Acyclic Hydrocarbon Is Propylene Patents (Class 525/322)
  • Patent number: 8835015
    Abstract: A biaxially oriented multilayer film having (a) a polyolefinic core layer containing (i) a thermoplastic material containing an alpha-olefin/polypropylene-containing copolymer, the thermoplastic material being in an amount of about 10% to 70% by weight of the core layer and (ii) an isotactic polypropylene-containing copolymer in an amount of greater than 0% to about 50% by weight of the core layer and (b) a skin layer containing a styrene-butadiene copolymer or a cyclic olefin copolymer is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Toray Plastics (America), Inc.
    Inventors: Tien-Kuei Su, Keunsuk P. Chang
  • Publication number: 20140213734
    Abstract: This invention relates to polyethylene copolymers comprising ethylene and vinyl terminated macromonomers. The polyethylene copolymers are achieved by copolymerization of ethylene and vinyl terminated macromonomers in a polymerization reactor, particularly in high yields and with a wide range of VTM molecular weights, that can be made at commercial rates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventor: Peijun Jiang
  • Patent number: 8759452
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a polypropylene composition comprising a propylene homo- or copolymer (A) with a polydispersity index (PI), determined according ISO 6721-1, of at least 5.8 Pa?1; and an inorganic filler (B) in an amount from 2.0 to 20 parts per weight based on 100 parts per weight of (A)+(B); The present invention is furthermore directed to a polypropylene composition comprising a propylene homo- or copolymer (A); and an inorganic filler (B); whereby the following relation is fulfilled (80F+1700)MPa?T wherein F are the parts per weight of component (B) based on 100 parts per weight of the total amount of (A)+(B). T is the tensile modulus in MPa, determined according to ISO 527-2, of the polypropylene composition measured on a test specimen prepared by injection molding according to ISO 1873-2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Borealis AG
    Inventors: Markus Gahleitner, Bo Malm, Klaus Bernreitner, Juliane Braun
  • Publication number: 20140163173
    Abstract: A method for producing an olefin block polymer, the method including: polymerizing olefins using a polymerization catalyst (X) and an organometallic compound (C) containing an atom of any of Groups 2, 12, and 13 of the periodic table of the elements, the organometallic compound (C) excluding an activating co-catalyst agent (B), wherein the polymerization catalyst (X) is formed by bringing a transition metal compound (A) into contact with the activating co-catalyst agent (B), the transition metal compound (A) is represented by the following general formula (1), and the activating co-catalyst agent (B) is selected from among an organoaluminumoxy compound (B-1), an organoboron compound (B-2), a zinc co-catalyst component (B-3), and ion-exchange layered silicate (B-4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Koji ISHIWATA, Masato TAKANO, Kazuo TAKAOKI
  • Patent number: 8722808
    Abstract: Polyolefin composition comprising, in percent by weight: A) 10-50% of a copolymer of propylene with one or more comonomer(s) selected from ethylene and CH2?CHR alpha-olefins where R is a 2-8 carbon alkyl, which copolymer contains from 1 to 8% of comonomer(s); B) 50-90% of a blend of copolymers (bI) and (bII), wherein copolymer (bI) contains from 18 to 40% of ethylene, and copolymer (bII) contains from 55 to 85% of ethylene, and the weight ratio (bI)/(bII) is from 0.2 to 2; in which composition the copolymer component (bI) is present in amounts of 15% or more with respect to the total weight of (A)+(B), the weight ratio C2II/C2I of the content C2II of ethylene in copolymer component (bII) to the content C2I of ethylene in copolymer component (bI) is of 1.8 or more, and the intrinsic viscosity [?] of the fraction XS soluble in xylene at room temperature (about 25° C.), referred to the total weight of (A)+(B), is of 2 dl/g or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Basell Poliolefine Italia S.r.l.
    Inventors: Giampaolo Pellegatti, Paolo Goberti
  • Patent number: 8709561
    Abstract: A polypropylene composition having a melt flow rate MFR2 (230° C.) measured according to according to ISO 1133 of at least 2.0 g/10 min, said polypropylene composition comprises a propylene copolymer (C-PP) and a high melt strength polypropylene (HMS-PP), wherein the propylene copolymer (C-PP) (a) has a comonomer content of equal or below 7.0 wt.-%, the comonmers are ethylene and/or at least one C4 to C12 ?-olefin, and (b) fulfills the equation (I) R+4.96×C?95.66 wherein R is the randomness [%] measured by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), and C is the comonomer content [wt.-%] measured by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Borealis AG
    Inventors: Klaus Bernreitner, Petar Doshev
  • Patent number: 8710143
    Abstract: A composition for use in forming a multi-block copolymer, said copolymer containing therein two or more segments or blocks differing in chemical or physical properties, a polymerization process using the same, and the resulting polymers, wherein the composition comprises the admixture or reaction product resulting from combining: (A) a first metal complex olefin polymerization catalyst, (B) a second metal complex olefin polymerization catalyst capable of preparing polymers differing in chemical or physical properties from the polymer prepared by catalyst (A) under equivalent polymerization conditions, and (C) a chain shuttling agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Daniel J. Arriola, Edmund M. Carnahan, Yunwa Wilson Cheung, David D. Devore, David D. Graf, Phillip D. Hustad, Roger L. Kuhlman, Colin Li Pi Shan, Benjamin C. Poon, Gordon R. Roof, James C. Stevens, Pamela J. Stirn, Timothy T. Wenzel
  • Publication number: 20140106979
    Abstract: Polymers having orthogonal reactive groups and solid supports comprising polymers immobilized thereto are provided. The polymers find utility in any number of applications including immobilizing analyte molecules to solid supports for high throughput assays.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: NVS Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Aldrich N. K. Lau, Robert G. Eason
  • Publication number: 20140066567
    Abstract: This invention relates to an adhesive comprising an olefin polymer composition comprising a first amorphous polymer having a crystallinity of 5% or less, prepared with a first catalyst; and a second crystalline polymer, differing in chemical and physical properties from the first polymer, having a crystallinity of 20% or more, prepared with a second catalyst; and where the olefin polymer composition has a Dot T-Peel of 1 Newton or more on Kraft paper; an Mw of at least 7,000 to 80,000; a branching index (g?) of from 0.4 to 0.90 measured at the Mz of the polymer composition; and a crystallinity of between 5 and 40%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventors: Peijun Jiang, Armenag Hagop Dekmezian, Jo Ann Marie Canich, Charles Lewis Sims, Ramin Abhari, Cesar Alberto Garcia-Franco, David Raymond Johnsrud
  • Patent number: 8580890
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a heterophasic propylene copolymer of high melt flow for injection molding, which comprise a propylene polymer matrix and a rubber. The heterophasic propylene copolymers of the present invention are characterized by a high viscosity of the rubber phase and a well-defined ratio of the intrinsic viscosities of the rubber phase and the propylene polymer matrix, thus resulting in improved mechanical properties. The present invention further relates to a process for the production of such heterophasic propylene copolymers, their use and articles produced with them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Total Petrochemicals Research Feluy
    Inventors: Rita De Luca, Philippe Hoslet
  • Patent number: 8569422
    Abstract: The invention is related to catalytic olefin block copolymers with a controlled block sequence distribution and at least one low crystallinity hard block. The block copolymer has a number of unique characteristics disclosed here.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Colin Li Pi Shan, Roger L. Kuhlman, Gary L. Rath, Pamela J. Kenny, Morgan M. Hughes, Rongjuan Cong
  • Patent number: 8568845
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a heterophasic polymer composition which comprises (i) a matrix comprising a propylene homopolymer and/or a propylene copolymer having an amount of comonomer units of less than 1.0 wt %, and (ii) an elastomeric polypropylene which is dispersed within the matrix and comprises comonomer units derived from ethylene and/or a C4 to C12 alpha-olefin; and wherein the heterophasic polymer composition has an amorphous fraction AM in an amount of 2.0 to 7.5 wt %, and the amorphous fraction AM has an amount of ethylene- and/or C4 to C12 alpha-olefin-derived comonomer units of 20 to 45 wt %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Borealis AG
    Inventors: Bo Malm, Franz Ruemer, Andreas Wolf, Tua Sundholm
  • Patent number: 8557917
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the preparation of a propylene homo- or copolymer, comprising the following steps: (i) feeding propylene and hydrogen, and optionally one or more comonomers, to a reactor R1, wherein the hydrogen is fed to the reactor R1 in a periodically varying amount, (ii) preparing a first fraction of the propylene homo- or copolymer in the reactor R1 in the presence of a catalyst, (iii) transferring the first fraction to a reactor R2, and (iv) preparing a second fraction of the propylene homo- or copolymer in the reactor R2, wherein the melt flow rate MFR (2.16 kg, 230° C.) of the propylene homo- or copolymer is higher than the melt flow rate MFR (2.16 kg, 230° C.) of the first fraction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Borealis AG
    Inventors: Pauli Leskinen, Michiel Bergstra
  • Publication number: 20130236668
    Abstract: A polypropylene composition having a melt flow rate MFR2 (230° C.) measured according to according to ISO 1133 of at least 2.0 g/10 min, said polypropylene composition comprises a propylene copolymer (C-PP) and a high melt strength polypropylene (HMS-PP), wherein the propylene copolymer (C-PP) (a) has a comonomer content of equal or below 7.0 wt.-%, the comonmers are ethylene and/or at least one C4 to C12 ?-olefin, and (b) fulfills the equation (I) R+4.96×C?95.66 wherein R is the randomness [%] measured by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), and C is the comonomer content [wt.-%] measured by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: Borealis AG
    Inventors: Klaus Bernreitner, Petar Doshev
  • Patent number: 8420743
    Abstract: A propylene-based copolymer is composed of 60 to 90% by weight of Component (A) that is a polymer component whose major structural unit is a structural unit derived from propylene and 10 to 40% by weight of Component (B) that is a propylene-ethylene copolymer component whose content of a structural unit derived from ethylene is 50 to 80% by weight, wherein the sum total of Component (A) and Component (B) is 100% by weight, wherein the ratio of the intrinsic viscosity of Component (B) ([?]B) to the intrinsic viscosity of Component (A) ([?]A)([?]B/[?]A) satisfies a formula: 1.3<[?]B/[?]A?2.0, and the melt flow rate, measured at a temperature of 230° C. and a load of 21.18 N, of the copolymer is not less than 5 g/10 minutes and not more than 30 g/10 minutes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
    Inventors: Kenji Ikeda, Shigeki Kishiro
  • Patent number: 8389654
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polymer composition, comprising (i) a polypropylene homopolymer, (ii) a polypropylene random copolymer, prepared by copolymerization of propylene with an olefin comonomer and having an amount of olefin comonomer units of 0.2 to 5 wt %, and (iii) an elastomeric copolymer of propylene and at least one olefin comonomer, the polymer composition having a tensile modulus, determined according to ISO 527-2/1B at 1 mm/min. and 23° C., of at least 1200 MPa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Borealis Technology Oy
    Inventors: Kauno Alastalo, Carl-Gustaf Ek, Bo Malm, Ulf Torgersen, Olli Tuominen
  • Patent number: 8349912
    Abstract: Crosslink agents used to copolymerize at least one hydrophilic monomer with at least one lens monomer typically used to prepare polymeric materials for ophthalmic lenses. The crosslink agents have a relatively high selectivity for the hydrophilic monomer and limited reactivity with the crosslink agent used to polymerize the lens monomer. Accordingly, the invention is also directed to a hydrophilic crosslinked polymer that comprises at least two monomeric units and at least two different crosslink units. The use of the dual crosslink system provides an improved means to control the final chemical, physical and structural characteristics of the resulting polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Bausch & Lomb Incorporated
    Inventors: Ivan M. Nunez, Joseph A. McGee, David E. Seelye
  • Publication number: 20120309859
    Abstract: Interpolymer resin particles that include from about 20% to about 60% by weight based on the weight of the particles of uncross-linked polyolefin resin particles having a VICAT softening temperature greater than 85° C. and from about 40% to about 80% by weight based on the weight of the interpolymer particles of polymerized vinyl aromatic monomer composition particles that have been polymerized in the uncross-linked polyolefin resin particles to form an interpenetrating network of polyolefin resin particles and polystyrene particles. The interpolymer resin particles have a gel content ranging from about 0 to about 1.5% by weight based on the weight of the interpolymer resin particles, a VICAT softening temperature ranging from about 90° C. to about 115° C., and a melt index value ranging from about 0.2 to about 35.0 g/10 minutes (Condition G).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: NOVA CHEMICALS INC.
    Inventor: Steven M. Krupinski
  • Patent number: 8268425
    Abstract: The invention relates to a polyethylene molding composition which has a multimodal molar mass distribution and is particularly suitable for producing external sheathing of electric or information transmission cables. The molding composition has a density at a temperature of 23° C. in the range from 0.94 to 0.95 g/cm3 and an MFI190/5 in the range from 1.2 to 2.1 dg/min. It comprises from 45 to 55% by weight of a low molecular weight ethylene homopolymer A, from 30 to 40% by weight of a high molecular weight copolymer B of ethylene and another olefin having from 4 to 8 carbon atoms and from 10 to 20% by weight of an ultra high molecular weight ethylene copolymer C. The invention also relates to an electric or information transmission cable having an external sheath of the polyethylene molding composition which has a thickness in the range from 0.2 to 3 cm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Heinz Vogt, Joachim Berthold
  • Patent number: 8207272
    Abstract: Heterophasic polypropylene composition comprising:—a polypropylene matrix (M) and—an elastomeric copolymer (E) being dispersed in the matrix (M), wherein the elastomeric copolymer (E) comprises units derived from—propylene and—ethylene and/or C4 to C20 ?-olefin, and wherein further,—the intrinsic viscosity of the xylene cold soluble fraction (XCS) of the heterophasic polypropylene composition is above 2.1 dl/g measured according to ISO 1628-1 (at 135° C. in decaline) and/or—Mz/Mw of the xylene cold soluble fraction (XCS) of the heterophasic polypropylene composition is more than 2.6, preferably 2.7, wherein the Mz is the z-average molecular weight measured according to ISO 16014-4:2003 and Mw is the weight average molecular weight measured according to ISO 16014-4:2003.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Borealis AG
    Inventors: Klaus Bernreitner, Christelle Grein
  • Publication number: 20120130018
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a polymerization process for the production of a high melt flow propylene impact copolymer. The process includes contacting an active propylene-based polymer having a melt flow rate greater than about 100 g/10 min with one or more olefins in a polymerization reactor to form the propylene impact copolymer with a melt flow rate greater than about 60 g/10 min. The production of the high melt flow propylene impact copolymer may occur in one or more polymerization reactors, utilizing standard hydrogen concentration, and no visbreaking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2009
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Inventors: William G. Sheard, Jeffrey D. Goad, Linfeng Chen
  • Publication number: 20120094042
    Abstract: A monoaxially oriented films and methods of making films including a heat sealable layer including propylene homo-polymer or copolymer and 3-15 wt % of at least one elastomer. The oriented films have a refractive index that satisfies the condition 5?delta n=|n (MD)?n (TD)|×1000?25, in which n (MD) is a refractive index of the film in a machine direction, and n (TD) is a refractive index of the film in a transverse direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: TORAY PLASTICS (AMERICA), INC.
    Inventors: Mark S. LEE, Harold Egon KOEHN, Nao YOKOTA, Emilio COLETTA, Matthew H. BROWN
  • Patent number: 8143366
    Abstract: The present invention provides a compound having a formula: where R1 is selected from the group consisting of alkyl, CH2(OC2H4)OCH3, and —(OC2H4)OCH3; n is 0-4; Olig is an oligomer having a formula: -L-O-PAGR.R2]q where L is a optional linker moiety selected from the group consisting of —CH2O—, —CH2OX—, —OX—, —C(O)—, —C(O)X, —NH—, —NHC(O)—, —XNHC(O)—, —NHC(O)X—, —C(O)NH—, —C(O)NHX—, and where X is alkyl1-6 or is not present, Y is N or O or is not present, and R3 is alkyl1-6; PAG is a linear or branched polyalkylene glycol moiety; R2 is an alkyl1-22 capping moiety if X is present or alkyl2-22 if X is not present; and q is a number from 1 to the maximum number of branches on PAG; and m is 1-5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Biocon Limited
    Inventors: Nnochiri N. Ekwuribe, Amy L. Odenbaugh
  • Publication number: 20110288190
    Abstract: A method of treating a material derived from recovery and shredding, the material comprising a mixture of polypropylene and polyethylene, wherein the material is mixed with 1% to 5% by weight of copolymer of ethylene-?-olefin type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2009
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Applicant: COMPAGNIE PLASTIC OMNIUM
    Inventors: Frederic Viot, Jacques Guillet, Philippe Cassagnau, Valerie Massardier-Nageotte, Rodolphe Sonnier
  • Patent number: 8053489
    Abstract: Crosslink agents used to copolymerize at least one hydrophilic monomer with at least one lens monomer typically used to prepare polymeric materials for ophthalmic lenses. The crosslink agents have a relatively high selectivity for the hydrophilic monomer and limited reactivity with the crosslink agent used to polymerize the lens monomer. Accordingly, the invention is also directed to a hydrophilic crosslinked polymer that comprises at least two monomeric units and at least two different crosslink units. The use of the dual crosslink system provides an improved means to control the final chemical, physical and structural characteristics of the resulting polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Bausch & Lomb Incorporated
    Inventors: Ivan M. Nunez, Joseph A. McGee, David E. Seelye
  • Patent number: 8044144
    Abstract: The present invention provides a propylene-ethylene copolymer which is excellent in a balance between a heat resistance and an elasticity recovering property and has a good transparency and which is improved in peel whitening brought about by mutual adhesion in storing specific to soft materials, a resin composition for a transparent elasticity recovering film or sheet comprising the above copolymer, a transparent elasticity recovering film or sheet and a wrap film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Prime Polymer Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiko Endoh, Misao Mukui, Junichi Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20110196106
    Abstract: A propylene-based copolymer is composed of 60 to 90% by weight of Component (A) that is a polymer component whose major structural unit is a structural unit derived from propylene and 10 to 40% by weight of Component (B) that is a propylene-ethylene copolymer component whose content of a structural unit derived from ethylene is 50 to 80% by weight, wherein the sum total of Component (A) and Component (B) is 100% by weight, wherein the ratio of the intrinsic viscosity of Component (B)([?]B) to the intrinsic viscosity of Component (A) ([?]A)([?]B/[?]A) satisfies a formula: 1.3<[?]B/[?]A?2.0, and the melt flow rate, measured at a temperature of 230° C. and a load of 21.18 N, of the copolymer is not less than 5 g/10 minutes and not more than 30 g/10 minutes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2011
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Applicant: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Kenji IKEDA, Shigeki KISHIRO
  • Patent number: 7989083
    Abstract: To provide an acid-modified polypropylene resin which can be used for an adhesive capable of bonding a polyolefin type resin and a polar resin with sufficient force, its production process and a resin composition using it. An acid-modified polypropylene resin, which is obtained by grafting an organic acid component to a polypropylene resin, wherein the polypropylene resin is an isotactic polypropylene resin, the grafted amount X (wt %) of the organic acid component in the acid-modified polypropylene resin is within a range of from 1.0 wt % to 20.0 wt %, and the melt flow rate Y (g/10 min) of the acid-modified polypropylene resin satisfies the expression: Y?18.5 exp(0.82X), a process for producing such an acid-modified polypropylene resin, a resin composition using it and a laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Kenichi Morikawa, Katsutoshi Ohno
  • Patent number: 7884174
    Abstract: The invention is based on the discovery that a remarkable improvement in the performance of maleimide thermosets can be achieved through the incorporation of imide-extended mono-, bis-, or polymaleimide compounds. These imide-extended maleimide compounds are readily prepared by the condensation of appropriate anhydrides with appropriate diamines to give amine terminated compounds. These compounds are then condensed with excess maleic anhydride to yield imide-extended maleimide compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Designer Molecules, Inc.
    Inventor: Farhad G. Mizori
  • Patent number: 7872071
    Abstract: The invention relates to a polyethylene molding composition which has a multimodal molar mass distribution and is particularly suitable for producing protective coatings on steel pipes. The molding composition has a density at a temperature of 23° C. in the range from 0.94 to 0.95 g/cm3 and an MFI190/5 in the range from 1.2 to 2.1 dg/min. It comprises from 45 to 55% by weight of a low molecular weight ethylene homopolymer A, from 30 to 40% by weight of a high molecular weight copolymer B of ethylene and another olefin having from 4 to 8 carbon atoms and from 10 to 20% by weight of an ultra high molecular weight ethylene copolymer C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Joachim Berthold, Ludwig Böhm, Heinz Vogt
  • Patent number: 7868097
    Abstract: A hybrid polymer has a structure in which a polyolefin segment and a polar polymer segment are connected not via a bonding group containing a heteroatom. A method of the invention produces the hybrid polymer with industrial advantages. The hybrid polymer includes a polyolefin segment (A) and a polar polymer segment (B), the polar polymer segment being obtained by radical polymerization of a radically polymerizable monomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Hideyuki Kaneko, Shinichi Kojoh, Nobuo Kawahara, Shingo Matsuo, Tomoaki Matsugi, Norio Kashiwa
  • Patent number: 7858705
    Abstract: A process for preparing a functionalised polyolefin is described. The process comprises the step of reacting: (i) a polyolefin, (ii) a compound containing a functional group, and (iii) a coagent compound having Formula I: Xn—Y—Zm??(I) wherein: Y is a core moiety; Z is a moiety containing a carbon-carbon double bond or a carbon-carbon triple bond; X is a moiety different than Z and the bond between X and Y may be a single bond or a double bond; n is a whole number greater than or equal to 0; m is a whole number greater than or equal to 2; and m+n equals a number up to the valence of Y; wherein: (a) when m is 2 and n is 0, the process comprises initially reacting the polyolefin and the coagent to form a product that is then reacted with the compound containing the functional group, and (b) the compound containing a functional group is substantially inert in free radical-mediated polymerization reactions and in free radical-mediated grafting reactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: Queen's University At Kingston
    Inventors: John Scott Parent, Saurav Sankar Sengupta
  • Patent number: 7858706
    Abstract: A composition for use in forming a multi-block copolymer, said copolymer containing therein two or more segments or blocks differing in chemical or physical properties, a polymerization process using the same, and the resulting polymers, wherein the composition comprises the admixture or reaction product resulting from combining: (A) a first metal complex olefin polymerization catalyst, (B) a second metal complex olefin polymerization catalyst capable of preparing polymers differing in chemical or physical properties from the polymer prepared by catalyst (A) under equivalent polymerization conditions, and (C) a chain shuttling agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel J. Arriola, Edmund M. Carnahan, Yunwa Wilson Cheung, David D. Devore, David D. Graf, Phillip D. Hustad, Roger L. Kuhlman, Colin Li Pi Shan, Benjamin C. Poon, Gordon R. Roof, James C. Stevens, Pamela J. Stirn, Timothy T. Wenzel
  • Publication number: 20080293890
    Abstract: This invention relates to polyolefin compositions. In particular, the invention pertains to elastic polymer compositions that can be more easily processed on cast film lines, extrusion lamination or coating lines due to improved resistance to draw resonance. The compositions of the present invention comprise an elastomeric polyolefin resin and a high pressure low density type resin. The preferred compositions of the present invention comprise from 88 to 99 percent elastomer or plastomer and from 1 to 12 percent by weight of a high pressure low density type resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2005
    Publication date: November 27, 2008
    Applicant: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Thomas I. Butler, Andy C. Chang, Jozef J. I. Van Dun, Ronald J. Weeks, Jeffrey D. Weinhold, Rajen M. Patel, David T. Gillespie
  • Publication number: 20080242803
    Abstract: A polypropylene derivative is provided. The polypropylene derivative includes a reactive monomer grafted on polypropylene, with a grafting yield exceeding 5%. A method for preparing the polypropylene derivative is also disclosed. The method includes mixing a reactive monomer, polypropylene and a compatibilizer to prepare a polypropylene derivative grafted with the reactive monomer, with a grafting yield exceeding 5%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2008
    Publication date: October 2, 2008
    Inventors: Lien Tai CHEN, Chi-Wei Hsu, Tun-Fun Way, Jian-Lin Hua
  • Patent number: 7381773
    Abstract: A propylene polymer composition having a melt flow rate (MFR) value from 3 to 30 g/10 min, comprising (percent by weight): A) 50-90% of one or more propylene copolymer(s) having a content of xylene-insoluble mojety at room temperature of not less than 85%, selected from the group consisting of propylene-ethylene random copolymers containing from 1 to 7%, of ethylene; propylene-C4-C8 ?-olefin copolymers containing 2-10% of the C4-C8 alpha-olefins; and propylene-ethylene-C4-C8 ?-olefin copolymers containing 0.5-5% of ethylene and 2-6% Of C4-C8 ?-olefins; and B) 10-50% of a copolymer of propylene containing from 8 to 40% of ethylene and optionally 1-10% of a C4-C8 alpha-olefin; the said MFR value (MFR (2)) being obtained by subjecting to degradation a precursor composition comprising the same components A) and B) in the above said proportions, but having the MFR value (MER (1)) from 0.1 to 5 g/10 min with a ratio MFR (2) to MFR (1) of from 1.5 to 20.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2008
    Assignee: Basell Poliolefine Italia S.p.A.
    Inventors: Anteo Pelliconi, Angelo Lonardo, Gabriele Mei
  • Publication number: 20080125521
    Abstract: The present invention relates to select elastomeric blends including at least one halogenated random copolymer. In particular, the present invention relates to compositions including at least one halogenated random copolymer of isobutylene and methylstyrene, preferably para-methylstyrene; wherein the at least one halogenated random copolymer includes at least 9.0 wt % methylstyrene, preferably para-methylstyrene, based upon the weight of the at least one halogenated random copolymer; and at least one general purpose rubber. The invention also relates to articles made from these compositions and processes for making the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2005
    Publication date: May 29, 2008
    Inventors: Walter H. Waddell, Donald S. Tracey, Stuart W. Botfeld
  • Patent number: 7335703
    Abstract: A novel polyolefin graft copolymer prepared by graft-copolymerizing an olefin monomer with a (meth)acryl macromonomer or an isobutylene macromonomer in the presence of a coordination polymerization catalyst based on a late transition metal complex and a method for making the novel polyolefin graft copolymer are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2008
    Assignee: Kaneka Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshifumi Fukui
  • Patent number: 7309724
    Abstract: In accordance with the present invention, there are provided novel thermosetting resin compositions which do not require solvent to provide a system having suitable viscosity for convenient handling. Invention compositions have the benefit of undergoing rapid cure. The resulting thermosets are stable to elevated temperatures, are highly flexible, have low moisture uptake and are consequently useful in a variety of applications, e.g., in adhesive applications since they display good adhesion to both the substrate and the device attached thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2007
    Assignee: Henkel Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen M. Dershem, Dennis B. Patterson, Jose A. Osuna, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7304111
    Abstract: A problem of the invention is to provide a propylene copolymer which is excellent in adhesion to crystalline propylene-based polymers and which is excellent in solubility and compatibility with polar resins, a process for producing the same, and a composition containing the subject polypropylene copolymer. The invention is concerned with a polypropylene copolymer, which is characterized by having a polymer principal chain (A) derived from a propylene-based polymer having (1) a prescribed requirement as defined by the 13C-NMR spectral measurement and having (2) a melting point [Tm] by a differential scanning calorimeter of not higher than 100° C., or a crystal melting heat of less than 5 J/g; and a side chain containing a polymer chain (B) which is different from the principal chain, with a weight ratio of (A)/(B) being in the range of from 20/1 to 1/20, a composition containing the subject copolymer, and a process for producing the subject copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2007
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Masato Onoe, Kazuyuki Hata
  • Patent number: 7294673
    Abstract: A method of modifying a polymeric material whereby the polymeric material is modified to give a highly durable surface without decreasing its strength. Namely, a polymeric material is modified by the method comprising a combination of an impregnation step, an activation step, a step of grafting a monomer and a step of a treatment with a hydrophilic polymer. Thus, the hydrophilic nature, adhesiveness, and so forth of polymeric materials such as polyolefins can be improved without causing any decrease in the practical strength. The thus obtained polymeric materials are usable in articles with a need for high water absorptivity and high adhesiveness, for example, water-absorbing materials and water-retaining materials for medical, sanitary, cosmetic articles or supplies, agricultural materials, synthetic papers, filters and fiber products for clothes, for improving adhesiveness of composite materials and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2007
    Assignee: FiberMark Gessner GmbH & Co.
    Inventor: Hitoshi Kanazawa
  • Patent number: 7256240
    Abstract: In a process for producing a polymer blend, at least one first monomer is polymerized in a first slurry phase reaction zone in the presence of a supported first catalyst to produce a thermoplastic first polymer having a crystallinity of at least 30%. At least part of said first polymer is then contacted with at least one second monomer different from said first monomer in a second solution phase reaction zone in the presence of a second catalyst and in the absence of polyenes under conditions to produce a second polymer having a crystallinity of less than 20%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2007
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventor: Peijun Jiang
  • Patent number: 7256236
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods for advantageously producing maleated polypropylenes having a relatively high percentage of bound maleic anhydride, based on the total amount of maleic anhydride moieties present in the grafting reaction product, and the maleated polypropylenes produced therefrom. The methods produce maleated polypropylenes wherein at least about 60% of the maleic anhydride moieties in the grafting reaction product are bound to the polypropylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2007
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: Scott M. Hacker
  • Patent number: 7226977
    Abstract: A thermoplastic polyolefin having a melt flow rate of 20 dg/min or higher at 230° C. is produced in reactor without visbreaking. By controlling ratio of the weight average molecular weight of the xylene soluble fraction to the weight average molecular weight of the xylene insoluble fraction, a high melt flow thermoplastic polyolefin can be produced having a good balance of impact and stiffness, tensile elongation at break and gloss properties. Optionally, the ratio of the melt flow rate of the homopolymer phase to the melt flow rate of the total thermoplastic polyolefin can also be controlled. By compounding thermoplastic polyolefins according to the current invention with one or more modifiers, additional compositions can be produced having improved resistance to solvents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2007
    Assignee: Sunoco, Inc. ( R&M)
    Inventors: Sehyun Kim, Andrew L. Schnitgen, Ruben A. Migone, Jeffrey S. Salek
  • Patent number: 7189788
    Abstract: The polyolefin-based resin composition (I) of the present invention comprises (A) 99.9 to 80% by mass of a propylene (co)polymer having (a) a melt flow rate (MFR) of 0.1 to 200 g/10 min, (b) a meso-pentad fraction [mmmm] of an ordinary temperature (25° C.) xylene-insoluble component of 97.0% or higher, and (c) a content of an ordinary temperature (25° C.) xylene-soluble component of 4 to 50% by mass; and (B) 0.1 to 20% by mass of a copolymer containing propylene chains of an isotactic structure, and copolymer chains constituted from at least two monomer units selected from the group consisting of ethylene, C3 to C20 ?-olefins, cyclic olefins and aromatic vinyl monomers which are graft-bonded and/or block-bonded to said copolymer, and exhibits not only a high rigidity but also a highly enhanced impact strength and is well-balanced between the physical properties thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2007
    Assignee: Idemitsu Kosan Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Shuji Machida, Yutaka Kobayashi, Hideo Kusuyama, Akira Tanaka
  • Patent number: 7160950
    Abstract: A modified olefin-based copolymer produced by graft-polymerizing an alkenyl aromatic hydrocarbon and/or an unsaturated carboxylic acid or derivative thereof to an olefin-based copolymer containing repeating units derived from a linear ?-olefin and/or ethylene copolymer of ethylene and repeating units derived from a vinyl compound (I) or (II) described below, and an adhesive containing the product as an effective ingredient, in which an adhesiveness to an adherend such as olefin resins (e.g. polyethylene, polypropylene) is further improved, are provided. Vinyl compound (I): a vinyl compound represented by the general formula CH2?CH—R, wherein steric parameters Es and B1 of the substituent R are respectively ?1.64 or less and 1.53 or more. Vinyl compound (II): a vinyl compound represented by the general formula CH2?CH—R?, wherein a substituent R? is a secondary or tertiary alkyl group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2007
    Assignee: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
    Inventors: Toshiki Mori, Nobuo Oi
  • Patent number: 7144979
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a grafting process comprising the formation of a grafted polymeric structure having a substrate polymer in hybrid formation with one or more of the same or other polymers or monomeric subunits thereof. More particularly, the present invention contemplates a method of generating a homogenous or heterogenous grafted polymer by inducing or otherwise facilitating free radical formation to initiate polymerization of monomer units corresponding to the same or different polymers to a substrate polymer previously subjected to physical stress means. The resulting hybrid polymer may comprise a substrate polymer and a population of a second or further polymers in homogenous or heterogenous hybrid formation with the substrate polymer. A homogenous population includes a grafted population of the same polymer whereas a heterogenous population comprises a grafted population of two or more different polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2006
    Assignee: Bio-Layer Pty. Limited
    Inventors: Nobuyoshi Joe Maeji, Geoffrey Wickham, Firas Rasoul
  • Patent number: 7122604
    Abstract: This invention provides a graft modified polypropylene polymer which does not contain halogens, is excellent in certain properties such as solubility and can add good adhesiveness and coating ability to crystalline propylene polymer base materials, and a composition containing the same; and in particular, it provides a propylene polymer which contains a propylene polymer main chain having a stereo-block structure containing an isotactic block and a side chain containing a carboxylic acid group, an acid anhydride group or a carboxylic acid ester group, wherein when it is dissolved in toluene to a concentration of 10% by weight at 25° C., the insoluble matter is 1% by weight or less based on the total polymer, and a composition containing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2006
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Masato Onoe, Teruaki Ashihara, Kazuyuki Hata, Fumihiko Shimizu, Naomasa Sato, Akio Tanna
  • Patent number: 7078463
    Abstract: A biaxially oriented polyolefin multilayer film containing: (a) a core layer containing (i) greater than about 0% by weight to about 50% by weight of an isotactic polypropylene-containing impact copolymer, (ii) about 10% by weight to 70% by weight of an alpha olefin/polypropylene copolymer-containing thermoplastic olefin and (iii) about 10% by weight to 70% by weight of an isotactic propylene homopolymer; and (b) at least one polyolefin skin layer adjacent to the core layer is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2006
    Assignee: Toray Plastics (America), Inc.
    Inventors: Tien-Kuei Su, Keunsuk P. Chang
  • Patent number: 7019082
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention include a material comprising a polymer having a modulus of elasticity less than 105 Pa and a material comprising a polymer having a modulus of elasticity of less than 5×104 Pa. Embodiments also include a material comprising a polymeric network and a multiplicity of side chains attached to the polymeric network. The multiplicity of side chains may have an average molecular weight below the critical molecular weight for entanglements. In certain embodiments it may be advantageous for the side branches to have a glass transition temperature below the use temperature of the material. The polymer network may comprise at least two monomers so that the polymer network is a copolymer. Embodiments of the present invention also include methods of forming a polymer network. Such as, for example, a method of preparing a polymer network comprising cross-linking a polymer, wherein the polymer comprises a multiplicity of side chains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2006
    Assignee: Carnegie Mellon University
    Inventors: Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, Tadeusz Pakula