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|1. (WO2018160642) PROCESSES FOR COATING RETICULATED FOAMS|
|Applicants:||CIDRA CORPORATE SERVICES LLC
|Inventors:||ROTHMAN, Paul J.
FERNALD, Mark R.
RYAN, Michael Stephen
BAILEY, Timothy J.
|Title:||PROCESSES FOR COATING RETICULATED FOAMS|
A substrate for use in an aqueous slurry has a polymeric coating to provide a compliant and sticky surface. The polymer coating has a chemical to render the surface hydrophobic so as to attract hydrophobic or hydrophobized mineral particles in the slurry. The substrate can take the form of a conveyor belt, a bead, a mesh, an impeller, a filter or a flat surface. The substrate can also be an open-cell foam. The polymeric coating can be modified with tackifiers; plasticizers; crosslinking agents; chain transfer agents; chain extenders; adhesion promoters; aryl or alky copolymers; fluorinated copolymers and/or additives; hydrophobizing agents such as hexamethyldisilazane; inorganic particles such as silica, hydrophobic silica, and/or fumed hydrophobic silica; MQ resin; and / or other additives to control and modify the properties of the polymer.