Kuraray Co.

Tsukuba, Japan

Kuraray Co.

Tsukuba, Japan
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Provided are an ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer, a resin composition and a molded product thereof being superior in long-run stability of melt molding, with inhibited coloring and generation of film forming defects such as flaws in formed film and streaks, and also being superior in appearance characteristics. An ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer (A) obtained by saponifying a copolymer of ethylene and a vinyl ester, in which molecular weights determined by using gel permeation chromatography with a differential refractive index detector and an ultraviolet and visible absorbance detector after a heat treatment in a nitrogen atmosphere at 220 C for 50 hrs satisfy the inequality (1):


Patent
Kuraray Co. | Date: 2017-05-17

The present invention relates to a thermoplastic polymer composition which contains 10-120 parts by mass of a polar group-containing polypropylene resin (B) per 100 parts by mass of a thermoplastic elastomer (A) that is a block copolymer having a polymer block containing an aromatic vinyl compound unit and a polymer block composed of a conjugated diene unit having 40% by mole or more of 1,2-bonds and 3,4-bonds in total, or a hydrogenated product of the block copolymer (provided that a thermoplastic polymer composition containing 1 part by mass or more of a polyvinyl acetal resin is excluded). A melt flow rate (MFR) of the polar group-containing polypropylene resin (B) is 0.1 to 300 g/10 min under the conditions of 230C and load: 2.16 kg (21.18 N).


Patent
Kuraray Co. | Date: 2017-09-13

Provided are circuit board excellent in interlayer adhesion and solder heat resistance, and production method thereof. The circuit board is produced by a method including: preparing a plurality of at least one kind of thermoplastic liquid crystal polymer (TLCP) films, forming a conductor layer on one side or both sides of a film in at least one of the films to obtain a unit circuit board, laminating the films containing the unit circuit board to obtain a stacked material, conducting thermo-compression-bonding of the stacked material under pressurization to a first temperature giving an interlayer adhesion to integrate the stacked material, carrying out structure-controlling thermal treatment by heating the integrated stacked material at a second temperature which is lower than the first temperature and is lower than a melting point of a TLCP having a lowest melting point out of the plurality of TLCP films.


Patent
Kuraray Co. | Date: 2017-09-20

The present invention provides an interlayer film for laminated glass which has excellent sound insulating properties even when the thickness is reduced, and also hardly causes optical unevenness. An interlayer film for laminated glass includes at least one layer A containing a thermoplastic elastomer, wherein the shear storage modulus of the layer A at 70C as measured by performing a dynamic viscoelasticity test at a frequency of 1,000 Hz in accordance with ASTM D4065-06 is 1 MPa or more, and a layer having a higher shear storage modulus than the layer A is provided on at least one surface of the layer A, and at least one surface of the interlayer film for laminated glass is in a state of having been shaped.


Patent
Kuraray Co. | Date: 2017-09-20

A methacrylate resin composition containing a methacrylate resin and a phenoxy resin and a film consisting of the same, each having high transparency, small phase differences in a thickness direction, low heat shrinkage rate, high strength and good adhesion properties are provided. The methacrylate resin composition contains a methacrylate resin with a triad syndiotacticity (rr) of equal to or more than 58% and a phenoxy resin, and the content of the phenoxy resin per 100 parts by mass of the methacrylate resin is in a range of 0.1 to 8 parts by mass, and the total content of the methacrylate resin and phenoxy resin is 80 mass% or more.


Patent
Kuraray Co. | Date: 2017-09-20

An object of the present invention is to provide an interlayer film for laminated glass which has excellent sound insulating properties and which even when used for a long period of time in a high-temperature and high-humidity environment, is able to keep a haze good and is also able to suppress whitening from an edge side thereof. The present invention is concerned with an interlayer film for laminated glass including a sound insulating layer (layer A) and thermoplastic resin layers containing a thermoplastic resin (layers B), the sound insulating layer (layer A) being located between at least two of the thermoplastic resin layers (layers B), wherein with respect to a laminated glass obtained by interposing the interlayer film for laminated glass by two sheets of float glass and a laminated glass obtained by holding the laminated glass under conditions at 80C and at a relative humidity of 95% for 1,000 hours, when a haze of a central portion of the laminated glass in accordance with JIS K 7105 is measured, an increase of the haze of the laminated glass after holding relative to the haze of the laminated glass before holding is 2% or less, and a distance of whitening from an edge side of the laminated glass after holding is 4 mm or less.


A dispersion stabilizer for suspension polymerization is provided that includes a vinyl alcohol-based polymer (A), wherein a 0.1 mass% concentration aqueous solution of the polymer (A) has an absorbance (a1) of less than 0.25 at a wavelength of 280 nm, the aqueous solution has an absorbance (a2) of less than 0.030 at a wavelength of 320 nm, the polymer (A) has a degree of saponification of not less than 68 mol% and not more than 98 mol%, the polymer (A) has a viscosity-average degree of polymerization of more than 1500 and less than 4500, and the polymer (A) in powder form has a YI value of not less than 5. The dispersion stabilizer is capable of producing a vinyl-based resin that is excellent in polymerization stability, has a small particle size, and has an improved bulk density.


Patent
Kuraray Co. | Date: 2017-09-20

An object of the present invention is to provide a laminate with excellent sound insulating properties and bending strength and a laminated glass using the same. In addition, another object of the present invention is to provide a laminate and a laminated glass in which a lowering of sound insulating performance in a high-frequency region to be caused due to a coincidence phenomenon is suppressed, and a time-dependent change of sound insulating performance after preparation of the laminated glass is small, and which are excellent in sound insulating properties over a broad temperature range. The present invention is concerned with a laminate comprising a layer A including a composition containing a resin having a peak at which a tan as measured by conducting a complex shear viscosity test under a condition at a frequency of 1 Hz in accordance with JIS K 7244-10 is maximum, in the range of from -40 to 30C; and a plurality of layers B, the layer A being laminated between at least two of the layers B, in which a shear storage modulus at a temperature of 25C as measured by conducting a complex shear viscosity test under a condition at a frequency of 1 Hz in accordance with JIS K 7244-10 is 1.30 MPa or more.


Patent
Kuraray Co. | Date: 2017-09-20

A first object of the invention is to provide an interlayer film for laminated glass which has excellent sound insulating properties and heat shielding properties, and a laminated glass using the same. Further, a second object of the invention is to provide an interlayer film for laminated glass capable of maintaining the sound insulating properties, weather resistance, and heat creep resistance at a high level even if the thickness is reduced, and a laminated glass using the same. The invention relates to an interlayer film for laminated glass, including at least one layer A containing a thermoplastic elastomer, wherein a laminated glass in which the interlayer film for laminated glass is disposed between two clear glasses with the total thickness of the clear glasses being 4 mm or less has a visible light transmittance of 70% or more and an average transmittance of infrared light in the wavelength range of 800 to 1,100 nm of 72% or less.


Patent
Kuraray Co. | Date: 2017-09-20

The present invention provides an interlayer film for laminated glass which has excellent sound insulating properties even when the thickness is reduced, and also has a low degree of orientation and low shrinkability. The invention relates to an interlayer film for laminated glass which includes at least one layer A containing a thermoplastic elastomer, wherein the thermoplastic elastomer includes a hard segment block and a soft segment block, the layer A has a sea-island phase separated structure in which the hard segment block is included as an island component and the soft segment block is included as a sea component, and the degree of orientation (1) defined by (maximum intensity value - minimum intensity value) / (maximum intensity value + minimum intensity value) based on the maximum intensity value and the minimum intensity value in an arbitrary azimuth range of 180 including the azimuth at which the intensity reaches the maximum in the azimuthal intensity distribution of periodic scattering or coherent scattering by the hard segment block or the soft segment block obtained for the layer A by small-angle X-ray scattering measurement is 0.9 or less.

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