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Polymer miscibility modifiers

A brief description of the process

The method to produce the modifiers comprises joining selected small-molecular compounds or oligomers (hydrocarbon resins) to macromolecules of polypropylene, polyethylene or block (SIS / SBS) co-polymers. The reaction is performed in alloy. The process is waste-free.


Advantages of the technology offered

Obtained modifiers, due to the presence of reactive groups in macromolecules, more favorably interact with constituents of polymeric compositions, influence morphology of the compositions and stabilize their phase structure. Therefore it is possible to obtain „tailor-made” materials.


Equipment

Heated agitators with sigma type stirrers or extruders (most favorably twin-screw).


Advancement of proceedings

Laboratory works have been completed.


Patentability

Patent PL 211191 (2011) „Method to produce polymer miscibility modifiers”.

Patent PL 209959 (2011) „Method to produce polystyrene impact modifiers and modified low-impact polystyrene”.


Market competitiveness

The modifiers are new products of diversified chemical construction, and hence they have a wide spectrum of applications in mixtures of various polymers. Moreover they can be based on both primary and secondary waste polymers.


References

Bronze medal for „A novel modifier for the enhancement of miscibility and mechanical properties of thermodynamically immiscible polymers”, IENA 2009, Nuremberg, Germany.

Silver medal for „A method of strengthening the low-impact polystyrene”, Concours Lépine, Paris, France, 2010.


Type of expected cooperation

Cooperation in order to carry out application studies and then implementation undertakings.


Information

Prof. Izabella Legocka, D.Sc., Chem. Eng.

phone: + 48 22 568 26 51


Ewa Wierzbicka, M.Sc., Chem. Eng.

phone: + 48 22 568 26 93