Patent Number: 8,575,255

Title: Applications of shaped nano alumina hydrate as barrier property enhancer in polymers

Abstract: A polymer composition having enhanced barrier properties includes a polymer base and alumina particulates dispersed within the polymer base. The alumina particulates have a secondary aspect ratio at least about 3:1. The polymer composition has an Oxygen Transfer Index of at least about 150.

Inventors: Yener; Doruk Omer (Wilmington, MA), Guiselin; Olivier (Northboro, MA), Bauer; Ralph (Niagara Falls, CA)

Assignee: Saint-Gobain Ceramics & Plastics, Inc.

International Classification: C08K 3/10 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/05/12017