06291066 is referenced by 5 patents and cites 42 patents.

Disclosed is a method of copolymerizing polyethylene glycol (PEG) and branching agent into polyethylene terephthalate (PET) to achieve a polyethylene glycol-modified polyester composition that can be spun into filaments. Fabrics made from fibers formed from the copolyester composition possess wicking, drying, stretching, abrasion-resistance, flame-retardancy, static-dissipation, dyeability, and tactility properties that are superior to those of fabrics formed from conventional polyethylene terephthalate fibers of the same yarn and fabric construction. Also disclosed are polyethylene glycol modified copolyester compositions, fibers, yarns, and fabrics.

Title
Polyethylene glycol modified polyester fibers and method for making the same
Application Number
9/484822
Publication Number
6291066 (B1)
Application Date
January 18, 2000
Publication Date
September 18, 2001
Inventor
James Burch Branum
Fort Mill
SC, US
Agent
Summa & Allan P A
US
Assignee
Wellman
NJ, US
IPC
D02G 3/00
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