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Fibres/​Yarns/​Fabrics

Fabric and fabric laminate

Applicant:           GORE W L & ASS GMBH [DE] Inventor(s):        STUEBIGER WERNER [DE] Abstract of  EP 2034088  (A1) The present invention provides a fabric and a fabric structure made of yarns with reduced water absorption. The fabric comprises yarns and interstices between the yarns, the interstices between the yarns having an average width of greater than 100[mu]m. At least one of the yarns is comprised of multiple fibers. Said at least one yarn has voids between th

20th March 2009

Innovation in Textiles
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Medical/Hygiene, Protective, Sports/​Outdoor

Applicant:           GORE W L & ASS GMBH [DE]

Inventor(s):        STUEBIGER WERNER [DE]

Abstract of  EP 2034088  (A1)

The present invention provides a fabric and a fabric structure made of yarns with reduced water absorption. The fabric comprises yarns and interstices between the yarns, the interstices between the yarns having an average width of greater than 100[mu]m. At least one of the yarns is comprised of multiple fibers. Said at least one yarn has voids between the fibers wherein the voids are filled up with a polymer material. The interstices remain open and the size of the interstices is the same as before the treatment. The filling of the voids between the fibers with the polymer material prevents the absorption of water into said voids and therefore leads to reduced water absorption of the fabric. The polymer material is substantially only located within the voids of the yarn and has embedded the fibers within the outer surface of said yarn.

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Fabric and fabric laminate  

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