PolyOne Corporation | Date: 2017-01-04
A thermally conductive polyamide compound is disclosed. The compound comprises a polyamide matrix, boron nitride, and a laser direct structuring additive dispersed in the matrix. The compound can be extruded, molded, calendered, thermoformed, or 3D-printed into a heat dissipating and laser direct structured article.
PolyOne Corporation | Date: 2017-03-01
Aliphatic polyimides are synthesized by a 2:1 molar ratio reaction of an unsaturated monoanhydride or an unsaturated diacid with a diamine. Bio-derived monomers are particularly useful in the synthesis of the aliphatic polyimides.
PolyOne Corporation | Date: 2017-04-26
A nylon compound is disclosed having good through plane thermal conductivity and improved physical strength. The compound comprises a combination of nylon, graphite, and long glass fibers. The through plane thermal conductivity of the compound ranges from about 1 W/m.K to about 4 W/m.K, as measured by the C-Therm Test described herein. This nylon compound is also electrically conductive, preferably having a surface resistivity ranging from about 1 x 103 Ohm/sq to about 1 x 105 Ohm/sq as measured by IEC 60093.
PolyOne Corporation | Date: 2017-02-08
A composite laminate is made by providing at least a first composite ply and a second composite ply, each having longitudinally oriented fibers in a thermoplastic matrix. The second composite ply is disposed on, and in transverse relation to, the first composite ply. Preferably, the second ply is disposed at 90 relative to the first ply. An article can be manufactured by providing a core material and applying a reinforcing material to a portion of the core material. The reinforcing material is a reinforcing composite ply or a composite laminate as described herein. Optionally, the core material is a prepreg that may be a composite laminate.
PolyOne Corporation | Date: 2017-02-27
A method and system for oxygen molecule scavenging is disclosed. The system employs as a novel copolymer as the reducing agent for oxygen molecules. The copolymer is the polymerization product of cyclic aliphatic monomer and unsaturated functional polymer.
PolyOne Corporation | Date: 2017-06-21
A suspension sub-assembly includes a fiber reinforced polymeric (FRP) thermoplastic composite upper control arm/spring assembly having a control arm portion and a spring member portion. The suspension sub-assembly can tune roll stiffness of a vehicle during cornering. The FRP thermoplastic composite upper control arm/spring assembly comprises a thermoplastic matrix material reinforced with fibers embedded and aligned in the matrix of the assembly.
PolyOne Corporation | Date: 2016-02-10
A thermoplastic elastomer compound includes styrenic block copolymer and high softening point tackifier. The styrenic block copolymer has a Copolymer Tan Delta Peak Temperature and the thermoplastic elastomer compound has a Compound Tan Delta Peak Temperature. The Compound Tan Delta Peak Temperature is greater than the Copolymer Tan Delta Peak Temperature. The thermoplastic elastomer compound exhibits useful damping properties at or above room temperature while also advantageously possessing improved stability for processing and/or applications at high temperatures and upon exposure to weathering.
PolyOne Corporation | Date: 2016-08-26
Significant disadvantages of the use of polylactic acid (PLA), lack of good heat stability and flame retardance, have been overcome by the use of an aryl phosphate in combination with talc. The compound achieves a threshold of 65 C. in heat deflection temperature and V-0 flame retardance at 1.6 mm thickness.
PolyOne Corporation | Date: 2016-02-09
A thermoplastic elastomer compound is disclosed having a high strain recovery rate and a high strain fixity rate to provide shape memory, preferably manageable shape memory. One type of thermoplastic elastomer compound is comprises a maleated styrenic block copolymer and polycaprolactone to achieve the shape memory. A second type of thermoplastic elastomer compound comprises styrene-ethylene/butylene-styrene and a paraffin wax having less than about 0.5% oil content. Shape modes of articles made from the thermoplastic elastomer compound can be altered by at least one thermo-mechanical event to cause deformation of the compound from a first shape to a second shape with retention of the compound in the second shape for any reasonable time interval.
PolyOne Corporation | Date: 2016-02-11
A masterbatch containing one or more colors of decorative particulate additive is disclosed and is particularly suitable for use in thermoplastic elastomer plastic articles.