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Patent application: High strength microcapsules

Ben Welter - Thursday, August 03, 2017

U.S. patent application 20170216161 (applicant Procter & Gamble Co., Cincinnati, Ohio):

"According to the present disclosure, high strength microcapsules suitable for the encapsulation of hydrophobic core materials, especially phase change materials, are formed through an oil-in-water microencapsulation process in which the hydrophobic material is encapsulated in a polymer shell comprising the reaction product of one or more ethylenically unsaturated monomers which is wholly or partially soluble in the core material (the “core monomers”)."

http://www.freepatentsonline.com/20170216161.pdf

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