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1. (WO2017156389) BLENDED CHITOSAN-LATEX BINDER FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE NONWOVEN FABRICS

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/156389    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/021770
Publication Date: Fri Sep 15 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Sat Mar 11 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: C09D 7/12
C09D 123/08
D06M 15/21
Applicants: GEORGIA-PACIFIC NONWOVENS LLC
Inventors: SALAM, Abdus
KISTEMAKER, Timothy
MARSH, Karen
Title: BLENDED CHITOSAN-LATEX BINDER FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE NONWOVEN FABRICS
Abstract:
A chitosan-latex binder comprising chitosan and latex binder in a weight ratio of chitosan to latex binder of from about 1:10 to about 1:15,000. A method of making a chitosan-latex binder, the method comprising (a) contacting chitosan with an acidic solution to form a chitosan solution, and (b) contacting at least a portion of the chitosan solution with a latex binder to form the chitosan-latex binder, wherein the chitosan-latex binder is characterized by a chitosan to latex binder weight ratio of from about 1:10 to about 1:15,000.