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1. (WO2015048017) DUAL-SIDED STRUCTURED FILM ARTICLES

Pub. No.:    WO/2015/048017    International Application No.:    PCT/US2014/056978
Publication Date: Fri Apr 03 01:59:59 CEST 2015 International Filing Date: Wed Sep 24 01:59:59 CEST 2014
IPC: B29C 43/22
B29C 59/04
C12N 5/00
Applicants: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
Inventors: CLARKE, Graham M.
BAY, Randy S.
KENNEY, Raymond J.
HALVERSON, Kurt J.
HANSEN, Brent R.
PLUMB, Michael R.
Title: DUAL-SIDED STRUCTURED FILM ARTICLES
Abstract:
Film articles with dual-sided structures are ones in which both of the major surfaces of the film have a structured surface. The structured film articles have a first major surface and second major surface, where each surface has a plurality of spaced apart protrusions forming a repeating pattern. Each repeating pattern has a major axis, where the major axis is one of the major axes in the translational direction of the repeating pattern. The major axis of the repeating pattern on the second major surface forms an oblique angle with the major axis on the first major surface, where the angle is in the range of 10-90% of the angle of rotational symmetry of the repeating pattern. The structured film is a unitary substrate. The structured film articles are prepared by providing a flowable material composition having two major surfaces and simultaneously contacting the major surfaces with a first microstructuring tool, and a second microstructuring tool. Each microstructuring tool has a structured surface including a pattern of a plurality of depressions.