Extensible and Elastic Conjugate Fibers and Webs Having a Nontacky Feel
Patent #: 7,101,623
Inventor(s): Joy Jordan, Renette Richard, Christian Sanders, Varunesh Sharma, Stephen Englebert, Bryon Day, Andy Chang, Hong Peng, Jozef Van Dun, Randy Pepper, Edward Knickerbocker, Antonios Doufas and Rajen Patel
Company: Dow Global Technologies Inc.
Patented is an extensible conjugate fiber having a total heat of melting of less than about 80 Joules per gram. The fiber comprises from 0.001% to about 20% by weight of the total fiber of a first component that comprises at least a portion of the fiber surface. The first component includes a polypropylene homopolymer or a propylene copolymer and a second component that comprises an elastic propylene-based olefin polymer.
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