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A PROCESS FOR IMPROVING IMPACT STRENGTH OF POLYPROPYLENE COPOLYMERS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000022238D
Publication Date: 2004-Mar-01
Document File: 1 page(s) / 24K

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Abstract

A method of preparing controlled rheology heterophasic polypropylene copolymers to increase impact strength of such copolymers is described. The process comprises introducing a heterophasic polypropylene copolymer with low initial temperature into an extruder along with a peroxide. The half life of the peroxide is increased compared to a half life of the peroxide when introducing the same copolymer with high initial temperature into an extruder and allowing the peroxide to degrade. The resulting polypropylene copolymer has a notched Izod impact strength that is increased compared to the same copolymer extruded with the peroxide at high initial temperature.

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A Process for Improving Impact Strength of Polypropylene Copolymers

A method of preparing controlled rheology heterophasic polypropylene copolymers to increase impact strength of such copolymers is described. The process comprises introducing a heterophasic polypropylene copolymer with low initial temperature into an extruder along with a peroxide. The half life of the peroxide is increased compared to a half life of the peroxide when introducing the same copolymer with high initial temperature into an extruder and allowing the peroxide to degrade. The resulting polypropylene copolymer has a notched Izod impact strength that is increased compared to the same copolymer extruded with the peroxide at high initial temperature.