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1. WO2020110045 - COMPOSITIONS POLYMÈRES COMPRENANT DES NANOTUBES DE CARBONE FONCTIONNALISÉS ET PRÉSENTANT UN ÉBOULAGE RÉDUIT

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CLAIMS

1. A polymer composition comprising:

functionalized carbon nanotubes, the functionalized carbon nanotubes having multiple walls and one or more oxygen based functional groups; and

one or more polymers,

wherein a molded part formed from the polymer composition has improved sloughing properties as measured by liquid particle analysis (LPC) and as compared to another molded part formed from another composition comprising non- functionalized carbon nanotubes,

wherein the other composition comprises the one or more polymers in substantially similar weight percentages as the one or more polymers of the polymer composition and comprises the non-functionalized carbon nanotubes in a substantially similar weight percentage as the functionalized carbon nanotubes of the polymer composition, and

wherein the functionalized carbon nanotubes have an oxidation level between 3 and 25 wt% as determined by thermogravimetric analysis (TGA).

2. The polymer composition of claim 1, wherein the molded part and the other molded part are formed by similar methods, and wherein LPC values of the molded part and the other molded part are obtained by similar LPC testing methods.

3. The polymer composition of claim 1 , wherein the molded part formed from the polymer composition has a cumulative liquid particle count of particles from 0.2 to 2 microns of 5000 per milliliter or less.

4. The polymer composition of claim 1, wherein performing the TGA includes heating dried functionalized carbon nanotubes at a rate of 5 degrees C per minute from room temperature to 1000 degrees C in a dry nitrogen atmosphere, and wherein the oxidation level of the functionalized carbon nanotubes is based on a percentage weight loss from 200 to 600 degrees C.

5. The polymer composition of claim 4, wherein the oxidation level is between 15 and 25 wt%.

6. The polymer composition of claim 1, wherein pellets formed from the polymer composition have a cumulative liquid particle count of particles from 0.2 to 2 microns of 50000 per milliliter or less, wherein the pellets are used to form the molded part, and wherein the one or more oxygen based functional groups include a hydroxyl group, a carboxylic acid group, or a combination thereof.

7. The polymer composition of claim 1, wherein an average length of the functionalized carbon nanotubes is less than or equal to 1.2 microns.

8. The polymer composition of claim 1, wherein the functionalized carbon nanotubes comprise double-wall carbon nanotubes.

9. The polymer composition of claim 1, wherein the functionalized carbon nanotubes comprise multi -wall carbon nanotubes having 5 to 15 walls.

10. The polymer composition of claim 1, wherein a length of the functionalized carbon nanotubes is between 0.4 microns and 15 microns, and further comprising carbon black, carbon fibers, graphene, non-functionalized multi-wall carbon nanotubes, single-walled functionalized or non-functionalized carbon nanotubes, or a combination thereof.

11. The polymer composition of claim 1, wherein at least one polymer of the one or more polymers is selected from the group consisting of polycarbonate, polycarbonate copolymers, polycarbonate-siloxane copolymers, polyetherimide, polyetherimide- siloxane copolymers, polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA), polyphenylene ether, polyphenylene ether (PPE)-siloxane copolymers, polyamides, polyesters, and a combination thereof.

12. A method of manufacturing a molded part, the method comprising:

injecting a polymer composition into a mold defining a cavity such that the polymer composition flows into the cavity to form a molded part, the polymer composition comprising a polymer and functionalized carbon nanotubes, wherein the functionalized carbon nanotubes have an oxidation level between 3 and 25 wt% as determined by thermogravimetric analysis (TGA); and removing the molded part from the mold wherein the molded part has a cumulative liquid particle count of particles from 0.2 to 2 microns of 5000 per milliliter or less.

13. The method of claim 12, further comprising:

combining, at an extrusion device, the polymer and the functionalized carbon nanotubes; and

providing, from the extrusion device to an injection device, the polymer composition for injection into the mold.

14. The method of claim 12, wherein the functionalized carbon nanotubes have a length of less than or equal to 1.2 microns, include 5 to 15 walls, and include one or more oxygen based functional groups.

15. A molded part formed by the method of any of claims 12-14, wherein the molded part is a conductive polymer, an antistatic polymer, or an electrically static dissipative polymer.