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MODIFICATION OF RHEOLOGICAL AND VOLATILES PROPERTIES OF THERMOPLASTIC POLYMERS VIA POST REACTOR CHEMICAL TREATMENTS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000028634D
Publication Date: 2004-May-25

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Abstract

The invention relates to an improved reactive extrusion process for manufacturing of controlled rheology polymers by contacting the polymer with oxidizing agents such as oxygen, peroxides and/or ozone containing gases. The resultant polymer has a lower level of undesirable volatiles, fewer oligomers and more uniform rheological properties related to the polymer molecular weight and elasticity. Also, a low cost of manufacturing of branched, high melt strength polymer with lower levels of volatiles is possible.