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Superabsorbent thermoplastic composition and article.

U.S. patent: 7,994,233

Issued: August 9, 2011

Inventors: Fouad D. Mehawej and Eugene R. Simmons

Assigned: H.B. Fuller Company

Key statement: A thermoplastic composition that includes from about 1% by weight to 25% by weight block copolymer having the formula (A-B)x or A-B-A, where the A block includes polyvinylarene, the B block includes poly(monoalkenyl) and x is an integer of at least one, spherical superabsorbent particles comprising polyacrylate, and plasticizing oil, the composition exhibiting water gel time of no greater than two minutes, a viscosity of no greater than 100,000 centipoise and a wet tensile strength of at least 15 g/[in..sup.2].
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Title Annotation:Patent News
Publication:Rubber World
Date:Aug 1, 2011
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