04042655 is referenced by 30 patents and cites 8 patents.

A nonwoven fabric is produced by forming a batt comprising staple fibers oriented primarily in the fill direction, drafting the batt in the warp direction in a first warp-drafting zone, needling the drafted batt, drafting the needled batt in the warp direction in a second warp-drafting zone, and drafting the warp-drafted, needled batt in the fill direction in a fill-drafting zone. A fabric, apparatus for producing the fabric, and a method for fusing a nonwoven batt are provided.

Title
Method for the production of a nonwoven fabric
Application Number
5/610899
Publication Number
4042655
Application Date
September 5, 1975
Publication Date
August 16, 1977
Inventor
Jake E Williams
Rockwall
TX, US
David R Gentry
Chamblee
GA, US
Marvin Wishman
Greenville
SC, US
Louis Platt
Seneca
SC, US
Assignee
Phillips Petroleum Company
OK, US
IPC
D04H 18/00
B29D 27/00
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