Global Patent Index - EP 1240368 A2

EP 1240368 A2 2002-09-18 - IMPROVED PROCESS AND APPARATUS FOR STRETCHING SLIVERS OF ANIMAL FIBRES

Title (en)

IMPROVED PROCESS AND APPARATUS FOR STRETCHING SLIVERS OF ANIMAL FIBRES

Title (de)

VERBESSERTES VERFAHREN UND VORRICHTUNG ZUM STRECKEN VON FASERBÄNDERN AUS TIERISCHEN FASERN

Title (fr)

PROCEDE ET DISPOSITIF AMELIORES PERMETTANT D'ETIRER DES FRAGMENTS DE FIBRES ANIMALES

Publication

EP 1240368 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 00975027 A

Priority

  • NZ 0000212 W
  • NZ 33545799 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0131097A2] A method and apparatus for creating a transient equivalent of thermoplasticity in wool or animal fibres, such that they can be extended by substantial amounts without breaking and without requiring to be at high moisture regain or chemically treated to increase plasticity. In one version a process is provided for stretching sliver in which the sliver is passed in a substantially straight line path through a stretching zone from feed rollers to a single haul pulley unit. False twist generated by the haul pulley unit is freely propagated along the sliver uninhibited by contact with pulleys or other devices.

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

D01G 1/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

D01H 5/28 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

D01H 5/28 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 0131097 A2 20010503; WO 0131097 A3 20011004; AT 329071 T 20060615; AU 1313501 A 20010508; AU 769950 B2 20040212; CN 1236117 C 20060111; CN 1415031 A 20030430; DE 60028604 D1 20060720; DE 60028604 T2 20070606; EP 1240368 A2 20020918; EP 1240368 A4 20021025; EP 1240368 B1 20060607

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