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1. (WO2018144119) FIBER-BOUND ENGINEERED MATERIALS FORMED UTILIZING CARRIER SCREENS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/144119    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/064053
Publication Date: Fri Aug 10 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Dec 01 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: B32B 5/02
B32B 5/06
B32B 5/10
B32B 5/26
Applicants: NIKE INNOVATE C.V.
NIKE, INC.
Inventors: DUA, Bhupesh
GREENE, Pamela, S.
KILGORE, Bruce, J.
RUSHBROOK, Thomas, J.
Title: FIBER-BOUND ENGINEERED MATERIALS FORMED UTILIZING CARRIER SCREENS
Abstract:
A method of forming a fiber-bound engineered material utilizing carrier screens is provided that imparts an intended characteristic at an intended relative location. Also provided are articles formed of fiber-bound engineered materials manufactured utilizing carrier screens. A fiber layer is placed adjacent at least one carrier screen and entangled with additional fibers in a manner to create a non-uniform engineered material. The lack of uniformity of a fiber-bound engineered material may be accomplished through manipulation of the fibers and/or through fiber binding a scrim. The fiber layer binds with additional fibers through entanglement such that a mechanical connection between the entangled fibers is provided. This entanglement allows the fibers to bind without supplemental adhesives, interlacing, or connections.