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Kraton Polymers U.S. Llc | Date: 2016-10-28

An adhesive composition comprising: one or more block copolymers and one or more tackifying resins, wherein said one or more block copolymers comprise (i) one or more blocks of polymerized alkenyl arene monomer (A block), (ii) one or more blocks of polymerized conjugated diene monomer (B block), and optionally at least one low molecular weight (compared to B block) block of polymerized conjugated diene (C block), where the A, B, and C blocks can vary independent of each other with regard to composition and molecular weight.


Patent
Kraton Polymers U.S. LLC | Date: 2017-02-01

The invention relates to a selectively hydrogenated isoprene-styrene diblock copolymer having a polystyrene content of at least 40 wt.%, which when added to an oil-based mud composition, substantially reduces fluid loss. The polystyrene in the diblock has a true molecular weight greater than 60 kg/mole and the total apparent molecular weight of the diblock copolymer is at least 160 kg/mole. The drilling mud that contains about 0.5 pounds per barrel to about 10 pounds per barrel of a selectively hydrogenated isoprene-styrene diblock copolymer and a weighting agent, resulting in a drilling fluid composition exhibiting good suspension of the weighting agent and improved fluid loss performance.


Patent
Kraton Polymers U.S. LLC | Date: 2017-03-22

A process is provided for preparing a coupled polymer by anionic polymerization wherein the coupled polymer is a conjugated diene polymer comprising the following reaction steps: a) polymerizing a monomer or a mixture of monomers comprising at least one conjugated diene optionally one or more monoalkenyl arene compounds in the presence of an anionic initiator to form a living polymer arm or mixture of arms, with an average apparent molecular weight greater than 2000; b) reacting the living polymer arm or arms (P) with a polyalkenyl coupling agent (CA), c) terminating the polymerization if any living polymers remain after step b), and d) optionally functionalizing and/or hydrogenating the coupled polymer so produced, wherein the polyalkenyl coupling agent is an alpha,omega-bis(vinylphenyl)alkane. Also provided is the polymer so prepared and its use in concentrates, aqueous emulsions and products made from aqueous emulsions.


Patent
Kraton Polymers U.S. LLC | Date: 2016-01-20

A process for preparing an amino- functionalized block copolymer in an inert hydrocarbon solvent and in the presence of an initiator comprising: (a) polymerizing an end block A, (b) polymerizing an interior block B, the B block having a Tg of at most 20C; (c) polymerizing a block D from a plurality of p-vinylbenzylamino derivative monomers, other than 4-vinylbenzylpiperidine, the p-vinylbenzylamino derivative monomers capable of being polymerized at a temperature range of from 20C to 60C; thereby forming a block polymer or a living block polymer comprising the blocks A, B and D. An anionic exchange membrane.


The present invention provides a process for forming an article from a diene rubber, comprising: providing a raw diene rubber substance comprising 1,2-polybutadiene rubber component; adding to the raw diene rubber substance a peroxide as a vulcanizing agent; softening the raw diene rubber at a first temperature of not more than 200 C.; vulcanizing the diene rubber at a second temperature of not more than 200 C., with contacting the diene rubber to an ambient atmosphere; and forming from the vulcanized diene rubber an article.


The present disclosure relates to a solid curable transparent rubber composition containing a styrenic block copolymer having 2 or more poly(vinyl aromatic) blocks, a curing agent and additives. Once cured, the solid curable transparent rubber composition has a haze of less than 30% and a total light transmission of more than 80%. The disclosure further relates to a cured transparent rubber composition made thereof, and a manufacturing process for the cured composition. The present disclosure also relates to an article including the rubber composition, in particular for tubes, medical stoppers, catheters, dental dams and other medical applications and artificial nipples.


The present disclosure provides a solid curable transparent rubber composition containing one or more synthetic isoprene polymer, one or more transparent polymer, one or more curing agent, additives that do not influence transparency and one or more polyalkenamers. The solid curable transparent rubber composition, once cured, has a haze of less than 30% and a total light transmission of more than 80%. The disclosure further provides a cured transparent rubber composition made thereof, and a manufacturing process for the cured composition. The present disclosure also provides an article including the rubber composition, in particular shoes with transparent soles.


Patent
Kraton Polymers U.S. Llc | Date: 2016-03-29

The present disclosure provides a process for preparing a cured transparent rubber composition containing a synthetic isoprene polymer(s), a transparent polymer(s), a curing agent and additives. The process includes mixing the components at a temperature ranging from 50 to 130 C., curing the compound with peroxide and allowing the compound to mature. The maturated compound is fed to an injection moulding machine. The cured transparent rubber composition prepared using the methods described herein has a haze of less than 30% and a total light transmission of more than 80%. The disclosure further provides an article including the cured transparent rubber composition, in particular for medical applications and artificial nipples.


The present disclosure relates to a curable transparent rubber composition containing one or more synthetic isoprene polymers, a styrenic block copolymer, a curing agent, and additives that do not influence transparency of the final composition. Once cured, the curable transparent rubber composition has a haze of less than 30% and a total light transmission of more than 80%. The disclosure further relates to a cured transparent rubber composition made thereof, and a manufacturing process for the cured composition. The present disclosure also relates to an article including the rubber composition, in particular for tubes, medical stoppers, catheters, dental dams and other medical applications and artificial nipples.


Patent
Kraton Polymers U.S. LLC | Date: 2016-01-06

In order to provide a rubber composition having high transparency and toughness, the present invention can provide a crosslinked rubber composition, being substantially free of silica, comprising a first olefin polymer having refractive index of between 1.500 to 1.525 at 23 degree C; and a second olefin polymer which is different from the first olefin polymer, wherein the composition has haze of 20 % or less on 2 mm thick sheet, measured according to JIS K7136, and wherein the composition has Type A Durometer hardness (0 sec) of 35 or more, measured according to JIS K6253.

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