Block Copolymer Derived From Propylene Patents (Class 525/323)
  • Patent number: 10150828
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for producing a propylene terpolymer comprising comonomer units derived from ethylene and from one alpha-olefin selected from the group of C4-C8 alpha-olefins and being characterized by a total content of comonomer units not less than 8% wt and a value of the ratio of ethylene to the C4-C8 alpha-olefins ranging from 0.1 to 0.8, said process being carried out in a gas-phase reactor comprising two interconnected polymerization zones. The present invention further relates to the propylene terpolymer obtained by said process particularly suitable to be used as films such as cast films, bi- or mono-oriented films and heat-sealable films having good optical properties and excellent sealing properties combined with good shrinkage properties and softness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Basell Poliolefine Italia S.r.l.
    Inventors: Claudio Cavalieri, Camillo Cagnani, Alessandro Guidicini
  • Patent number: 9593194
    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: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
    Inventors: Koji Ishiwata, Masato Takano, Kazuo Takaoki
  • Patent number: 9556283
    Abstract: A system and method for discharging a transfer slurry from a first polymerization reactor through a transfer line to a second polymerization reactor, the transfer slurry including at least diluent and a first polyethylene. A product slurry is discharged from the second polymerization reactor, the product slurry including at least diluent, the first polyethylene, and a second polyethylene. The velocity, pressure drop, or pressure loss due to friction in the transfer line is determined, and a process variable adjusted in response to the velocity, pressure drop, or pressure loss not satisfying a specified value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, LP
    Inventors: Maruti Bhandarkar, Elizabeth Ann Benham, Rebecca A. Gonzales, Scott E. Kufeld, Joel A. Mutchler, Catherine M. Gill, Thanh T. Nguyen, Timothy O. Odi
  • Publication number: 20150034928
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide the following: an optical-device surface-sealing composition that makes it possible to fabricate an optical-device-using display with a low amount of warpage even if there is a large difference between the coefficients of linear expansion of substrates used in said display; a display with a low amount of warpage; and a manufacturing method therefor. The storage modulus of elasticity (G?(80)) of this optical-device surface-sealing composition, measured at 80° C. after said composition is heated from 40° C. to 80° C. at 5° C./min and then held at 80° C. for 30 minutes, is between 1.0×103 and 2.0×106 Pa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Yugo Yamamoto, Setsuko Oike, Masatoshi Takagi
  • Publication number: 20140275429
    Abstract: A method for producing an olefin block polymer, the method includes: polymerizing olefin using a polymerization catalyst (X), a polymerization catalyst (Y), and an organometallic compound (C) having 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-X) represented by a general formula (1-X) into contact with an activating co-catalyst agent (B); and the polymerization catalyst (Y) is formed by bringing a transition metal compound (A-Y) represented by a general formula (1-Y) into contact with the activating co-catalyst agent (B). [Chem.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
    Inventors: Koji ISHIWATA, Kazuo TAKAOKI, Kazuyuki ITO
  • Patent number: 8835563
    Abstract: This invention relates to a process to functionalize polyolefins comprising contacting a metallocene catalyst with a difunctional diblock hydrosilane, and one or more vinyl terminated polyolefins. This invention further relates to the diblock hydrosilane-functionalized polyolefins produced thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Donna J. Crowther, Jacqueline A. Lovell, Patrick Brant
  • Patent number: 8829116
    Abstract: A method for producing an AB block copolymer with PDI is provided. The method comprises steps of: 1) reaction, in the presence of at least one free radical initiator, of a reaction mixture comprising a compound of formula (I), and 2) reaction, at a temperature of 45° C. or above, of a reaction mixture comprising an ethylenically unsaturated monomer B and, independent from that of step 1), a compound of formula (I) and the macroinitiator of step 1) in solvent(s) to obtain the AB block copolymer; wherein the weight ratio of the compound of formula (I) to the macroinitiator in step 2) is at least 1:1000.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignees: Dow Global Technologies LLC, Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Longlan Cui, Shaoguang Feng, Yanfei Liu, Tao Wang, Qingwei Zhang
  • Patent number: 8729189
    Abstract: The present invention provides a propylene-based block copolymer having high melt viscoelasticity, excellent balance between rigidity and impact resistance, good molding processability, and excellent molded product appearance, a composition containing the copolymer, and molded products obtained therefrom. The propylene-based block copolymer comprises 5 to 80% by weight of a room temperature n-decane-soluble portion (Dsol) and 20 to 95% by weight of a room temperature n-decane-insoluble portion (Dinsol) (the total amount of the Dsol and the Dinsol is 100% by weight), and satisfies the requirements [1] to [3]: [1] the molecular weight distribution (Mw/Mn) of the Dsol is 7.0 to 30, [2] the molecular weight distribution (Mw/Mn) of the Dinsol is 7.0 to 30, and Mz/Mw thereof is 6.0 to 20, and [3] the pentad fraction (mmmm) of the Dinsol is not less than 93%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuhisa Matsunaga, Keita Itakura
  • Publication number: 20140127492
    Abstract: In accordance with at least selected embodiments, the present invention is directed to novel, improved, or modified porous membranes, fibers, porous fibers, products made from such membranes, fibers or porous fibers, and/or related methods of production, use, and/or the like. In accordance with at least certain embodiments, the present invention is directed to novel, improved, or modified microporous membranes or films, fibers, microporous fibers, materials or layers made from such membranes, fibers or porous fibers, and the like for use in textile materials, garments, products, and/or textile related applications. Microporous membranes, fibers, and/or microporous fibers are made of one or more copolymers, such as block or impact copolymers, or of at least one polyolefin combined with at least one copolymer as a means of improving the hand, drape, and/or surface coefficient of friction performance properties for use in textile garments, textile materials or textile related applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: Celgard, LLC
    Inventors: Kristoffer K. Stokes, Xiaomin Zhang, Karl F. Humiston
  • Publication number: 20140088255
    Abstract: Disclosed are a propylene resin material capable of affording a molded article superior in impact properties, tensile properties, and appearance, and a method for producing the same. The propylene resin material includes a propylene homopolymer portion and a propylene-ethylene copolymer portion and satisfies specific requirements. The production method includes the step of mixing an organic peroxide with a propylene polymeric material produced via a multistage polymerization process using a polymerization catalyst and comprising a propylene homopolymer portion and a propylene-ethylene copolymer portion, the step of heating the mixture obtained via the mixing step, at a temperature lower than a decomposition temperature of the organic peroxide at which the half-life of the organic peroxide is one minute, and the step of washing the mixture heated in the heating step, with a medium containing an organic solvent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
    Inventors: Mitsuyoshi SHIMANO, Hiroyoshi NAKAJIMA
  • Publication number: 20140041893
    Abstract: Methods, compositions, apparatuses, and systems are provided for a hybrid thermoplastic gel or sealant. The methods comprise providing (a) a base polymer having at least one functional group capable of crosslinking, (b) a functionalized extender, and (c) heat, and reacting the base polymer and functionalized extender in the presence of the heat to form the hybrid thermoplastic gel. The gel composition may comprise 5-40 wt % of a base polymer, 60-95 wt % of a functionalized extender, and 0-10 wt % of a crosslinker. A closure or interconnect system may comprise a housing, a cable, and a hybrid thermoplastic gel or sealant. A telecommunications apparatus may comprise a telecommunications component and a sealant that forms a seal with the telecommunications component. The sealant may comprise a sealant material having a first range of elongation followed by a second range of elongation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: TYCO ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gary W. Adams, Julian S. Mullaney, Michael A. Oar
  • 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: 8563658
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide block composites and their use in thermoplastic vulcanizate compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Kim L. Walton, Brian W. Walther, Robert T. Johnston, Jose M. Rego, Xiaosong (Sharon) Wu
  • Patent number: 8557920
    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 527-2/1 B at 1 mm/min. and 230 C, of at least 1200 MPa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Borealis Technology Oy
    Inventors: Kauno Alastalo, Carl-Gustaf Ek, Bo Malm, Ulf Torgersen, Olli Tuominen
  • Patent number: 8545980
    Abstract: A polypropylene resin having: (1) a melt flow rate (MFR) of 6 to 100 g/10 minutes, (2) a molecular weight distribution (Mw/Mn), measured by gel permeation chromatography, of 3 to 6, and (3) a 116° C. non-eluted component content (100-W116(%)) of 50% or more and a content of components eluted at 90° C. or less (W90) of 10 to 30%, measured by temperature-rising fractional chromatography (TREF).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeharu Tajima, Toshitaka Kanai, Tomoaki Takebe, Yutaka Minami
  • Patent number: 8541511
    Abstract: The invention relates to an amphiphilic block copolymer having an increased speed of water adsorption. The non-water soluble copolymer, having a hydrophilic middle block and hydrophobic endblocks, has a high rate water transmission and/or permeation. The increase in rate is due to neutralization, or partial neutralization of the hydrophilic block of the copolymer. Furthermore, the absorption rate can be controlled by the extent of the neutralization. Another aspect of the invention is the use of co-monomers and/or additives to further increase or tailor the water absorption properties. The use of additives and comonomers is also shown to enhance the processability of the disclosed polymer composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Arkema Inc.
    Inventors: Scott C. Schmidt, Noah E. Macy, Jean-Pierre Disson
  • Patent number: 8529821
    Abstract: The present invention relates to filled polymeric compositions, such as filled TPO compositions, having improved aesthetics, and to polymeric masterbatches which may be used to prepare the improved filled TPO compositions. The present invention also relates to processes for preparing the filled TPO compositions which eliminates a compounding step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Parvinder Walia, Franciscus Krabbenborg
  • Patent number: 8415434
    Abstract: A polymerization process and the resulting polymer composition, said process comprising polymerizing one or more addition polymerizable monomers and a polymerizable shuttling agent in the presence of at least one addition polymerization catalyst comprising a metal compound or complex and a cocatalyst under conditions characterized by the formation of a branched polymer, preferably comprising pseudo-block molecular architecture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Daniel J. Arriola, Edmund M. Carnahan, David D. Devore, Phillip D. Hustad, Brian A. Jazdzewski, Roger L. Kuhlman, Francis J. Timmers, Timothy T. Wenzel
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130035442
    Abstract: Provided are elastic propylene-alpha olefin blocky copolymers. In one form, the elastic propylene-alpha olefin blocky copolymer includes an ?-olefin content from 12 to 25 wt % and having a propylene crystallinity less than 30 J/g, a Tm <100° C. and a Tg >?45° C., wherein said copolymer has blocky propylene segments with r1r2 greater than 1.5, and a process for producing such copolymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2011
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicant: EXXONMOBIL RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING COMPANY
    Inventors: Andy Haishung Tsou, Gabor Kiss, Robert Patrick Reynolds, JR., John W. Chu, Alan Anthony Galuska, Patrick Brant, Donald Andrew Winesett
  • Patent number: 8324317
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to golf balls having at least one layer which comprises a polymer produced by a process wherein one or more monomers are contacted with a composition comprising the admixture or reaction product resulting from combining (A) a first olefin polymerization catalyst, (B) a second olefin polymerization catalyst capable of preparing polymers differing in chemical or physical properties from the polymer prepared by the first olefin polymerization catalyst under equivalent polymerization conditions, and (C) a chain shuttling agent. Golf balls of the present invention include one-piece, two-piece, and multi-layer golf balls. In two-piece and multi-layer golf balls of the present invention, the polymer may be present in a core layer, a cover layer, an intermediate layer (in the case of multi-layer balls), or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Brian Comeau, David A. Bulpett, Kevin M. Harris, Murali Rajagopalan
  • Patent number: 8309659
    Abstract: Filled polyolefin compositions comprising: A) from 20% to 80% by weight of a polypropylene component; B) from 20% to 80% by weight of a filler; wherein the percentages of A) and B) are referred to the sum of A) and B), and A) is selected from the following compositions: a) a polypropylene composition containing from 20% to 80% by weight of a polypropylene fraction AI) having a Melt Flow Rate value of 500 g/10 min. or more, and from 20% to 80% by weight of a polypropylene fraction AII) having a Melt Flow Rate value of from 0.1 to 30 g/10 min., the said percentages of AI) and AII) being referred to the sum of AI) and AII); or b) a polypropylene composition containing from 15% to 72% by weight of a polypropylene fraction AI) having a Melt Flow Rate value of 500 g/10 min. or more, from 15% to 70% by weight of a polypropylene fraction AII) having a Melt Flow Rate value of from 0.1 to 30 g/10 min. and from 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Basell Poliolefine Italia s.r.l.
    Inventors: Enrico Masarati, Enrico Costantini, Marco Consalvi
  • Publication number: 20120245293
    Abstract: This invention relates to a process to functionalize polyolefins comprising contacting a metallocene catalyst with a difunctional diblock hydrosilane, and one or more vinyl terminated polyolefins. This invention further relates to the diblock hydrosilane-functionalized polyolefins produced thereby.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventors: Donna J. Crowther, Jacqueline A. Lovell, Patrick Brant
  • Publication number: 20120196985
    Abstract: The present description relates to olefin block copolymers having excellent elasticity and processability in conjunction with enhanced heat resistance, and to a preparation method thereof. The olefin block copolymers comprise a plurality of blocks or segments that comprise ethylene or propylene repeating units and ?-olefin repeating units at different mole fractions from one another, wherein the block copolymer shows peaks at the 2? of 21.5±0.5° and 23.7±0.5° in a wide-angle x-ray diffraction (WAXD) pattern, and the peak ratio defined by (the peak area at 21.5±0.5°)/(the peak area at 23.7±0.5°) is no more than 3.0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Inventors: Yong-Ho LEE, Manseong Jeon, Heon-Yong Kwon, Min-Seok Cho, Seon Kyoung Kim, Dae-Sik Hong, Se Hui Sohn, Ki-Soo Lee, Kyoung-Chan Lim
  • Publication number: 20120095168
    Abstract: A method for controlling the physical state of an ultra-high molecular weight polymer to make the ultra-high molecular weight polymer suitable for further processing, and related polymers compositions methods and systems, wherein the method comprises combining a catalyst, monomers, and an additive, for a time and under condition to allow synthesis of a nascent polymer and co-crystallization of the nascent polymer with the additive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Inventors: Julia A. KORNFIELD, Artemis AILIANOU, Sara RONCA, Sanjay RASTOGI, Giuseppe FORTE
  • Patent number: 8106139
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a class of mesophase separated propylene/?-olefin block interpolymers with controlled block sequences. The propylene/?-olefin interpolymers are characterized by an average block index, ABI, which is greater than zero and up to about 1.0 and a molecular weight distribution, Mw/Mn, greater than about 1.4. Preferably, the block index is from about 0.2 to about 1. In addition or alternatively, the block propylene/?-olefin interpolymer is characterized by having at least one fraction obtained by Temperature Rising Elution Fractionation (“TREF”), wherein the fraction has a block index greater than about 0.3 and up to about 1.0 and the propylene/?-olefin interpolymer has a molecular weight distribution, Mw/Mn, greater than about 1.4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Gary R. Marchand, Yunwa W. Cheung, Benjamin C. Poon, Jeffrey D. Weinhold, Kim L. Walton, Pankaj Gupta, Colin Li Pi Shan, Phillip D. Hustad, Roger L. Kuhlman, Edmund M. Carnahan, Eddy I. Garcia-Meitin, Patricia L. Roberts
  • 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: 20110230108
    Abstract: A process for preparing polymers, especially multi-block copolymer containing therein two or more segments or blocks differing in chemical or physical properties, by contacting propylene, 4-methyl-1-pentene, or other C4-8 ?-olefins and one or more copolymerizable comonomers, especially ethylene in the presence of a composition comprising 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: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2011
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Daniel J. Arriola, Edmund M. Carnahan, David D. Devore, Phillip D. Hustad, Roger L. Kuhlman, Timothy T. Wenzel
  • Patent number: 8003223
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a heat-sealable propylene-based polymer composition comprising a propylene polymer composition including a propylene polymer component and propylene/ethylene random copolymer component; an ethylene/?-olefin random copolymer; and a soft propylene polymer composition. The present invention also provides a heat-sealable film using the composition and a packaging bag comprising the film. The heat-sealable film of the present invention has high heat-seal strength, with little decrease in heat-seal strength even after heat treatment. The heat-sealable film also has excellent blocking resistance, rigidity and low-temperature impact resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuhide Maruyama, Ichiro Takeishi, Norihide Inoue, Hiroshi Hoya
  • Publication number: 20110172353
    Abstract: To provide a propylene-based block copolymer which has high melt viscoelasticity, excellent balance between rigidity and impact resistance and good molding processablility and is extremely excellent in its molded product appearance, a composition containing the copolymer and molded products obtained therefrom. The propylene-based block copolymer comprises 5 to 80% by weight of a room temperature n-decane-soluble portion (Dsol) and 20 to 95% by weight of a room temperature n-decane-insoluble portion (Dinsol), with the proviso that the total amount of the Dsol and the Dinsol is 100% by weight, and satisfies the following requirements [1] to [3] at the same time: [1] the molecular weight distribution (Mw/Mn) of the Dsol is not less than 7.0 but not more than 30, [2] the molecular weight distribution (Mw/Mn) of the Dinsol is not less than 7.0 but not more than 30, and Mz/Mw thereof is not less than 6.0 but not more than 20, and [3] the pentad fraction (mmmm) of the Dinsol is not less than 93%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2009
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Applicant: MITSUI CHEMICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Kazuhisa Matsunaga, Keita Itakura
  • Publication number: 20110124784
    Abstract: A composite article, which may be beneficially applied to the skin, includes a thermoplastic gelatinous elastomer composition, which is formed into a composite by heat with a substrate material. The gelatinous elastomer includes at least one hydrogenated styrene/isoprene/butadiene block copolymers and at least one polymer or copolymer of the group poly(styrene-butadiene-styrene), poly(styrene-butadiene), poly(styrene-isoprene-styrene), poly(styrene-isoprene), poly(styrene-ethylene-propylene), poly(styrene-ethylene-propylene-styrene), poly(styrene-ethylene-butylene-styrene) or poly(styrene-ethylene-butylene). The thermoplastic gelatinous elastomer composition further includes a non-oil plasticizer, which may be a specialty ester, an animal-derived non-oil material for imparting an esthetic property and emolliency to a cosmetic formulation, or a combination thereof. The specialty esters preferably include long-chain fatty acids estified with long-chain alcohols and gycols.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2011
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Inventor: Robert D. Kross
  • Publication number: 20110123751
    Abstract: Single- or multilayer propylene polymer pipes and pipe components for pipelines with improved resistance to rapid crack propagation made from a propylene homopolymer with a melt index of 0.05 to 10 g/10 min at 230° C./2.16 kg or propylene block copolymer from 90.0 to 99.9 wt % of propylene and 0.1 to 10.0 wt % of a ?-olefins with 2 or 4 to 18 carbon atoms with a melt index of 0.05 to 8 g/10 min at 230° C./2.16 kg or mixtures thereof, wherein the propylene homopolymers or propylene block copolymers are ?-nucleated propylene polymers, and the propylene polymer pipes for pipelines made from the ?-nucleated propylene homopolymers have a rapid crack propagation characterized by a critical temperature of ?5 to +40° C. and a critical pressure?3 bar below the critical temperature and the propylene polymer pipes made from ?-nucleated propylene block copolymers have a rapid crack propagation characterized by a critical temperature of ?25 to 0° C. and a critical pressure?3 bar below the critical temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Applicant: BOREALIS TECHNOLOGY OY
    Inventors: James MCGOLDRICK, Siegfried Liedauer, Carl-Gustaf Ek
  • Publication number: 20110123802
    Abstract: The present invention describes an elastic article comprising at least one low crystallinity polymer layer and optionally a high crystallinity polymer layer. The low crystallinity polymer layer comprises a low crystallinity polymer and optionally an additional polymer. The optional high crystallinity polymer layer comprises a high crystallinity polymer having a melting point within about 50° C. of the melting point of the low crystallinity polymer. The article is elongated at a temperature below the melting point of the low crystallinity polymer and the optional high crystallinity polymer in at least one direction to an elongation of at least about 50% of its original length or width. Subsequently, the article may be heat-shrunk at a temperature not greater than 10° C. above the melting point of the low crystallinity polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2009
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Andy C. Chang, Monica A. Trahan, Rajen M. Patel
  • Patent number: 7935766
    Abstract: Disclosed are propylene impact copolymer compositions, articles thereof, and processes for producing same. Polymerization with an improved catalyst composition provides a propylene impact copolymer with high melt flow and low volatiles content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: William G. Sheard, Linfeng Chen
  • Patent number: 7893166
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a class of ethylene/?-olefin block interpolymers. The ethylene/?-olefin interpolymers are characterized by an average block index, ABI, which is greater than zero and up to about 1.0 and a molecular weight distribution, Mw/Mn, greater than about 1.3. Preferably, the block index is from about 0.2 to about 1. In addition or alternatively, the block ethylene/?-olefin interpolymer is characterized by having at least one fraction obtained by Temperature Rising Elution Fractionation (“TREF”), wherein the fraction has a block index greater than about 0.3 and up to about 1.0 and the ethylene/?-olefin interpolymer has a molecular weight distribution, Mw/Mn, greater than about 1.3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Colin Li Pi Shan, Lonnie G. Hazlitt, Yunwa Wilson Cheung, Benjamin C. Poon, Phillip D. Hustad, Roger L. Kuhlman, Edmund M. Carnahan, Xiao Hua Qiu, Angela N. Taha
  • Patent number: 7875682
    Abstract: Disclosed is a propylene block copolymer having excellent flexibility and impact resistance and showing a good polymer powder form. Also disclosed is a process for producing the copolymer. More specifically, the copolymer is a novel propylene block copolymer which satisfies a specific requirement and is produced by a process comprising continuously performing a multi-step polymerization composed of a former step in which a propylene homopolymer component or a specific propylene copolymer component is produced in the presence of a metallocene catalyst carried on a support and a latter step in which propylene and a specific copolymer component are produced by gas phase polymerization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Japan Polypropylene Corporation
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Yukawa, Takehiro Sagae
  • 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: 7858707
    Abstract: A polymerization process and the resulting polymer composition, said process comprising polymerizing one or more addition polymerizable monomers and a polymerizable shuttling agent in the presence of at least one addition polymerization catalyst comprising a metal compound or complex and a cocatalyst under conditions characterized by the formation of a branched polymer, preferably comprising pseudo-block molecular architecture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel J. Arriola, Edmund M. Carnahan, David D. Devore, Phillip D. Hustad, Brian A. Jazdzewski, Roger L. Kuhlman, Francis J. Timmers, Timothy T. Wenzel
  • Patent number: 7858708
    Abstract: A propylene-ethylene-butene block copolymer is provided which includes from 60 to 85% by weight of a polypropylene portion and from 15 to 40% by weight of a propylene-ethylene-butene random copolymer portion, wherein the copolymer satisfies the requirements (1) and (2) given below. In addition, a molded article including such a propylene-ethylene-butene block copolymer is provided. (1) The random copolymer portion includes a propylene-ethylene random copolymer component (EP) and a propylene-ethylene-butene random copolymer component (EPB) and the copolymer component (EP) has an intrinsic viscosity of from 1.5 to 8 dl/g and an ethylene unit content of from 20 to 50% by weight, and the copolymer component (EPB) has an intrinsic viscosity of from 0.5 to 8 dl/g, an ethylene unit content of from 47 to 77% by weight and a butene unit component of from 3 to 33% by weight and the total of the ethylene unit content and the butene unit content is from 50 to 80% by weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
    Inventors: Hideki Oshima, Takashi Sanada, Kazuki Wakamatsu
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7799866
    Abstract: The method for producing a propylene-ethylene block copolymer in accordance with the present invention has: a first polymerization process which is performed using two or more polymerization tanks connected in series and in which a solid catalyst or a prepolymerized catalyst containing a solid catalyst, and propylene are continuously supplied to a first polymerization tank; and a second polymerization process in which propylene, ethylene, and polypropylene particles continuously extracted from the last polymerization tank of the first polymerization process are supplied to a polymerization tank to produce a propylene-ethylene block copolymer, wherein the average retention time of the polypropylene particles in each polymerization tank of the first polymerization process is 0.1 to 1.5 h and the sum total of average retention times of polypropylene particles in the polymerization tanks of the first polymerization process is 1.5 to 3.0 h.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
    Inventors: Shin-ichi Kumamoto, Noriyuki Satou, Masaki Endo
  • Patent number: 7741407
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to golf balls having at least one layer which comprises a polymer produced by a process wherein one or more monomers are contacted with a composition comprising the admixture or reaction product resulting from combining (A) a first olefin polymerization catalyst, (B) a second olefin polymerization catalyst capable of preparing polymers differing in chemical or physical properties from the polymer prepared by the first olefin polymerization catalyst under equivalent polymerization conditions, and (C) a chain shuttling agent. Golf balls of the present invention include one-piece, two-piece, and multi-layer golf balls. In two-piece and multi-layer golf balls of the present invention, the polymer may be present in a core layer, a cover layer, an intermediate layer (in the case of multi-layer balls), or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Brian Comeau, David A. Bulpett, Kevin M. Harris, Murali Rajagopalan
  • Publication number: 20090326158
    Abstract: A propylene block copolymer satisfying the following requirements, which is obtained by producing in the step 1 a propylene polymer component (1), producing in the step 2 a propylene copolymer component (2) in the presence of the component (1), and producing in the step 3 an ethylene copolymer component (3) in the presence of the components (1) and (2): the component (1) has a melting temperature of 155° C. or higher; the component (2) contains 40 to 50% by mol of ethylene, and has an intrinsic viscosity of 2.0 to 8.0 dl/g; the component (3) contains 45 to 70% by mol of ethylene, and has an intrinsic viscosity of 3.0 to 8.0 dl/g, provided that the ethylene content is larger than the ethylene content in the propylene polymer component (2); a ratio by weight of the component (2) to the component (3) is 1/10 to 1/1; the propylene block copolymer has a glass transition temperature of ?55.0° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2007
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Applicant: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventor: Yasuki Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 7637526
    Abstract: According to the invention, a sliding coating for winter sports equipment which is a blend of a copolymer (I) and a copolymer (II) is provided, the copolymer (I) being a propylene copolymer which contains at least 50% of structural building blocks which originate from propylene monomers, and the copolymer (II) being an ethylene copolymer which has at least 50% of structural building blocks which originate from ethylene monomers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Inventors: Florian Felix, Xaver Hoffmann
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7309742
    Abstract: An impact copolymer having a flexural modulus (ASTM D-790) of at least about 1,100 MPa; a melt flow rate (ASTM D-1238) of at least about 15 g/10 min; and a maximum load under Dynatup Impact test (ASTM D-3763) of equal to or greater than about 1,700 N at a temperature of less than or equal to about ?40° C. and articles of manufacture from same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2007
    Assignee: Fina Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Poncelet, Jerry Murrey, Doug Burmaster, Marc Mayhall, Owen Hodges
  • 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: 7235606
    Abstract: Disclosed is a glass-filled coupled impact propylene copolymer composition having an improved combination of strength, stiffness, impact properties and melt strength; articles made therefrom; and a process to prepare said articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2007
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Lana S. Spencer, Michael Plaver, Sam Crabtree
  • 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