05477669 is referenced by 3 patents and cites 23 patents.

A process for stretching natural staple fibers to reduce the diameter includes the steps of treating a substantially untwisted traveling assembly of natural fibers to plasticize the natural fibers, twisting the traveling assembly sufficiently to substantially prevent drafting of the assembly during subsequent stretching, subsequently stretching the twisted assembly and setting the stretch. Staple fibers having reduced diameters are provided as a result of the stretching process.

Title
Process for stretching staple fibers and staple fibers produced thereby
Application Number
834313
Publication Number
5477669
Application Date
May 6, 1994
Publication Date
December 26, 1995
Inventor
John J Warner
Jan Juc
AU
David G Phillips
Belmont
AU
Agent
Sugnrue Mion Zinn Macpeak & Seas
Assignee
Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation
AU
IPC
D01H 5/28
D02J 1/22
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