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(11)EP 2 415 836 B1

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT SPECIFICATION

(45)Mention of the grant of the patent:
20.08.2014 Bulletin 2014/34

(21)Application number: 10758653.9

(22)Date of filing:  29.03.2010
(51)International Patent Classification (IPC): 
C08L 53/02(2006.01)
C08J 5/18(2006.01)
(86)International application number:
PCT/JP2010/055580
(87)International publication number:
WO 2010/113882 (07.10.2010 Gazette  2010/40)

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COMPOSITION FOR STRETCHABLE FILM

ZUSAMMENSETZUNGEN FÜR EINEN DEHNBAREN FILM

COMPOSITION POUR FILM ÉTIRABLE


(84)Designated Contracting States:
AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO SE SI SK SM TR

(30)Priority: 31.03.2009 JP 2009088532

(43)Date of publication of application:
08.02.2012 Bulletin 2012/06

(73)Proprietor: Zeon Corporation
Tokyo 100-8246 (JP)

(72)Inventors:
  • OOISHI, Takeshi
    Tokyo 100-8246 (JP)
  • SAKURAI, Takurou
    Tokyo 100-8246 (JP)

(74)Representative: Beckmann, Claus 
Kraus & Weisert Patent- und Rechtsanwälte Thomas-Wimmer-Ring 15
80539 München
80539 München (DE)


(56)References cited: : 
EP-A1- 1 426 411
JP-A- 9 078 048
JP-A- 2006 282 683
WO-A2-02/057386
JP-A- 2002 060 583
JP-T- 2008 533 230
  
      
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    Description

    Technical Field



    [0001] The present invention relates to a composition for a stretchable film, and more particularly, to a composition for a stretchable film, which can be suitably used as a material for forming a stretchable film that is suitably used as a member or the like for hygiene products such as paper diapers or sanitary products, and which has both a high elastic modulus and a small permanent set and also has satisfactory formability.

    Background Art



    [0002] Aromatic vinyl-conjugated diene-aromatic vinyl block copolymers such as a styrene-isoprene-styrene block copolymer (SIS) and a styrene-butadiene-styrene block copolymer (SBS) are thermoplastic elastomers having characteristic properties in various aspects, and are therefore used in a variety of applications. Among thermoplastic elastomers, since aromatic vinyl-conjugated diene-aromatic vinyl block copolymers in particular are highly elastic and flexible, use of the copolymers as a material for stretchable films used in hygiene products such as paper diapers and sanitary products, has become one of representative applications of aromatic vinyl-conjugated diene-aromatic vinyl block copolymers.

    [0003] Since hygiene products such as paper diapers and sanitary products are required to have following properties and fittability to the movement of wearers, stretchable films are used in various parts of those products. For example, in pull-up diapers which are a type of paper diapers, stretchable films are disposed in the opening areas around the legs, the opening area around the waist, and both hip areas. Since it is necessary that hygiene products do not move out of place even if the wearers move very actively or if the hygiene products are worn for a long time period, stretchable films that are used in such applications are required to have both a high elastic modulus and a. small permanent set. However, regarding the conventional aromatic vinyl-conjugated diene-aromatic vinyl block copolymers, it has been inappropriate to say that a good balance is achieved between these characteristics. Therefore, investigations have been extensively carried out to improve the elastic modulus or the permanent set of aromatic vinyl-conjugated diene-aromatic vinyl block copolymers.

    [0004] For example, Patent Literature 1 discloses that when an elastomeric polymer blend composition containing 65 to 92 parts by weight of a specific elastomer-monovinylidene aromatic-conjugated diene block copolymer having a monovinylidene aromatic content of less than 50% by weight, and 8 to 35 parts by weight of a specific thermoplastic monovinylidene aromatic-conjugated diene block copolymer having a monovinylidene aromatic content of 50% by weight or more is used, elastomer articles exhibiting excellent elasticity and stress relaxation characteristics are obtained.

    [0005] Furthermore, Patent Literature 2 discloses that when a composition obtainable by incorporating a specific polyisoprene or the like into a specific aromatic vinyl-conjugated diene block copolymer is extrusion molded, a stretchable film which is anisotropic and excellent in flexibility, and which is suitably used as a member of hygiene products such as paper diapers and sanitary products, is obtained.

    [0006] However, even the technologies described in these Literatures are still unsatisfactory from the viewpoint of achieving a high-level balance between a high elastic modulus and a small permanent set, and further improvements have been desired.

    [0007] However, when a stretchable film is used in hygiene products such as paper diapers or sanitary products, great importance is placed to soft feeling or flexibility. Therefore, for example, a stretchable laminate which is formed by laminating a non-woven fabric on at least one surface of a stretchable film, such as disclosed in Patent Literature 3, is used as a stretchable member in many cases. In such a laminate, an adhesive force that is so strong that the non-woven fabric and the stretchable film would not peel off during the production process or during the use of the hygiene product, is required. It is also desired that such a laminate be produced with satisfactory productivity.

    Citation List


    Patent Literature



    [0008] 

    Patent Literature 1: Japanese Translation of International Application (JP-T) No. 2006-528273

    Patent Literature 2: Japanese Patent Application Laid-Open (JP-A) No. 2008-007654

    Patent Literature 3: JP-A No. 2007-230180


    Summary of Invention


    Technical Problem



    [0009] An object of the present invention is to provide a composition for a stretchable film, which is capable of achieving a high-level balance between a high elastic modulus and a small permanent set, and can be formed into a stretchable film with satisfactory formability, and which, when laminated with a non-woven fabric or the like to be produced into a stretchable laminate, is capable of producing a laminate that does not easily peel off from the non-woven fabric or the like, with a simple production process.

    Solution to Problem



    [0010] The inventors of the present invention conducted a thorough investigation in order to achieve the object described above. As a result, the inventors found that a composition obtainable by incorporating a tackifier resin to a block copolymer composition containing an asymmetric aromatic vinyl-conjugated diene-aromatic vinyl block copolymer in which two aromatic vinyl polymer blocks have specific weight average molecular weights that are different from each other, and an aromatic vinyl-conjugated diene-aromatic vinyl block copolymer having a particular constitution different from that of the foregoing block copolymer, has both a high elastic modulus and a small permanent set and can be produced into a film with satisfactory formability. The inventors also found that when the composition is laminated with a non-woven fabric or the like and is thereby produced into a stretchable laminate, the composition does not easily peel off from the non-woven fabric or the like. Thus, the present invention was finally completed based on these findings.

    [0011] Thus, according to the present invention, there is provided a composition for a stretchable film, comprising a block copolymer composition containing a block copolymer A represented by the following general formula (A) and a block copolymer B represented by the following general formula (B), and a tackifier resin:




    in the general formulas (A) and (B), Ar1a and Arb each represent an aromatic vinyl polymer block having a weight average molecular weight of 6,000 to 20,000; Ar2a represents an aromatic vinyl polymer block having a weight average molecular weight of 40, 000 to 400, 000; Da and Db each represent a conjugated diene polymer block having a vinyl bond content of 1 mol% to 20 mol%; X represents a single bond or a residue of a coupling agent; and n represents an integer of 2 or greater.

    [0012] In the composition for a stretchable film, a weight ratio (A/B) of the block copolymer A and the block copolymer B in the block copolymer composition is preferably 10/90 to 90/10.

    [0013] In the composition for a stretchable film, a content of an aromatic vinyl monomer unit relative to all repeating units of polymer components in the block copolymer composition is preferably 20% to 70% by weight.

    [0014] In the composition for a stretchable film, the tackifier resin is preferably contained in an amount of 2 to 50 parts by weight relative to 100 parts by weight of the block copolymer composition.

    [0015] Furthermore, according to the present invention, there is provided a stretchable film formed by using the composition for a stretchable film.

    [0016] Moreover, according to the present invention, there is provided a stretchable laminate obtained by laminating a non-woven fabric on one surface or on both surfaces of the stretchable film.

    [0017] Furthermore, according to the present invention, there is provided a method for producing a stretchable laminate, which comprises continuously carrying out steps of: extrusion molding the composition for a stretchable film into a film form, and laminating a non-woven fabric on one surface or on both surfaces of the composition for a stretchable film in the extruded film form.

    Advantageous Effects of Invention



    [0018] According to the present invention, there is obtained a composition for a stretchable film, which achieves a high-level balance between a high elastic modulus and a small permanent set and can be formed into a stretchable film with satisfactory formability, and which, when laminated with a non-oven fabric or the like and produced into a stretchable laminate, does not easily peel off from the non-woven fabric or the like.

    Description of Embodiments



    [0019] The composition for a stretchable film of the present invention contains a block copolymer composition and a tackifier resin. The block copolymer composition that is used to obtain the composition for a stretchable film of the present invention contains at least two kinds of block copolymers. A block copolymer A, which is one of the two kinds of block copolymers constituting the block copolymer composition used in the present invention, is a linear aromatic vinyl-conjugated diene-aromatic vinyl block copolymer represented by the following general formula (A), which has two aromatic vinyl polymer blocks having weight average molecular weights that are different from each other.



    [0020] In the general formula (A), Ar1a represents an aromatic vinyl polymer block having a weight average molecular weight of 6,000 to 20,000; Ar2a represents an aromatic vinyl polymer block having a weight average molecular weight of 40,000 to 400, 000; and Da represents a conjugated diene polymer block having a vinyl bond content of 1 mol% to 20 mol%.

    [0021] A block copolymer B, which is the other one of the block copolymers constituting the block copolymer composition used in the present invention, is an aromatic vinyl-conjugated diene-aromatic vinyl block copolymer represented by the following general formula (B).



    [0022] In the general formula (B), Arb represents an aromatic vinyl polymer block having a weight average molecular weight of 6,000 to 20,000; Db represents a conjugated diene polymer block having a vinyl bond content of 1 mol% to 20 mol%; X represents a single bond or a residue of a coupling agent; and n represents an integer of 2 or greater.

    [0023] The aromatic vinyl polymer blocks (Ar1a, Ar2a and Arb) of the block copolymer A and the block copolymer B are polymer blocks each constituted of an aromatic vinyl monomer unit. There are no particular limitations on the aromatic vinyl monomer that may be used to constitute the aromatic vinyl monomer units of the aromatic vinyl polymer blocks as long as the aromatic vinyl monomer is an aromatic vinyl compound. Examples include styrene, α-methylstyrene, 2-methylstyrene, 3-methylstyrene, 4-methylstyrene, 2-ethylstyrene, 3-ethylstyrene, 4-ethylstyrene, 2,4-diisopropylstyrene, 2,4-dimethylstyrene, 4-t-butylstyrene, 5-t-butyl-2-methylstyrene, 2-chlorostyrene, 3-chlorostyrene, 4-chlorostyrene, 4-bromostyrene, 2-methyl-4,6-dichlorostyrene, 2,4-dibromostyrene, and vinylnaphthalene. Among these, it is preferable to use styrene. These aromatic vinyl monomers can be used singly or in combination of two or more kinds, in the respective aromatic vinyl polymer blocks. Furthermore, for the respective aromatic vinyl polymer blocks, an identical aromatic vinyl monomer may be used throughout, or different aromatic vinyl monomers may be used.

    [0024] The aromatic vinyl polymer blocks (Ar1a Ar2a and Arb) of the block copolymer A and the block copolymer B may respectively include a monomer unit other than the aromatic vinyl monomer unit. Examples of monomers that constitute the monomer unit other than the aromatic vinyl monomer unit, which can be included in the aromatic vinyl polymer blocks, include a conjugated diene monomer such as 1,3-butadiene or isoprene (2-methyl-1,3-butadiene), an α, β-unsaturated nitrile monomer, an unsaturated carboxylic acid or acid anhydride monomer, an unsaturated carboxylic acid ester monomer, and a non-conjugated diene monomer. The content of the monomer unit other than the aromatic vinyl monomer unit in the respective aromatic vinyl polymer blocks is preferably 20% by weight or less, and more preferably 10% by weight or less, and it is particularly preferable that the content be substantially 0% by weight.

    [0025] The conjugated diene polymer blocks (Da and Db) of the block copolymer A and the block copolymer B are polymer blocks each constituted of a conjugated diene monomer unit. There are no particular limitations on the conjugated diene monomer that may be used to constitute the conjugated diene monomer units of the conjugated diene polymer blocks as long as the conjugated diene monomer is a conjugated diene compound. Examples include 1,3-butadiene, isoprene, 2,3-dimethyl-1,3-butadiene, 2-chloro-1,3-butadiene, 1,3-pentadiene, and 1,3-hexadiene. Among these, it is preferable to use 1,3-butadiene and/or isoprene, and it is particularly preferable to use isoprene. When the conjugated diene polymer blocks are constituted of an isoprene unit, a composition for a stretchable film having excellent flexibility and a lower permanent set can be obtained. These conjugated diene monomers can be used singly or in combination of two or more kinds, in the respective conjugated diene polymer blocks. Furthermore, for the respective conjugated diene polymer blocks, an identical conjugated diene monomer may be used, or different conjugated diene monomers may be used. In addition, a portion of the unsaturated bonds in the respective conjugated diene polymer blocks may be subjected to a hydrogenation reaction.

    [0026] The conjugated diene polymer blocks (Da and Db) of the block copolymer A and the block copolymer B may respectively include a monomer unit other than the conjugated diene monomer unit. Examples of monomers that constitute the monomer unit other than the conjugated diene monomer unit, which can be included in the conjugated diene polymer blocks, include an aromatic vinyl monomer such as styrene and α-methylstyrene, an α,β-unsaturated nitrile monomer, an unsaturated carboxylic acid or acid anhydride monomer, an unsaturated carboxylic acid ester monomer, and a non-conjugated diene monomer. The content of the monomer unit other than the conjugated diene monomer unit in the respective conjugated diene polymer blocks is preferably 20% by weight or less, and more preferably 10% by weight or less, and it is particularly preferable that the content be substantially 0% by weight.

    [0027] The block copolymer A that constitutes the block copolymer composition used in the present invention is a linear asymmetric aromatic vinyl-conjugated diene-aromatic vinyl block copolymer composed of an aromatic vinyl polymer block (Ar1a) having a relatively small weight average molecular weight, a conjugated diene polymer block (Da) having a specific vinyl bond content, and an aromatic vinyl polymer block (Ar2a) having a relatively large weight average molecular weight, linked in this order in a linear form, as represented by the general formula (A). The weight average molecular weight (Mw (Ar1a)) of the aromatic vinyl polymer block (Ar1a) having a relatively small weight average molecular weight is 6,000 to 20,000, preferably 7, 000 to 18,000, and more preferably 8,000 to 15,000. If the value of Mw(Ar1a) does not fall in this range, there is a risk that the resulting composition for a stretchable film may have an insufficient elastic modulus. Furthermore, the weight average molecular weight (Mw(Ar2a)) of the aromatic vinyl polymer block (Ar2a) having a relatively large weight average molecular weight is 40,000 to 400,000, preferably 42,000 to 370,000, and more preferably 45,000 to 350,000. If the value of Mw(Ar2a) is too small, there is a risk that the resulting composition for a stretchable film may have an insufficient elasticmodulus, while a block copolymer A having an excessively large value of Mw(Ar2a) may be difficult to produce.

    [0028] In the present invention, the weight average molecular weight of a polymer or a polymer block is a value determined by an analysis by high performance liquid chromatography, relative to polystyrene standards.

    [0029] In the block copolymer A, there are no particular limitations on the ratio (Mw(Ar2a)/Mw(Ar1a)) of the weight average molecular weight (Mw(Ar2a)) of the aromatic vinyl polymer block (Ar2a) having a relatively large weight average molecular weight and the weight average molecular weight (Mw(Ar1a)) of the aromatic vinyl polymer block (Ar1a) having a relatively small weight average molecular weight, but the ratio is usually 2 to 67, preferably 4 to 40, and more preferably 4.5 to 35. When the block copolymer A is constructed to have such a constitution, a composition for a stretchable film which has a lower permanent set and a higher elastic modulus and is highly elastic, can be obtained.

    [0030] The vinyl bond content of the conjugated diene polymer block (Da) of the block copolymer A (the content of 1,2-vinyl bonds and 3,4-vinyl bonds in all the conjugated diene monomer units) is 1 mol% to 20 mol%, preferably 2 mol% to 15 mol%, and more preferably 3 mol% to 10 mol%. If this vinyl bond content is too large, there is a risk that the resulting composition for a stretchable film may have an increased permanent set.

    [0031] The weight average molecular weight (Mw(Da)) of the conjugated diene polymer block (Da) of the block copolymer A is not particularly limited, but is usually 20,000 to 200,000, preferably 35,000 to 150,000, and more preferably 45,000 to 100,000.

    [0032] There are no particular limitations on the content of the aromatic vinyl monomer units relative to all the monomer units of the block copolymer A, but the content is usually 40% to 90% by weight, preferably 45% to 87% by weight, and more preferably 50% to 85% by weight. Furthermore, there are no particular limitations on the overall weight average molecular weight of the block copolymer A, but the weight average molecular weight is usually 50, 000 to 500,000, preferably 80, 000 to 470, 000, and more preferably 90,000 to 450,000.

    [0033] The block copolymer B that constitutes the block copolymer composition used in the present invention is a block copolymer in which two or more of diblock forms (Arb-Db), each of which is composed of an aromatic vinyl polymer block (Arb) having a specific weight average molecular weight linked to a conjugated diene polymer block (Db) having a specific vinyl bond content, are linked directly by a single bond, or via a coupling agent residue (X) such that the aromatic vinyl polymer block (Arb) side comes as the terminal, as represented by the general formula (B). Examples of the coupling agent that constitutes the residue of a coupling agent include those compounds that will be described later. The number of the diblock forms (Arb-Db) that are linked together (that is, n in the general formula (B)) is not particularly limited as long as the number is 2 or greater, and a block copolymer B in which different numbers of the diblock forms are linked may be present in mixture. There are no particular limitations on the number n in the general formula (B) as long as the number is an integer of 2 or greater, but the number is usually an integer from 2 to 8, and preferably an integer from 2 to 4.

    [0034] The weight average molecular weights (Mw (Arb)) of the two or more aromatic vinyl polymer blocks (Arb) that are present in one molecule of the block copolymer B are each 6, 000 to 20, 000, preferably 7,000 to 18, 000, and more preferably 8, 000 to 15,000. If each value of Mw(Arb) does not fall in this range, there is a risk that the resulting composition for a stretchable film may have an insufficient elastic modulus. If the weight average molecular weights (Mw(Arb)) of the two or more aromatic vinyl polymer blocks that are present in one molecule of the block copolymer B are in the range described above, the weight average molecular weights may be identical with or different from one another; however, it is preferable that the weight average molecular weights be substantially identical. Furthermore, it is more preferable that the weight average molecular weights (Mw(Arb)) of these aromatic vinyl polymer blocks be substantially identical with the weight average molecular weight (Mw(Ar1a)) of the aromatic vinyl polymer block (Ar1a) having a relatively small weight average molecular weight in the block copolymer A.

    [0035] The vinyl bond content of the conjugated diene polymer block (Db) of the block copolymer B is 1 mol% to 20 mol% , preferably 2 mol% to 15 mol%, and more preferably 3 mol% to 10 mol%. If this vinyl bond content is too large, there is a risk that the resulting composition for a stretchable film may have a larger permanent set. Furthermore, it is preferable that the vinyl bond content of the conjugated diene polymer block (Db) of the block copolymer B be substantially identical with the vinyl bond content of the conjugated diene polymer block (Da) of the block copolymer A.

    [0036] There are no particular limitations on the weight average molecular weight (Mw (Db) ) of the conjugated diene polymer block (Db) of the block copolymer B, but the weight average molecular weight is usually 20, 000 to 200, 000, preferably 35,000 to 150,000, and more preferably 45, 000 to 100,000. When the weight average molecular weight of the weight average molecular weight (Mw (Db) ) of the conjugated diene polymer block (Db) of the block copolymer B is in this range, a composition for a stretchable film which has a lower permanent set and a higher elastic modulus and which has high elasticity may be obtained. It is preferable that the weight average molecular weight (Mw(Db)) of the conjugated diene polymer block (Db) of the block copolymer B be substantially identical with the weight average molecular weight (Mw(Da)) of the conjugated diene polymer block (Da) of the block copolymer A. When these weight average molecular weights are substantially identical, the resulting composition for a stretchable film acquires a higher elastic modulus and becomes highly elastic. In addition,when an aromatic vinyl-conjugated diene-aromatic vinyl block copolymer produced without using a coupling agent is used as a block copolymer B, the conjugated diene polymer blocks included in the block copolymer has all the monomer units directly linked together, and in reality, it cannot be said that this block copolymer is composed of two conjugated diene polymer blocks (Db). However, in the present invention, even in the case of such conjugated diene polymer blocks, the block copolymer is conceptually regarded as a product in which two conjugated diene polymer blocks (Db) having substantially identical weight average molecular weights are linked by a single bond. Therefore, for example, in the case of a block copolymer B which is an aromatic vinyl-conjugated diene-aromatic vinyl block copolymer produced without using a coupling agent, when the conjugated diene polymer block has an overall weight average molecular weight of 100,000, the block copolymer is considered to have a Mw(Db) of 50,000.

    [0037] There are no particular limitations on the content of the aromatic vinyl monomer unit relative to all the monomer units of the block copolymer B, but the content is usually 10% to 35% by weight, preferably 12% to 32% by weight, and more preferably 15% to 30% by weight. Also, there are no particular limitations on the overall weight average molecular weight of the block copolymer B, but the overall weight average molecular weight is usually 60,000 to 800, 000, preferably 80, 000 to 600,000, and more preferably 100,000 to 400,000.

    [0038] There are no particular limitations on the molecular weight distribution, which is expressed as the ratio (Mw/Mn) of the weight average molecular weight (Mw) and the number average molecular weight (Mn), of the block copolymer A and the block copolymer B constituting the block copolymer composition used in the present invention, and of each of the polymer blocks constituting these block copolymers, but the molecular weight distribution is usually 1. 1 or less, and preferably 1.05 or less.

    [0039] There are no particular limitations on the weight ratio (A/B) of the block copolymer A and the block copolymer B in the block copolymer composition used in the present invention, but the weight ratio is preferably 10/90 to 90/10, more preferably 36/64 to 80/20, even more preferably 38/62 to 80/20, and most preferably 40/60 to 75/25. When the respective block copolymers are included at these ratios, the resulting composition for a stretchable film is particularly excellent in the balance between a high elastic modulus and a small permanent set. On the other hand, if this ratio is too small, there is a risk that the composition for a stretchable film may be an insufficient elastic modulus, and if this ratio is too large, there is a risk that the composition for a stretchable film may have an excessively large permanent set.

    [0040] It is desirable that the block copolymer composition used in the present invention contain the block copolymer A and the block copolymer B only as polymer components, but it is also acceptable that the block copolymer composition contain a polymer component other than the block copolymer A and the block copolymer B. Examples of the polymer component other than the block copolymer A and the block copolymer B, which can be included in the block copolymer composition used in the present invention, include an aromatic vinyl-conjugated diene-aromatic vinyl block copolymer of the block copolymer A and the block copolymer B, an aromatic vinyl-conjugated diene block copolymer, an aromatic vinyl homopolymer, a conjugated diene homopolymer, an aromatic vinyl-conjugated diene random copolymer, and branched polymers thereof; as well as thermoplastic elastomers such as a polyurethane-based thermoplastic elastomer, a polyamide-based thermoplastic elastomer, and a polyester-based thermoplastic elastomer; and thermoplastic resins such as polyethylene, polypropylene, polyvinyl chloride, an acryionitrile-styrene copolymer, an acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene copolymer, and polyphenylene ether. However, the tackifier resin that will be discussed later is to be distinguished from these polymer components that constitute the block copolymer composition. In the block copolymer composition used in the present invention, the content of the polymer component other than the block copolymer A and the block copolymer B is preferably 20% by weight or less, and more preferably 10% by weight or less, relative to the total amount of the polymer components.

    [0041] In the block copolymer composition used in the present invention, the content of the aromatic vinyl monomer units (in the following descriptions, maybe referred to as a total aromatic vinyl monomer unit content) relative to all the repeating units of the entire polymer components included in the composition is not particularly limited, but is preferably 27% to 70% by weight, more preferably 30% to 60% by weight, and even more preferably 40% to 50% by weight. When the total aromatic vinyl monomer unit content is in this range, the composition for a stretchable film achieves a particularly excellent balance between a high elastic modulus and a small permanent set. This total aromatic vinyl monomer unit content can be easily regulated by taking the contents of the block copolymer A, the block copolymer B and the polymer component other than these, which constitute the block copolymer composition, and the contents of the respective aromatic vinyl monomer units into consideration, and regulating their amounts of incorporation. In addition, in case where all the polymer components that constitute the block copolymer composition are composed of aromatic vinyl monomer units and conjugated diene monomer units only, when the polymer components of the block copolymer composition are subjected to ozone decomposition and then to reduction with lithium aluminum hydride according to the method described in Rubber Chem. Technol., 45, 1295 (1972), the conjugated diene monomer unit portion is decomposed, and only the aromatic vinyl monomer unit portion can be extracted. Therefore, the total aromatic vinyl monomer unit content can be easily measured.

    [0042] There are no particular limitations on the overall weight average molecular weight of the polymer components constituting the block copolymer composition used in the present invention, but the overall weight average molecular weight is usually 50, 000 to 500, 000, preferably 60, 000 to 450, 000, and more preferably 70,000 to 400,000. Furthermore, there are no particular limitations on the molecular weight distribution, which is expressed as the ratio (Mw/Mn) of the weight average molecular weight (Mw) and the number average molecular weight (Mn) of the entire polymer components constituting the block copolymer composition used in the present invention, but the molecular weight distribution is usually 1.01 to 10, preferably 1.03 to 5, and more preferably 1.05 to 3.

    [0043] Furthermore, there are no particular limitations on the melt index of the block copolymer composition used in the present invention, but as a value measured according to ASTM D-1238 (G conditions, 200°C, 5 kg), the melt index is usually 1 to 70 g/10 min, preferably 3 to 65 g/10 min, and more preferably 5 to 60 g/10 min. When the melt index is in this range, the composition for a stretchable film that is obtained by using the block copolymer composition acquires particularly satisfactory formability.

    [0044] There are no particular limitations on the method of obtaining the block copolymer composition used in the present invention. For example, the block copolymer composition can be produced by separately producing a block copolymer A and a block copolymer B according to conventional methods for producing block copolymers, incorporating other polymer components and the like according to necessity, and then mixing the components according to a conventional method such as kneading or solution mixing. However, from the viewpoint of obtaining the block copolymer composition having a particularly preferred constitution with higher productivity, the method described below is suitable.

    [0045] That is, the block copolymer composition used in the present invention is preferably produced by using a production method which comprises the following steps (1) to (5).
    1. (1): A step of polymerizing an aromatic vinyl monomer using a polymerization initiator in a solvent.
    2. (2): A step of adding a conjugated diene monomer to the solution containing the aromatic vinyl polymer having an active terminal, which is obtained in the step (1).
    3. (3): A step of adding a coupling agent to the solution containing the aromatic vinyl-conjugated diene block copolymer having an active terminal, which is obtained in the step (2), in an amount such that the amount of the functional groups of the coupling agent relative to the active terminal is less than 1 molar equivalent, and thereby forming a block copolymer B.
    4. (4): A step of adding an aromatic vinyl monomer to the solution that is obtained in the step (3), and thereby forming a block copolymer A.
    5. (5): A step of collecting the block copolymer composition from the solution that is obtained in the step (4).


    [0046] In the method for producing the block copolymer composition described above, first, an aromatic vinyl monomer is polymerized by using a polymerization initiator in a solvent. Examples of the polymerization initiator that can be used include an organic alkali metal compound, an organic alkaline earth metal compound, and an organic lanthanoid series rare earthmetal compound, which are generally known to have an anionic polymerization activity toward aromatic vinyl monomers and conjugated diene monomers. As the organic alkali metal compound, an organolithium compound having one or more lithium atoms in the molecule is particularly suitably used, and specific examples thereof include organic monolithium compounds such as ethyllithium, n-propyllithium, isopropyllithium, n-butyllithium, sec-butyllithium, t-butyllithium, hexyllithium, phenyllithium, stilbene lithium, dialkylaminolithium, diphenylaminolithium, and ditrimethylsilylaminolithium; organic dilithium compounds such as methylenedilithium, tetramethylenedilithium, hexamethylenedilithium, isoprenyldilithium, and 1,4-dilithio-ethylcyclohexane; and organic trilithium compounds such as 1,3,5-trilithiobenzene. Among these, organic monolithium compounds are particularly suitably used.

    [0047] Examples of the organic alkaline earth metal compound that is used as a polymerization initiator include n-butylmagnesium bromide, n-hexylmagnesium bromide, ethoxycalcium, calcium stearate, t-butoxystrontium, ethoxybarium, isopropoxybarium, ethylmercaptobarium, t-butoxybarium, phenoxybarium, diethylaminobarium, barium stearate, and ethylbarium. Furthermore, specific examples of other polymerization initiators include compounds which form a homogenecus system in an organic solvent and have living polymerizability, such as a composite catalyst formed from a lanthanoid series rare earth metal compound containing neodymium, samarium, gadolinium or the like/alkylaluminum/alkylaluminum halide/alkylaluminum hydride, and a metallocene type catalyst containing titanium, vanadium, samarium, gadolinium or the like. These polymerization initiators may be used singly, or as mixtures of two or more kinds.

    [0048] The amount of use of the polymerization initiator may be determined in accordance with the intended molecular weight of each block copolymer and is not particularly limited. However, the amount of use is usually 0.01 to 20 millimoles, preferably 0.05 to 15 millimoles, and more preferably 0.1 to 10 millimoles, per 100 g of all kinds of monomers used.

    [0049] There are no particular limitations on the solvent used in the polymerization as long as the solvent is inert to the polymerization initiator, and for example, an aliphatic hydrocarbon solvent, a cyclic hydrocarbon solvent, or a solvent mixture thereof is used. Examples of the aliphatic hydrocarbon solvent include aliphatic alkanes and alkenes having 4 to 6 carbon atoms, such as n-butane, isobutane, 1-butene, isobutylene, trans-2-butene, cis-2-butene, 1-pentene, trans-2-pentene, cis-2-pentene, n-pentane, isopentane, neopentane, and n-hexane. Specific examples of the cyclic hydrocarbon solvent include aromatic compounds such as benzene, toluene and xylene; and alicyclic hydrocarbon compounds such as cyclopentane and cyclohexane. These solvents may be used singly, or as mixtures of two or more kinds.

    [0050] There are no particular limitations on the amount of the solvent used in the polymerization, but the amount is set such that the total concentration of the block copolymers in the solution after the polymerization reaction is usually 5% to 60% by weight, preferably 10% to 55% by weight, and more preferably 20% to 50% by weight.

    [0051] Upon the preparation of the block copolymer composition, a Lewis base compound may be added to the reactor used in the polymerization, in order to control the structures of the various polymer blocks of the respective block copolymers. Examples of this Lewis base compound include ethers such as tetrahydrofuran, diethyl ether, dioxane, ethylene glycol dimethyl ether, ethylene glycol dibutyl ether, diethylene glycol dimethyl ether, and diethylene glycol dibutyl ether; tertiary amines such as tetramethylethylenediamine, trimethylamine, triethylamine, pyridine, and quinuclidine; alkali metal alkoxides such as potassium t-amyloxide and potassium t-butyloxide;and phosphinessuch astriphenylphosphine. These Lewis base compounds are used singly or in combination of two or more kinds, and are appropriately selected to the extent of not impairing the purposes of the present invention.

    [0052] Furthermore, the timing for adding the Lewis base compound during the polymerization reaction is not particularly limited and may be appropriately determined in accordance with the structures of the respective intended block copolymers. For example, the Lewis base compound may be added in advance before initiation of the polymerization, or may be added after completion of the polymerization of a portion of the polymer blocks. It is also acceptable to add the Lewis base compound in advance before initiation of the polymerization and then to further add the Lewis base compound after completion of the polymerization of a portion of the polymer blocks.

    [0053] The polymerization reaction temperature is usually 10°C to 150°C, preferably 30°C to 130°C, and more preferably 40°C to 90°C. The time required for the polymerization may vary with the conditions, but the time is usually within 48 hours, and preferably 0.5 to 10 hours. The polymerization pressure may be set in a pressure range sufficient to maintain the monomers and the solvent in the liquid state in the polymerization temperature range, and there are no particular limitations on the pressure.

    [0054] When an aromatic vinyl monomer is polymerized under the conditions such as described above using a polymerization initiator in a solvent, a solution containing an aromatic vinyl polymer having an active terminal can be obtained. This aromatic vinyl polymer having an active terminal will constitute the aromatic vinyl polymer block (Ar1a) having a relatively small weight average molecular weight of the block copolymer A and the vinyl polymer block (Arb) of the block copolymer B, which are the constituents of the block copolymer composition. Therefore, the amount of the aromatic vinyl monomer used at this time is determined in accordance with the intended weight average molecular weight of these polymer blocks.

    [0055] The subsequent step is a step of adding a conjugated diene monomer to the solution containing the aromatic vinyl polymer having an active terminal obtained as described above. The addition of this conjugated diene monomer leads to the formation of a conjugated diene polymer chain from the active terminal, and thus a solution containing an aromatic vinyl-conjugated diene block copolymer (diblock form) having an active terminal is obtained. The amount of the conjugated diene monomer used at this time is determined such that the conjugated diene polymer chain thus obtained has an intended weight average molecular weight of the conjugated diene polymer block (Db) of the block copolymer B.

    [0056] In the subsequent step, a coupling agent is added to the solution containing an aromatic vinyl-conjugated diene block copolymer (diblock form) having an active terminal obtained as described above, in an amount such that the amount of the functional groups relative to the active terminal is less than 1 molar equivalent.

    [0057] There are no particular limitations on the coupling agent to be added, and any bifunctional or higher-functional coupling agent can be used. Examples of a bifunctional coupling agent include bifunctional halogenated silanes such as dichlorosilane, monomethyldichlcrosilane, and dimethyldichlorosilane; bifunctional alkoxysilanes such as diphenyldimethoxysilane and diphenyldiethoxysilane; bifunctional halogenated alkanes such as dichloroethane, dibromoethane, methylene chloride, and dibromomethane; bifunctional halogenated tin compounds such as dichlorotin, monomethyldichlorotin, dimethyldichlorotin, monoethyldichlorotin, diethyldichlorotin, monobutyldichlorotin, and dibutyldichlorotin; dibromobenzene, benzoic acid, CO, and 2-chloropropene. Examples of a trifunctional coupling agent include trifunctional halogenated alkanes such as trichloroethane and trichloropropane; trifunctional halogenated silanes such as methyltrichlorosilane and ethyltrichlorosilane; and trifunctional alkoxysilanes such as methyltrimethoxysilane, phenyltrimethoxysilane, and phenyltriethoxysilane. Examples of a tetrafunctional coupling agent include tetrafunctional halogenated alkanes such as carbon tetrachloride, carbon tetrabromide, and tetrachloroethane; tetrafunctional halogenated silanes such as tetrachlorosilane and tetrabromosilane; tetrafunctional alkoxysilanes such as tetramethoxysilane and tetraethoxysilane; and tetrafunctional halogenated tin compounds such as tetrachlorotin and tetrabromotin. Examples of a penta- or higher-functional coupling agent include 1,1,1,2,2-pentachloroethane, perchloroethane, pentachlorobenzene, perchlorobenzene, octabromodiphenyl ether, and decabromodiphenyl ether. These coupling agents may be used singly, or two or more kinds can be used in combination.

    [0058] The amount of the coupling agent to be added is determined in accordance with the ratio of the block copolymer A and the block copolymer B that constitute the block copolymer composition, and there are no particular limitations as long as the amount is such that the amount of the functional groups of the coupling agent relative to the active terminal of the polymer is less than 1 molar equivalent. However, the amount of the coupling agent is usually such that the amount of the functional groups of the coupling agent relative to the active terminal of the polymer is in the range of 0.10 to 0.90 molar equivalents, and preferably in the range of 0.15 to 0.70 molar equivalents.

    [0059] As described above, when a coupling agent is added to a solution containing an aromatic vinyl-conjugated diene block copolymer (diblock form) having an active terminal, in an amount such that the amount of the functional groups relative to the active terminal is less than 1 molar equivalent, for a portion of the aromatic vinyl-conjugated diene block copolymer (diblock form) having an active terminal, one conjugated diene polymer block is bonded to another conjugated diene polymer block via the residue of the coupling agent. As a result, the block copolymer B of the block copolymer composition is formed. The remaining portion of the aromatic vinyl-conjugated diene block copolymer (diblock form) having an active terminal remains unreacted in the solution.

    [0060] In the subsequent step, an aromatic vinyl monomer is added to the solution obtainable as described above. When an aromatic vinyl monomer is added to the solution, an aromatic vinyl polymer chain is formed from the terminal of the aromatic vinyl-conjugated diene block copolymer (diblock form) having an active terminal, which has remained without reacting with the coupling agent. This aromatic vinyl polymer chain constitutes the aromatic vinyl polymer block (Ar2a) having a relatively large weight average molecular weight of the block copolymerA, which constitutes the block copolymer composition. Therefore, the amount of the aromatic vinyl monomer used at this time is determined in accordance with the intended weight average molecular weight of the aromatic vinyl polymer block (Ar2a). Through this process of adding an aromatic vinyl monomer, an asymmetric aromatic vinyl-conjugated diene-aromatic vinyl block copolymer which constitutes the block copolymer A is formed, and as a result, a solution containing the block copolymer A and the block copolymer B is obtained. In addition, prior to this process of adding the aromatic vinyl monomer, a conjugated diene monomer may be added to the solution containing an aromatic vinyl-conjugated diene block copolymer (diblock form) having an active terminal which has not reacted with the coupling agent. When a conjugated diene monomer is added as such, the weight average molecular weight of the conjugated diene polymer block (Da) of the block copolymer A can be made larger as compared with the case where the conjugated diene monomer is not added. Also, a polymerization terminator (water, methanol or the like) may be added to the solution containing the aromatic vinyl-conjugated diene block copolymer having an active terminal which has not reacted with the coupling agent, in an amount smaller than the equivalent of the active terminal. When a polymerization terminator is added as such, the active terminal of the aromatic vinyl-conjugated diene block copolymer (diblock form) is deactivated, and thereby, the aromatic vinyl-conjugated diene block copolymer (diblock form) thus obtainable is included in the block copolymer composition.

    [0061] In the subsequent step, the intended block copolymer composition is collected from the solution containing the block copolymer A and the block copolymer B, which is obtainable as described above. The method of collection may be carried out according to a conventional method, and is not particularly limited. For example, a polymerization terminator such as water, methanol, ethanol, propanol, hydrochloric acid or citric acid is added, if necessary, after completion of the reaction, and furthermore, if necessary, additives such as an antioxidant are added. Then, the block copolymer composition can be collected by applying a known method such as a direct drying method or a steam stripping method to the solution. In the case where the block copolymer composition is collected in the form of slurry by applying steam stripping or the like, the slurry is dehydrated using any dehydrator such as an extruder type squeezer to produce crumb having a water content that is equal to or less than a predetermined value. The crumb may be further dried using any dryer such as a band dryer or an expansion-extrusion dryer. The block copolymer composition obtainable as described above may be processed into a pellet form or the like according to a conventional method and then supplied for use.

    [0062] When the block copolymer composition is prepared as described above, since the block copolymer A and the block copolymer B can be continuously obtained in a same reaction vessel, the target block copolymer composition can be obtained with superior productivity as compared with the case of individually producing the respective block copolymers and mixing them. Furthermore, since the various polymer blocks of the respective block copolymers in the resulting block copolymer composition have weight average molecular weights that are balanced in a particularly desirable manner as a block copolymer composition for constituting the composition for a stretchable film of the present invention, there is obtained a composition for a stretchable film in which a high elastic modulus and a small permanent set are very well balanced.

    [0063] The composition for a stretchable film of the present invention contains a tackifier resin in addition to the block copolymer composition such as described above, and thereby the composition can be formed into a stretchable film with satisfactory formability, and also, the processes of film production and lamination with a non-woven fabric or the like can be simultaneously carried out. Furthermore, when the composition is used to produce a stretchable laminate by laminating the resulting stretchable film with a non-woven fabric or the like, the stretchable film is not easily peeled off from the non-woven fabric or the like. As the tackifier resin to be used in the present invention, any conventionally known tackifier resin can be used. Specific examples thereof include rosin; modified rosins such as heterogeneous rosin and dimerized rosin; esterification products between polyhydric alcohols such as glycol, glycerin and pentaerythritol, and rosin or modified rosins; terpene resins; aliphatic, aromatic, alicyclic, or aliphatic-aromatic copolymer-based hydrocarbon resins, or hydrogenation products thereof; phenolic resins; and coumarone-indene resins. Among these, an aliphatic, aromatic, alicyclic or aliphatic-aromatic copolymer-based hydrocarbon resin, an alicyclic-aromatic copolymer-based hydrocarbon resin, and hydrogenation products thereof are preferred, and an aliphatic-aromatic copolymer-based hydrocarbon resin, an alicyclic-aromatic copolymer-based hydrocarbon resin, and hydrogenation products thereof, which are highly compatible with the block copolymer composition described above, are particularly preferred.

    [0064] In the case of using an aliphatic-aromatic copolymer-based hydrocarbon resin as the tackifier resin, the aromatic monomer unit content is not particularly limited, but is preferably 1% to 70% by weight, more preferably 2% to 60% by weight, and even more preferably 5% to 50% by weight. When an aliphatic-aromatic copolymer-based hydrocarbon resin having the aromatic-monomer unit content in this range is used, a composition for a stretchable film which is in particular highly balanced between a high elastic modulus and a small permanent set and has excellent formability, can be obtained. There are no particular limitations on the weight average molecular weight of the tackifier resin, but the weight average molecular weight is usually in the range of 300 to 6000, and preferably in the range of 500 to 5000. Furthermore, there are no particular limitations on the softening point of the tackifier resin, but the softening point is usually in the range of 50°C to 160°C, and preferably in the range of 60°C to 120°C.

    [0065] There are no particular limitations on the content of the tackifier resin in the composition for a stretchable film of the present invention, but the content of the tackifier resin is preferably 2 to 50 parts by weight, more preferably 5 to 45 parts by weight, and even more preferably 10 to 40 parts by weight, relative to 100 parts by weight of the block copolymer composition. Furthermore, the tackifier resin may be used singly, or two or more kinds may be used in combination.

    [0066] Furthermore, there are no particular limitations on the melt index of the composition for a stretchable film of the present invention, but as a value measured according to ASTM D-1238 (G conditions, 200°C, 5 kg), the melt index is usually 1 to 1000 g/10 min, preferably 3 to 700 g/10 min, and more preferably 5 to 500 g/10 min. When the melt index is in this range, the composition for a stretchable film acquires particularly satisfactory formability.

    [0067] The composition for a stretchable film of the present invention may contain components other than the block copolymer composition and the tackifier resin, and for example, additives such as a softening agent, an antioxidant, an antibacterial agent, a light stabilizer, an ultravioiet absorber, a dye, a lubricating agent, a cross-linking agent, and a cross-linking promoting agent, may be incorporated as necessary. Particularly, incorporation of a softening agent is advantageous for a further improvement of the formability of the block copolymer composition. Conventionally known softening agents can be used as the softening agent without any particular limitations , and specific examples thereof include paraffinic process oils, naphthenic process oils,aromatic process oils, and mixtures thereof. Also, when a softening agent is incorporated, there are no particular limitations on the amount of incorporation as well, but the softening agent is usually incorporated in an amount in the range of 0.5 to 50 parts by weight relative to 100 parts by weight of the block copolymer composition.

    [0068] There are no particular limitations on the method of mixing the block copolymer composition and the tackifier resin or various additives upon preparation of the composition for a stretchable film of the present invention, and examples include a method of dissolving the respective components in a solvent, uniformly mixing the solutions, and then removing the solvent by heating or the like; and a method of heating, melting and mixing the respective components using a kneader or the like.

    [0069] When a film is formed using the composition for a stretchable film such as described above as a material, the stretchable film of the present invention is obtained. There are no particular limitations on the method of forming to produce a stretchable film from the composition for a stretchable film of the present invention, and any conventionally known method for film forming can be applied. However, the composition for a stretchable film of the present invention exhibits its excellent formability particularly when extrusion molding is applied, and among others, extrusion molding using a T-die is particularly suitable. A specific example of extrusion molding using a T-die may be a method of extruding a block copolymer composition which has been melted at a temperature of 150°C to 250°C, through a T-die mounted in a single-screw extruder or a twin-screw extruder, and winding a film while cooling the film with a take-up roll. When the film is cooled with a take-up roll, the film may be stretched. Furthermore, upon obtaining the stretchable film of the present invention, a technique of spray coating the composition for a stretchable film of the present invention on a base material such as a non-woven fabric may also be employed.

    [0070] The thickness of the stretchable film of the present invention may be adjusted in accordance with the use, but in the case of producing a film for hygiene products such as paper diapers or sanitary products, the thickness is usually 0.01 to 50 mm, preferably 0.03 to 1 mm, and more preferably 0.05 to 0.5 mm.

    [0071] The stretchable film of the present invention can be used alone in various applications. However, the stretchable film of the present invention is a film having a feature that when the film is laminated with another member, the film is not easily peeled off from the member. Therefore, the stretchable film of the present invention is preferably used in the form of being laminated with a non-woven fabric, a woven fabric, a plastic film, or a laminate thereof. For example, a stretchable gather member can be formed by slit processing the stretchable film of the present invention, subsequently applying a hot melt adhesive or the like on the slit processed film to produce a tape, adhering this tape to a non-woven fabric, a woven fabric, a plastic film or a laminate thereof while the tape is in contracted state, and relaxing the shrinkage of the tape.

    [0072] The stretchable film of the present invention is particularly suitably used for obtaining a stretchable laminate by laminating with a non-woven fabric. That is, the stretchable laminate of the present invention is obtained by laminating a non-woven fabric on one surface or on both surfaces of the stretchable film of the present invention.

    [0073] Examples of the non-woven fabric used to construct the stretchable laminate of the present invention include non-woven fabrics produced by a fleece forming method; a dry method, a wet method, a spun-bond type or melt-blown type fleece bonding method; a thermal bonding method, a chemical bonding method, a needle punching method, a spun-lace method, a stitch bonding method, a steam jet method and the like. Among these, a dry method spun-bond non-woven fabric or spun-lace non-woven fabric is particularly preferred from the viewpoint of adhesiveness.

    [0074] There are no particular limitations on the technique of obtaining the stretchable laminate of the present invention, but it is preferable to use a technique of extruding the composition for a stretchable film on a non-woven fabric, or a technique of inserting the composition for a stretchable film that has been extruded, between non-woven fabrics to obtain a stretchable laminate, during the process of extrusion molding the stretchable film as described above. That is, the method for producing the stretchable laminate of the present invention is a method of continuously implementing a process of extrusion molding the composition for a stretchable film described above into a film form, and a process of laminating a non-woven fabric on one surface or on both surfaces of the composition for a stretchable film in the extruded film form. When a stretchable laminate is produced as such, stretchable laminate can be obtained with high productivity, and the resulting stretchable laminate is such that the stretchable film and the non-woven fabric are not easily detachable in particular.

    [0075] Furthermore, upon obtaining the stretchable laminate of the present invention, an adhesive can be used to bond the stretchable film and the non-woven fabric. However, since the stretchable film of the present invention contains a tackifier resin, the film itself is adhesive to the non-woven fabric, and the film does not necessarily require the use of an adhesive. Therefore, upon obtaining the stretchable laminate of the present invention, it is preferable not to use an adhesive from the viewpoint of making the production process simpler.

    [0076] The stretchable laminate of the present invention is suitably used as a stretchable member described above, and is particularly suitably used as a stretchable member for the installation part for the mechanical fastener (ear portion) of paper diapers or for hygiene products such as sanitary products. Furthermore, the stretchable laminate is also suitably used as a base material for elastic bandage, a fixing belt for an operating gown, or the like.

    Examples



    [0077] Hereinafter, the present invention will be more specifically described by way of Examples and Comparative Examples. Furthermore, the units "parts" and "percentage (%)" in the Examples are on a weight basis, unless particularly stated otherwise.

    [0078] Various analyses were made according to the following methods.

    [Weight average molecular weights of block copolymers and block copolymer composition]



    [0079] The weight average molecular weight was determined as a molecular weight relative to polystyrene standards, by high performance liquid chromatography using tetrahydrofuran as a carrier at a flow rate of 0.35 ml/min. For the apparatus, HLC-8220 manufactured by Tosoh Corporation was used, and three columns of Shodex KF-404HQ manufactured by Showa Denko K.K. (column temperature 40°C) connected together were used. A differential refractometer and an ultraviolet detector were used as the detectors, and the calibration of molecular weight was carried out using 12 samples of standard polystyrenes (from 500 to 3,000,000) manufactured by Polymer Laboratories, Ltd.

    [Weight ratios of block copolymers]



    [0080] The weight ratios were determined from the area ratios of the peaks corresponding to the respective block copolymers in the charts obtained by high performance liquid chromatography as described above.

    [Weight average molecular weight of styrene polymer block]



    [0081] The block copolymer was allowed to react with ozone and was reduced with lithium aluminum hydride according to the method described in Rubber Chem. Technol., 45, 1295 (1972), and thereby the isoprene polymer block of the block copolymer was decomposed. Specifically, the operation was carried out by the following procedure. That is, 300 mg of a sample was dissolved in a reaction vessel charged with 100 ml of dichloromethane that had been treated with a molecular sieve. This reaction vessel was placed in a cooling bath and was kept at -25°C. While oxygen was passed into the reaction vessel at a flow rate of 170 ml/min, ozone generated by an ozone generator was introduced into the reaction vessel. After a lapse of 30 minutes from the initiation of reaction, the gas flowing out from the reaction vessel was introduced into an aqueous solution of potassium iodide, and thereby completion of the reaction was confirmed. Subsequently, 50 ml of diethyl ether and 470 mg of lithium aluminum hydride were introduced into another reaction vessel which had been substituted with nitrogen, and while the reaction vessel was cooled with ice water, the ozone-reacted solution was slowly added dropwise to this reaction vessel. Then, the reaction vessel was placed in a water bath and gradually heated, and the content of the reaction vessel was heated to reflux for 30 minutes at 40°C. Subsequently, dilute hydrochloric acid was added dropwise in small amounts to the reaction vessel while the solution was stirred, and the dropwise addition was continued until the generation of hydrogen was almost undetectable. After this reaction, the solid product formed in this solution was separated by filtration, and the solid product was extracted with 100 ml of diethyl ether for 10 minutes. This extract was combined with the filtrate obtained at the time of separation by filtration, and the solvent was distilled off to obtain a solid sample. The sample thus obtained was analyzed for the weight average molecular weight according to the above-described method for measuring the weight average molecular weight, and the value thereof was designated as the weight average molecular weight of a styrene polymer block.

    [Weight average molecular weight of isoprene polymer block]



    [0082] From the respective weight average molecular weights of the block copolymers determined as described above, the weight average molecular weight of a corresponding styrene polymer block was subtracted, and the weight average molecular weight of an isoprene polymer block was determined based on the calculated values.

    [Styrene unit content of block copolymer]



    [0083] The styrene unit content was determined based on the intensity ratio of the detection made by the differential refractometer and the ultraviolet detector in the above-mentioned analysis carried out by high performance liquid chromatography. Copolymers having different styrene unit contents were prepared in advance, and a calibration curve was produced using the copolymers.

    [Styrene unit content of block copolymer composition]



    [0084] The styrene unit content was determined based on an analysis by proton NMR.

    [Vinyl bond content of isoprene polymer block]



    [0085] The vinyl bond content was determined based on an analysis by proton NMR.

    [Melt indices of block copolymer composition and composition for a stretchable film]



    [0086] The melt index was measured according to ASTM D-1238 (G conditions, 200°C, 5 kg). In addition, the melt index of the composition for a stretchable film was measured using a formed stretchable film as a sample.

    [Film formability of composition for a stretchable film]



    [0087] As an indicator of formability (forming stability) of the composition for a stretchable film, the elongational viscosity of the film was measured. The procedure of measurement was as follows. An ARES rheometer manufactured by TA Instruments Japan Inc. was used as the measuring apparatus, and an ARES-EVF elongational viscosity fixture was used as the measurement fixture. The measurement was carried out under the conditions of an extension rate of 10-1 seconds, a measurement time of 1.5 seconds, and a measurement temperature of 200°C. Under these conditions, the elongational viscosities at 100% elongation and 350% elongation of the film were measured. If the elongational viscosity at 100% elongation is too high, it can be said that the film has inferior formability. Also, when the elongational viscosity at 350% elongation is lower than the elongational viscosity at 100% elongation (when the value of the ratio of elongational viscosity at 350% elongation/elongational viscosity at 100% elongation is less than 1), it can be said that the film has inferior forming stability.

    [Tensile modulus of stretchable film]



    [0088] Two sheets of a stretchable film (without a base material) were used, and the tensile modulus was measured in one sheet along the direction of melt flow at the time of forming, while the tensile modulus was measured in the other sheet along a direction perpendicular to the melt flow at the time of forming. The procedure of measurement was as follows. The film was elongated up to 100% using a Tensilon universal tester RTC-1210 manufactured by Orientec Co., Ltd. at a tensile rate of 300 mm/min, and in the middle of the process, the tensile stress at 50% elongation was measured. Thus, the tensile modulus of the stretchable film at 50% elongation was determined. It can be said that as the tensile modulus is higher, the stretchable film has a higher elastic modulus, and it can be said that as the ratio of (tensile modulus in the direction of melt flow/tensile modulus in the direction perpendicular to the melt flow) is closer to 1, the anisotropy of the tensile modulus is smaller.

    [Permanent set of stretchable film]



    [0089] The permanent set of a stretchable film without a base material was measured according to ASTM 412 using the Tensilon universal tester described above. Specifically, the sample form used was Die A, and the gauge length prior to elongation was set at 40 mm. The stretchable film was elongated at an elongation ratio of 100% and was maintained as such for 10 minutes. Subsequently, the stretchable film was suddenly contracted without elongating and returning, was left to stand for 10 minutes, and then the gauge length was measured. Thus, the permanent set was determined based on the following formula:

    L0: Gauge length prior to elongation (mm)

    L1: Gauge length after contracting and standing for 10 minutes (mm)



    [0090] Furthermore, in this measurement, two sheets of a stretchable film were used, and the permanent set was measured in one sheet along the direction of melt flow at the time of forming, while the permanent set was measured in the other sheet along a direction perpendicular to the melt flow at the time of forming. Thus, the respective values were recorded.

    [Peeling resistance of stretchable laminate]



    [0091] A sample having a width of 25 mm was fabricated from a stretchable laminate formed from a stretchable film and a non-woven fabric, and the sample was fixed on a Tensilon tester at a distance between chucks of 25 mm under zero tension. The sample was then stretched to 100% at a rate of 300 mm/min, and subsequently, the sample was returned to the initial distance between chucks at a rate of 300 mm/min. This stretching was repeated 20 times, and then the sample was observed to determine whether peeling between the stretchable film and the non-woven fabric had occurred. When peeling could be observed, a needle having a diameter of 1 mm was inserted into the peeled portion. When peeling could not be observed, the peeling resistance was judged as "high", and when peeling was observed but a needle having a diameter of 1 mm could not be inserted, the peeling resistance was judged as "medium". When a needle having a diameter of 1 mm could be inserted, the peeling resistance was judged as "low".

    [Preparation Example 1]



    [0092] In a pressure resistant reactor, 23.3 kg of cyclohexane, 2.5 millimoles of N,N,N',N'-tetramethylethylenediamine (hereinafter, referred to as TMEDA), and 1.60 kg of styrene were added, and while the mixture was stirred at 40°C, 164.7 millimoles of n-butyllithium was added thereto. While the temperature was elevated to 50°C, polymerization was carried out for one hour. The polymerization conversion ratio for styrene was 100%. Subsequently, while the temperature was controlled to be maintained at 50°C to 60°C, 5.20 kg of isoprene was continuously added to the reactor over one hour. After completion of the addition of isoprene, polymerization was carried out for another one hour. The polymerization conversion ratio for isoprene was 100%. Thereafter, 65.9 millimoles of dimethyldichlorosilane was added to the reactor, and a coupling reaction was carried out for 2 hours. Thus, a styrene-isoprene-styrene block copolymer was formed, which would serve as a block copolymer B. Thereafter, while the temperature was controlled to be maintained at 50°C to 60°C, 3.20 kg of styrene was continuously added to the reactor over one hour. After completion of the addition of styrene, polymerization was carried out for another one hour, and thus an asymmetric styrene-isoprene-styrene block copolymer was formed, which would serve as a block copolymer A. The polymerization conversion ratio for styrene was 100%. Subsequently, 329.4 millimoles of methanol was added to the system as a polymerization terminator, the resulting mixture was thoroughly mixed, and the reaction was terminated. The amounts of the various agents used in the reaction are summarized in Table 1. A portion of the reaction liquid thus obtained was taken out, and the weight average molecular weights of the respective block copolymers and the block copolymer composition, the weight ratios of the respective block copolymers, the weight average molecular weights of the respective styrene polymer blocks, the weight average molecular weights of the respective isoprene polymer blocks, the styrene unit contents of the respective block copolymers, the styrene unit content of the block copolymer composition, and the vinyl bond content of the isoprene polymer block were determined. These values are presented in Table 2. As an antioxidant, 0.3 part of 2, 6-di-tert-butyl-p-cresol was added and mixed with 100 parts of the reaction liquid obtained as described above (containing 30 parts of the polymer components). The mixed solution was added dropwise into heated warm water in small amounts at 85°C to 95°C to volatilize the solvent, and thereby a precipitate was obtained. This precipitate was pulverized and dried in hot air at 85°C, and thus a block copolymer composition of Preparation Example 1 was collected. This block copolymer composition of Preparation Example 1 was subjected to an analysis of the melt index.
    [Table 1]
     Preparation ExampleComparative Preparation Example
    121234
    Cyclohexane (kg) 23.3 23.3 23.3 23.3 23.3 23.3
    TMEDA (millimoles) 2.5 3.4 1.4 1.9 2.3 1.2
    n-butyllithium (millimoles) 164.7 223.3 91.0 128.8 156.0 77.9
    Styrene (kg) [1st stage of polymerization] 1.60 2.23 0.90 1.50 2.20 4.15
    Isoprene (kg) [2nd stage of polymerization] 5.20 6.70 8.20 7.00 5.60 5.20
    Dimethyldichlorosilane (millimoles) [After 2nd stage of polymerization] 65.9 97.2 - - - -
    Styrene (kg) [3rd stage of polymerization] 3.20 1.07 0.90 1.50 2.20 0.65
    Methanol (millimoles) [After 3rd stage of polymerization] 329.4 446.6 182.0 257.6 312.0 155.9
    [Table 2]
     Preparation ExampleComparative Preparation Example
     121234
    Block copolymer A            
    Weight average molecular weight of styrene block (Ar1a) 10000 10000 - - - 15000
    Weight average molecular weight of styrene block (Ar2a) 153000 75000 - - - 76000
    Weight average molecular weight of isoprene block (Da) 52000 40000 - - - 133000
    Vinyl bond content of isoprene block (Da) (%) 7 7 - - - 7
    Weight average molecular weight of block copolymer A 215000 125000 - - - 224000
    Styrene unit content of block copolymer A (%) 77 65 - - - 48
    Block copolymer B            
    Weight average molecular weight of styrene block (Arb) 10000 10000 10500 13000 15000 -
    Weight average molecular weight of isoprene block (Db) 52000 40000 69500 45000 30000 -
    Vinyl bond content of isoprene block (Db) (%) 7 7 7 7 7 -
    Weight average molecular weight of block copolymer B 117000 99000 160000 116000 90000 -
    Styrene unit content of block copolymer B (%) 23 25 18 30 44 -
    Block copolymer A/block copolymer B (weight ratio) 42/58 15/85 0/100 0/100 0/100 100/0
    Block copolymer composition (whole)            
    Weight average molecular weight 149000 104000 160000 116000 90000 224000
    Styrene unit content (%) 48 33 18 30 44 48
    Melt index (g/10 min) 17 23 11 14 40 1

    [Preparation Example 2]



    [0093] The processes were carried out in the same manner as in Preparation Example 1, except that the amounts of styrene, n-butyllithium, TMEDA, isoprene, dimethyldichlorosilane and methanol were respectively changed as indicated in Table 1, and thus a block copolymer composition of Preparation Example 2 was collected. The same measurements as in Preparation Example 1 were carried out for the block copolymer composition of Preparation Example 2. The results are presented in Table 2.

    [Comparative Preparation Example 1]



    [0094] In a pressure resistant reactor, 23.3 kg of cyclchexane, 1.4 millimoles of TMEDA, and 0. 90 kg of styrene were added, and while the mixture was stirred at 40°C, 91.0 millimoles of n-butyllithium was added thereto. While the temperature was elevated to 50°C, polymerization was carried out for one hour. The polymerization conversion ratio for styrene was 100% by weight. Subsequently, while the temperature was controlled to be maintained at 50°C to 60°C, 8.20 kg of isoprene was continuously added to the reactor over one hour. After completion of the addition of isoprene, polymerization was carried out for another one hour. The polymerization conversion ratio for isoprene was 100%. Thereafter, while the temperature was controlled to be maintained at 50°C to 60°C, 0. 90 kg of styrene was continuously added to the reactor over one hour. After completion of the addition of styrene, polymerization was carried out for another one hour, and thus a styrene-isoprene-styrene block copolymer was formed. The polymerization conversion ratio for styrene was 100%.

    [0095] Thereafter, 182.0 millimoles of methanol was added to the system as a polymerization terminator, the resulting mixture was thoroughly mixed, and the reactionwas terminated. Apportion of the reaction liquid thus obtained was taken out, and the same measurements as in Preparation Example 1 were carried out. These values are presented in Table 2. The subsequent operation was carried out in the same manner as in Preparation Example 1, and thus a block copolymer composition of Comparative Preparation Example 1 was collected.

    [Comparative Preparation Examples 2 to 4]



    [0096] The processes were carried out in the same manner as in Comparative Preparation Example 1, except that the amounts of styrene, n-butyllithium, TMEDA, isoprene and methanol were respectively changed as indicated in Table 1, and thus block copolymer compositions of Comparative Preparation Examples 2 to 4 were collected. The same measurements as in Preparation Example 1 were carried out for the block copolymer compositions of Comparative Preparation Examples 2 to 4. The results are presented in Table 2.

    [Example 1]



    [0097] The block copolymer composition obtained in Preparation Example 1 was supplied to a single-screw extruder equipped with an in-water hot cutting device at the front tip of the extruder, and the composition was fabricated into cylindrical pellets having an average diameter of 5 mm and an average length of about 5 mm. Subsequently, 100 parts of the pellets of the block copolymer composition and 10 parts of a tackifier resin (trade name: "Quintone DX395", aliphatic-aromatic copolymer-based hydrocarbon resin, softening point 94°C, weight average molecular weight 2100, manufactured by ZEON CORPORATION) were heated to melt and kneaded at 200°C using a twin-screw extruder equipped with a T-die. The mixture was continuously extruded for 20 minutes to be inserted between PET release films, and thereby the pellets were formed into a film having a thickness of 0.1 mm. For the stretchable film of Example 1 thus obtained, the tensile modulus and the permanent set were measured, and this film was used as a sample to measure the melt index. Furthermore, an evaluation of film formability was carried out. These results are presented in Table 2.

    [0098] The details of the conditions for film forming are as follows.

    [0099] 

    Rate of composition treatment: 6 kg/hr

    Rate of film take-up: 8 m/min

    Extruder temperature: Adjusted to 100°C for the feed port, and 200°C for the T-die

    Screw: Full-flight

    Extruder L/D: 30

    T-die: Width 200 mm, lip 0.5 mm

    [Table 3]
     Example 1Example 2Example 3Example 4Example 5Comparative Example 1Comparative Examples 2Comparative Example 3Comparative Example 4Comparative Example 5
    Block copolymer composition used Preparation Example 1 preparation Example 1 Preparation Example 1 Preparation Example 2 Preparation Example 1 Comparative Preparation Example 1 Comparative Preparation Example 2 Comparative Preparation Example 3 Comparative Preparation Example 3 Comparative Preparation Example 4
    Mixing Proportion (parts)                    
    Block copolymer composition 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
    Tackifier resin DX395 10 - 45 - - - - - - -
    Tackifier resin M100 - 30 - - - - - - 45 45
    Tackifier resin P100 - - - 30 10 - - - - -
    Softening agent PW90 - - - - 5 - - - - -
    Film properties                    
    Elastic modulus at 50% elongation in the direction perpendicular to melt flow (MPa) 0.75 0.61 0.42 0.35 0.69 0.40 0.64 3.62 2.10 3.50
    Permanent set in the direction perpendicular tomelt flow (%) 4 2 1 1 3 3 6 21 20 25
    Elastic modulus at 50% elongation in the direction of melt flow (MPa) 0.78 0.66 0.45 0.41 0.73 0.48 3.08 4.95 4.10 6.32
    Permanent set in the direction of melt flow (%) 4 3 2 2 3 3.0 20 35 30 75
    Ratio of tensile moduli in the direction of melt flow/direction perpendicular to melt flow 1.09 1.08 1.08 1.17 1.06 1.20 4.81 1.37 1.95 1.81
    Film formability                    
    Melt index (g/10 min) 47 150 220 210 80 11 14 40 300 50
    Elongational viscosity at 100% elongation (Pa·s) 3500 1000 850 900 1800 5000 4400 6600 1000 8000
    Change ratio of elongational viscosity, at 350% elongation /at 100% elongat 1.35 1.10 1.10 1.05 1.20 1.20 0.23 1.35 0.80 0.75
    Peeling resistance of stretchable laminate High High High High High Low Low Medium High High


    [0100] Furthermore, the processes were carried out in the same manner as in the formation of a stretchable film as described above, except that the base material was changed from the release film made of PET to a spun-bond non-woven fabric (trade name: "PC-8020", manufactured by Asahi Kasei Corp.) made of polypropylene, and thus a stretchable laminate of Example 1 in which a spun-bond non-woven fabric was laminated on both surfaces of the stretchable film, was obtained. This stretchable laminate of Example 1 was subj ected to an evaluation of the peeling resistance. The results are presented in Table 3.

    [Examples 2 to 5, Comparative Examples 1 to 5]



    [0101] The processes were carried out in the same manner as in Example 1, except that the type of the block copolymer composition used and the type and amount of the tackifier resin were respectively changed as indicated in Table 3, and for Example 5, a softening agent of the type and amount such as indicated in Table 3 was incorporated together with the tackifier resin. Thus, the compositions for stretchable films, the stretchable films, and the stretchable laminates of Examples 2 to 5 and Comparative Examples 1 to 5 were obtained. These were subjected to the same measurements as in Example 1. The results are presented in Table 3. Here, in Table 3, the tackifier resin "M100" represents (trade name: "Arkon M100", a hydrogenation product of an aromatic hydrocarbon resin, softening point 99°C, weight average molecular weight 1100, manufactured by Arakawa Chemical Industries, Ltd.), the tackifier resin "P100" represents (trade name: "Arkon P100", a hydrogenation product of an aromatic hydrocarbon resin, softening point 100°C, weight average molecular weight 1100, manufactured by Arakawa Chemical Industries, Ltd.), and the softening agent "PW90" represents (trade name: "Diana Process Oil PW90", paraffinic process oil, manufactured by Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd).

    [0102] From Table 3, it can be seen that the stretchable film of the present invention has both a high elastic modulus and a small permanent set, has excellent film formability, and is also excellent in peeling resistance when produced into a laminate with a non-woven fabric.


    Claims

    1. A composition for a stretchable film, comprising a block copolymer composition containing a block copolymerA represented by the following general formula (A) and a block copolymer B represented by the following general formula (B), and a tackifier resin:




    in the general formulas (A) and (B), Ar1a and Arb each represent an aromatic vinyl polymer block having a weight average molecular weight of 6,000 to 20,000; Ar2a represents an aromatic vinyl polymer block having a weight average molecular weight of 40, 000 to 400, 000; Da and Db each represent a conjugated diene polymer block having a vinyl bond content of 1 mol% to 20 mol%; X represents a single bond or a residue of a coupling agent; and n represents an integer of 2 or greater.
     
    2. The composition for a stretchable film according to claim 1, characterized in that a weight ratio (A/B) of the block copolymer A and the block copolymer B in the block copolymer composition is 10/90 to 90/10.
     
    3. The composition for a stretchable film according to claim 1 or 2, characterized in that a content of an aromatic vinyl monomer unit relative to all repeating units of polymer components in the block copolymer composition is 20% to 70% by weight.
     
    4. The composition for a stretchable film according to any one of claims 1 to 3, characterized in that the tackifier resin is contained in an amount of 2 to 50 parts by weight relative to 100 parts by weight of the block copolymer composition.
     
    5. A stretchable film formed by using the composition for a stretchable film according to any one of claims 1 to 4.
     
    6. A stretchable laminate obtained by laminating a non-woven fabric on one surface or on both surfaces of the stretchable film according to claim 5.
     
    7. A method for producing a stretchable laminate, comprising continuously carrying out steps of:

    extrusion molding the composition for a stretchable film according to any one of claims 1 to 4 into a film form, and

    laminating a non-woven fabric on one surface or on both surfaces of the composition for a stretchable filmin the extruded film form.


     


    Ansprüche

    1. Zusammensetzung für eine dehnbare Folie, umfassend eine Blockcopolymerzusammensetzung, enthaltend ein Blockcopolymer A, dargestellt durch die folgende allgemeine Formel (A), und ein Blockcopolymer B, dargestellt durch die folgende allgemeine Formel (B), und ein Klebrigmacherharz:




    wobei in den allgemeinen Formeln (A) und (B) Ar1a und Arb jeweils einen aromatischen Vinylpolymerblock mit einem gewichtsmittleren Molekulargewicht von 6.000 bis 20.000 darstellen; Ar2a einen aromatischen Vinylpolymerblock mit einem gewichtsmittleren Molekulargewicht von 40.000 bis 400.000 darstellt; Da und Db jeweils einen konjugierten Dienpolymerblock mit einem Vinylbindungsgehalt von 1 mol-% bis 20 mol-% darstellen; X eine Einfachbindung oder einen Rest eines Kupplungsmittels darstellt und n eine ganze Zahl von 2 oder größer darstellt.
     
    2. Zusammensetzung für eine dehnbare Folie gemäß Anspruch 1, dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass das Gewichtsverhältnis (A/B) des Blockcopolymers A und des Blockcopolymers B in der Blockcopolymerzusammensetzung 10/90 bis 90/10 beträgt.
     
    3. Zusammensetzung für eine dehnbare Folie gemäß Anspruch 1 oder 2, dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass der Gehalt einer aromatischen Vinylmonomereinheit relativ zu den gesamten Wiederholungseinheiten der Polymerkomponenten in der Blockcopolymerzusammensetzung 20 bis 70 Gew.-% beträgt.
     
    4. Zusammensetzung für eine dehnbare Folie gemäß einem der Ansprüche 1 bis 3, dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass das Klebrigmacherharz in einer Menge von 2 bis 50 Gewichtsteilen, bezogen auf 100 Gewichtsteile der Blockcopolymerzusammensetzung, enthalten ist.
     
    5. Dehnbare Folie, gebildet unter Verwendung der Zusammensetzung für eine dehnbare Folie gemäß einem der Ansprüche 1 bis 4.
     
    6. Dehnbares Laminat, erhalten durch Laminieren eines Vliesstoffs auf eine oder beide Oberfläche(n) der dehnbaren Folie gemäß Anspruch 5.
     
    7. Verfahren zur Herstellung eines dehnbaren Laminats, umfassend das kontinuierliche Ausführen der folgenden Schritte:

    Extrusionsformen der Zusammensetzung für eine dehnbare Folie gemäß einem der Ansprüche 1 bis 4 zu einer Folienform und

    Laminieren eines Vliesstoffs auf eine oder beide Oberfläche(n) der Zusammensetzung für eine dehnbare Folie in der extrudierten Folienform.


     


    Revendications

    1. Composition pour film étirable, comprenant une composition de copolymères séquencés contenant un copolymère séquencé A représenté par la formule générale (A) suivante et un copolymère séquencé B représenté par la formule générale (B) suivante, et une résine collante :




    dans les formules générales (A) et (B), Ar1a et Arb représentent chacun une séquence de polymère de vinyle aromatique ayant un poids moléculaire moyen en poids de 6000 à 20 000 ; Ar2a représente une séquence de polymère de vinyle aromatique ayant un poids moléculaire moyen en poids de 40 000 à 400 000 ; Da et Db représentent chacun une séquence de polymère de diène conjugué présentant une teneur en liaison vinylique de 1 % en mole à 20 % en mole ; X représente une liaison simple ou un résidu d'un agent de couplage ; et n représente un nombre entier supérieur ou égal à 2.
     
    2. Composition pour film étirable selon la revendication 1, caractérisée en ce qu'un rapport pondéral (A/B) du copolymère séquencé A et du copolymère séquencé B dans la composition de copolymères séquencés est de 10/90 à 90/10.
     
    3. Composition pour film étirable selon la revendication 1 ou 2, caractérisée en ce qu'une teneur d'un motif monomère de vinyle aromatique par rapport à tous les motifs répétitifs des composants polymères dans la composition de copolymères séquences est de 20 % à 70 % en poids.
     
    4. Composition pour film étirable selon l'une quelconque des revendications 1 à 3, caractérisée en ce que la résine collante est contenue en une quantité de 2 à 50 parties en poids par rapport à 100 parties en poids de la composition de copolymères séquencés.
     
    5. Film étirable formé en utilisant la composition pour film étirable selon l'une quelconque des revendications 1 à 4.
     
    6. Stratifié étirable obtenu par la stratification d'un tissu non tissé sur une surface ou les deux surfaces du film étirable selon la revendication 5.
     
    7. Procédé de production d'un stratifié étirable, comprenant la mise en oeuvre en continu des étapes suivante :

    le moulage par extrusion de la composition pour film étirable selon l'une quelconque des revendications 1 à 4 pour obtenir une forme de film, et

    la stratification d'un tissu non tissé sur une surface ou les deux surfaces de la composition pour film étirable dans la forme de film extrudée.


     






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