05365729 is referenced by 2 patents and cites 8 patents.

An apparatus for stretching natural staple fibers to reduce their diameter includes a plurality of rotatable arrays of driven pulleys which are mounted for rotation between two twist blocking nips. The rotatable arrays are rotatable on a longitudinal axis corresponding to the direction of travel of an assembly of fibers through the apparatus to impart false twist into the assembly. The assembly of fibers is stretched between two of the pulley arrays with the pulleys of the downstream array being driven at a higher speed than the pulleys of the upstream array. A steam chamber is provided for setting the stretch while the false twist is being maintained by further rotatable pulley arrays. Post treatment stages may be added to further stabilize the stretched fibers.

Title
Apparatus for stretching stable fibers
Application Number
7/834313
Publication Number
5365729
Application Date
February 14, 1992
Publication Date
November 22, 1994
Inventor
John J Warner
Jan Juc
AU
David G Phillips
Belmont
AU
Agent
Sughrue Mion Zinn Macpeak & Seas
Assignee
Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation
AU
IPC
D02G 1/02
D01H 13/04
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