Patent Number: 6,166,137

Title: Poly(arylene ether)/polyetherimide blends and methods of making the same

Abstract: The present invention is directed to a unique poly(arylene ether)/polyetherimide composition having improved impact strength, as well as other improved mechanical and physical properties. This composition comprises: about 40 to about 90 pbw of a polyetherimide resin; about 8 to about 60 pbw of a functionalized poly(arylene ether) resin having a base titratable functionality level of at least 30 .mu.eq/g; and about 0.2 to about 35 pbw of a copolymer of an olefin and an epoxy-functionalized monomer; and may further include catalysts, gloss improvers, stabilizers, and other additives.

Inventors: Brown; Sterling Bruce (Niskayuna, NY), Giles; Brenda A. (Mt. Vernon, IN), Jin; Yimin (Newburgh, IN), Nazareth; Darryl (Flanders, NJ), Rice; Steven Thomas (Scotia, NY), Puyenbroek; Robert (Bergen op Zoom, NL), McKinley; Barbara J. (Rochester, NY)

Assignee: General Electric Company

International Classification: C08L 71/12 (20060101); C08L 79/00 (20060101); C08L 71/00 (20060101); C08L 79/08 (20060101); C08L 071/10 (); C08L 079/08 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017