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1. (WO2012054663) NONWOVEN ARTICLE WITH RIBBON FIBERS

Pub. No.:    WO/2012/054663    International Application No.:    PCT/US2011/056984
Publication Date: Fri Apr 27 01:59:59 CEST 2012 International Filing Date: Fri Oct 21 01:59:59 CEST 2011
IPC: D04H 1/00
D04H 4/00
Applicants: EASTMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY
Inventors: GUPTA, Rakesh, Kumar
MITCHELL, Melvin, Glenn
KLOSIEWICZ, Daniel, William
CLARK, Mark, Dwight
ANDERSON, Chris, Delbert
MITCHELL, Marvin, Lynn
MITCHELL, Paula, Hines
WOLFE, Amber, Layne
Title: NONWOVEN ARTICLE WITH RIBBON FIBERS
Abstract:
Ribbon fibers, nonwoven articles derived therefrom, and their process of manufacture are provided. The ribbon fibers are derived from multicomponent fibers having a striped configuration and have a length of less than 25 millimeters, a minimum transverse dimension of less than 5 microns, and a transverse aspect ratio of at least 2:1. The ribbon fibers are formed from a water non-dispersible synthetic polymer. The nonwoven articles containing the ribbon fibers may be used for a wide array of products.