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1. (WO2017065788) METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CUTTING AND PLACING NOSE WIRES IN A FACEMASK MANUFACTURING PROCESS

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/065788    International Application No.:    PCT/US2015/055867
Publication Date: Fri Apr 21 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Sat Oct 17 01:59:59 CEST 2015
IPC: A41D 13/11
Applicants: AVENT, INC.
Inventors: HARRINGTON, David Lamar
PAMPERIN, Mark Thomas
HARRIS, Nathan Craig
WEBER, Joseph P.
HOUDE, Ajay Y.
Title: METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CUTTING AND PLACING NOSE WIRES IN A FACEMASK MANUFACTURING PROCESS
Abstract:
A method and associated system for cutting and placing individual nose wires (102, 26) in a facemask production line (106) include supplying a continuous wire (101) from a supply source (103) to a cutting station (108) where the continuous wire (101) is cut into individual nose wires (102, 26) having a defined length. The nose wires (102) are then conveyed to a treatment station (130) prior to being deposited onto a carrier web (118). At the treatment station (130), a surface treatment is performed on a side of the nose wires (102) that results in an increased surface attachment of the nose wires (102) to the carrier web (118).