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1. (WO2001005582) PLEATED WALL COVERING AND METHOD OF MAKING SAME

Pub. No.:    WO/2001/005582    International Application No.:    PCT/US2000/019096
Publication Date: Fri Jan 26 00:59:59 CET 2001 International Filing Date: Fri Jul 14 01:59:59 CEST 2000
IPC: B31F 1/22
D06J 1/10
E04B 1/82
E04B 1/84
E04F 13/08
Applicants: SOUNDFOLD INC.
Inventors: SICKELS, Anthony, R.
Title: PLEATED WALL COVERING AND METHOD OF MAKING SAME
Abstract:
A wall covering system including a pleated material (14), and the method of producing and installing the plated material (14). The pleated material (14) includes a plurality of permanently fixed pleats (16) extending in substantially parallel vertical relation to each other. Each pleat (16) includes first and second pleat panels (30, 32) having first ends fixed by a securing line and opposing second ends defining an apex. The apex extends outwardly away from the wall (10) as each pleat (16) converges toward a center line (28) extending between upper (24) and lower (26) portions of each pleat (16). The method of producing the pleated material (14) includes passing a planar material successively through a pleating die and a securing device to initially form a plurality of pleats (16) simultaneously and thereafter secure the plurality of pleats (16) simultaneously.