Magog, Canada
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A vehicle wheel drive assembly, particularly useful in an aircraft, is provided. The vehicle wheel drive assembly is mounted completely within a space defined by structural dimensions of a vehicle wheel and includes a drive means controllable to power the wheel and move the vehicle autonomously on a ground surface, a gear assembly drivingly connected to the drive means, and a clutch assembly operatively connected to the gear assembly. The clutch assembly is operatively mounted with respect to the gear assembly completely within an interior portion of a vehicle wheel axle on which the wheel drive assembly is mounted, thereby maximizing the space functionally available for all of the other components of the wheel drive assembly.


Patent
Borealis | Date: 2017-03-29

The invention relates to a polypropylene composition comprising a component A being a propylene copolymer, a component B being a long-chain branched propylene homopolymer or copolymer suitable for pressure pipe applications.


The invention is related to a new soft heterophasic random propylene copolymer with improved optical properties, as well as the process by which the heterophasic random propylene copolymer is produced.


Patent
Borealis | Date: 2017-01-11

The invention relates to a tube comprising a heterophasic polypropylene composition comprising a heterophasic polypropylene copolymer with an antioxidant comprising a sterically hindered phenol. The heterophasic polypropylene copolymer has the relative amount of crystalline polypropylene above 20wt%. the relative amount of xylene cold solubles (XCS) fraction is at least 10 wt% and the relative content of isolated ethylene sequences (I(E)) of the XCS fulfills the equation: I(E) < 78 - 1.97xC + 0.015x(C)^(2) wherein C is the comonomer content [wt%] of the XCS fraction and wherein the I(E) content is defined by equation


Patent
Borealis | Date: 2017-02-01

Polymer composition comprising at least one polypropylene homopolymer and/or random copolymer, up to 15 wt% of at least one polyethylene, optionally at least one elastomer in an amount of 8 to 40 wt% and optionally fillers and/or additives in an amount of up to 45 wt% based on the total weight of the final polymer composition with the at least one polyethylene having a density of higher than 940 kg/m^(3), a content of hexane hot extractables of below 0.80 wt% preferably below 0.60 wt%, most preferably below 0.40 wt% and a copolymer/homopolymer (COHO) ratio measured by Temperature Rising Elution Fraction (TREF) up to 6%.


The invention relates to a backsheet element for a photovoltaic module comprising at least one layer, which comprises a crosslinked polymer composition, which comprises a polymer of ethylene, to a photovoltaic module comprising at least one photovoltaic element and the backsheet element of the invention and to the use of the crosslinked polymer composition for producing at least one layer of a backsheet element of the invention for a photovoltaic module.


The present invention is directed to a layer of an electrical device a photovoltaic module comprising at least one photovoltaic element and at least one layer comprising a polypropylene composition and to the use of a polypropylene composition for producing at least one layer of an element of a photovoltaic module.


Catalyst system for producing ethylene copolymers in a high temperature solution process, the catalyst system comprising (i) a metallocene complex of formula (I) wherein M is Hf or Zr X is a sigma ligand, L is a bridge of the formula -SiR82-, wherein each R8 is independently a C1-C20-hydrocarbyl, tri(C1-C20-alkyl)silyl, C6-C20-aryl, C7-C20-arylalkyl or C7-C20-alkylaryl n is 0, 1 or 2 R1 and R1 are the same or can be different and can be a linear or branched C1-C6-alkyl group, R2 and R2 are the same or are different and are a CH2-R9 group, with R9 being H or linear or branched C1-C6-alkyl group R5 and R5 are the same or are different and can be H or a linear or branched C1-C6-alkyl group or a OR group, wherein R is a C1-C6-alkyl group R6 and R6 are the same or are different and can be H or a C(R10)3 group, with R10 being the same or different and R10 can be H or a linear or branched C1-C6-alkyl group or R5 and R6 and/or R5 and R6 taken together form an unsubstituted 4-7 membered ring condensed to the benzene ring of the indenyl moiety, with the proviso that if R5 and R6 as well as R5 and R6 taken together form an unsubstituted 5 membered ring condensed to the benzene ring of the indenyl moiety then R2 and R2 are not a C1-alkyl group; and R7 and R7 can be the same or are different and can be H or a linear or branched C1-C6-alkyl group (ii) an aluminoxane cocatalyst and (iii) optionally a boron containing cocatalyst


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: RIA | Phase: MG-6.1-2014 | Award Amount: 18.11M | Year: 2015

NEXTRUST objective is to increase efficiency and sustainability in logistics by developing interconnected trusted collaborative networks along the entire supply chain. These trusted networks, built horizontally and vertically, will fully integrate shippers, LSPs and intermodal operators as equal partners. To reach a high level of sustainability, we will not only bundle freight volumes, but shift them off the road to intermodal rail and waterway. NEXTRUST will build these trusted networks ideally bottom up, with like-minded partners, adding multiple layers of transport flows that have been de-coupled and then re-connected more effectively along the supply chain. We will develop C-ITS cloud based smart visibility software to support the re-engineering of the networks, improving real-time utilization of transport assets. NEXTRUST will focus on research activities that create stickiness for collaboration in the market, validated through pilot cases in live conditions. The action engages major shippers as partners (Beiersdorf, Borealis, Colruyt, Delhaize, KC, Mondelez, Panasonic, Philips, Unilever) owning freight volumes well over 1.000.000 annual truck movements across Europe, plus SME shippers and LSPs with a track record in ICT innovation. The pilot cases cover the entire scope of the call and cover a broad cross section of entire supply chain (from raw material to end-consumers) for multiple industries. The creation and validation of trusted collaborative networks will be market oriented and implemented at an accelerated rate for high impact. We expect our pilot cases to reduce deliveries by 20%-40% and with modal shift to reduce GHG emissions by 40%-70%. Load factors will increase by 50%-60% given our emphasis on back-load/modal shift initiatives. NEXTRUST will achieve a high impact with improved asset utilization and logistics cost efficiency, creating a sustainable, competitive arena for European logistics that will be an inspirational example for the market.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: RIA | Phase: NMP-07-2015 | Award Amount: 5.00M | Year: 2015

The here proposed DIMAP project focuses on the development of novel ink materials for 3D multi-material printing by PolyJet technology. We will advance the state-of-the art of AM through modifications of their fundamental material properties by mainly using nanoscale material enhanced inks. This widens the range of current available AM materials and implements functionalities in final objects. Therefore applications will not be limited to rapid prototyping but can be used directly in production processes. DIMAP will show this transition in two selected application fields: the production soft robotic arms/joints and customized luminaires. In order to cope with these new material classes the existing PolyJet technology is further developed and therefore improved. The DIMAP project targets at the following objectives: additive manufactured joints, additive manufactured luminaires, ceramic enhanced materials, electrically conducting materials, light-weight polymeric materials, high-strength polymeric materials, novel multi-material 3D-printer and safe by design. With the development of novel ink materials based on nanotechnology improvement of the mechanical properties (ceramic enhanced and high-strength polymeric inks), the electrical conductivity (metal enhanced inks) and the weightiness (light weight polymeric materials) are achieved. Based on the voxel printing by PolyJet these new materials lead to a huge broadening of the range of available digital material combinations. Further focus points during the material and printer development are safe by design approaches, work place safety, risk assessment, collaboration with EU safety cluster and life cycle assessment. An established roadmap at the end of project enables the identification of future development needs in related fields order to allow Europe also in the future to compete at the forefront of the additive manufacturing revolution.

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