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Sharp Melting Synthetic Waxes for Modifying Polyolefins

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000234539D
Publication Date: 2014-Jan-16
Document File: 1 page(s) / 18K

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William P. Cottom: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Baker Hughes Inc. (BHI) announces a new line of synthetic waxes. These waxes are produced via a technology that better aligns with the EPA’s principles of Green Chemistry and is more energy efficient compared to traditional polymerization processes. This novel process is designed to produce linear, sharp melting waxes with very narrow molecular weight distributions without the need for distillation. These synthetic waxes have a polydispersity as low as 1.01, but typically 1.1 or less. They have molecular weights (Mn) that range from 400 to 1000 with melting points ranging from 65 ◦C to 105 ◦C.

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Sharp Melting Synthetic Waxes for Modifying Polyolefins

Baker Hughes Inc. (BHI) announces a new line of synthetic waxes.  These waxes are produced via a technology that better aligns with the EPA’s principles of Green Chemistry and is more energy efficient compared to traditional polymerization processes.  This novel process is designed to produce linear, sharp melting waxes with very narrow molecular weight distributions without the need for distillation.  These synthetic waxes have a polydispersity as low as 1.01, but typically 1.1 or less.  They have molecular weights (Mn) that range from 400 to 1000 with melting points ranging from 65 ◦C to 105 ◦C.

BHI claims the following application benefits:

·         As processing improvement additives to improve the processing characteristics of polyolefins.  The new wax can improve throughput during extrusion, minimize defects, and minimize polyolefin degradation.  The new wax can be used at levels up to 5% of the polyolefin by weight in the final formulation.

·         As surface modifying additives to modify the surface of polyolefins.  The new wax can modify the coefficient of friction, provide slip properties, and prevent blocking.   The new wax can be used at levels up to 10% of the polyolefin by weight in the final formulation.

·         As physical property modifying additives for polyolefins.  The new wax can lower the melt viscosity, modify the tensile properties, and modify the melt profile.  The new wax can be used at levels up to 5...