Laminated Nonwoven Fiber Webs
Engineering Technologies for Licensing
Researchers at the University of Tennessee have discovered both a planar consolidated multilayer web with reduced pore sizes and a method for forming such web. By selecting a precursor laminated nonwoven web and post-drawing the web, the synthetic man-made fibers of the precursor web are restructured to create a new laminated web with unique measurements and positive benefits. Improved characteristics compared to conventional fibers include smaller pore size, greater absorption, better elastic recovery, higher strength, faster wicking, improved breathability and stronger barrier properties.
- Improved particle removal efficiency in filtration.
- Demonstrates increased strength and elasticity of fibers.
- Exhibits desirable properties of both a woven web of natural fibers and the economic advantages of a non-woven web of man-made fibers.