Solid Polymer Derived From Ethylene Or Propylene Patents (Class 525/240)
  • Patent number: 10703832
    Abstract: Apparatuses and processes that produce multimodal polyolefins, and in particular, polyethylene resins, are disclosed herein. This is accomplished by using two reactors in series, where one of the reactors is a multi-zone circulating reactor that can circulate polyolefin particles through two polymerization zones optionally having two different flow regimes so that the final multimodal polyolefin has improved product properties and improved product homogeneity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLP
    Inventors: Joseph A. Curren, Rebecca A. Gonzales, Scott E. Kufeld, Joel A. Mutchler, Eric J. Netemeyer, Jamie N. Sutherland, Paul J. DesLauriers, Jeffrey S. Fodor
  • Patent number: 10696759
    Abstract: Apparatuses and processes that produce multimodal polyolefins, and in particular, polyethylene resins, are disclosed herein. This is accomplished by using two reactors in series, where one of the reactors is a multi-zone circulating reactor that can circulate polyolefin particles through two polymerization zones optionally having two different flow regimes so that the final multimodal polyolefin has improved product properties and improved product homogeneity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP
    Inventors: Joseph A. Curren, Rebecca A. Gonzales, Scott E. Kufeld, Joel A. Mutchler, Eric J. Netemeyer, Jamie N. Sutherland, Paul J. Deslauriers, Jeffrey S. Fodor
  • Patent number: 10696829
    Abstract: The invention relates to a heterophasic propylene copolymer comprising a matrix phase comprising a propylene polymer and a dispersed phase comprising an ethylene-?-olefin elastomer comprising ethylene and at least one C3 to C10 olefin, wherein the propylene polymer has a melt flow index of at least 200 dg/min or at least 150 dg/min as determined by IS01 133:2005 at 230° C. and 2.16 kg, wherein the propylene polymer has an intrinsic viscosity IVPP and the ethylene-?-olefin elastomer has an intrinsic viscosity IVEPR where the ratio of IVEPR/IVPP is 3-7, wherein the copolymer comprises 8-20 wt % or 20-30 wt % of the ethylene-a-olefin elastomer, wherein the ethylene-a-olefin elastomer of the dispersed phase comprises 10-55 wt % of ethylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignees: SAUDI BASIC INDUSTRIES CORPORATION, SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Frederico José Marques Ferreira Custodio, Vaidyanath Ramakrishnan, Franciscus Elisabeth Jacobus Essers, Pieter Valkier, Benoit Thèrése Philippe Lecouvet
  • Patent number: 10682835
    Abstract: A multilayer shrink film comprising a first layer, a second layer, and a third layer, wherein the second layer is positioned between the first layer and the third layer, and wherein the second layer comprises a second polymer blend, the second polymer blend comprising from 0 to 60 wt. %, based on the total polymer weight in the second polymer blend, of a low density polyethylene, and from 40 to 100 wt. %, based on the total polymer weight in the second polymer blend, of an ethylene/?-olefin interpolymer composition having a density in the range of from 0.860 g/cc to 0.910 g/cc, a melt index (I2) in a range of from 0.1 to 5 g/10 minutes, a molecular weight distribution (Mw/Mn) in the range of from 1.8 to 3.5, and a Comonomer Distribution Constant (CDC) in the range of from 95 to 200.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignees: PBBPolisur S.R.L., Dow Global Technologies LLC, Dow Quimica de Colombia S.A.
    Inventors: Maximiliano Zanetti, Guillermo A. Raimondi, Jorge C. Gomes, Miguel A. Molano Niampira
  • Patent number: 10654999
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a film made from or containing a polyolefin composition made from or containing A) 5-35% by weight, based upon the total weight of the polyolefin composition, of a propylene homopolymer or a propylene ethylene copolymer; B) 25-50% by weight, based upon the total weight of the polyolefin composition, of a copolymer of ethylene and a C3-C8 alpha-olefin containing from 0.1% to 20% by weight of alpha-olefin units; and C) 30-60% by weight, based upon the total weight of the polyolefin composition, of a copolymer of ethylene and propylene containing from 25% to 75% by weight of ethylene units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Basell Poliolefine Italia S.r.l.
    Inventors: Monica Galvan, Gianni Perdomi, Claudio Cavalieri
  • Patent number: 10654998
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a moulding composition comprising polypropylene, inorganic filler and mould release composition, wherein the mould release composition comprises maleic anhydride modified polypropylene and glycol or glycerol ester of a fatty acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Koen Batinas-Geurts, Rob Donners, Christelle Marie Hélène Grein, Cor Bischoff
  • Patent number: 10632227
    Abstract: A discovery of the conversion of amorphous calcium polyphosphate (ACPP) or/and other polyphosphate salts with various type of calcium phosphate to new calcium phosphate product (i.e. dicalcium phosphate dihydrate (DCPD)) in a liquid environment. The discovery includes mixing a various type of calcium phosphate with an aqueous ACPP or/and other polyphosphate salts gel, which is fast setting and possessing strong mechanical strength, and can be gradually converted to DCPD/hydroxyapatites in physiological condition. This injectable past can be applied as alternative of conventional CPC bone cement that is suitable for bone void repair due to its excellent properties in osteoconductivity and osseointegration. It can also be applied as drug delivery device in tissue engineering for its strong bonding to drug molecules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Wayne State University
    Inventors: Weiping Ren, Wei Song
  • Patent number: 10633565
    Abstract: The present invention is related to an adhesive composition comprising a 30-80 wt % polymer blend and 2 to about 20 wt % of an oil. The blend has a first and second propylene-based polymer, both different homopolymers of propylene or a copolymer of propylene and ethylene or a C4 to C10 alpha-olefin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer J. Austin, Jurgen J. M. Schroeyers
  • Patent number: 10619036
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a multimodal polyethylene copolymer comprising a first and a second copolymer of ethylene and at least two alpha-olefin comonomers. The multimodal polyethylene copolymer is highly suitable for the production of films providing high impact strength in the sense of high Dart drop impact strength (DDI) and low extractables. The invention further presents final articles such as films made therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Borealis AG
    Inventors: Ravindra Tupe, John Jamieson, Jarmo Kela, Alexandra Romina Albunia, Ricardo Godoy-Lopez, Markku Vahteri
  • Patent number: 10619035
    Abstract: A polyethylene composition having the following features: 1) density from 0.945 to 0.958 g/cm3, determined according to ISO 1183 at 23° C.; 2) ratio MIF/MIP from 20 to 43; 3) MIF from 4.0 to less than 8.5 g/10 min.; 4) HMWcopo index from 3.5 to 20; and 5) long-chain branching index, LCBI, equal to or lower than 0.82. The polyethylene composition can be used to produce blown films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Iakovos Vittorias, Gerhardus Meier, Ulf Schüller, Andreas Maus, Jens Wiesecke, Harilaos Mavridis
  • Patent number: 10597562
    Abstract: The invention features a hot melt adhesive composition based on olefin polymers that can be used for elastic attachment in the manufacture of a disposable article. The hot melt adhesive includes from about 3 to about 10% by weight of a first propylene-based copolymer having a melt index measured by ASTM D1238 (190° C., 2.16 kg) of no greater than about 5, a second propylene-based polymer with a viscosity at 190° C. of no greater than about 5000 cps, a first tackifying agent having a softening point of at least about 90° C. and from about 5% by weight to about 20% by weight of a plasticizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: H.B. Fuller Company
    Inventors: Carlos Briseno, Steven R. Vaughan
  • Patent number: 10583628
    Abstract: The present invention relates to polyethylene films having a combination of high stiffness and good optics. The cast films have a first layer comprising a linear polyethylene having a density greater than 0.94 g/cm3 and a melt index less than or equal to 1.3 g/10 min together with a second layer comprising a linear polyethylene having a density greater than 0.94 g/cm3 and a melt index greater than or equal to 2.0 g/10 min. The second layer is an external layer of the film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: DOW BRASIL INDÚSTRIA E COMÉRCIO DE PRODUTOS QUÍMICOS LTDA
    Inventors: Nicolas C. Mazzola, Jorge C. Gomes, Marcelo D. Cantu
  • Patent number: 10563045
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems including a ternary stabilization package that contains a first phosphite, a second phosphite and a primary antioxidant is used in combination with a polyethylene that is polymerized with a mixed catalyst system that contains two different types of catalysts. In some embodiments the stabilized polyethylene exhibits improved color performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: NOVA Chemicals (International) S.A.
    Inventors: Derek Wasylenko, Tony Tikuisis, Owen Lightbody, Fraser Waldie
  • Patent number: 10544271
    Abstract: A copolymer of propylene with hexene-1 containing from 5 to 9% by weight of recurring units derived from hexene-1, having a melting temperature from 125 to 140° C. and Melt Flow Rate (ASTM D1238, 230/2.16 Kg) from 0.1 to 3 g/10 min., is used to produce blown films having valuable mechanical and optical properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Basell Poliolefine Italia S.r.l.
    Inventors: Giampaolo Pellegatti, Michele Grazzi, Nicolas Kokel, Antonella Angelini
  • Patent number: 10533084
    Abstract: A polyethylene composition suitable for use in a living hinge component, the composition comprising a first ethylene-based polymer component, wherein the first ethylene-based polymer component has a density of from 0.940 g/cc to less than 0.960 g/cc, a melt index, I2.16, of less than 0.5 g/10 min, and a weight average molecular weight, Mw,cc, as measured by gel permeation chromatography using conventional calibration, of greater than or equal to 200,000 g/mol, and a second ethylene-based polymer component, wherein the composition has an overall density of from 0.945 g/cc to 0.960 g/cc and an overall melt index, I2.16, of from 10 g/10 min to 70 g/10 min.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Yijian Lin, Todd A. Hogan, Ronald P. Markovich
  • Patent number: 10501616
    Abstract: A polyolefin composition made from or containing: A) from 85.0 wt % to 99.5 wt % of a propylene 1-hexene copolymer, based upon the weight of the polyolefin composition and B) from 0.5 wt % to 15.0 wt % of a propylene, ethylene copolymer composition, based upon the weight of the polyolefin composition, made from or containing: b1) from 12 wt % to 52 wt % of a propylene homopolymer or a propylene/ethylene copolymer, based upon the weight of the propylene, ethylene copolymer composition and b2) from 48 wt % to 88 wt % of a propylene ethylene copolymer, based upon the weight of the propylene, ethylene copolymer composition, having a content of ethylene derived units ranging from 15.0 wt % to 42.0 wt %; wherein the polyolefin composition has a melt flow rate (230° C./5 kg. ISO 1133) ranging from 0.2 g/10 min to 4.0 g/10 min; the sum A+B being 100 and the sum b1+b2 being 100.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Basell Poliolefine Italia S.r.l.
    Inventors: Monica Galvan, Claudio Cavalieri, Francesca Tisi, Giampaolo Pellegatti, Thomas Boehm
  • Patent number: 10494468
    Abstract: A propylene composition comprising: A) from 60 wt % to 75 wt %, of a propylene homopolymer having a Polydispersity Index (P.I.) value from 4.3 to 4.9, a fraction insoluble in xylene at 25° C., higher than 95%, based upon the weight of the propylene homopolymer, and MFR (Melt Flow Rate according to ISO 1133, condition L, at 230° C. and 2.16 kg load) ranging from 20 to 75 g/10 min; B) from 25 wt % to 40 wt %, of a copolymer of propylene with from 46.0 wt % to 49.0 wt %; of ethylene derived units, based upon the weight of the propylene copolymer; wherein the propylene polymer composition having an intrinsic viscosity of the fraction soluble in xylene at 25° C. between 2.2 to 2.9 dl/g; and the relation: 10.7+1.3×MFRa?17.7×P.I.?29.3×IV+4.9×Xs??(I) between about 40 to about 66; wherein the amount of A+B is equal to 100 wt %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Basell Poliolefine Italia S.r.l.
    Inventors: Paola Massari, Marco Ciarafoni, Nicoletta Martini, Davide Tartari, Roberto Pantaleoni
  • Patent number: 10494516
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a propylene resin composition including: a propylene homopolymer (A); a heterophasic propylene polymer material (B) consisting of a propylene-based polymer (I) containing 80% by mass or more of a monomer unit derived from propylene, and a propylene copolymer (II) containing 40% by mass or more and 80% by mass or less of a monomer unit derived from ethylene and the like, and containing a monomer unit derived from propylene; and an ethylene-?-olefin copolymer (C), wherein a molecular weight distribution of a crystalline polypropylene component is 6.0 or more, and contents of the component (A), the component (B) and the component (C) are 10 to 55 parts by mass, 10 to 55 parts by mass, and 10 to 40 parts by mass, respectively, with respect to 100 parts by mass in total of the component (A), the component (B) and the component (C).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Hiroshi Fukuroda, Toshiharu Sanada, Toshiya Maruyama
  • Patent number: 10494517
    Abstract: A film made from or containing a polypropylene composition made from or containing: A) from 50 wt % to 90 wt %; of a propylene homopolymer; and B) from 10 wt % to 50 wt %; of a copolymer of propylene with from 30.0 wt % to 70.0 wt %, of ethylene derived units, based upon the weight of the copolymer; wherein the sum of the amount of component A) and B) being 100; the polypropylene composition having: i) an intrinsic viscosity of the fraction soluble in xylene at 25° C. between 2.2 to 4.0 dl/g; ii) a MFR L (Melt Flow Rate according to ISO 1133, condition L, at 230° C. and 2.16 kg load) from 0.5 to 50 g/10 min; and iii) a xylene soluble fraction ranging from 20 wt % to 50 wt %, based upon the weight of the polypropylene composition; and the polypropylene composition being obtained by a polymerization process wherein the catalyst system contains bismuth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Basell Poliolefine Italia S.r.l.
    Inventors: Caroline Cathelin, Paola Massari, Claudio Cavalieri, Marco Ciarafoni, Roberto Pantaleoni
  • Patent number: 10487200
    Abstract: Crosslinkable polymeric compositions comprising: (a) a polymer blend comprising: (1) 10 to 94 weight percent, based on the total weight of the crosslinkable polymeric composition, of an ethylene-based interpolymer having the following properties: (i) a density of 0.93 g/cm3 or less, (ii) a melt index (I2) at 190° C. of greater than 0.2 g/10 minutes, and (iii) a shear thinning ratio (V0.1/V100) at 190° C. and 10% strain of less than 8; and (2) 5 to 90 weight percent, based on the total weight of the crosslinkable polymeric composition, of a high-pressure polyethylene; and (b) 0 to less than 40 weight percent, based on the total weight of the crosslinkable polymeric composition, of a filler, where the ethylene-based interpolymer of component (a) is not prepared in a high-pressure reactor or process. Additionally, the polymer blend has the following properties: (i) a shear thinning ratio (V0.1/V100) at 190° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Bharat I. Chaudhary, Rennisha Wickham, Morgan M. Hughes, Juan C. Tuberquia
  • Patent number: 10487169
    Abstract: A method for producing a propylene-based block copolymer produces a propylene-based copolymer that exhibits excellent stereoregularity, rigidity, and impact resistance in a convenient and efficient manner while achieving high polymerization activity. The method for producing a propylene-based block copolymer includes bringing a catalyst into contact with propylene, or propylene and an ?-olefin, and bringing an electron donor compound into contact with the resulting product to produce a propylene-based block copolymer, the catalyst including a solid catalyst component that includes titanium, magnesium, a halogen, and an internal electron donor compound, a specific organoaluminum compound, and a specific external electron donor compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: TOHO TITANIUM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masafumi Imai, Toshihiko Sugano, Toshiya Uozumi, Yuta Haga
  • Patent number: 10487203
    Abstract: The invention relates to a polypropylene composition which combines low sealing initiation temperature (SIT) and high melting point (Tm), thus having a broad sealing window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Borealis AG
    Inventors: Luca Boragno, Pauli Leskinen, Luigi Resconi, Matthias Hoff, Friedrich Berger
  • Patent number: 10471407
    Abstract: A process for starting a multizone circulating reactor containing no polyolefin particles, comprising the steps of conveying gas through the reactor and the gas recycle line, feeding a particulate material comprising a polymerization catalyst and optionally polyolefin into the reactor, controlling the gas flow in a vertical reactor zone equipped with a throttling valve at the bottom so that the upwards gas velocity in the bottom part of this reaction zone is lower than the terminal free-fall velocity of the particulate material fed into the reactor, and, after the weight of the particulate polyolefin in this reactor zone is higher than the drag force of the upward moving gas, controlling the circulation rate of the polymer particles within the multizone circulating reactor by adjusting the opening of the throttling valve and adjusting the flow rate of a dosing gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Gabriele Mei, Massimo Covezzi, Gerhardus Meier, Antonio Mazzucco, Pietro Baita, Ulf Schueller, Lorella Marturano, Enrico Balestra
  • Patent number: 10465021
    Abstract: An uncompounded particulate metallocene-produced polyethylene can have a multimodal molecular weight distribution and particle size distribution measured by obtaining at least four fractions by sieving. A set of Mw values including an Mw value for each fraction can be obtained. A set of Mn values including an Mn value for each fraction can be obtained. A ratio between a standard deviation value of the Mw set and a mean value of the Mw set can be equal to or less than 0.15. A ratio between a standard deviation value of the Mn set and a mean value of the Mn set can be equal to or less than 0.15. The uncompounded particulate metallocene-produced polyethylene can be prepared by a process that includes polymerization in an apparatus. The apparatus can include at least three serially connected loop reactors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: FINA TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Aurelien Vantomme, Christopher Willocq, Daan Dewachter
  • Patent number: 10465025
    Abstract: A propylene-based impact copolymer having a high gloss and suitable for appliance components comprising a polypropylene homopolymer and within a range of from 6 wt % to 20 wt % of propylene copolymer based on the weight of the impact copolymer, wherein the copolymer comprises from 20 wt % to 44 wt % ethylene, and/or C4 to C10 ?-olefin derived units and the remainder propylene-derived units based on the weight of the propylene copolymer, the impact copolymer having a melt flow rate (230° C./2.16 kg) within a range of from 10 g/10 min to 50 g/10 min.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Chon-Yie Lin, Todd S. Edwards, Christopher G. Bauch, Prasadarao Meka
  • Patent number: 10457802
    Abstract: The present invention is a crosslinked body obtained by crosslinking a composition which comprises 100 parts by mass of (A) an ethylene/?-olefin/non-conjugated polyene copolymer having one or more peaks of tan ? in the temperature range of ?50 to ?30° C., the tan ? being determined by dynamic viscoelasticity measurement, 50 to 500 parts by mass of (B) an olefin-based copolymer having one or more peaks of tan ? in the temperature range of 0 to 40° C., the tan ? being determined by dynamic viscoelasticity measurement, 5 to 300 parts by mass of (C) a softener, 10 to 300 parts by mass of (D) a reinforcing filler and 0.1 to 10 parts by mass of (E) a vulcanizing agent, and which has a content ratio by mass ((C)/(D)) of (C) the softener to (D) the reinforcing filler of 0.3 to 1.5, the crosslinked body having a durometer hardness (value immediately after measurement) of 50 to 8.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUI CHEMICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Fumito Takeuchi, Kengo Goto
  • Patent number: 10435548
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a multimodal polyethylene having a flow ratio FRR ranging between ?25 and ?35, a density ranging between ?948.0 kg/m3 and ?953.0 kg/m3, an MFR190/5 ranging between ?0.1 and ?0.4 g/10 min and comprising from 50-54% by weight of an ethylene homopolymer A and from 46-50% by weight of an ethylene-hexene copolymer B, where ah percentages are based on the total weight of the composition and wherein ethylene homopolymer A has a viscosity number ?110 cm3/g and ?130 cm3/g and a density between ?960.0 kg/m3 and ?969.0 kg/m3. The polyethylene is suitable to be applied in the production of pipes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Priya Garg, Nicolaas Hendrika Friederichs, Tom Schoffelen
  • Patent number: 10435489
    Abstract: Ethylene-based polymer is made by a process comprising polymerizing a reaction mixture comprising ethylene and at least one chain transfer agent system; wherein the polymerization takes place in the presence of at least one free-radical initiator; and wherein the polymerization takes place in a reactor configuration comprising at least one tubular reactor with at least three reaction zones; and wherein at least two reaction zones receive an ethylene feed; and wherein the degree of polymerization in the first reaction zone is less than, or equal to, (5/LCBf)*3150; and wherein the ethylene-based polymer formed by the process comprises the following properties: (A) LCBf?(4.7+0.5*log(I2)); and (B) I2 from 0.2 to 25 dg/min.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Otto Berbee, Stefan Hinrichs, Nhi Dang, Juergen Siebdrat, Cornelis F. J. Den Doelder
  • Patent number: 10399052
    Abstract: The use of induced condensing agent (ICA) in fluidized bed gas phase reactor systems enables higher production rates but can affect the resulting polyolefins melt index. The effect the increased ICA concentration may have on a melt index may be counteracted, if necessary, by altering the concentration of olefin monomer within the reactor system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Univation Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Bruce J. Savatsky, Natarajan Muruganandam, Timothy R. Lynn, James M. Farley, Daniel P. Zilker, Jr., Fathi David Hussein
  • Patent number: 10385194
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polymer composition, to the use of the polymer composition in film applications and to a film comprising the polymer composition of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Jarmo Kela, Peter Niedersuss, Jari Aarila, Markku Vahteri, Floran Prades, John Jamieson, Willem De Wever
  • Patent number: 10366807
    Abstract: Disclosed are a resin composition for a cable material and a cable used for a vehicle and a method of manufacturing the cable thereof. In particularly, by controlling the components such as a polypropylene content, a flame retardant content and the like in a base resin, and containing a high crystalline homo polypropylene (PP) resin and a high crystalline block polypropylene resin in the base resin in a specific ratio, the resin composition provides excellent physical properties such as abrasion resistance and flexibility resistance and has reduced weight effect when a cable is manufactured using the resin composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kyungshin Cable Co., Ltd., Taesung Electro-Circuit Systems
    Inventors: Seung Woo Choi, Jae Ik Jung, Dae Young Hwang
  • Patent number: 10358545
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a composition comprising a propylene based polymer; a polymeric ethylene ionomer; a vulcanizing agent that is a crosslinker and that is reactive with the polymeric ethylene ionomer; and a compatibilizer that is a crystalline block composite including (1) a crystalline ethylene based polymer, (2) a crystalline alpha-olefin based polymer derived from a C3-10 ?-olefin, and (3) a block copolymer comprising 10 to 90 wt % of a crystalline ethylene block comprising at least 85 wt % of units derived from ethylene and 10 to 90 wt % of a crystalline alpha-olefin block comprising at least 90 wt % of units derived from the C3-10 ?-olefin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Yushan Hu, Kim L. Walton
  • Patent number: 10358543
    Abstract: The invention provides a composition comprising the following: A) a first ethylene-based polymer, formed by a high pressure, free-radical polymerization process, and comprising the following properties: a) a Mw(abs) versus I2 relationship: Mw(abs)<A×[(I2)B], where A=5.00×102 (kg/mole)/(dg/min)B, and B=?0.40; and b) a MS versus I2 relationship: MS?C×[(I2)D], where C=13.5 cN/(dg/min)D, and D=?0.55, c) a melt index (I2) from greater than 0.9 to 2.5 g/10 min; and B) a second ethylene-based polymer; and wherein the second ethylene-based polymer has a melt index (I2) from 0.1 to 4.0 g/10 min.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Cornelis F. J. den Doelder, Teresa P. Karjala, Otto J. Berbee, Lori L. Kardos
  • Patent number: 10358544
    Abstract: There is provided a thermoplastic elastomer composition from which a molded article excellent in flame retardancy, tensile properties, softness, and appearance can be obtained and by which a mold is hardly polluted during its molding. The thermoplastic elastomer composition includes at least one selected from an ethylene copolymer containing monomer units derived from ethylene and monomer units derived from at least one selected from propylene and ?-olefins having 4 to 10 carbon atoms (component (A)) and a copolymer containing monomer units derived from an aromatic vinyl compound and monomer units derived from a conjugate diene compound (component (B)), a propylene polymer (component (C)), a phosphoric acid salt compound (component (D)), a phosphoric acid ester (component (E)), and a metal oxide (component (F)).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
    Inventor: Ryosuke Kurokawa
  • Patent number: 10336921
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a polymer blend, having a melt viscosity at 190° C. of 3,000 cP to 12,000 cP, and one or more tackifiers, having a softening point of 80° C. to 145° C., an aromaticity of 3 mol % to 11 mol % aromatic protons, and a Cloud Point of ?10° C. to 15° C. for use in an adhesive composition. The polymer blend includes a first propylene-based polymer and a different second propylene-based polymer, both selected from a homopolymer of propylene or a copolymer of propylene and ethylene or a C4 to C10 alpha-olefin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer J. Austin, Ranjan Tripathy
  • Patent number: 10279766
    Abstract: A vehicle body assembly includes a first body wholly or partly made of a first polymeric material. The first polymeric material includes a polycarbonate and has a 60-degree gloss that is equal to or greater than 80 gloss units. The first body defines an outermost surface of the vehicle body assembly. The first body may be an exterior trim component, such as a grille portion, and may have a black color. The vehicle body assembly further includes a second body coupled (e.g., chemically bonded) to the first body. The second body may be a support body configured to support the exterior trim component and is wholly or partly made of a second polymeric material. The second polymeric material is different from the first polymeric material, and the outermost surface of the first body faces away from the second body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Thomas J. Pickett, Robert Dallos, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10253439
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to an article that includes a nonwoven substrate and a film supported by the nonwoven substrate. The film can include a first polymer and a polymer that is immiscible with the first polymer. The first polymer can include a polyolefin and the second polymer can include a polycycloolefin, a polymethylpentene, or a copolymer thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Fiberweb, LLC
    Inventor: Mehdi Afshari
  • Patent number: 10221292
    Abstract: A method of producing a polypropylene resin in-mold expanded product, includes: placing polypropylene resin particles obtained from a base material resin having a melting point of 140° C. to 150° C., the base material resin comprising: a polypropylene resin A comprising 3 weight % to 15 weight % of 1-butene and having a melting point of 130° C. to 140° C.; and a polypropylene resin B having a melting point of 145° C. to 165° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: KANEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toru Yoshida, Shintaro Miura
  • Patent number: 10196506
    Abstract: The invention relates to an heat-activated fabric comprising a polymer blend of 70 to 100 wt % of a polymer blend component and 0 to 30 wt % of a propylene polymer, wherein the polymer blend component comprises a first propylene-based polymer, wherein the first propylene-based polymer is a homopolymer of propylene or a copolymer of propylene and ethylene or a C4 to C10 alpha-olefin and a second propylene-based polymer, wherein the second propylene-based polymer is a homopolymer of propylene or a copolymer of propylene and ethylene or a C4 to C10 alpha-olefin, wherein the second propylene-based polymer is different than the first propylene-based polymer and wherein the polymer blend component has a MFR of greater than or equal to 20 g/10 min to less than 10,000 g/10 min; and wherein the propylene polymer has a MFR of greater than or equal to 20 g/10 min to less than 5,000 g/10 min.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: James N. Coffey, Galen C. Richeson, Jennifer J. Austin, Jurgen J. M. Schroeyers
  • Patent number: 10160849
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a polyolefin composition comprising, in some embodiments: A) 90.0-99.0 wt % of a propylene homopolymer; B) f1.0-10.0 wt % of a propylene/ethylene copolymer composition comprising: b1) 14-52 wt % of a propylene homopolymer or a propylene/ethylene copolymer; b2) 48-86 wt % of a propylene ethylene copolymer comprising an ethylene derived units content of 20.0-55.0 wt %; wherein the resulting polyolefin composition has a melt flow rate (MFR; ISO 1133, 230° C., 5 kg) of 0.2-4.0 g/10 min; the sum of A+B equals 100% by weight and the sum of b1+b2 equals 100% by weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Basell Poliolefine Italia S.r.l.
    Inventors: Claudio Cavalieri, Monica Galvan, Giampaolo Pellegatti, Francesca Tisi
  • Patent number: 10155861
    Abstract: A composition includes (A) 30-95 wt % of a random or homogeneous propylene-based interpolymer having: (i) a comonomer content of at least one of C2 and C4-10 ?-olefins of 7 wt % to 49 wt % based on the total weight of the propylene-based interpolymer, (ii) a density of 0.90 g/cc or less, and (iii) an MFR of 1 g/10 min or greater (230° C./2.16 kg); and (B) 5-70 wt % of a block composite nucleator comprising: (1) a first polymer that includes polypropylene; (2) a second polymer that includes an alpha-olefin based polymer, the alpha-olefin being selected from at least one of a C2 and C4-10 ?-olefins, and (3) a block copolymer having a first segment and a second segment, the first segment of the block copolymer having the same composition as the first polymer in the block composite nucleator and the second segment of the block copolymer having the same composition as the second polymer of the block composite nucleator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Yi Jin, Kim L. Walton, Morgan M. Hughes, Thomas W. Karjala, Lamy J. Chopin, III, Dean Lee, Rongjuan Cong
  • Patent number: 10155828
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a heterophasic propylene copolymer (HECO), a polyolefin composition (PO) comprising the heterophasic propylene copolymer (HECO), an automotive article comprising the heterophasic propylene copolymer (HECO) and/or the polyolefin composition (PO) and a process for the preparation of the polyolefin composition (PO) as well as the use of the heterophasic propylene copolymer (HECO) for improving the mechanical properties of a polyolefin composition (PO).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Borealis AG
    Inventors: Georg Grestenberger, Martina Sandholzer
  • Patent number: 10145027
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a fiber that is composed of a polymeric blend including (i) 95 wt % to 99 wt % of a high density ethylene-based polymer having a Mw/Mn from 2.0 to 3.0 and (ii) from 5 wt % to 1 wt % of a low density ethylene-based polymer having a melt index from 5 g/10 min to 15 g/10 min. The fiber has a density from 1 denier to 2 denier and a 3% secant modulus from 8.5 g/denier to 20 g/denier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Arnaldo Lorenzo, Selim Bensason, Jacquelyn A. Degroot
  • Patent number: 10113058
    Abstract: A polymer composition providing optical clarity and impact resistance includes from about 40 weight percent (wt. %) to about 99.9 wt. % (e.g., 50-95 wt. %) of a continuous matrix, and from about 0.01 wt. % to about 60 wt. % (e.g., 5-50 wt. %) of a dispersed phase. The weight percentages of the matrix phase and the dispersed phase are based on the total weight of the matrix phase and the dispersed phase. The matrix phase may comprise a polypropylene polymer comprising from 0 to 7 mole percent (mol. %) of units derived from ethylene, a C4-C10 alpha olefin or combinations thereof. The dispersed phases may be a propylene/alpha olefin copolymer having from 10 mol. % to 70 mol. % of units derived from ethylene or a C4-C10 alpha olefin or combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Braskem America, Inc.
    Inventors: Leslie Bockman, Elliot Carnevale, Jon Scott Larson, Kevin Herrington
  • Patent number: 10100185
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a new heterophasic propylene copolymer (RAHECO) and an injection molded article comprising the heterophasic propylene copolymer (RAHECO) as well as a thin wall packaging comprising the heterophasic propylene copolymer (RAHECO). The present invention is further directed to the use of the heterophasic propylene copolymer (RAHECO) for improving the toughness of an injection molded article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Borealis AG
    Inventors: Jingbo Wang, Pauli Leskinen, Johanna Lilja, Markus Gahleitner
  • Patent number: 10093759
    Abstract: A gas-phase process for making a propylene-based polymer in a fluidized-bed reactor, the reactor containing a fluidized bed including polymer product particles and a catalyst, the process having a set of quantitative criteria for maximum monomer partial pressure, maximum reactor temperature, and comonomer content(s) in the propylene-based polymer. The propylene-based polymer may be EBPT or BPRCP. The catalyst may include a catalyst/donor system comprising (1) a supported Ziegler-Natta pro-catalyst, (2) a co-catalyst, and (3) a mixed external electron donor system including (a) an activity limiting agent including at least one carboxylate ester functional group, and (b) a selectivity control agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: W. R. Grace & Co.-Conn.
    Inventors: Ping Cai, Matthew J. Fedec, Jeffrey D. Goad, Jan W. Van Egmond, Chai-Jing Chou
  • Patent number: 10087318
    Abstract: Ethylene polymer composition comprising, all percent amounts being by weight: A) 30-60% of an ethylene polymer containing 10% or less, referred to the weight of A), of a fraction XSA soluble in xylene at 25° C.; B) 40-70% of a copolymer of ethylene with at least one olefin of formula HC2?CHR, where R is a alkyl radical, linear or branched, having from 2 to 8 carbon atoms, containing 65-90% of ethylene and 55-15% of a fraction XSB soluble in xylene at 25° C., both the ethylene of the copolymer and XSB amounts being referred to the weight of B), the intrinsic viscosity [?] of the XSB fraction ranging from 0.8 to 3.2 dl/g; wherein the amounts of A) and B) are referred to the total weight of A)+B).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Claudio Cavalieri, Michele Grazzi, Roberto Pantaleoni
  • Patent number: 10087317
    Abstract: Ethylene polymer composition having a fusion enthalpy ?Hfus, measured by Differential Scanning Calorimetry with a heating rate of 20° C. per minute, of 60 J/g or more, comprising, all percent amounts being by weight: A) 25-55% of an ethylene polymer containing 10% or less, referred to the weight of A), of a fraction XSA soluble in xylene at 25° C.; B) 45-75% of a copolymer of ethylene and propylene containing from 45% to 70%, of ethylene and 60% or more of a fraction XSB soluble in xylene at 25° C., both the ethylene of the copolymer and XSB amounts being referred to the weight of B); wherein the amounts of A) and B) are referred to the total weight of A)+B).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Claudio Cavalieri, Michele Grazzi, Roberto Pantaleoni
  • Patent number: 10072140
    Abstract: Polymer blend comprising components A, B and C: A: 1 to 19.5% by weight of an elastomeric block copolymer A based on styrene (S-TPE); B: 0.5 to 8% by weight of a compatibilizer component B; and C: 80 to 98.5% by weight of at least one semi-crystalline olefin homo- or copolymer C. The invention further relates to a composition comprising thermoplastic elastomers based on styrene (S-TPE) for use as compatibilizer of S-TPE block copolymers and polyolefins, a process for the preparation of the polymer blend, a master batch for the preparation of the polymer blend, and single- and multilayer films comprising said polymer blend and their use for food packaging and as shrink hood.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: INEOS STYROLUTION GROUP GMBH
    Inventors: Konrad Knoll, Andrea Colombo
  • Patent number: 10059785
    Abstract: The invention is related to a composition of polypropylene and polyethylene, which contains specific compatibilizer and flow enhancer. Furthermore the present invention is also related to articles comprising the said composition and the use of said articles in packaging application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Borealis AG
    Inventors: Bhawna Kulshreshtha, Markus Gahleitner