Needled Nonwoven Textile Composite
Patent #: 7,491,438
Inventor(s): Roy Phillip Demott, Tim Meade and Jim Porterfield
Company: Milliken & Company
A layered textile composite with a pile was patented. The composite has a nonwoven needled layer, which is comprised of mechanically interlocked staple fibers. The nonwoven needled layer has a first pile-containing side and a second side opposite the first side. A binder material is applied to the second side of the nonwoven needled layer. The binder material comprises an acrylic latex binder, an adhesive layer adjacent the second side of the nonwoven needled layer and a polymeric film layer adjacent the adhesive layer.
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