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A nonwoven stretch fabric is provided. The fabric is produced from a web of bicomponent fibers bonded together by fusion of fibers at points of contact and thermally crimped in situ in the web. The fabric has good uniformity, good thermal insulating properties, and is produced by subjecting a fibrous web of thermally bondable, thermally crimpable bicomponent fibers to heated gas supplied continuously to the top of the web and intermittently to the bottom of the web.

Title
Nonwoven thermal insulating stretch fabric and method for producing same
Application Number
6/629770
Publication Number
4551378
Application Date
July 11, 1984
Publication Date
November 5, 1985
Inventor
Patrick H Carey Jr
Bloomington
MN, US
Agent
Carole Truesdale
James A Smith
Donald M Sell
Assignee
Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
MN, US
IPC
D04H 1/54
D04H 1/06
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