Polymerizing In Tubular Or Loop Reactor Patents (Class 526/64)
  • Patent number: 11319417
    Abstract: Methods of manufacturing highly crosslinked polymer particulate. The methods include positioning a granular polymeric material within a crosslinking apparatus and crosslinking the granular polymeric material with the crosslinking apparatus to form a highly crosslinked polymeric material. The methods also include forming a plurality of crosslinked polymer granules from the highly crosslinked polymeric material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
    Inventors: Alan A. Galuska, Pavlin B. Entchev, William Handy, Robert M. Shirley
  • Patent number: 11292857
    Abstract: Processes and systems for preparing copolymers of ethylene and a polar comonomer include contacting an initial feed comprising ethylene and a polar comonomer with a first polymerization initiator in a continuous stirred tank reactor to form a first polymer, which may then be contacted with second polymerization initiator in a plug flow reactor to form a second polymer. The process yields a second polymer having a lower melt flow index (and higher molecular weight) with high polar comonomer content. The polar comonomer may be, for example, vinyl acetate to prepare a poly(ethylene-vinyl acetate) copolymer having a vinyl acetate content of up to about 33% while maintaining the melt flow rate less than about 10 g/10 minutes without the use of fillers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventor: William J. Zafian
  • Patent number: 11254761
    Abstract: A process and system for pre-polymerizing propylene are disclosed. A first catalyst suspension is formed by mixing catalyst particles with a hydrocarbon that is a saturated hydrocarbon or propylene. Various other catalyst components are added to the first catalyst suspension, and the first catalyst suspension is then pre-polymerized under pre-polymerization conditions to form a pre-polymerized catalyst suspension that is introduced to a polymerization reactor or a storage tank. The saturated hydrocarbon can be propane, mixed butanes, or mixture thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP
    Inventors: Reza Khankal, Joel A. Mutchler, Bryan M. Garner, James E. Hein
  • Patent number: 11242414
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for manufacturing a polymer by a flow-type reaction. The method includes introducing a liquid A of an anionic polymerizable monomer, a liquid B of an anionic polymerization initiator, and a polymerization terminator into different flow paths, allowing the liquids to flow in the flow paths, allowing the liquid A and the liquid B to join together, subjecting the monomer to anionic polymerization while the liquids having joined together are flowing to downstream in a reaction flow path, and allowing a solution, which is obtained by the polymerization reaction and flows in the reaction flow path, and the polymerization terminator to join together so as to terminate the polymerization reaction and to obtain a polymer having a number-average molecular weight of 5,000 to 200,000. A static mixer is disposed in the reaction flow path, and a polymer having a number-average molecular weight equal to or greater than 2,000 is introduced into an inlet port of the mixer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Wada, Kei Harada
  • Patent number: 11208504
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an injection-molded article, comprising at least one metallocene-catalyzed polyethylene resin comprising at least two metallocene-catalyzed polyethylene fractions A and B, wherein the at least one metallocene-catalyzed polyethylene resin comprises: at least 40% to at most 50% by weight of polyethylene fraction A based on the total weight of the at least one metallocene-catalyzed polyethylene resin, wherein fraction A has a melt index MI2 of at least 100.0 g/10 min as determined according to ISO 1133, condition D, at 190° C. and under a load of 2.16 kg; and wherein the at least one metallocene-catalyzed polyethylene resin has a density of at least 0.940 g/cm3 to at most 0.950 g/cm3 as measured on pellets according to ISO 1183 at 23° C.; a melt index MI2 of at least 1.4 g/10 min to at most 2.5 g/10 min as measured on pellets according to ISO 1133, condition D, at 190° C. and under a load of 2.16 kg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Total Research & Technology Feluy
    Inventors: Aurélien Vantomme, Jean-Léon Gielens, Armelle Sigwald, Christopher Willocq
  • Patent number: 11180587
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method and system for propylene polymerization utilizing a loop slurry reactor. The method can include polymerizing propylene in a loop slurry reactor under bulk polymerization conditions to produce polypropylene. The propylene polymerization system can include i) a loop slurry reactor and a heat exchange system that is configured to cool the legs of the loop slurry reactor and/or ii) an inlet manifold that is configured to connect flashline heaters to a separator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP
    Inventors: Bryan M. Garner, Anthony O. Parker
  • Patent number: 11168163
    Abstract: An ethylene-(meth)acrylic acid copolymer has a polydispersity index (PDI) in a range from 3.5 to 8.0, and has a melt flow index (MFI) measured at 190° C. and 2.16 kg in a range from 350 g/10 min to 1800 g/10 min A water-dispersive composition includes the ethylene (meth)acrylic acid copolymer, a neutralizing agent and an aqueous medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignees: SK Innovation Co., Ltd., SK Global Chemical Co., Ltd., SKGC Americas Inc.
    Inventors: Yong Zheng, Doh Yeon Park, Mark Jasek, Suk Joon Kim, Hai Jin Shin, Ju Eun Jung, Byoung Cheon Jo, Christopher Balhoff, Du Youn Ka
  • Patent number: 11155649
    Abstract: A process for the preparation of ethylene homopolymers or copolymers in a facility having a high-pressure tubular reactor and a preheater, wherein a reaction fluid introduced into the reactor at a reactor inlet is heated in the preheater and the average velocity of the reaction fluid in the preheater is lower than the average velocity of the reaction fluid in the tubular reactor and the ratio of the average velocity in the tubular reactor to the average velocity of the reaction fluid in the preheater is in the range from 1.5 to 5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Christoph Wolf, Dieter Littmann, Michael Deuerling, Andre-Armand Finette, Danir Khayrullin, Juergen Mohrbutter
  • Patent number: 11117979
    Abstract: Processes and apparatus for preparing bimodal polymers are provided. In some embodiments, processes include introducing a monomer, a first diluent, a catalyst, hydrogen, at a first hydrogen concentration, and optional comonomer, to a first loop reactor to produce, under polymerization conditions, a first slurry of polymer solids. Processes may also include continuously discharging the first slurry of polymer solids from the loop reactor as a first polymerization effluent to a first flash tank; separating the first polymerization effluent in the first flash tank to provide a first concentrated polymer slurry with significantly lower hydrogen concentration; and transferring the first concentrated polymer slurry from the flash tank to a re-slurry mixer. Processes may further include introducing a re-slurry mixer diluent to the first concentrated polymer slurry to form a second concentrated polymer slurry in the re-slurry mixer that can be pumped to a second slurry loop reactor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Keith W. Trapp, Scott T. Roger, James A. Kendrick, Edward F. Smith
  • Patent number: 11110428
    Abstract: A system and method including providing a feed having alkyl-bridged multi-aromatic compounds to a tubular reactor, heating the tubular reactor, and cleaving an alkyl bridge of the alkyl-bridged multi-aromatic compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Omer Refa Koseoglu, Robert Peter Hodgkins
  • Patent number: 11098143
    Abstract: A process for the polymerization of olefins in gas phase carried out in a reactor having two interconnected polymerization zones, a first zone (riser) and a second zone (downcomer), wherein growing polymer particles: a) flow through the riser under fast fluidization conditions established by feeding a mixture of gas and liquid; b) leave the riser and enter the downcomer, through which the growing polymer particles flow downward in a densified form; and c) leave the downcomer and are reintroduced into the riser, thereby establishing a circulation of polymer between the riser and the downcomer; the reactor is operated at a temperature between 0° C. and 5° C. above the dew point of the riser gas at the operating pressure, and in the riser, besides the growing polymer particles and gas flow, an amount of liquid is present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Basell Poliolefine Italia S.r.l.
    Inventors: Antonio Mazzucco, Enrico Balestra, Roberto Pantaleoni, Davide Tartari, Riccardo Rinaldi
  • Patent number: 11078301
    Abstract: A high pressure polymerization, as described herein, to form an ethylene-based polymer, comprising the following steps: polymerizing a reaction mixture comprising ethylene, using a reactor system comprising at least three ethylene-based feed streams and a reactor configuration that comprises at least four reaction zones, and at least one of the following a) through c), is met: (a) up to 100 wt % of the ethylene stream to the first zone comes from a high pressure recycle, and/or up to 100 wt % of the last ethylene stream to a zone comes from the output from a Primary compressor system; and/or (b) up to 100 wt % of the ethylene stream to first zone comes from the output from a Primary compressor system, and/or up to 100 wt % of the last ethylene stream to a zone comes from a high pressure recycle; and/or (c) the ethylene stream to the first zone, and/or the last ethylene stream to a zone, each comprises a controlled composition; and wherein each ethylene stream to a zone receives an output from two or more cyli
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Cornelis J F Hosman, Nhi T. Y. Dang, Otto J. Berbee, Joaquin Flores
  • Patent number: 11072669
    Abstract: A process to form an ethylene-based polymer in a reactor system, said process comprising at least the following steps: a) injecting a first initiator mixture into the tubular reactor at location L along the reactor, b) injecting a compressed make-up CTA system at the location L1, at a distance (L?L1) from 145*Dprehehater to 1000*Dpreheater, upstream from L, and wherein Dpreheater=the inner diameter of the pre-heater in meter (m); and wherein L1 is located in the preheater, and c) optionally, injecting one or more additional compressed make-up CTA system(s) into the preheater, at one or more location: LiLi+1, Ln (2?i and 2?n), upstream from L1, and each location is, independently, at a distance from 145*Dprehehater to 1000*Dpreheater, and wherein n equals the total number of injection locations of the make-up CTA system(s) injected into the preheater, upstream from L1, and wherein (L?L1) is less than each (L?Li), (L?Li+1), (L?Ln); and d) polymerizing a reaction mixture comprising at least ethylene, the first i
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Cornelis J F Hosman, Nhi T. Y. Dang
  • Patent number: 10968291
    Abstract: A process for preparing an ethylene polymer including the step of homopolymerizing ethylene or copolymerizing ethylene with one or more comonomers in a gas-phase polymerization reactor including a riser unit wherein growing polymer particles flow upwards under fluidization, fast fluidization or transport conditions and a downcomer wherein growing polymer particles flow downward in a densified form, wherein the hold-up of polymer particles in the downcomer is from 55 wt. % to 80 wt. % of the total hold-up of polymer particles in the gas-phase polymerization reactor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Gerhardus Meier, Ulf Schueller, Gabriele Mei, Massimo Covezzi, Pietro Baita, Lorella Marturano
  • Patent number: 10961334
    Abstract: A polyethylene composition comprising a base resin is disclosed herein. The base resin includes an ethylene homo- or copolymer fraction (A1), and an ethylene homo- or copolymer fraction (A2). Fraction (A1) has a lower weight average molecular weight than fraction (A2). The base resin has a melt flow rate MFR21 of equal to or less than 8.0 g/10 min and a density of 930 to 950 kg/m3. The polyethylene composition has a melt flow rate MFR5 of 0.01 to 0.3 g/10 min, a flow rate ratio FRR21/5 of equal to or more than 20 and a ratio of the weight average molecular weight and the number average molecular weight (Mw/Mn) of equal to or less than 30. Also the polyethylene composition has a tensile modulus of less than 1000 MPa. Also a process for the production of a polyethylene composition comprising polyethylene base resin is disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Yi Liu, Victor Sumerin, Ravindra Tupe
  • Patent number: 10961331
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are ethylene homopolymers generally characterized by a density of less than 0.94 g/cm3 and an inverse short chain branch distribution. These homopolymers can be further characterized by a ratio of Mw/Mn from 2 to 100, a number of short chain branches from 2 to 20 short chain branches per 1000 total carbon atoms, and wherein at least 50% of the short chain branches are methyl branches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP
    Inventors: Brooke L. Small, Max P. McDaniel, Matthew F. Milner, Paul J. DesLauriers
  • Patent number: 10927217
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a process for preparing polymers using a plug flow reactor. The process includes providing an aqueous monomer solution comprising amide monomers; evaporating the aqueous monomer solution to form a concentrated monomer solution; and polymerizing the concentrated monomer solution in a plug flow reactor comprising a shell side and a tube side to form a first process fluid comprising polymers. The concentrated monomer solution flows on the shell side from the inlet to the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Ascend Performance Materials Operations LLC
    Inventors: James P. Sutton, John M. Zabcik, Chris Schwier, Cihan Uzunpinar, Shahram Akbari
  • Patent number: 10889533
    Abstract: A process for selectively producing 1-butene comprises combining at least one antifouling agent and at least one aluminum alkyl compound to form an antifouling feed stream, wherein bringing the antifouling agent into contact with the aluminum alkyl compound forms at least one antifouling agent co-catalyst in a first step. The antifouling agent co-catalyst may comprise a structure comprising a central aluminum molecule bound to an R1 group, an R2 group, and an R3 group. The process further comprises feeding the antifouling feed stream, a catalyst comprising at least one titanate compound, and ethylene into a reactor dimerize ethylene in a second step. The catalyst is fed as a stream separated from the antifouling feed stream. The feeds may be varied in real-time to adjust a ratio of the formed antifouling agent co-catalyst and residual aluminum alkyl compound or antifouling agent in the antifouling feed stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Faisal M. Melibari, Hussain M. Yami, Sohel K. Saikh, Zhonglin Zhang, Wei Xu
  • Patent number: 10828860
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of a polyethylene material in liquid containers that are sterilisable at a temperature of ?100° C. during a period of >15 minutes, wherein the polyethylene material has a density >928 kg/m3 as determined according to ISO 1183-1, method A, and a melt mass flow rate of ?0.50 and 51.00 g/10 min as determined according to ISO 1133-1 at a temperature of 190° C. and a load of 2.16 kg; wherein the polyethylene material produced in a high-pressure free-radical polymerisation process at a pressure of ?1600 bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Marnik Vaes, Bernardus Aldegonda Josephus Raven
  • Patent number: 10787564
    Abstract: Described is a polyethylene composition comprising at least one polyethylene having a crystallinity of less than 60, or 55, or 50% and within a range from 0.2 wt % to 15 wt % of cyclic-olefin copolymer and within a range from 0.2 wt % to 15 wt % of hydrocarbon resin, by weight of the polyethylene composition. The polyethylene compositions can be formed into useful articles such as films and injection molded and thermoformed articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory K. Hall, Stefan B. Ohlsson, Yong Yang
  • Patent number: 10774159
    Abstract: A process to form an ethylene-based polymer comprising polymerizing a mixture comprising ethylene, in the presence of a free-radical initiator, and in a tubular reactor system comprising at least two ethylene-based feed streams, and a reactor configuration that comprises at least three reaction zones; and the inlet pressure of the first zone is <3200 Bar; and the ethylene conversion >28%, and an m value from 20 mole % to 70 mole %, where m=mol % of ethylene-based feed stream to the first zone, based on total moles of ethylene-based feed streams fed to the reactor configuration; and the ratio (Q) of a “MWDB of a broad polymer polymerized, to a “MWDN of a narrow polymer polymerized, is as follows: {(T)*(?2.3×log(m)+7)}?Q?{(T)*(?13.0×log(m)+29.8)}; at the same melt index; and “T” is the “chain transfer activity ratio” as described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Otto J. Berbee, Nhi T. Y. Dang, Cornelis J F Hosman, Joaquin Flores
  • Patent number: 10767036
    Abstract: A polyolefinic fiber made from or containing from 2 wt % to 20 wt % relative to the total weight of the fiber of a polyolefin composition made from or containing: A) 5-35% by weight of a propylene homopolymer or a propylene ethylene copolymer; B) 20-50% by weight of a copolymer of ethylene and a C3-C8 alpha-olefin containing from 0.1% to 20% by weight of alpha-olefin units and containing 25% by weight or less of a fraction soluble in xylene at 25° C.; and C) 30-60% by weight of a copolymer of ethylene and propylene containing from 25% to 75% by weight of ethylene units and containing from 40% to 95% by weight of a fraction soluble in xylene at 25° C.; the amounts of (A), (B) and (C) being referred to the total weight of (A)+(B)+(C), the sum of the amount of (A)+(B)+(C) being 100.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Basell Poliolefine Italia S.r.l.
    Inventors: Monica Galvan, Claudio Cavalieri, Jaume Marti Porqueres, Renaud Lemaire, Roberto De Palo
  • Patent number: 10730977
    Abstract: A process to form an ethylene-based polymer comprises polymerizing a reaction mixture comprising ethylene, at least one symmetrical polyene and at least one chain transfer agent system comprising at least one chain transfer agent (CTA) in the presence of at least one free-radical initiator and in a reactor configuration comprising at least two reaction zones, reaction zone 1 and reaction zone i (i?2), wherein reaction zone i is downstream from reaction zone 1. The ratio of “the activity of the CTA system of the feed to the first reaction zone” to the “activity of the CTA system of the cumulative feed to the reaction zone i,” (Z1/Zi), is less than or equal to (0.8?0.2*log(Cs)), wherein Cs is from 0.0001 to 10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Otto J. Berbee, Stefan Hinrichs, Sean W. Ewart, John O. Osby
  • Patent number: 10710877
    Abstract: The present invention provides a hydrogen generating apparatus and a hydrogen generating method, wherein the hydrogen generating apparatus generates hydrogen by dehydrating formic acid, and comprises: a reactor for containing water and a heterogeneous catalyst; a formic acid feeder for feeding formic acid into the reactor; and a moisture remover for removing moisture generated from the reactor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: KOREA INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Chang Won Yoon, Suk Woo Nam, Yeong Cheon Kim, Jonghee Han, Sung Pil Yoon, Hyoung-Juhn Kim, Taekhyun Oh, Tae Hoon Lim, Jin Young Kim, Sun-Hee Choi, Hyung Chul Ham
  • Patent number: 10696757
    Abstract: A process is provided to form an ethylene-based polymer, in the presence of at least one free-radical, said process comprises at least the following: polymerizing a mixture comprising ethylene, in a reactor configuration comprising at least three reaction zones, and comprising two ethylene feed streams, and wherein the ratio (RLCBf40%), in percent, of the “LCB content of the first 40 wt % of the total polymer formed” to “the total LCB content in the final polymer” is ?22.5%; and wherein the amount of ethylene, and optionally one or more comonomers, and optionally one or more CTAs, fed to the first reaction zone, is from 40 mole % to 80 mole %, based on the total moles of ethylene, and optionally one or more comonomers, and optionally one or more CTAs, fed to the polymerization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Otto J. Berbee, Joaquin Flores, Cornelis J F Hosman, Nhi Dang
  • Patent number: 10689469
    Abstract: A method of reactive extrusion copolymerization of vinyl monomer consisting of (1) feeding vinyl monomer or at least one vinyl monomer together with an initiator into the first screw of twin-screw extruder, and modified resin into the subsequent screw section; (2) feeding the above monomer into the screw segment after auto-acceleration zone and feeding the initiator corresponding to the temperature of barrel and micro/nano inorganic modified fillers after the half-life period of the initiator; (3) feeding the antioxidant and anti-UV agent at the end of the polymerization, and then removing unpolymerized monomer and by-products by devolatilization of screw segment; (4) obtaining vinyl copolymer resin with a anticipated molecular weight of 5×102 to 6×105 from the reactive extrusion polymerization by controlling the temperature of different screw segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignees: EAST CHINA UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, SHANGHAI FUYUAN RUBBER AND PLASTIC TECHNOLOGY LTD.
    Inventors: Anna Zheng, Yong Guan, Dafu Wei, Xiang Xu, Pengfei Zhan, Weixing Liu, Han Shi
  • Patent number: 10689333
    Abstract: A process comprising reacting, in a reactor having a fixed bed containing a solid catalyst which contains a zeolite, hydrogen sulfide and an oxirane in the presence of the solid catalyst to yield a reaction product with contains a mercapto-alcohol. A reactor system includes the reactor, an oxirane feed stream, a hydrogen sulfide feed stream, a fixed bed containing the solid catalyst placed inside the reactor, and an effluent stream containing the reaction product. The hydrogen sulfide and the oxirane are present in a mole ratio in a range of about 5:1 to 50:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP
    Inventors: Jason L. Kreider, Daniel M. Hasenberg, Alex Pauwels
  • Patent number: 10688482
    Abstract: A method for olefin oligomerization comprising i) injecting an olefin monomer and a solvent into a continuous stirred tank reactor; ii) injecting an oligomerization catalyst system comprising a ligand compound, a transition metal compound, and a co-catalyst into the continuous stirred tank reactor; and iii) performing a multimerization reaction of the olefin monomer, wherein a ratio of the flowing rates of the olefin monomer and the solvent is from 1:1 to 2:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoon Ki Hong, Yong Ho Lee, Eun Ji Shin, Ki Soo Lee, Jin Young Park, Seok Pil Sa, Seul Ki Im
  • Patent number: 10661540
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a multilayer blown film for stretch hood made from or containing a layer made from or containing a first polyolefin composition made from or containing from 20 wt % to 80 wt %, based upon the total weight of the first polyolefin composition, of Component A) and from 20 wt % to 80 wt %, based upon the total weight of the first polyolefin composition, of Component B); wherein Component A) is an ethylene copolymer and Component B) is a polyolefin composition made from or containing: (i) 5-35% by weight, based upon the total weight of Component B, of a propylene homopolymer or a propylene ethylene copolymer (ii) 20-50% by weight, based upon the total weight of Component B, of a copolymer of ethylene and a C3-C8 alpha-olefin; and (iii) 30-60% by weight, based upon the total weight of Component B, of a copolymer of ethylene and propylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Basell Poliolefine Italia S.r.l.
    Inventors: Monica Galvan, Gianni Perdomi, Claudio Cavalieri
  • Patent number: 10640590
    Abstract: Methods of making polyisobutylene and catalyst systems are described. Polyisobutylene compositions and catalyst system compositions are also described. In some embodiments, a method of making a catalyst system includes: providing a support material; calcining the support material; and forming a catalyst system by adding to the support material (a) a mixture comprising BF3, (b) a mixture comprising BF3 and a complexing agent, or (c) both. In some embodiments, a method of making a polymer composition includes providing a catalyst system comprising: (a) a support material selected from the group consisting of Al2O3, ZrO2, TiO2, SnO2, CeO2, SiO2, SiO2/Al2O3, and combinations thereof; and (b) BF3; providing a feedstock comprising isobutylene; forming a reaction mixture comprising the feedstock and the catalyst system; contacting the isobutylene with the catalyst system; and obtaining a polymer composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: NTP Tec, LLC
    Inventor: Clyde Edward Baxter, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10626134
    Abstract: Catalyst systems and methods for making and using the same are disclosed. In an example, a method of synthesizing a monocyclopentadienyl compound is provided. The method includes melting a dicyclopentadienyl compound including the following structure: As used herein, M is hafnium or zirconium. Each R is independently an H, a hydrocarbyl group, a substituted hydrocarbyl group, a heteroatom group. Each X is a leaving group selected from a halogen or a heteroatom group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Univation Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: C. Jeff Harlan
  • Patent number: 10544245
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for preparing a polyethylene product having a multimodal molecular weight distribution, said process comprising the steps of: (a) feeding ethylene monomer, a diluent, at least one metallocene catalyst, optionally hydrogen, and optionally one or more olefin co-monomers into a first slurry loop reactor; and polymerizing the ethylene monomer, and the optionally one or more olefin co-monomers, in the presence of said at least one metallocene catalyst, and optionally hydrogen, in said first slurry loop reactor thereby producing a first polyethylene fraction; (b) feeding the first polyethylene fraction to a second slurry loop reactor serially connected to the first slurry loop reactor, and in the second slurry loop reactor polymerizing ethylene, and optionally one or more olefin co-monomers, in the presence of the first polyethylene fraction, and optionally hydrogen, thereby producing a second polyethylene fraction; and (c) feeding the second polyethylene fraction to a gas
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Total Research & Technology Feluy
    Inventors: Aurélien Vantomme, Christopher Willocq
  • Patent number: 10494457
    Abstract: A process to form an ethylene-based polymer, said process comprising at least the following: polymerizing a mixture comprising ethylene, in the presence of at least one free-radical initiator, and in a reactor configuration comprising at least three reaction zones and at least two ethylene feed streams; and wherein the inlet pressure of the first reaction zone is less than, or equal to, 3200 Bar; and wherein the amount of ethylene, and optionally one or more comonomers, and optionally one or more CTAs, fed to the first reaction zone is from 40 mole % to 80 mole %, based on the total moles of ethylene, and optionally one or more comonomers, and optionally one or more CTAs, fed to the polymerization; and wherein the average polymerization temperature of the first 40 wt % polymer formed (APT40 wt %) (based on the total amount of polymer formed) is less than, or equal to, 200° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Otto J. Berbee, Cornelis J F Hosman, Joaquin Flores, Sergio E. Goncalves, Sarat Munjal, Michael E. Bishop, Luiz Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 10494456
    Abstract: A process to form an ethylene-based polymer, in the presence of at least one free-radical, said process comprises at least the following: polymerizing a mixture comprising ethylene in a reactor configuration comprising at least four reaction zones, and comprising at least three ethylene feed streams; and wherein the ratio of (RLCBf40%), in percent, of the LCB content of the “first 40 wt % of the total polymer formed” to the “total LCB content in the final polymer” is ?29%; and wherein the amount of ethylene, and optionally one or more comonomers, and optionally one or more CTAs, fed to the first reaction zone, is from 20 mole % to 70 mole %, based on the total moles of ethylene, and optionally one or more comonomers, and optionally one or more CTAs, fed to the polymerization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Otto J. Berbee, Joaquin Flores, Cornelis J F Hosman, Nhi Dang
  • Patent number: 10494462
    Abstract: Novel polyethylene copolymers having a relatively high comonomer partitioning tendency are disclosed as are methods for their preparation. The comonomer partitioning tendency is the tendency for a copolymer to have comonomer in the higher molecular weight chains. Novel metrics for describing the comonomer partitioning tendency are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Univation Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Roger L. Kuhlman
  • Patent number: 10479849
    Abstract: A propylene-based polymer resin is characterized by a low volatile emission signature. For example, the propylene-based polymer resin may have a volatile organic compound content no greater than 125 ppm, a semi-volatile organic compound content no greater than 500 ppm, and a C36 oligomeric content no greater than 250 ppm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: BRASKEM AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Salek, Mark Chappell, Bryan Dawson
  • Patent number: 10479851
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a process for producing polymers of an N-vinyl carboxamide, including the steps of flowing a reaction mixture containing an aqueous liquid containing at least one polymerization initiator, N-vinyl carboxamide monomer or a monomer mixture containing N-vinyl carboxamide into a reactor system, and polymerizing the monomer or monomer mixture to produce the polymer of a N-vinyl carboxamide. The polymers resulting therefrom may be hydrolyzed to provide polymers containing vinyl amine units. Also disclosed herein is an apparatus suitable for producing the polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: BASE SE
    Inventors: Christiane Lange, Hugo Vale, Hans-Joachim Haehnle, Oliver Soetje
  • Patent number: 10465023
    Abstract: The invention provides a process to form an ethylene-based polymer, and said ethylene-based polymer, said process comprising polymerizing a reaction mixture comprising ethylene and at least the following A) and B): A) a Rheology Modifying Agent (RMA) selected from the following i) through v), as described herein; B) at least one comonomer selected from the following a) through c), as described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventor: John O. Osby
  • Patent number: 10442881
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are ethylene-based polymers generally characterized by a Mw ranging from 70,000 to 200,000 g/mol, a ratio of Mz/Mw ranging from 1.8 to 20, an 1B parameter ranging from 0.92 to 1.05, and an ATREF profile characterized by one large peak. These polymers have the dart impact, tear strength, and optical properties of a metallocene-catalyzed LLDPE, but with improved processability, melt strength, and bubble stability, and can be used in blown film and other end-use applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP
    Inventors: Mark L. Hlavinka, Chung Ching Tso, Yongwoo Inn, Deloris R. Gagan, Randy S. Muninger
  • Patent number: 10377853
    Abstract: A process to prepare a polyester polymer composition comprising a polyester polymer having furanic units is disclosed. The process comprises a step of ring-opening polymerization of a cyclic polyester oligomer, which comprises residue of furandicarboxylic acid and a diol, in the presence of a catalyst in order to yield a polyester polymer having furanic units. The polyester polymer composition obtainable by the process, wherein the polyester polymer composition comprises a polyester polymer having furanic units and a cyclic polyester oligomer in a concentration of less than 5 wt % of the composition. The use of the polyester polymer composition in extrusion, injection molding, or blow molding are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Sulzer Chemtech AG
    Inventors: Liborio Ivano Costa, Philip Nising, Francesca Tancini, David Pfister, Giuseppe Storti, Massimo Morbidelli
  • Patent number: 10362922
    Abstract: A device for the dry cleansing of surfaces to remove particulates contains triboelectrically chargeable component(s) of an organic polymer material containing uniformly distributed finely divided silicone polymer particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Wacker Chemie AG
    Inventor: Frank Achenbach
  • Patent number: 10351671
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing semi-aromatic copolyamides with a high diamine excess in the reaction batch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Axel Wilms, Christian Schmidt, Florian Richter, Joachim Clauss, Gad Kory, Stefan Schwiegk, Arnold Schneller
  • Patent number: 10344101
    Abstract: A system and method for a polyolefin reactor temperature control system having a first reactor temperature control path, a second reactor temperature control path, and a shared temperature control path. The shared temperature control path is configured to combine and process coolant return streams, and to provide coolant supply for the first reactor temperature control path and the second reactor temperature control path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP
    Inventors: Timothy O. Odi, Ralph Romig, Anurag Gupta
  • Patent number: 10308729
    Abstract: A process for separating components of a reactor off gas is provided. A related reactor system is also provided. The reactor system may include a high pressure tubular reactor and/or an autoclave reactor and may be used for the production polyolefin polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventor: Paul J. Clymans
  • Patent number: 10301405
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a polypropylene with narrow molecular weight distribution and a process for preparing the same in a reactor using a Ziegler-Natta catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignees: Beijing Research Institute of Chemical Industry, China Petroleum & Chemical Corp, China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Liangshi Wang, Luqiang Yu, Shijun Zhang, Jinliang Qiao, Meifang Guo, Zhichao Yang, Jianjun Yin, Honghong Huang, Liping Hou, Jianfang Sheng
  • Patent number: 10273318
    Abstract: The invention provides a process to prepare an ethylene-based polymer, said process comprising polymerizing ethylene in the presence of at least one initiator system selected from the following: a) class 1 initiator system, b) class 2 initiator system, c) class 3 initiator system, or d) a combination thereof; and at a inlet pressure (P2) greater than, or equal to, 1000 Bar (100 MPa); and in a reactor system comprising at least one hyper compressor and a reactor configuration comprising at least one reactor, which comprises at least one reaction zone; and wherein the inlet pressure (P2) is reduced by at least 200 Bar, as compared to a similar polymerization, in the same reactor system, except it is operated at a higher inlet pressure (P1), and at a different hyper compressor throughput, and at a different maximum temperature for at least one reaction zone, and optionally, at a different amount of CTA system fed to the reactor configuration; and wherein, for the process, the “Ratio of total reactor consumption
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Cornelis J F Hosman, Otto J. Berbee, Sergio E. Goncalves, Nhi Dang
  • Patent number: 10266557
    Abstract: Catalyst systems and methods for making and using the same are disclosed. In an example, a method of synthesizing a monocyclopentadienyl compound is provided. The method includes melting a di-cyclopentadienyl compound including the following structure: (A). As used herein, M is hafnium or zirconium. Each R is independently an H, a hydrocarbyl group, a substituted hydrocarbyl group, a heteroatom group. Each X is a leaving group selected from a halogen or a heteroatom group. A reaction melt is formed by adding a metal salt including the following structure: (B). A monocyclopentadienyl compound is deposited from a vapor formed over the reaction melt, wherein the monocyclopentadienyl compound includes the following structure: (C).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Univation Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: C. Jeff Harlan
  • Patent number: 10240027
    Abstract: Use of a stable indole-nitroxide radical as a stabilizer and/or inhibitor for resin mixtures and reactive resin mortars is described on the basis of radically curable compounds. Resin mixtures and reactive resin mortars may be made stable in storage very effectively using the indole nitroxide radical and the pot life of mortar compositions can be adjusted in a targeted manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Michael Leitner, Armin Pfeil
  • Patent number: 10167354
    Abstract: A copolymer of ethylene with silane groups containing comonomer that is produced in a high pressure radical polymerization process comprising the steps of: (a) compressing ethylene together with the silane groups containing comonomer under pressure in a compressor, wherein a compressor lubricant is used for lubrication, (b) polymerizing ethylene together with the silane groups containing comonomer in a polymerization zone, (c) separating the obtained ethylene from the unreacted products and recovering the separated ethylene copolymer in a recovery zone, wherein in step a) the compressor lubricant comprises a mineral oil and ethylene copolymer has a silane groups containing comonomer content of 0.5 to 3 wt % and an MFR2 of 0.3 to 10 g/10 min. The co-polymer of ethylene with silane groups containing comonomer can be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Thomas Hjertberg, Lars Lindgren, Lena Lindbom, Roger Carlsson
  • Patent number: 10087286
    Abstract: Crosslinkable polycarbonate resins having improved properties are disclosed. The crosslinkable polycarbonate resins are formed from a reaction of at least a benzophenone, a first dihydroxy chain extender, and a carbonate precursor, and may include a second dihydroxy chain extender as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: James Franklin Hoover, Peter Johnson, Amanda Marie Flores, Jean-Francois Morizur