03988086 is referenced by 19 patents and cites 3 patents.

It has been suggested that synthetic multifilamentary yarns can be produced by melt-spinning a polyamide or polyester polymer under conditions of substantially simultaneous spinning and drawing wherein prior to said drawing the filaments of the fiber are lubricated with a spin finish by surface contact with a lube roll surface of not less than about 90 RMS. However, in commercial operation of the process at high throughput rates of 50 pounds per hour or greater through the spinneret, serious problems have been encountered due to "flicking" or momentary slackness of one or more filaments from the main yarn bundle above the lube roll, which flicking results in production of yarn of relatively poor quality. It has now been found that the occurrence of said flicking of the filaments can be greatly reduced by applying the spin finish from a convergence guide having a yarn-lubricating surface of not less than about 10 RMS and means for distributing a film of lubricant over said surface. The resulting high-strength multifilament yarn having relatively uniform quality is particularly applicable for tire and industrial uses.

Title
Melt spinning apparatus with convergence guide
Application Number
505183
Publication Number
3988086
Application Date
May 1, 1975
Publication Date
October 26, 1976
Inventor
Eugene Addison Swanson
Disputanta
VA, US
Robert Moore Marshall
Chester
VA, US
Agent
Fred L Kelly
Assignee
Allied Chemical Corporation
NJ, US
IPC
D01D 11/04
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