140356640
    Abstract: This invention relates to a stable aqueous disersion suitable for application to different substrates and especially to paper substrates for producing a barrier layer against compounds of the saturated and aromatic hydrocarbon type. The said aqueous dispersion are characterised in that they comprise destructurized starch in a complexed form. The present invention refers also to the use of said aqueous dispersion as a coating composition for paper based substrates, as microencapsulant of fragrances and as film-forming component for paints.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2012
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Catia Bastioli, Luigi Capuzzi, Paolo Magistrali
  • Publication number: 20140343198
    Abstract: A powder composition includes starch, acrylic acid homopolymer salt, and clay. The powder composition forms an aqueous dispersion having a neutral pH when added to water and is capable of clinging to a surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: EARTHCLEAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Liana Victoria Palaikis, Nathaniel Paul Guimont
  • Publication number: 20140329104
    Abstract: A coating slip includes water, at least one pigment and at least one modified starch, exhibiting: a weight-average molecular weight ranging from 250 000 to 2 000 000 Da; and a solubility, measured according to a test A, ranging from 50 to 85%. A process for the preparation of the slip, and a process for coating paper using this slip are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: ROQUETTE FRERES
    Inventors: Julien Mesnager, Vincent Wiatz, Patrick Dauchy, Ludivine Onic
  • Publication number: 20140323619
    Abstract: A non-aqueous liquid concentrate includes starch, an acrylic acid homopolymer salt, vegetable oil, and clay. The non-aqueous liquid concentrate forms an aqueous dispersion when added to water and is capable of clinging to a surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Liana Victoria Palaikis, Robert Glade Bowman, Olaf Christian Moberg, Anthony Robert Nelson, William Arthur Hendrickson, Christopher John Rueb, Neng Xiong, Kerstin Kristina Iverson
  • Publication number: 20140308497
    Abstract: Polysaccharide filaments and fibrous structures containing such polysaccharide filaments and more particularly polysaccharide filaments that exhibit birefringence are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Matthew Gary McKEE, Joerg KLEINWAECHTER, Geoffrey William REYNOLDS
  • Publication number: 20140308518
    Abstract: Fibrous structures, for example sanitary tissue products, containing a plurality of filaments that employ one or more filament-forming materials, such as one or more hydroxyl polymers, and one or more hueing agents, present within the filaments such that the fibrous structures exhibit a Whiteness Index of greater than 72 as measured according to the Whiteness Index Test Method described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Gregory Charles GORDON, Jacqueline Besinaiz THOMAS, Elaine Marie SUSZCYNSKY-MEISTER, Mark Robert SIVIK, Gregory Scot MIRACLE
  • Publication number: 20140308862
    Abstract: Polymeric structures, for example fibrous elements, such as filaments and/or fibers, and more particularly to fibrous elements that contain an ammonium alkylsulfonate salt, fibrous structures made therefrom, and methods for making same are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Stephen Wayne HEINZMAN, Brooke Marie WOODS, Jeffrey Allen BOWLES, Jacqueline Besinaiz THOMAS
  • Publication number: 20140296389
    Abstract: Bio-based and biodegradable polymer of the type used in the manufacture of films and injected or moulded products, for example, for applications of containers, bags, healthcare products and films for agriculture or other applications in which the biodegrading characteristic is of interest, has a biodegradable polymer, thermoplastic starch in the co-continuous or continuous phase and at least one polymer that comes from a stable dispersion of the polymer in water or latex. This increases the thermoplastic starch content and thus decreases the biodegradable polymer and obtains films of a greater width by blow extrusion, with similar tensile properties. This provides the added advantage of a lower cost in raw materials, less impact on the environment and greater production.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: SOCIEDAD ANONIMA MINERA CATALANO ARAGONESA
    Inventors: Miguel Ángel CABALLERO LÓPEZ, María José ALFONSO ALEGRE, Patricia ZAGALAZ LASIERRA, Begoña ALBORS RAMOS, Maria Consuelo ESCRIG RONDAN
  • Publication number: 20140296390
    Abstract: Compositions comprising thermoplastic starch, thermoplastic polymers, and oils, waxes, or combinations thereof are disclosed, where the oil, wax, or combination is dispersed throughout the thermoplastic polymer. Also disclosed are methods of making these compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Eric Bryan Bond, William Maxwell Allen, Donald Stuart Murray, Isao Noda
  • Publication number: 20140296391
    Abstract: Molded articles formed from compositions comprising thermoplastic starch, thermoplastic polymers, and oils, waxes, or combinations thereof are disclosed, where the oil, wax, or combination is dispersed throughout the thermoplastic polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Eric Bryan Bond, William Maxwell Allen, Isao Noda
  • Patent number: 8840760
    Abstract: The object of the process of the invention is to increase the retention of starch in the sheet of paper in order to reduce operating costs and increase the physical characteristics of the paper. To that end, it has been envisaged that trivalent cationic salts are added, metered into the slurry or in the process for obtaining starch in powder form or by mixing a percentage of trivalent salts in powder form with the starch in powder form, seeking the solution of said salts in the slurry, so that they dissolve during the dispersion of the slurry in the process for obtaining the sheet of paper. Organic polymers such as polyacrylamides, polyvinylamides and polydadmacs could optionally be applied in addition to said salts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Oriol Gracia Grandia
    Inventor: Oriol Gracia Grandia
  • Publication number: 20140275356
    Abstract: The present invention relates to improvements in prevention of discoloration of thermoplastic starch materials and their blends with other thermoplastic materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Norman Scott BROYLES, Pier-Lorenzo CARUSO, Emily Charlotte BOSWELL, Robert Earl MAGNESS, Ludwig BUSAM, Jorg HARREN, Laurent WATTEBLED
  • Publication number: 20140272370
    Abstract: A compatibilized thermoplastic polymer composition having from 5% to 95% bio-based content and comprising thermoplastic starch; polyolefin; and an effective amount of compatibilizer. The compatibilizer can include polar homopolymers and copolymers with inherent polyolefin compatibility; non-polymeric materials with both polar and non-polar functionality; low molecular weight materials with both polar and non-polar functionality; and bulk phase/in-situ compatibilizers. Alternatively, polyolefin can be modified to function as the compatibilizer. The composition is suitable for making flexible thin films and packaging components, such as those used for packaging consumer products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Norman Scott BROYLES, William Maxwell ALLEN, JR., Isao NODA
  • Publication number: 20140238602
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a starch-based binder for carpet backings and carpets made therewith. The binder comprises water, a polymer and an oligomeric or polymeric starch hydrolysate compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: STYRON EUROPE GMBH
    Inventors: Pekka Johannes Salminen, Hans De Vos
  • Patent number: 8809423
    Abstract: The invention relates to a starch based biodegradable material comprising starch, polyvinyl-alcohol-co-vinylacetate copolymer and at least one plasticizer and to articles obtained therefrom particularly suitable to be injection molded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Novamont S.p.A.
    Inventors: Catia Bastioli, Angelos Rallis, Roberto Lombi
  • Publication number: 20140200281
    Abstract: The present invention is directed toward a play composition including a polymeric binder and oil. In an embodiment, the binder is a hydrogenated triblock copolymer including styrene. The oil is a mineral oil. The composition may further include a plasticizer, a release agent, and one or more fillers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventor: Abimael CORDOVA
  • Patent number: 8772378
    Abstract: The present invention relates to improvements in prevention of discoloration of thermoplastic starch materials and their blends with other thermoplastic materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Norman Scott Broyles, Pier-Lorenzo Caruso, Emily Charlotte Boswell, Robert Earl Magness, Ludwig Busam, Jörg Harren, Laurent Wattebled
  • Patent number: 8759427
    Abstract: Molded articles formed from compositions comprising thermoplastic starch, thermoplastic polymers, and oils, waxes, or combinations thereof are disclosed, where the oil, wax, or combination is dispersed throughout the thermoplastic polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Eric Bryan Bond, William Maxwell Allen, Isao Noda
  • Publication number: 20140142226
    Abstract: Starch-thermoplastic polymer-grease compositions comprising intimate admixtures of thermoplastic polymer and grease. Methods of making and using starch-thermoplastic polymer-grease compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Eric Bryan BOND, Isao NODA, William Maxwell ALLEN, JR., Michael Matthew SATKOWSKI
  • Publication number: 20140142225
    Abstract: Starch-thermoplastic polymer-soap compositions comprising intimate admixtures of thermoplastic polymer and soap. Methods of making and using starch-thermoplastic polymer-soap compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Eric Bryan BOND, Isao NODA, William Maxwell ALLEN, Jr., Michael Matthew SATKOWSKI
  • Publication number: 20140107259
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of processing thermoplastic polymers, particularly the present invention relates to a process for manufacturing compacted material suitable for the use in thermoplastic polymers without a compounding step, comprising the steps of a) providing at least one primary powder material; b) providing at least one molten surface treatment polymer; c) simultaneously or subsequently feeding the at least one primary powder material and the at least one molten surface treatment polymer into the high speed mixer unit of a cylindrical treatment chamber; d) mixing the at least one primary powder material and the at least one molten surface treatment polymer in the high speed mixer, e) transferring the mixed material obtained from step d) to a cooling unit, as well as the compacted material obtained by this process and its use in thermoplastic polymers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventors: Ernst Ammann, Michael Knerr, Peter Haldemann, Emil Hersche
  • Publication number: 20140107258
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of processing thermoplastic polymers, particularly the present invention relates to a process for manufacturing compacted material suitable for the use in thermoplastic polymers without a compounding step, comprising the steps of a) providing at least one primary powder material; b) providing at least one molten surface treatment polymer; c) simultaneously or subsequently feeding the at least one primary powder material and the at least one molten surface treatment polymer into the high speed mixer unit of a cylindrical treatment chamber; d) mixing the at least one primary powder material and the at least one molten surface treatment polymer in the high speed mixer, e) transferring the mixed material obtained from step d) to a cooling unit, as well as the compacted material obtained by this process and its use in thermoplastic polymers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventors: Ernst Ammann, Michael Knerr, Peter Haldemann, Emil Hersche
  • Patent number: 8697781
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for the preparation of mixtures containing bitumen and thermoplastic polymer at a high concentration, stable during storage, with particular characteristics of easy processability and movability which, once diluted, allow modified bitumens to be obtained with high performance characteristics. In particular, the process allows mixtures containing bitumen, thermoplastic polymer and wax, to be prepared, wherein the polymer is in a quantity varying from 5 to 30% by weight with respect to the weight of the mixture consisting of bitumen and polymer, and the wax is in a quantity varying from 4.7 to 16.7% by weight with respect to the weight of the total mixture, and comprises reacting a concentrated mixture (A), stable during storage, containing bitumen and from 5 to 30% by weight of thermoplastic polymer, with a hydrocarbon wax containing at least 40 carbon atoms and having a melting point of at least 700 C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: ENI S.p.A.
    Inventors: Paolo Italia, Luigi D'Elia
  • Publication number: 20140100310
    Abstract: Thermoplastic elastomer compositions, in particular derived from one or more styrenic block copolymers, a plurality of biorenewable materials, preferably a softener and one or more synergistic additives such as a polar polymer; a synergistic block copolymer such as a relatively high molecular weight styrenic block copolymer; and/or filler. In one preferred embodiment, the styrenic block copolymer comprises a controlled distribution copolymer block including a conjugated diene and a mono alkenyl arene. Numerous desirable articles can be formed from the compositions. Processes for preparing the compositions and articles are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: TEKNOR APEX COMPANY
    Inventors: Kevin Cai, Yundong Wang, Ryszard Brzoskowski, Prashant A. Bhadane, Basil D. Favis, Alain Perreault
  • Publication number: 20140100311
    Abstract: Thermoplastic elastomer compositions, in particular derived from one or more styrenic block copolymers wherein at least one styrenic block copolymer comprises a controlled distribution copolymer block including a conjugated diene and a mono alkenyl arene, a plurality of biorenewable materials, preferably a softener and one or more synergistic additives such as a polar polymer; a synergistic block copolymer such as a relatively high molecular weight styrenic block copolymer; and/or filler. Numerous desirable articles can be formed from the compositions. Processes for preparing the compositions and articles are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicants: CERESTECH, INC., TEKNOR APEX COMPANY
    Inventors: Kevin Cai, Yundong Wang, Ryszard Brzoskowski, Prashant A. Bhadane, Basil D. Favis, Alain Perreault
  • Publication number: 20140080945
    Abstract: A process for improving the rheological properties of an aqueous dispersion comprising adding a rheology modifier to the aqueous dispersion, and then adding a water soluble synthetic polymer flocculant to the aqueous dispersion. The rheology modifier may be selected from the group consisting of natural polymers, semi-natural polymers, synthetic materials and combinations thereof. The water soluble synthetic polymer flocculant may be selected from the group consisting of water soluble anionic polymers, cationic polymers, amphoteric polymers, nonionic polymers, and combinations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Inventors: Lawrence J. Andermann, JR., Jeffrey H. Peltier, Michael James Bluemle, Markus Broecher
  • Publication number: 20140079935
    Abstract: A biodegradable, polyolefin-based material composition having incorporated therein thermoplastic starch particles is described. The material includes from about 5% to about 45% of a thermoplastic starch (TPS), from about 55% to about 95% of a polyolefin or mixtures of polyolefins, at least 9% of a compatibilizer and has a bio-based content of 5%-97% using ASTM D6866-10, method B.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY
    Inventor: Norman Scott Broyles
  • Publication number: 20140080946
    Abstract: Biocomposite compositions and compositions, which include dried distillers solubles, and which can be used in making biocomposite compositions are described. Methods for preparing the compositions are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: GS CLEANTECH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael J. Riebel, Jeffrey L. Tate
  • Publication number: 20140079914
    Abstract: Polymeric structures, methods for making same, fibrous structures comprising same and fibrous product incorporating same are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: David William CABELL, David Warren LOEBKER, Larry Neil MACKEY, Mark Ryah RICHARDS, Fred J. KECK
  • Publication number: 20140061089
    Abstract: Provided is a composition for a starch container, comprising: 20 to 60 weight % of an undenatured starch; 5 to 30 weight % of a pulp fiber powder; 0.1 to 2 weight % of a photocatalyst; 0.5 to 5 weight % of a release agent; and 0.01 to 5 weight % of a capsule type blowing agent preparations; and the remainder being a solvent. Also provided is a starch container using the composition. The above-described composition of the present invention may be used not only as a material for a disposable container which has improved blowing property, and which is lightweight and has improved moldability, but also as a material for an eco-friendly starch container having eco-friendly characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: YOUL CHON CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Heon Moo Kim, Kang Soo Kim