Global Patent Index - EP 1046737 B1

EP 1046737 B1 2001-11-14 - Method of manufacturing airlaid nonwoven fabrics

Title (en)

Method of manufacturing airlaid nonwoven fabrics

Title (de)

Verfahren zur Herstellung von Faservliesen nach dem Airlaidverfahren

Title (fr)

Méthode de fabrication de nontissés par voie sèche


EP 1046737 B1 (DE)


EP 00107105 A


DE 19918343 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: EP1046737A1] A fibrous felt is prepared using a thermoplastic polymer powder binder comprising a vinylester and/or a (meth)acrylic acid ester. A fibrous felt (I) is prepared by means of an air-lay process, whereby the fibers and the binding agent powder are put down an air stream. The process comprises (A) laying a fibrous felt or fiber to a weight of 10-50 g/m<2> (B) fibers and a thermoplastic polymer powder, based on vinylester and/or (meth)-acrylic acid esters are applied separately or as a mixture in an stream at 10-300 g/m<2> with optional repeating of step (B) until the desired fiber weight is achieved. (C) the fibrous material is consolidated at 80-260 degrees C and optionally at up to 100 bar.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

D04H 1/60

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

D04H 1/60 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

D04H 1/587 (2013.01); D04H 1/425 (2013.01); D04H 1/60 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)


DOCDB simple family

EP 1046737 A1 20001025; EP 1046737 B1 20011114; BR 0001651 A 20001031; CA 2306514 A1 20001022; DE 19918343 A1 20001026; DE 19918343 C2 20010308; US 6458299 B1 20021001