Publications & Awards
Patents, Publications, Awards and authored Books of Our Team Members
Open Innovation Awards to Chris DeArmitt
Innocentive Challenge 5070222
Highly Crystalline Polyethylene Surface with Wettability Properties
Innocentive Challenge 5387183
Sodium-Free Chemical Leavening System
Innocentive Challenge 9376500
Inert Filler for Water Soluble or Dispersible Films
Innocentive Challenge 9542841
Fast Absorbing POP-UP Material
Patents of Chris DeArmitt
Title: Dishwasher Provided with a Hot Warning Device for the Temperature of the Dishes
EP 1 582 136
Christopher Lynn DeArmitt, Fabio Spizzo
Title: Polymer films with improved scratch-resistance
DE 10 2005 027 547
Dr. Chris DeArmitt, Asimina Kavarnou, Dr. Graham Edmund McKee, Steffen Funkhauser
Title: Tough, filler-containing styrenic polymer based materials
DE 10 2005 046 818
Dr. Graham Edmund McKee, Hans-Jürgen Renner, Dr. Daniel Wagner, Dr. Chris DeArmitt
Title: Polymer blend, useful for the production of foil, molded body or fiber, comprises acrylate rubber modified vinyl aromatic copolymer, glycol modified PET, phase mediator and fibrous- or particulate fillers
DE 10 2006 011 074
Dr. Chris DeArmitt, Dr. Graham Edmund McKee, Robert Huber, Dr. Michael Breulmann
Title: Sound damping sheets based on styrenic SBS polymers
EP 1 770 114
Chris DeArmitt, Konrad Knoll, Robert Huber
Title: Method for Producing Polymer Compositions Containing Mineral Oil and a Filler
Christof Mehler, Chris DeArmitt, Philippe Desbois, Norbert Niessner, Claudius Schwittay, Jürgen Koch, Hans-Dieter Schwabe
Title: Tenacious Moulded Masses Containing Fillers and Based on Styrol Polymers
Graham Edmund McKee, Hans-Jürgen Renner, Daniel Wagner, Chris DeArmitt
Title: Method for Coagulating Aqueous Polymer Dispersions
Chris De Armitt, Graham Edmund McKee, Konrad Mitulla
Title: Continuous Process for Performing a Chemical Reaction in which a Gaseous Phase is added to a Charge Stream Comprising one or more Solid Phases which have been Dissolved or Dispersed in Water
Wolfgang Fischer, Rainer Bardon, Chris DeArmitt
Title: Continuous Process for Performing a Reaction
Chris De Armitt
Title: UV-Stabilizers for Plastics
Chris DeArmitt, Graham Edmund McKee, Moritz Ehrenstein, Norbert Mosbach
Title: Method for Producing Dyed Textiles Comprising Polypropylene Fibres
Claudia Sierakowski, Chris DeArmitt, Hans-Helmut Görtz, Martin Weber, Philippe Desbois, Helmut Reichelt, Peter Poganiuch
Title: Moulded Article with Temperature Dependent Transparency
EP 1 985 663
Chris DeArmitt, Graham Edmund McKee
Patents of Joseph Massidda
Title: Release agents
United States Patent No.: 7018461
Abstract: The invention provides release agents and methods for preparing textiles and molded articles there from. Lignocellulosic materials, concrete and polyurethane foam can be molded with these release agents. The release agents comprise the salt of tall oil fatty acids, preferably of very high purity. A synthetic wax and/or silicone resin is used with the tall oil fatty acids in preferred embodiments. The tall oil fatty acids contain less than 10 wt % , based on the total weight of the tall oil fatty acid, of unsaponifiables and less than 1 wt %, based on the total weight of the tall oil fatty acid, of rosin acid.
Title: Anti-corrosive package
United States Patent No.: 8048216
Abstract: The invention provides an anti-corrosive package which can be added to release agents used in preparing textiles and molded articles from lignocellulosic materials, concrete and polyurethane foam.
Publications of Chris DeArmitt (excluding conference papers)
The Surface Characterization of Polyacrylonitrile-based Carbon Fibres by Electrochemical Techniques
S. J. Porter, C. L. DeArmitt, R. Robinson, J. P. Kirby and D. C. Bott, High Perf. Polym., 1 (1), 85, (1989).
Synthesis of Novel Polyaniline Colloids Using Chemically Grafted Poly(N-vinylpyrrolidone)-Based Stabilizers
C. DeArmitt and S. P. Armes, J. Colloid Interf. Sci., 150 (1), 134, (1992).
Title:A novel N-substituted polyaniline derivative
C. DeArmitt, S. P. Armes, J. Winter, F. A. Uribe, S. Gottesfeld and C. Mombourquette, Polymer, 34 (1), 158, (1993).
Colloidal Dispersions of Surfactant-Stabilized Polypyrrole Particles
C. DeArmitt and S. P. Armes, Langmuir, 9, 652, (1993).
Surface Composition of Surfactant-stabilised Polypyrrole Colloids
S. Y. Luk, W. Lineton, M. Keane, C. DeArmitt and S. P. Armes, J. Chem. Soc. Faraday Trans., 91 (5), 905, (1995).
A study of the kinetics of polymerization of aniline using proton NMR spectroscopy
M. T. Gill, S. E. Chapman, C. L. DeArmitt, F. L. Baines, C. M. Dadswell, J. G. Stamper, G. A. Lawless, N. C. Billingham,S. P. Armes, Synthetic Metals, 93, 227, (1998).
Improving synthetic hindered phenol antioxidants; Learning a lesson from vitamin E
K. D. Breese, J.-F. Lamèthe and C. DeArmitt, Polymer Degradation and Stability, 70, 89, (2000).
Filled polypropylene: a cost – performance comparison of common fillers
C. DeArmitt & K. Breese, Plastics Additives & Compounding (Elsevier), 3, 9, 28-33 (2001).
Synthesis and evaluation of hyperbranched phenolic antioxidants of three different generations
H. Bergenudd, P. Eriksson, C. DeArmitt, B. Stenberg, E. Malmström Jonsson, 76, 503-509, (2002).
Fillers & Surface Treatment
C. DeArmitt & R. Rothon, Plastics Additives & Compounding (Elsevier), 4, 5, 12-14 (2002).
Thermoplastic Composites (Chapter 8)
C. DeArmitt & M. Hancock, Particulate-Filled Polymer Composites, 2nd Edition, Editor Professor R. Rothon, RAPRA, UK, 2003.
Composites Using Nano-Fillers (Chapter 10)
C. DeArmitt & R. Rothon, Particulate-Filled Polymer Composites, 2nd Edition, Editor Professor R. Rothon, RAPRA, UK, 2003.
Raising the softening point of PVC
C. DeArmitt, Plastics Additives & Compounding (Elsevier), 6, 4, 32 (2004).
Styrene-based polymers offer diversity for processors
C. DeArmitt, Modern Plastics, World Encyclopedia, 2004. (Revised & reprinted in 2005).
Thermoplastic compounds: finding the balance between performance and cost
C. DeArmitt, Plastics Additives & Compounding (Elsevier), 7, 2, 26-29 (2005).
C. DeArmitt & R. Rothon, Plastics Additives & Compounding (Elsevier), 7, 4, 28-31 (2005).
Understanding filler interactions improves impact resistance
C. DeArmitt Plastics Additives & Compounding (Elsevier), 8, 4, 34-39 (2006).
New thermo-opaque thermoplastics offer novel visual effects
C. DeArmitt Plastics Additives & Compounding (Elsevier), 9, 6, 30-31 (2007).
POSS User’s Guide
C. DeArmitt POSS User’s Guide 700 downloads per month since 2007.
POSS keeps high temperature plastics flowing
C. DeArmitt & P. Wheeler, Plastics Additives & Compounding (Elsevier), 10, 4, 36-39 (2008).
Polyhedral Oligomericsilsequioxanes: Additives for Unique Cosmetic Properties
C. DeArmitt Cosmetics & Toiletries (Allured Publishing), 123, 8, 51-56 (2008).
C. DeArmitt (properties and applications of polyhedral oligomericsilsesquioxanes).
Innovation in Industry
C. DeArmitt, SpecialChem Marketing and Innovation Newsletter #3, July 2009.
Filled with Success
C. DeArmitt, Compounding World, July / August 2010.
The Open Approach to Open Innovation
C. DeArmitt, European Plastics News, November 2010.
Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsequioxane (POSS) Enhanced Plastics (Chapter 23)
C. DeArmitt, Functional Fillers for Plastics, 2nd Edition, Editor Professor M. Xanthos, Wiley-VCH, 2010.
Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxanes in Plastics (Chapter 5)
C. DeArmitt, Applications of Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxanes, Editor C. Hartman-Thompson, Springer Press, 2011.
Functional Fillers for Plastics (Chapter 26)
C. DeArmitt, Applied Plastics Engineering Handbook: Processing and Materials, Editor Myer Kutz, PDL, 2011.
Dispersants and Coupling Agents (Chapter 25)
C. DeArmitt, R. N. Rothon, Applied Plastics Engineering Handbook: Processing and Materials, Editor Myer Kutz, PDL, 2011.
Making the Most of Minerals
C. DeArmitt, Compounding World, February 2011.
Dragonite Handbook (the definitive guide to properties and applications of the nanotubular mineral Halloysite)
C. DeArmitt, 2012.