N-hexene Patents (Class 526/348.5)
  • Patent number: 10221254
    Abstract: A method for transitioning a gas phase polymerization reactor between metallocene catalysts is provided. The method comprises first reducing the superficial gas velocity and increasing the height of the fluidized bed within the reactor prior to stopping a feed comprising a first metallocene catalyst. The method further comprises introducing a first polymerization neutralizer to the reactor, wherein the first polymerization reactor does not comprise water, and then introducing a second polymerization neutralizer to the reactor, wherein the second polymerization neutralizer is different from the first polymerization neutralizer. After this, the method comprises purging the reactor with an inert gas and then introducing a feed comprising a second metallocene catalyst to the reactor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Univation Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Brandon C. Locklear, R. Eric Pequeno, Richard B. Pannell, Fathi David Hussein, Rich John Stolz, William A. Matthews
  • Patent number: 9084444
    Abstract: A glove and glove construction material comprising two or more ethylene-based polymers which comprise (i) a first metallocene-linear low density polyethylene (m-LLDPE) and (ii) at least one ethylene-based polymer selected from the group consisting of a second metallocene-linear low density polyethylene (m-LLDPE), an ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer (EVA), a linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE), and combinations thereof, plus optional additives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: Inteplast Group, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ter-Hai Lin, Kevin Chung, Jeff Teng
  • Publication number: 20150148506
    Abstract: A gas-phase polyolefin reactor system for rapidly transitioning from one polyolefin product to another is disclosed. The reactor system comprises a control valve, a high-flow valve, a polyolefin reactor, a flow meter, a totalizer and an empirical model. During a transition, the empirical model predicts a required amount based upon an initial concentration and a selected ending concentration, the flow meter measures a flow rate, the totalizer determines a totalized amount when the flow rate of the first stream reaches the required amount based upon the measured flow rate and outputs the totalized amount to the empirical model, and the empirical model compares the required amount to the totalized amount and determines a transition endpoint. A method of rapidly transitioning the reactor system from one polyolefin product to another is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: Ineos USA, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory Dudish, Ernest Chan
  • Publication number: 20150141593
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are ethylene-based polymers having a melt index less than 50 g/10 min, a ratio of Mw/Mn from 4 to 20, a density from 0.90 to 0.945 g/cm3, and a substantially constant short chain branch distribution. These polymers can be produced using a dual catalyst system containing a boron bridged metallocene compound with a cyclopentadienyl group and an indenyl group, and a single atom bridged metallocene compound with a fluorenyl group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP
    Inventors: Qing Yang, Jeff F. Greco, Max P. McDaniel, Youlu Yu, Gary L. Glass, Tony R. Crain
  • Publication number: 20150141597
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are catalyst compositions containing boron bridged, bis-indenyl metallocene compounds with an alkenyl substituent. These catalyst compositions can be used for the polymerization of olefins. For example, ethylene copolymers produced using these catalyst compositions can be characterized by a density less than 0.92 g/cm3 and a melt index greater than 25 g/10 min.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Jeffrey F. Greco
  • Patent number: 9035007
    Abstract: A strap comprising a propylene and 1-hexene copolymer containing from 0.3 wt % to less than 5 wt % of 1-hexene derived units said copolymer having a melt flow rate (MFR) determined according to ISO method 1133 (230° C., 2.16 kg ranging from 0.3 to less than 11 g/10 min.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Basell Poliolefine Italia S.r.l.
    Inventors: Gianni Perdomi, Monica Galvan, Renaud Lemaire, Roberta Marzolla
  • Patent number: 9034991
    Abstract: A polymer reactor-blend comprising at least a first component having a polydispersity index of greater than about 20 and is present in an amount of from about 1 wt. % to about 99 wt. % based on the total weight of the polymer and a second component having a polydispersity index of less than about 20 and is present in an amount of from about 1 wt. % to about 99 wt. % based on the total weight of the polymer wherein a molecular weight distribution of the second component lies within a molecular weight distribution of the first component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: CHEVRON PHILLIPS CHEMICAL COMPANY LP
    Inventors: Mark L. Hlavinka, Qing Yang, William B. Beaulieu, Paul J. Deslauriers
  • Publication number: 20150133615
    Abstract: Spray-dried catalyst compositions comprising a transition metal complex and polymerization processes employing the same are disclosed herein. An embodiment provides a spray-dried catalyst composition comprising a transition metal catalyst component represented by the following formula: (I) and polymerization process employing the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: UNIVATION TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Wesley R. Mariott, Phuong A. Cao, Daniel P. Zilker, JR., John H. Oskam, Cliff R. Mure
  • Publication number: 20150133608
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a moulded article comprising a polypropylene composition, wherein the polypropylene composition comprises comonomer units derived from ethylene in an amount of from 0.5 wt % to 35 wt %, and from at least one C5-12 alpha-olefin in an amount of from 1.0 mol % to 3.0 mol %, wherein the polypropylene composition has an amount of xylene solubles XS of from 20 wt % to 39 wt %, and the xylene solubles have an amount of ethylene-derived comonomer units of from 4.0 wt % to 70 wt %.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Kristin Reichelt
  • Publication number: 20150126692
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are ethylene-based polymers produced using dual metallocene catalyst systems. These polymers have low densities, high molecular weights, and broad molecular weight distributions, as well as having the majority of the long chain branches in the lower molecular weight component of the polymer, and the majority of the short chain branches in the higher molecular weight component of the polymer. Films produced from these polymers have improved impact and puncture resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP
    Inventors: Ashish M. Sukhadia, Max P. McDaniel, Errun Ding, Guylaine St. Jean, Qing Yang, Daniel G. Hert, Chung Ching Tso
  • Patent number: 9006367
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are broad molecular weight distribution olefin polymers having densities in the 0.895 to 0.930 g/cm3 range, and with improved impact and tear resistance. These polymers can have a ratio of Mw/Mn in the 8 to 35 range, a high load melt index in the 4 to 50 range, less than about 0.008 LCB per 1000 total carbon atoms, and a reverse comonomer distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP
    Inventors: Max P. McDaniel, Ashish M. Sukhadia, Errun Ding, Chung Ching Tso, Albert P. Masino, Qing Yang, Lloyd W. Guatney, Guylaine St. Jean, Daniel G. Hert
  • Patent number: 9006368
    Abstract: A propylene/ethylene/1-hexene terpolymer containing from 1.0 wt % to 2.5 wt %, of ethylene derived units and from 2.0 wt % to 3.5 wt % of 1-hexene derived units, the sum of the amounts of propylene, ethylene and 1-.hexene derived units being 100, having the following features: a) the amount (Wt %) of 1-hexene (C6) and the amount (Wt %) of ethylene (C2) fulfill the following relation (i): 0.5<C6?C2<1.7 (i) wherein C2 is the % wt of ethylene derived units content and C6 is the % wt of 1-hexene derived units content b) Polydispersity index (PI) ranging from 2 to 4.5; c) melting temperature ranges from 125° C., to 138° C.; d) the melting temperature (Tm) and the sum of ethylene content (C2 wt %) and 1-hexene content (C6 wt %) fulfill the following relation (ii) C2+C6<37?0.24*Tm (ii) e) The melt flow rate (MFR) ranges of from 4 to 7 g/10? dg/min, according to ISO method 1133 (230° C., 2.16 kg).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Basell Poliolefine Italia S.r.l.
    Inventors: Roberta Marzolla, Monica Galvan
  • Publication number: 20150099855
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a process for the gas phase polymerisation of ethylene in the presence of a catalyst composition comprising a support material carrying a chromium compound and a magnesium containing compound represented by the formula R1MgX, wherein R1 is a (C1-C20) hydrocarbon group and X is a halogen atom wherein the molar ratio chromium to magnesium ranges between 10:1 and 1:1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Orass Hamed, Abdulmalik Bin-Taleb
  • Patent number: 9000115
    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: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    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
  • Patent number: 8993703
    Abstract: A terpolymer containing propylene, ethylene and an alpha olefins of formula CH2?CHZ wherein Z is an hydrocarbon group having from 2 to 10 carbon atoms wherein: (i) the content of ethylene derived units ranges from 0.5 wt % to 5.0 wt %; (ii) the content of alpha olefin derived units ranges from 1.0 wt % to 5.0 wt %; (iii) the amount (Wt %) of alpha-olefin (C6), the amount (Wt %) of ethylene (C2) and the melting point (Tm) of the terpolymer fulfil the following relation (1) Tm>?(C2+0.8C6)*6+157 (1) (iv) the polydispersity index (PI) ranges from 3 to 8.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Basell Poliolefine Italia S.r.l.
    Inventors: Roberta Marzolla, Monica Galvan
  • Patent number: 8993692
    Abstract: A process for polymerizing ethylene to produce an ethylene-based polymer including contacting ethylene with a Ziegler-Natta procatalyst, an alkylaluminum cocatalyst and a self limiting agent selected from the group of aliphatic, cycloaliphatic, substituted cycloaliphatic or aromatic esters, anhydrides and amides such that the self limiting agent reduces polymerization rates to no greater than 40% of the polymerization rate in the absence of the self limiting agent at temperatures equal to or greater than 120° C. is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Robert J. Jorgensen, Sean W. Ewart, Richard E. Campbell, Jr., Daryoosh Beigzadeh, Robert D. Froese, Peter M. Margl
  • Patent number: 8993693
    Abstract: A Ziegler-Natta catalyzed ethylene copolymer having a novel composition distribution in which comonomers are incorporated into the high molecular weight polymer molecules and distributed evenly among the entire polyethylene chains, and a method for making the same are provided. The resins having a novel composition distribution have controlled molecular weight distribution which is narrower than conventional ZN-ethylene copolymers but broader than single-site catalyzed ethylene copolymers. The resins having a novel composition distribution exhibit a superior tear strength and impact strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Formosa Plastics Corporation
    Inventors: Honglan Lu, Guangxue Xu
  • Publication number: 20150065669
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are polymerization processes for the production of olefin polymers. These polymerization processes can employ a catalyst system containing two or three metallocene components, resulting in ethylene-based copolymers that can have a medium density and improved stress crack resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP
    Inventors: Mark L. Hlavinka, Errun Ding, Paul DesLauriers, Yongwoo Inn, Lili Cui, Qing Yang, Ashish Sukhadia, Guylaine St. Jean, Richard M. Buck
  • Publication number: 20150045522
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polypropylene composition comprising comonomer units derived from ethylene in an amount of from 1.5 wt % to 35 wt %, and from at least one C5-12 alpha-olefin in an amount of from 1.0 mol % to 3.0 mol %, wherein the polypropylene composition has an amount of xylene solubles XS of at least 40 wt %, and the xylene solubles have an amount of ethylene-derived comonomer units of from 4.0 wt % to 70 wt %.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Kristin Reichelt, Sameli Hakola, Luigi Resconi
  • Publication number: 20150030852
    Abstract: Power wire or cables comprise polyethylene compositions prepared by use of a single site catalyst system and in particular comprise copolymers of ethylene and ?-olefins prepared by use of metallocene catalyst systems. The polyethylene compositions deliver a unique combination of mechanical properties and processing behaviour. They are particularly suitable for insulating layers in low and medium voltage applications as well as for jacketing layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Dominique Jan, Yves-Julien Lambert
  • Publication number: 20150031824
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a catalyst composition for the polymerisation of olefins comprising a support containing a single site catalyst component, a catalyst activator and a modifier wherein the modifier is the product of reacting an aluminum compound of general formula AI(R1, R2, R3) with an amine compound of general formula N(R4, R5, R6). The catalyst composition reduces fouling and/or sheeting when used to catalyse the polymerisation of olefins. The present invention also relates to a method for the polymerisation of olefins using the catalyst composition of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Bart Albertus Hubertus van den Esschert, Maria Johanna Willems, Abdulaziz Hamad Al-Humydi, Yahya Banat, Atieh Aburaqabah, Said Fellahi
  • Publication number: 20150018492
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polypropylene composition comprising comonomer units derived from ethylene in an amount of from 0.5 wt % to 25 wt %, and from at least one C5-12 alpha-olefin in an amount of from 1.0 mol % to 3.0 mol %, wherein the polypropylene composition has an amount of xylene solubles XS of at least 20 wt %, and the xylene solubles have an amount of ethylene-derived comonomer units of from 4 wt % to 50 wt %.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Kristin Reichelt, Juha Paavilainen, Matthew Parkinson
  • Publication number: 20150017365
    Abstract: Multimodal polyolefin resin having excellent characteristics such as moldability, mechanical strength, external appearance and a polyolefin resin molded product are disclosed. The polyolefin resin satisfies all requirements of following (1) to (5), (1) density (d): 0.934 to 0.963 g/cm3, (2) melt flow index (MIE, 190° C., 2.16 kg load condition): 0.01 to 1.0 g/10 minutes, (3) ratio of weight-average molecular weight (Mw) and number-average molecular weight (Mn) measured by Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC) (Mw/Mn, Molecular weight distribution (MWD)): 12 to 60, (4) at least two peaks appear when the molecular weight of the polyolefin resin is measured with GPC, and (5) amount of polyolefin having Mw of 10,000 or less exceeds 15 weight % and amount of polyolefin having Mw of 1,000,000 or more exceeds 1.5 weight %, when the molecular weight of the polyolefin resin is measured with GPC.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Byung-Keel Sohn, Seung-Tack Yu, Sang-Won Yoo, Young-Jae Jun, Sah-Mun Hong
  • Patent number: 8927671
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an ethylene-?-olefin copolymer satisfying the following requirements (A) to (E): (A) the MFR is 0.1 to 50 g/10 min., (B) the density is 860 to 970 kg/m3, (C) the Mz/Mw is from 3.0 to 6.0, (D) the fraction having a molecular weight of 106.5 g/mol of the ethylene-?-olefin copolymer has a branching index g? of 0.26 or more, and (E) the Ea is 60 to 90 kJ/mol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
    Inventors: Jumma Nomura, Masato Takano, Yoshinobu Nozue
  • Publication number: 20150005462
    Abstract: A gas-phase polyolefin reactor system for rapidly transitioning from one polyolefin product to another is disclosed. The reactor system comprises a steady-state control valve, a high-flow valve, a polyolefin reactor, a flow meter, a totalizer, an online analyzer and an empirical model. During a transition, the on-line analyzer measures an initial concentration of a reaction component, the empirical model predicts a required amount based upon the measured initial concentration and a selected ending concentration, the flow meter measures a flow rate, the totalizer determines a totalized amount when the flow rate of the first stream reaches the required amount based upon the measured flow rate and outputs the totalized amount to the empirical model, and the empirical model compares the required amount to the totalized amount and determines a transition endpoint. A method of rapidly transitioning the reactor system from one polyolefin product to another is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: Ineos USA, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory Dudish, Ernest Chan
  • Publication number: 20140350199
    Abstract: A polymerization process is disclosed, including: polymerizing an olefin to form an olefin-based polymer in a polymerization reactor; and introducing a hindered amine light stabilizer to the polymerization reactor. The process may further comprise monitoring static in the polymerization reactor; maintaining the static at a desired level by use of a hindered amine light stabilizer, the hindered amine light stabilizer present in the reactor in the range from about 0.1 to about 500 ppmw, based on the weight of polymer produced by the process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: Univation Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Chi-I Kuo, Ghanshyam Ganu H. Patel, R. Eric Pequeno, Bruce J. Savatsky, F. David Hussein
  • Publication number: 20140342141
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are ethylene-based polymers having low densities and narrow molecular weight distributions, but high melt strengths for blown film processing. Such polymers can be produced by peroxide-treating a metallocene-catalyzed resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Lili Cui, Ashish M. Sukhadia, Vivek Rohatgi
  • Publication number: 20140343242
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polymerisation process, and in particular provides a process for the polymerisation of monomer in a polymerisation system having at least one component attached thereto which component is flushed with a flush medium which enters the polymerisation system, wherein initially said component is flushed with a first flush medium, and subsequently said component is flushed with a second flush medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: Ineos Europe AG
    Inventors: Andrew David Bell, Pierre-Marie Cagna, Fabrice Betton, David William Heslop, Kevin Peter Ramsay
  • Publication number: 20140336342
    Abstract: Mineral oil is added to a supported chromium catalyst in amounts which maintain a free flowing particulate material. Chromium catalysts so treated, provide polyethylene in a gas phase ethylene polymerization process with reduced reactor fouling or static.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: NOVA CHEMICALS (INTERNATIONAL) S.A.
    Inventors: Xiaoliang Gao, Patrick Drew Evans
  • Publication number: 20140332109
    Abstract: A terpolymer containing propylene, ethylene and 1-hexene wherein: (i) the content of 1-hexene derived units ranges from 1 wt % to 2.6 wt %; (ii) the content of ethylene derived units is higher than 0.7 wt % and fulfils the following relation (1): C2<C6?0.2 ??(1) wherein C2 is the content of ethylene derived units wt % and C6 is the content of 1-hexene derived units wt %; (iii) the melt flow rate (MFR) (ISO 1133 230° C., 2.16 kg) ranges from 0.5 to 3.9 g/10 min; (iv) the melting temperature ranging from 130° C. to 138° C.; preferably from 132° C. to 136° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: Basell Poliolefine Italia S.r.l.
    Inventors: Claudio Cavalieri, Monica Calvan, Tiziana Caputo, Herbert Terwyen
  • Publication number: 20140329979
    Abstract: Novel copolymers of ethylene and ?-olefins are provided having (a) a density in the range 0.900-0.940 g/cm3, (b) a melt index MI2 (2.16 kg, 190° C.) in the range 0.01-50 g/10 min, (c) a molecular weight distribution (Mw/Mn, by conventional GPC) in the range 2.0-4.5, (d) a comonomer partition factor, Cpf>1, and (e) a melt index MI2 (2.16 kg, 190° C.) normalized Dow Rheology Index (DRI), [DRI/MI2] in the range 3-20. The novel copolymers may suitably be prepared by use of catalyst systems comprising activating supports. The copolymers are suitably prepared in the gas phase preferably in a single reactor. The copolymers exhibit unique properties in particular with respect to their rheology.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: Ineos Europe Ag
    Inventors: Gaelle Pannier, Choon Kooi Chai
  • Publication number: 20140303310
    Abstract: Polyolefin compositions suitable for injection moulded items e.g. for impact bumpers and car interiors comprising from 30% to 90% by weight of an heterophasic propylene polymer composition (A); and from 10% to 70% by weight of a multimodal ethylene/C6-C12 alpha olefin copolymer (B); having density from 0.850 to 0.920 g/cm3, total comonomer content from 6% to 30% by weight, Mw/Mn from 4 to 20; intrinsic viscosity in decalin at 135° C. from 1.0 to 4.0 dL/g, and comprising an HDPE fraction (HDPE % wt) up to 30% wt; further comprising up to 50% by weight of a filler (C) and optionally, in amount up to 10% by weight with respect to the overall composition, an impact modifier masterbatch component (D) consisting of a ultra-soft heterophasic copolymer component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: Fabiana Fantinel, Sander Willems, Michele Grazzi, Giampaolo Pellegatti, Jurgen Rohrmann, Shahram Mihan
  • Patent number: 8846841
    Abstract: The present invention provides a polymerization process utilizing a dual ansa-metallocene catalyst system. Polymers produced from the polymerization process are also provided, and these polymers have a reverse comonomer distribution, a non-bimodal molecular weight distribution, a ratio of Mw/Mn from about 3 to about 8, and a ratio of Mz/Mw from about 3 to about 6.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP
    Inventors: Qing Yang, Max P. McDaniel, William B. Beaulieu, Joel L. Martin, Tony R. Crain
  • Patent number: 8846188
    Abstract: A novel PE material is devised showing excellent mechanical/optical properties and process ability, e.g. for film extrusion. The polyethylene of the invention is produced in one single e.g. gas phase reactor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Basell Poliolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Fabiana Fantinel, Gerd Mannebach, Shahram Mihan, Gerhardus Meier, Iakovos Vittorias
  • Publication number: 20140275455
    Abstract: The invention relates to a metallocene complex according to the following formula (1) wherein R1 and R2 are the same or different and are a substituted or unsubstituted, linear or branched, hydrocarbyl group comprising 1 to 30 carbon atoms; M is titanium, zirconium, or hafnium and X1 and X2 are the same and are halogen or a hydrocarbyl group comprising 1 to 20 carbon atoms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: SAUDI BASIC INDUSTRIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Haif AL-SHAMMARI, Jason MORTON, Douglas STEPHAN
  • Patent number: 8835588
    Abstract: The present invention provides dual catalyst systems containing a metallocene catalyst and a hydrogen scavenging catalyst, and polymerization processes employing these dual catalyst systems. Due to a reduction in hydrogen levels in the polymerization processes, olefin polymers produced from these polymerization processes may have a higher molecular weight, a lower melt index, and higher levels of unsaturation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP
    Inventors: Rex E. Murray, William B. Beaulieu, Qing Yang, Errun Ding, Gary L. Glass, Alan L. Solenberger, Steve J. Secora
  • Patent number: 8829137
    Abstract: Polyethylene films having a good balance of optical and mechanical properties are disclosed. The films are derived from ethylene copolymer compositions made with a suitably substituted phosphinimine catalyst. The ethylene copolymers have very narrow molecular weight distributions and broadened comonomer distributions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Nova Chemicals (International) S.A.
    Inventors: Patrick Lam, Victoria Ker, Charles Ashton Garret Carter, Benjamin Milton Shaw, Cliff Robert Baar, Alexei Kazakov, Ian Douglas McKay, Dusan Jeremic
  • Publication number: 20140248811
    Abstract: The instant invention provides nonwoven fabrics and staple or binder fibres prepared from an ethylene-based polymer having a Comonomer Distribution Constant in the range of from greater than from 100 to 400, a vinyl unsaturation of less than 0.1 vinyls per one thousand carbon atoms present in the backbone of the ethylene-based polymer composition; a zero shear viscosity ratio (ZSVR) in the range from 1 to less than 2; a density in the range of 0.930 to 0. 970 g/cm3, a melt index (12) in the range of from 15 to 30 or from 10 to 50 g/10 minutes, a molecular weight distribution (Mw/Mn) in the range of from 2 to 3.5, and a molecular weight distribution (Mz/Mw) in the range of from less than 2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Jacquelyn A. Degroot, Gert J. Claasen, Selim Bensason, Mehmet Demirors, Thor Gudmundsson, Jason C. Brodil
  • Publication number: 20140242314
    Abstract: A metallocene-catalyzed polymer comprising (i) a higher molecular weight component and (ii) a lower molecular weight component wherein the polymer has a polydispersity index of from about 10 to about 26; a zero shear viscosity of from about 5×105 Pa·s to about 2×1014 Pa·s and a smooth-to-matte transition critical stress of from about 20 kPa to about 85 kPa at a shear rate of from about 1.5 s?1 to about 17 s?1. A dual metallocene catalyzed polyethylene comprising (i) a higher molecular weight component and (ii) a lower molecular weight component wherein the polymer has a polydispersity index of from about 10 to about 26; a zero shear viscosity of from about 5×105 Pa·s to about 2×1014 Pa·s and a smooth-to-matte transition stress of from about 20 kPa to about 85 kPa at a shear rate of from about 1.5 s?1 to about 17 s?1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP
    Inventors: Yongwoo INN, Qing YANG
  • Patent number: 8815357
    Abstract: A metallocene-catalyzed polymer comprising (i) a higher molecular weight component and (ii) a lower molecular weight component wherein the polymer has a polydispersity index of from about 10 to about 26; a zero shear viscosity of from about 5×105 Pa·s to about 2×1014 Pa·s and a smooth-to-matte transition critical stress of from about 20 kPa to about 85 kPa at a shear rate of from about 1.5 s?1 to about 17 s?1. A dual metallocene catalyzed polyethylene comprising (i) a higher molecular weight component and (ii) a lower molecular weight component wherein the polymer has a polydispersity index of from about 10 to about 26; a zero shear viscosity of from about 5×105 Pa·s to about 2×1014 Pa·s and a smooth-to-matte transition stress of from about 20 kPa to about 85 kPa at a shear rate of from about 1.5 s?1 to about 17 s?1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP
    Inventors: Yongwoo Inn, Qing Yang
  • Patent number: 8809472
    Abstract: A method comprising contacting an olefin in the presence of a catalyst and a melt index modifier (MIM) under conditions suitable to form a polyolefin and recovering the polyolefin, wherein the polyolefin melt index is increased by at least about 25%, wherein the normalized catalyst activity is decreased by less than about 10%, and wherein the MIM is characterized by the general formula R1—HC?CH—R2 or R3R4C?CH2 where R1, R2, R3, R4 are each selected from the group consisting of a non-aromatic organyl group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP
    Inventors: Elizabeth A. Benham, Charles R. Nease, Max P. McDaniel
  • Patent number: 8802803
    Abstract: A novel polyethylene is devised which polyethylene is particularly advantageous for manufacturing rotomoulded articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Gerd Mannebach, Heinz Vogt, Fabiana Fantinel, Shahram Mihan, Peter Bisson, Cees Besems, Gerhardus Meier, Ulf Schüller, Barbara Gall, Iakovos Vittorias, Manfred Hecker, Michael Olmscheid
  • Patent number: 8802797
    Abstract: Vinyl-terminated macromonomer oligomerization, namely, a process to produce polymacromonomers comprising contacting a vinyl-terminated macromonomer with a catalyst system capable of oligomerizing vinyl-terminated macromonomer, in the presence of an aluminum containing compound, a zinc containing compound, or a combination thereof, under polymerization conditions to produce a polymacromonomer, and polymacromonomers produced thereby. Also, polymacromonomers having a degree of polymerization greater than 10, a glass transition temperature Tg of less than 60° C., and an Mn of greater than or equal to about 5000 Da.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: John R Hagadorn, Patrick Brant, Robbert Duchateau, Rafael Sablong
  • Publication number: 20140213747
    Abstract: A polymer reactor-blend comprising at least a first component having a polydispersity index of greater than about 20 and is present in an amount of from about 1 wt. % to about 99 wt. % based on the total weight of the polymer and a second component having a polydispersity index of less than about 20 and is present in an amount of from about 1 wt. % to about 99 wt. % based on the total weight of the polymer wherein a molecular weight distribution of the second component lies within a molecular weight distribution of the first component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: CHEVRON PHILLIPS CHEMICAL COMPANY LP
    Inventors: Mark L. HLAVINKA, Qing YANG, William B. BEAULIEU, Paul J. DESLAURIERS
  • Publication number: 20140212608
    Abstract: A terpolymer containing propylene, ethylene and an alpha olefins of formula CH2?CHZ wherein Z is an hydrocarbon group having from 2 to 10 carbon atoms wherein: (i) the content of ethylene derived units ranges from 0.5 wt % to 5.0 wt %; (ii) the content of alpha olefin derived units ranges from 1.0 wt % to 5.0 wt %; (iii) the area of the DSC curve after the peak of the melting point (Tm) represents more than 22%; of the total area of the DSC curve; (iv) the polydispersity index (PI) ranges from 2.0 to 7.0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: Basell Poliolefine Italia S.r.l.
    Inventors: Roberta Marzolla, Monica Galvan, Tiziana Caputa
  • Patent number: 8785584
    Abstract: A propylene/ethylene/1-hexene terpolymer containing from 1.0 wt % to 2.5 wt %, of ethylene derived units and from 2.0 wt % to 4.0 wt % of 1-hexene derived units, the sum of the amounts of propylene, ethylene and 1-.hexene derived units being 100, having the following features: a) the amount (Wt %) of 1-hexene (C6) and the amount (Wt %) of ethylene (C2) fulfill the following relation: C2<?0.18C6+2.86; b) Polydispersity index (PI) ranging from 2 to 10; c) melting temperature ranging from 125° C., to 139° C.; d) solubility in xylene at 25° C. below 10 wt %; e) melt index (MFR) of from 4 to 6 g/10? dg/min, according to ISO method 1133; and f) crystallization temperature ranging from 85° C. to 100° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Basell Poliolefine Italia S.r.l.
    Inventors: Claudio Cavalieri, Fiorella Pradella, Monica Galvan
  • Publication number: 20140194277
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a polyethylene-based resin composition excellent in the moldability and at the same time, excellent in the balance between impact strength and stiffness as well as in the transparency, and a molded product and a film, which are obtained by the molding of the polyethylene-based resin composition. The polyethylene-based resin composition of the present invention comprises from 41 to 99 wt % of (A) an ethylene-based polymer satisfying specific conditions and from 1 to 59 wt % of (B) an ethylene-based polymer satisfying specific conditions, wherein MFR of the composition as a whole is from 0.05 to 50 g/10 min and the density is from 0.910 to 0.960 g/cm3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: JAPAN POLYETHYLENE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Ishihama, Ryousuke Asakawa, Tsutomu Sakuragi, Tetsurou Fukuda, Kazuya Sakata, Masaru Aoki, Kenji Kawagishi, Keiichi Yoshimoto
  • Patent number: 8772426
    Abstract: Copolymers of ethylene and ?-olefins having (a) a density (D) in the range 0.900-0.940 g/cm3, (b) a melt index MI2 (2.16 kg, 190° C.) in the range of 0.01-50 g/10 min, (c) a melt index MI2 (2.16 kg, 190° C.) and Dow Rheology Index (DRI) satisfying the equation [DRI/MI2]>2.65, and (d) a Dart Drop Impact (DDI) in g of a blown film having a thickness of 25 ?m produced from the copolymer satisfying the equation DDI?1900×{1?Exp [?750(D?0.908)2]}×{Exp [(0.919?D)/0.0045]}. The copolymers may be prepared using metallocene catalysis and are preferably prepared in multistage processes carried out in loop reactors in the slurry phase. The copolymers exhibit long chain branching as defined by Dow Rheology Index (DRI) and exhibit unexpected improvements in mechanical properties, in particular dart drop impact, when extruded into blown films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Ineos Manufacturing Belgium NV
    Inventors: Choon Kooi Chai, Luc Marie Ghislain Dheur, Benoit Koch, Stefan Klaus Spitzmesser
  • Patent number: 8759460
    Abstract: New ethylene polymers having broad molecular weight distribution and long-chain branching, above all at high molecular weight fractions; the polymers have strain hardening equal or higher than 1.4 (at constant elongational rate of 0.5 s?1, at 150° C.), branching index g? equal or lower than 0.9 (at Mw of 2·106 g/mol). The polymers are prepared by using a mixed catalyst system comprising a polymerization catalyst based on a late transition metal component having a tridentate ligand, and a Ziegler polymerization catalyst annealed at a temperature higher than 100° C., for a time of at least 10 minutes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Bassell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Eleonora Ciaccia, Iakovos Vittorias, Shahram Mihan, Lenka Lukesova, Dieter Lilge, Maclovio Herrera Salinas, Gerhardus Meier, Gerd Mannebach
  • Publication number: 20140171610
    Abstract: A strap comprising a propylene and 1-hexene copolymer containing from 0.3 wt % to less than 5 wt % of 1-hexene derived units said copolymer having a melt flow rate (MFR) determined according to ISO method 1133 (230° C., 2.16 kg ranging from 0.3 to less than 11 g/10 min.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Basell Poliolefine Italia S.r.l.
    Inventors: Gianni Perdomi, Monica Galvan, Renaud Lemaire, Roberta Marzolla