PPE-Filled Rigid Foams

Title: RIGID FOAM AND ASSOCIATED ARTICLE AND METHOD

 Number/Link: WO2015/012989

Applicant/Assignee: SABIC

Publication date: 29-01-2015

Gist”: Rigid polyurethane foams containing polyphenylene ether particles

Why it is interesting: This invention is about rigid PU or PIR (polyisocyanurate) foams containing up to 25% w/w on the total composition of poly(2,6-dimethyl-1,4-phenylenether) particles.  The particles have a mean particle size of about 6 µm and are prepared by jet milling a commercial grade of PPE powder. The resulting foams are said to have reduced flammability and water absorption.  This is the second patent application that SABIC files on PPE-PU hybrids or combinations.  An interesting development but it is hard to believe that these ideas are practical and economical.

poly(2,6-dimethyl-1,4-phenyleneether)

poly(2,6-dimethyl-1,4-phenylene ether)

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