05908663 is referenced by 28 patents and cites 38 patents.

A method for treating carpets is provided which obviates the need for scouring. In accordance with the method, an unscoured carpet is treated topically, and by means of a low wet pickup method, with a solution comprising particles of silica or a similar inorganic additive and a fluorochemical or other optional organic additive. Carpets treated in accordance with this method are found to have excellent soil resistance properties which do not decrease noticeably with subsequent wear or cleaning. Furthermore, since the method involves a low wet pickup, the required drying times are significantly reduced as compared to conventional aqueous bath immersion methods.

Title
Topical carpet treatment
Application Number
8/595592
Publication Number
5908663
Application Date
February 1, 1996
Publication Date
June 1, 1999
Inventor
Steven J Martin
Shoreview
MN, US
Thomas E Wood
Stillwater
MN, US
Dong Wei Zhu
Woodbury
MN, US
Steven J Hamrock
St. Paul
MN, US
Lori P Engle
Stillwater
MN, US
Shou Lu G Wang
Woodbury
MN, US
Agent
John A Fortkort
Assignee
Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
MN, US
IPC
B05D 3/12
B05D 3/02
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