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1. (WO2017204904) MOLDABLE UNCURED NONWOVEN COMPOSITE, MOLDED CURED COMPOSITE AND PROCESS FOR FORMING THEM

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/204904    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/026064
Publication Date: Fri Dec 01 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Thu Apr 06 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: B29C 70/02
B29C 70/08
B32B 5/06
B29C 70/54
B29C 70/14
Applicants: MILLIKEN & COMPANY
Inventors: VOGT, Kirkland W.
BAHUKUDUMBI, Pradipkumar
Title: MOLDABLE UNCURED NONWOVEN COMPOSITE, MOLDED CURED COMPOSITE AND PROCESS FOR FORMING THEM
Abstract:
A process for forming a moldable, uncured nonwoven composite containing forming a outermost nonwoven layer, forming a structural nonwoven layer, needling the structural nonwoven layer and the outermost nonwoven layer together from both the outer surface of the outermost nonwoven layer and the second surface of the structural nonwoven layer, applying an uncured, water-based thermosetting resin having a cure temperature of at least about 160 C to the second surface of the structural nonwoven layer, and at least partially drying the uncured, wet nonwoven composite. Heat and pressure may be applied to form the moldable, uncured composite. A moldable, uncured nonwoven composite and a molded, cured nonwoven composite are also disclosed.