Global Patent Index - EP 1317588 A1

EP 1317588 A1 2003-06-11 - MOLD AND MILDEW INHIBITING WICKING MATERIAL

Title (en)

MOLD AND MILDEW INHIBITING WICKING MATERIAL

Title (de)

MODER- UND SCHIMMELHEMMENDES DOCHTMATERIAL

Title (fr)

MATERIAU DE MECHE INHIBANT LES MOISISSURES

Publication

EP 1317588 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 01970731 A

Priority

  • US 0128240 W
  • US 65879200 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0222976A1] A breathable building material including a building material and a plurality of elongated shaped fibers having channels extending lengthwise along, and/or through, the fiber. Building materials having channeled fibers extending therethrough wick moisture from areas of higher concentration to areas of lower concentration. The wicking properties of the present invention reduce the concentration of water, and lessen the probability and/or severity of rot, mold and mildew. Some embodiments of the invention incorporate biocides with the fibers. Biocides can include antifungal, antimicrobial, and antimildew agents. Some fibers are coated with biocide prior to being incorporated into the building material layers. Building materials incorporating fibers include siding, insulation, wallboard, paint, wallpaper paste, wallpaper, plaster, ceiling tile, wallpaper or any other building material. Fibers can be incorporated in and transversely oriented perpendicularly to the building material surfaces, or randomly oriented, depending on the embodiment.

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

E04B 1/62

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

E04B 1/62 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

E04B 1/62 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 0222976A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

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

DOCDB simple family

WO 0222976 A1 20020321; AT 328166 T 20060615; AU 9070901 A 20020326; CA 2422281 A1 20020321; DE 60120195 D1 20060706; DE 60120195 T2 20070329; EP 1317588 A1 20030611; EP 1317588 B1 20060531