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Long Chain Alkenyl Succinic Acid for Plastics Applications

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000242996D
Publication Date: 2015-Sep-07
Document File: 4 page(s) / 22K

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Baker Hughes Incorporated: OWNER [+2]

Abstract

A new line of long chain alkenyl succinic acid products is disclosed herein. These waxes are produced via reactions to yield products with long hydrocarbon chains coupled to succinic acid. The products are available ranging from liquids to hard solids. The amount of succinic acid functionality can be varied from none up to about 150 mg KOH / gram.

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                     Long Chain Alkenyl Succinic Acid for Plastics Applications

A new line of long chain alkenyl succinic acid products is disclosed herein.  These waxes are produced via reactions to yield products with long hydrocarbon chains coupled to succinic acid.  The products are available ranging from liquids to hard solids.  The amount of succinic acid functionality can be varied from none up to about 150 mg KOH / gram.

The products disclosed herein have the following application benefits:

·                As antiblock additives for polymer resins.  The new alkenyl succinic acids can be used as internal antiblock agents for plastic resins.  As internal antiblock agents, the properties of the new alkenyl succinic acids allow consistent migration to the surface and helps minimize blocking tendencies during storage or use.  The new alkenyl succinic acids can be used at levels up to 5% by weight of the polymer resin.

·                As additives to modify the surface properties of plastic films.  The new alkenyl succinic acids can be used to modify the surface properties of plastic films by migrating to the surface.  The succinic acid portion of the new products can modify the surface tension of plastic film, which can allow better printing with decreased amounts of corona treatment.  They can also help prevent moisture droplets from forming and creating “fogging” on the film.  The new alkenyl succinic acids can be used at levels up to 1% by weight in the polymer resin.

·                As additives to improve compatibility of polymer blends.  The new alkenyl succinic acids can be used to improve the compatibility of polymer blends.  The polyethylene portion of the product is compatible with non-polar polymers, while the succinic acid portion of the product is compatible with more polar polymers.  The new alkenyl succinic acids can be used at levels up to 10% by weight in the polymer blend.

·                As an additive to improve dispersion of inorganic materials into polymer resins.  The new alkenyl succinic acids can be used to provide improved dispersion of inorganic materials into polymer resins.  The polyethylene portion of the new product is compatible with the non-polar resin, while the succinic acid portion of the product interacts with the surface of the inorganic particle, which decreases the amount of agglomerates and provides improved dispersion.  The new alkenyl succinic acids can be used at levels up to 10% by weight in the polymer resin.

·                As a processing aid for plastic resins.  The long chain alkenyl succinic acids provides lower torque and better throughput when added to plastic resins, including polyethylene, polypropylene, polycarbonate, nylon, and other resins.  The new...