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SURFACE-TREATED FABRICATED ARTICLE PRODUCED FROM POLYOLEFIN

United States Patent Application

20170044710
A1
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The present disclosure describes a process for producing a surface-treated fabricated article, the process comprising providing a polyolefin resin; converting the polyolefin resin to a fabricated article; crosslinking at least a portion of the fabricated article; and modifying the surface of the fabricated article with a sulfuric acid, fuming sulfuric acid, or chlorosulfonic acid-containing solution surface-treating agent to yield the surface-treated fabricated article. The present disclosure further describes a process for producing a surface-treated fabricated article comprising providing a polyolefin resin; converting the polyolefin resin to a fabricated article; crosslinking at least a portion of the fabricated article; applying a sulfuric acid solution to the fabricated article; and heating the fabricated article in air or an inert environment.
Barton, Bryan E. (Newark, DE), Hukkanen, Eric J. (Midland, MI)
15/ 304,690
April 15, 2015
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST [0001] This invention was made under a NFE-10-02991 between The Dow Chemical Company and UT-Battelle, LLC, operating and management Contractor for the Oak Ridge National Laboratory operated for the United States Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.