06159335 is referenced by 34 patents and cites 45 patents.

A method of reducing the amount of energy required to disintegrate comminution sheets formed from cellulose fibers without adversely affecting the absorbency, strength, or fluid transport properties of airfelts formed from the comminuted treated fibers. The method of the present invention includes the steps of preparing an aqueous slurry of cellulose fibers, adding an effective amount of a debonding agent such as aluminum or Kaolin clay to the cellulose slurry, and forming a comminution sheet from the fibers treated with the debonding agent. The debonding agent is added to the cellulose slurry in an amount effective to reduce the energy required to disintegrate comminution sheets formed from the fibers in the slurry by up to 50% of the amount of energy required to disintegrate comminution sheets formed from untreated pulp.

Title
Method for treating pulp to reduce disintegration energy
Application Number
9/27061
Publication Number
6159335
Application Date
February 20, 1998
Publication Date
December 12, 2000
Inventor
John J Ryan deceased
late of Memphis
TN, US
Charles Edward Bost
Germantown
TN, US
John P Erspamer
Bartlett
TN, US
James William Owens
Cincinnati
OH, US
Agent
Darby & Darby
Assignee
Buckeye Technologies
TN, US
IPC
D21C 9/00
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