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A nonwoven composite material comprising a meltblown fabric layer of a thermoplastic polymer sandwiched between two prebonded, spunbonded reinforcing fabric layers of a thermoplastic polymer, all continuously-bonded together to form a composite material. The preferred thermoplastic polymer for both the meltblown and spunbonded layers is polypropylene. The nonwoven composite material contains a minimal number of loose fibers, is highly resistant to the penetration of liquids and would also be expected to exhibit good abrasion resistance, while maintaining tear resistance and softness comparable to non-prebonded materials characterized by discrete bonding patterns. The nonwoven composite material is especially useful as a sterilization wrap for surgical and other health care items.

Title
Nonwoven continuously-bonded trilaminate
Application Number
7/273034
Publication Number
4863785
Application Date
November 18, 1988
Publication Date
September 5, 1989
Inventor
Thomas F Gilmore
Greer
SC, US
Dilip D Doshi
Simpsonville
SC, US
Mark H S Berman
Simpsonville
SC, US
Agent
Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner
Assignee
The James River Corporation
VA, US
IPC
B32B 7/02
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